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post #1 of 433 Old January 4th, 2011, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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4800 Mile UTV Ride Across America .......

The Trans-America Trail is a west bound ride across America. The Trail starts in Northeastern Tennessee (as of now), and ends at the Pacific Ocean in southwestern Oregon. Some 4,800 miles of mostly off-pavement riding.





So I have wanted to do this ride for years in a UTV and it looks like this will be the year Im Planning on loading up my UTV on a trailer or a Uhaul truck July 6 2011 and leaving Gilbert Arizona for the Trail Head in Jellico Tenn. Figuring three days to get to the trail head from Gilbert Az that should have me Starting my adventure July 5 2011 and hopefully arriving in Oregon Just in Time for Dunefest 2011 DuneFest 2011 - Official Website - Reedsport/Winchester Bay, Oregon

Im looking for atleast 1 other fool with a Like New RZR S Model RZR 4 or RZR 900 XP with low miles and a little extra change in his pocket going jingle lingle ling to Make this trip with me.

I will be building a 2011 RZR XP 900 with a custom cage with roof rack, led light bar, 2 spare tire mounts , racks for at least 4 3 Gallon fuel jugs and 1 3 Gallon water jug, heated seats , 3500 or 4000 pd warn winch , turn signal kit, horn kit, mirrors, nice big GPS , Ipod, and 2 way radio car to car , spare belts, tools, and air filters, and first aid kit, and removable windshield.
It will be Street Legal in Arizona ...

I also plan on buying a satellite phone for the trip ...

2Trans-America Trail, Cross-Country Motorcycle Adventure, Motorcycling, Trans-Am Trail, Sam Correro, Dual-Sport, Motorrad Media, BMW, F650, GS, Road Less Traveled documentary, <--- This is Sams website with more info on the trans am trail

UTV Off-Road Magazine :: Everything Side-By-Side for the Off-Road Enthusiast <--- Don from utv offroad magazine will also be covering this ride and possible hooking up with me for a few days along the trail ...

Anybody is welcome to meet up along the way and ride along for a hour or a day or what ever you want but please understand you will need to be self reliant as we can not stop for hours and days at a time to repair your utv

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post #2 of 433 Old January 4th, 2011, 08:18 AM
 
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Re: 4800 Mile UTV Ride Across America .......

I am very interested in this my only problem is I cannot make my rzr4 street legal here in la. You mentioned helping out in az but I think I have to licensed there to register there.

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July 6 ish is the start of the trip ...
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WOW..a month

A dream for sure.....

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Its going to be a once in a life time adventure

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Re: 4800 Mile UTV Ride Across America .......

Very interested in your journey, I have a KTM 525 and have been interested in doing this trip for some time. How do plan on doing this without plates? I know most of the ride is desolate but some sections require to ride on tarmec.
I would love to do it in my RZR maybe start with the ARK section. I have also been following this guys site for a couple of years and he has some nice write ups about it. Are you going to start a website so we can follow your journey? Awesome man cant wait!!

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In Arizona we have street legal Plates ... and yes I am planning a starting a website and doing updates from the trail on the forums as well as having gps tracking so people can see where we are ...

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Johnny, this sounds like a great trip! My initial thoughts are no way I can't afford that. Butt the more I think about it?? I need a week or 2 to decide for sure and will let you know. I have an 08 rzr with 2500 miles on it now. Very well maintained and covered UTV Inc add ons.


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Johnny I would recommend looking into this Spot personal tracking system. My buddy and me have been looking into doing it on a KLR. If you were doing it a few weeks later I might have been able to join you so if you have to delay your plans keep me in mind.

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Good for you Johnny glad to see you take time off and do something cool and fun for yourself, sound like fun.

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Man that would be fun.
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Johnny! too cool! I've followed many threads on dif forums of people running the TAT. Are Arizona plates on a UTV gonna be accepted by cops out east? probably depends upon the individual officer, how well can you talk... Good luck this is too cool so wish I could do it!
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Not sure if Arizona Plates will be Accepted or not but there is one way to find out

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Can't wait to follow along on this adventure. There's no way I could that much time off from work. If I could, I'd love to do this.



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man I'd love to go... but a whole month might be hard to swing. I'll follow this as well! What a trip that would be!

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