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Matt’s Off Road Recovery: Net Worth, Lizzy’s Boyfriend and Earnings

Fun Facts About This Awesome YouTube Channel

Published: January 22, 2023

Last updated: January 31, 2023

By Joshua Smith ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

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Welcome to the ultimate analysis of Matt’s Off Road Recovery for 2023.

I really admire the success of many YouTube creators who have chosen to follow their passion.

The goal of these profiles is to show you the different ways that normal people have built 6 and 7-figure careers. I hope to inspire you to create your own success online, starting today.

Matt’s Off Road Recovery Facts


๐Ÿ’กFull Name and Age

The cast of Matt’s Offroad Recovery are:

Matthew Wetzel (age 45)

Jaymie Wetzel (age 42)

Lizzy Stout Ballard (age 19) – this isn’t Matt’s daughter. Matt is best friends with Lizzy’s father who is Stewart.

Randy (age 39)

Ed Robbins (age 79) – he is iconic on the show and provides weather reports and a sense of yesteryear.

Matt’s 4 sons, plus Trevor and Skeeter also join ths show, while Rudy left some time ago.

๐Ÿค‘ Net Worth

YouTubers are typically wealthier than they admit, often downplaying their net worth to appear more relatable.

As of 2023, Matt’s Offroad Recovery has a net worth of $4,700,000 USD.

This is based on the value of their towing business (Winder Towing), mechanical workshop, numerous 4x4s, trailers, eCommerce brand and online business.

So yes they are multi-millionaires but Matt never talks about his secret riches.

Also, my friends Matt and Liz have this incredible free training on how to build a profitable online business. I highly recommend you join their Masterclass now.

๐Ÿคฉ Income Streams

YouTube ads, merchandise, brand sponsorships, affiliate links and eCommerce sales.

๐ŸŒ Location

Matt’s workshop is based in Hurricane, UT.

He has driven for up to 7 hours to undertake recoveries.

โœŒ๏ธCommon Praise

Highly respectful cast members, interesting dialogue and no hollywood drama.

โŒ Notable Complaints

Matt was charged with insurance fraud but it appears that this will be thrown out of the court room.

๐Ÿš€ The X-Factor

The Morrvair and The Banana about as iconic as a 4×4 recovery vehicle can be.

The other vehicle is the Ford Super Duty which his wife, Jaymie, often drives.

๐Ÿ“ˆ Creator Trends

Matt is in the prime of his career and hasn’t allowed anything to get in his way.

His channel continues to blow up on social media and has become a talking point around 4×4 communities in the real world.

๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Private Life

Everyone wants to know if Lizzy is single. Up until recently, she was looking for the right man to settle down with. She’s now married to Clancy Ballard.

๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป My Verdict

One of the most addictive YouTube channels around town. Wouldn’t you agree? I’ve watched the last 25 videos obsessively.

About Me

I’m Joshua Smith from Australia. I have been building profitable content sites since 2011.

Today, in addition to managing my own portfolio, I actively help others on their journey.

How much does Matt’s Off Road Recovery make and how?

Remarkably, Matt’s Offroad Recovery makes $47,000 per month on YouTube by simply filming themselves recovering 4x4s and other stuck vehicles.

Their revenue streams include:

โžœ Ads that play on their channel (their audience watches a ton of videos so Matt makes a lot)

โžœ Sales of their official merchandise

โžœ Sales of his Off Road Wrecker Games

โžœ Brand sponsorships and affiliate links, although these are becoming rare nowadays

โžœ Sales of Matt’s Offroad Recovery slings and snatch blocks

Oh, and they also make a few bucks from the people they help to recover (such as rentals) with Winder Towing, but the majority of earnings are made on YouTube. This is why they have several guys filming the show, ’cause they are definitely making bank here. ๐Ÿ’ฐ

It also appears that most of Matt’s recoveries are free these days ’cause he makes a small fortune on the channel.

In the future, it’s expected that children’s diecast toys will be made to represent The Morvair and The Banana. So yes, Matt really is becoming that popular! Through licensing agreements, he’ll probably add an additional $10k/month to his income through the sales of toy cars.

