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Old 01-28-2018, 05:36 PM   #1
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Transporting side by side from campsite to trails

Would it be safe to tow our 2014 X to trailhead with a tow bar and wheels on the ground from campground when we can't park the toy hauler at trailhead? Trying to come up with options for a solution to this problem

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Old 01-29-2018, 03:38 AM   #2
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I don't have one but in the Market. I was on the RZR forum and the topic came up and it was not recommended.

Will it fit in the back of your truck with ramps?

Would it be possible to put you side by side on a low trailer like what you see at Harbor Freight and then winch it into the Toy Hauler. When you get where your going you would have a trailer to tow it anywhere?
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:05 AM   #3
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It won't fit in truck at all it is a 2014 X not sure about the harbor freight trailer will have to look at one

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Old 01-29-2018, 05:18 AM   #4
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I am not sure what a 2014 X is. You got a picture?
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:34 AM   #5
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Wildcat X sorry lol

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Old 01-29-2018, 05:50 AM   #6
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That is nice looks tall getting it on a trailer and then in the toy hauler might be a problem. Is that all wheel drive all the time or can you go from 2x to 4x?
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Old 01-29-2018, 11:42 AM   #7
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It is 2wd or 4wd . It is 65" tall how and long is the trailer your talking about

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Old 01-29-2018, 11:51 AM   #8
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I have a Polaris Ranger 800 I use in my farming operation. I use a quick attach towbar to pull it between farms and it works great, just have to remember to put it in neutral.
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Old 01-29-2018, 11:53 AM   #9
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I have a Polaris Ranger 800 I use in my farming operation. I use a quick attach towbar to pull it between farms and it works great, just have to remember to put it in neutral.
Did you have to fab up mounts to fit your Ranger or did you find something made to fit?

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Old 01-29-2018, 12:08 PM   #10
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I think I used the mounts that came with the tow bar, bolted to the bumper, but you could make some for your application fairly easily. I leave the mounts in place and if I want to remove the towbar I just pull a pin on each mount. I use a ratchet strap to secure the towbar vertically for using the side by side with the towbar attached. I'll try to get a picture later and post it for you.
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Old 01-29-2018, 12:10 PM   #11
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Yeah that sounds like my best option

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Old 01-29-2018, 10:31 PM   #12
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Our Solution

We decided to go with a flat bed for our solution to the very same problem.

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Old 02-01-2018, 02:08 PM   #14
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I ran into the same problem with my 4 seat RZR. A friend and I designed and built some portable trailers that will haul the RZR, and fit in the garage compartment with the RZR. They are really stout, but lightweight that one person can set them up and load. We towed with them from Creede, Co to Lake City, Co and back with no issues. They pull great and fix the problem of how to get from campgrounds to trailhead when you cant ride there. The flat towing was advised against by all that I spoke with. It spins up the CVT clutch parts and can destroy your belt in a hurry.

Can send you some pics and details if you might be interested in one. Fixing to build a batch in the next few weeks.
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I ran into the same problem with my 4 seat RZR. A friend and I designed and built some portable trailers that will haul the RZR, and fit in the garage compartment with the RZR. They are really stout, but lightweight that one person can set them up and load. We towed with them from Creede, Co to Lake City, Co and back with no issues. They pull great and fix the problem of how to get from campgrounds to trailhead when you cant ride there. The flat towing was advised against by all that I spoke with. It spins up the CVT clutch parts and can destroy your belt in a hurry.

Can send you some pics and details if you might be interested in one. Fixing to build a batch in the next few weeks.
BwWilliams I am interested please send info

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Old 02-04-2018, 12:13 AM   #16
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Toy Toter

Here is a couple of pics of what we starting making.

My email is brettww75@gmail.com if you would like more pictures and info on them.
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Here is a couple of pics of what we starting making.

My email is brettww75@gmail.com if you would like more pictures and info on them.
I am not into four wheeling, but that is one slick solution to the transport problem! Aaron
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:55 PM   #18
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Scott, being a SXS for some 9 years now...the question is "where do you ride"?
Its not at all difficult to license a SXS in Arizona and then you can ride everything but the Interstate Highways in Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North & South Dakota and Nebraska. There are getting to be more areas in Colorado that allow you to ride to the trailheads. The state legislature passed a law leaving it up to counties and municipalities.

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Scott, being a SXS for some 9 years now...the question is "where do you ride"?
Its not at all difficult to license a SXS in Arizona and then you can ride everything but the Interstate Highways in Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North & South Dakota and Nebraska. There are getting to be more areas in Colorado that allow you to ride to the trailheads. The state legislature passed a law leaving it up to counties and municipalities.

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We live and travel in our fifth wheel we are south Dakota residents and have the SXS registered in South Dakota We are new to sxs this is our first one and just got it in September so still trying to figure it all out

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Old 02-21-2018, 06:14 PM   #20
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Great idea. What did/do you do for licensing the trailer?
I've been looking at something like this for a basis for a trailer to address the same issue of getting to the trails.
https://www.awdirect.com/steel-teles...tires/dollies/
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