To become a member of the San Diego 4 Wheelers, you must:

  • Own a suitable 4×4
  • Attend 3 meetings and participate in 6 events within a 12 month period. Overnight events count as two.
  • Be voted in by the membership

A suitable 4×4 is just about any 4wd vehicle with a 2 speed transfer case. Full size rigs have problems on some of the trails we do. Those in the larger vehicles stand an excellent chance of experiencing severe body damage.

While modifications allow one to participate in the more difficult runs, stock vehicles are perfectly acceptable. Any brand is ok, although about 75% of our members own Jeeps. The vehicle will be required to pass a safety inspection.

Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Automotive Museum in Balboa Park. A map of the park is located here.

Events are usually runs (we do at least one run a month), but also may be promotions (usually done in conjunction with local off road shops), fund raisers (such as yard sales), or other events (picnics). Most events are free unless the facility we are using charges a fee (campground, etc.).

A qualifying event for membership must be attended by at least 3 club vehicles. Although we post many events on our event list, some events may not qualify for membership. Please inquire if you have any questions as to whether or not a listed event is qualified for membership.

Dues are $30.00 per year and include a vehicle plaque and flag. Additional plaques, t-shirts, jackets, etc. may be purchased by members.

We also invite you to join California 4 Wheel Drive Association, California’s statewide outdoor recreation advocates.

You can download a Membership Application Form to start your application. Once you have fulfilled all the requirements, please bring the application and your vehicle to the next general meeting to be safety inspected.

Membership Application Form

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact anyone on the Board of Directors.

SD4W's & guests enjoy a day at Salvation Mountain by the Salton Sea.

SD4W’s & guests enjoy a day at Salvation Mountain by the Salton Sea.