Matt’s Story

Matt didn’t start Winder Towing. He simply bought Red Ryder Towing around 10 years ago and then purchased Winder Towing to add in additional customers. Smart!

Previous to this, he owned a roofing business for 2 years and was an employee for 10 years prior to that. He’s a true businessman at heart with a passion for helping his local community. ๐Ÿ˜Š

When he got into vehicle recoveries, YouTube was just getting off the ground. He started with himself and Ed, plus an iPhone. Matt would then edit at 10pm at night when everyone had gone to sleep, hoping one day that his channel would take off.

…and take off it certainly did!

Today, interest in his channel continues to increase, and Matt has a big audience here in Australia.

๐Ÿ‘‰ There are many people here in Australia who have signed up to Matt and Liz’s FREE Masterclass on how to follow your passion and build a portfolio of profitable websites, including the 4×4 niche. ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Thousands of people have gone through their free training already which has opened their mind to new opportunities.

Creator Praise

Many people like Matt’s Offroad Recovery on YouTube because:

โžœ Matt comes up with creative ways to recover stuck vehicles

โžœ Everyone works as a team and in complete unison

โžœ Matt never lays judgment on people who get bogged

โžœ The channel is very much family-friendly and without swear words

And I’m sure that half of the audience is watching because they adore Lizzy so much!

Creator Red Flags

Despite his fame, Matt’s Offroad Recovery isn’t without some controversy. These include:

โžœ Making fraudulent insurance claims (Matt pleaded not guilty)

โžœ Using tow bars as a recovery point (never a good idea…seriously!)

That said, he remains highly optimistic and will move past these dramas.

Quotes by Matt’s Offroad Recovery

Matt and his crew have said some iconic things over the years, including:

โžœ “If you canโ€™t keep the audienceโ€™s attention, theyโ€™ll move on. Everybodyโ€™s looking for the least boring thing to watch. They donโ€™t care how much effort youโ€™re putting into it or how artistic it is. They just want to know: does it make them feel better? Is it engaging? Can they identify with it so that the time they spent watching it is worthwhile? I really love that aspect of YouTube”

โžœ “Why are we doing that?!”

โžœ “This car should NOT be out here!”

โžœ “This is a pretty good pull”

โžœ “I’m starting to feel a little bit better about getting it out”

โžœ “Just send it!” (Typically said by Lizzy or one of Matt’s sons)

โžœ “I realized somewhere between 2016 and 2017 that this was a really long processโ€ฆI was so far away from it on the videography and editing side. Then, I thought about how there are 10 billion YouTubers and almost none of them are successful. What are they doing, and what are the successful ones doing thatโ€™s making them quit their jobs and do this full-time?”

โžœ “So we got a call for a….”

Yep, Matt would definitely say all of that! And I bet you read those quotes in his iconic accent, didn’t you?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

My Verdict

I’m so inspired by their success on YouTube and the people they are.

My favorite video by far is their recovery of Ed’s LJ20 in the Sierra’s:

Their restoration project was incredible, and the smile on Ed’s face after several months left many of us speechless. They say that money can’t buy happiness, but you can’t beat his emotional response.

From watching so many recovery videos (’cause I’m just as addicted as you), I’ve discovered key lessons that can propel our lives forward, both on a business and personal level.

My key takeaways include:

โžœ Consistent work over time = incredible results

โžœ Open your mind to new opportunities online

โžœ Digital freedom is available to those who are willing to learn

โžœ Don’t get stuck out there, otherwise you may be on YouTube ๐Ÿ˜„

And of course, follow your passion, stay hungry and serve your audience.

When done right, you’ll be paid extremely well for remarkable content.


Matt has built an incredible online component to Winder Towing and he’s become a multi-millionaire in the process.

So now, perhaps it’s your turn to start building the online business of your dreams.

I’d love the chance to work with you and build a profitable off-road website.

So from one loyal fan of Matt’s Off Road Recovery to another, I look forward to crossing paths real soon. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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