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#6627706 - 01/11/17 01:47 PM Anyone switch from a UTV to an ATV, regret it?
CharlieCTx Offline
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Registered: 05/27/13
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I have a Pioneer 700R4 I truly love, but given my 2 teenage boys have unfortunately decided hunting holds nothing for them, I'm pretty much riding alone. I had a Foreman before the Pioneer that would fit in the back of my truck and could do anything I needed.

It would make my "stuff management" much easier to go back to an ATV as I don't need a trailer and the ATV takes alot less room to store, less to maintain.

Have you switched from a SxS to an ATV, did you regret doing so?

Charlie

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#6627785 - 01/11/17 03:03 PM Re: Anyone switch from a UTV to an ATV, regret it? [Re: CharlieCTx]
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I did the switch and regretted it 100%.

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#6627816 - 01/11/17 03:35 PM Re: Anyone switch from a UTV to an ATV, regret it? [Re: CharlieCTx]
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You could down-size your UTV to something like a Mule 610 or a Ranger 500 and it would fit in the back of your pickup. Best of both worlds?
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#6627840 - 01/11/17 03:53 PM Re: Anyone switch from a UTV to an ATV, regret it? [Re: TxAg]
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Originally Posted By: TxAg
You could down-size your UTV to something like a Mule 610 or a Ranger 500 and it would fit in the back of your pickup. Best of both worlds?


I had an ATV, but hunted with some guys with UTV's and the versatility impressed me. I purchased a 610XC and haven't looked back. I work the crud out of it, and it will fit in the bed of my pickup. I've had it in some bad spots, but never so bad I couldn't get it unstuck by myself. The dump bed is very handy and I've hauled some pretty heavy loads in it - blinds, feed, wood, etc.
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#6627965 - 01/11/17 05:17 PM Re: Anyone switch from a UTV to an ATV, regret it? [Re: CharlieCTx]
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if you dont mind freezing your rear off and getting dusted out go to the atv - not me - rtv all the way
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#6628116 - 01/11/17 07:17 PM Re: Anyone switch from a UTV to an ATV, regret it? [Re: CharlieCTx]
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They have those cabs that fit on atv's in Sportsman Guide. A buddy had one on his atv worked okay. Have to take off when transporting. Did keep rain and cold off fro him.

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#6628126 - 01/11/17 07:27 PM Re: Anyone switch from a UTV to an ATV, regret it? [Re: CharlieCTx]
603Country Offline
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We have both. Each has a purpose, with the ATVs for fun and the Kubota RTV for mostly work.

If we only could have one type, I guess we'd keep the Kubota. Work has to happen.

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#6628145 - 01/11/17 07:37 PM Re: Anyone switch from a UTV to an ATV, regret it? [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Find you a good old used Honda 4-wheeler and keep the utv. When im in a hurry I always ride the 4-wheeler, when im working or have someone with me the utv.

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#6628154 - 01/11/17 07:42 PM Re: Anyone switch from a UTV to an ATV, regret it? [Re: CharlieCTx]
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That is quite the load in the back of a truck.



The Ranger 500 wheelbase is 72" @ 1055lbs. My Pioneer is 77" @ 1270.

I drive a 2500 MegaCab, so it would work, but either one, sure is alot of machine in the bed.

If it's pouring rain, I'm not likely to be in/on either one. If it's cold, it's just cold. Same for the others.

Tough decision...

Charlie

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#6631671 - 01/13/17 08:45 PM Re: Anyone switch from a UTV to an ATV, regret it? [Re: CharlieCTx]
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I would never had gotten the UTV if it had not been people started coming over... I still have my 2007 Grizzly 700 and bring it out when I want to scare the heck out of myself... I probably should sell it, but it is such a great bike bang

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#6632284 - 01/14/17 01:01 PM Re: Anyone switch from a UTV to an ATV, regret it? [Re: CharlieCTx]
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I have 3 atv's and 1 utv. I still like my atv best except when I'm filling feeders and working. And I love the utv when it's cold or raining. They all have their own purpose. If I had to keep only one, it would be the utv.

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#6633351 - 01/15/17 09:46 AM Re: Anyone switch from a UTV to an ATV, regret it? [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Utv is so much more versatile for me. Throw my corn in the back ladder on the top and gun in the mount. Much easier to bring back a kill. I've debated going with an atv again but I'm afraid with the ease of the utv I'd regret it. If I went and rode outside of the deer lease the atv would probably be more fun but can't remember the last time I did that.

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#6633901 - 01/15/17 05:21 PM Re: Anyone switch from a UTV to an ATV, regret it? [Re: CharlieCTx]
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I hate to be a Debbie downer, but you don't hear about a lot of people rolling UTV's. However, you hear about people rolling ATV's all the time. From a safety standpoint, I'm much more comfortable with my RTV than I would ever be with an ATV.
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#6633961 - 01/15/17 05:52 PM Re: Anyone switch from a UTV to an ATV, regret it? [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
That is quite the load in the back of a truck.



The Ranger 500 wheelbase is 72" @ 1055lbs. My Pioneer is 77" @ 1270.

I drive a 2500 MegaCab, so it would work, but either one, sure is alot of machine in the bed.

If it's pouring rain, I'm not likely to be in/on either one. If it's cold, it's just cold. Same for the others.

Tough decision...

Charlie


Whoever owns that pic, good lord buy a trailer.


Edited by 4Weight (01/15/17 05:52 PM)
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#6633993 - 01/15/17 06:07 PM Re: Anyone switch from a UTV to an ATV, regret it? [Re: 4Weight]
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Originally Posted By: 4Weight
Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
That is quite the load in the back of a truck.



The Ranger 500 wheelbase is 72" @ 1055lbs. My Pioneer is 77" @ 1270.

I drive a 2500 MegaCab, so it would work, but either one, sure is alot of machine in the bed.

If it's pouring rain, I'm not likely to be in/on either one. If it's cold, it's just cold. Same for the others.

Tough decision...

Charlie


Whoever owns that pic, good lord buy a trailer.


Or a pickup with 8 lug nuts!!! Why even consider a half ton if you hunt?
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