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post #1 of 16 Old May 1st, 2018, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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NH SxS Gate Width

Hey all. Ive been thinking about buying a RZR XP 1000 with the 64” width. I have ridden a few can ams and have realized I had more fun on the Xp. My only worry is that all of my friends have the 60” wide machines. This being a 64” has anyone had issues with NH gates? I usually stay in Gorham and ride north from there. I know the NH state map says up to 65” but im not sure if that is for all gates in Northern NH or not. It would be a big disapointment to buy a machine that cannot fit through the gates. Thanks you
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Re: NH SxS Gate Width

i haven't had any issues with my xpt north of the Gorham /berlin area , i think just the southern part is limited 60'' but even back when i rode quads in the southern part , i don't remember any tight gates, or many gates at all.
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Quadfather thanks for the response. What is your width on your machine? I assume its 64 too? I would hate to get a ride and not fit anywhere! I have searched many threads about gate widths in berlin gorham jericho area but havent had much luck. Anyone else ride from Gorham and have no issues?
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Call rangers office and request a map, it’s all clearly labeled. You may also find one online.
FWIW I took mine to some trails in Nor Cal where there were a lot of 50” max restrictions. I had got a map online from a member of this forum. Funny thing was when I got there, Mr Ranger proceeded to tease me about not being about to fit through the 50” atv trails, but then encouraged me to try!
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Re: NH SxS Gate Width

Used to ride with a guy who was at 72 inches with his XP with his different A arms and aftermarket wheels and he fit thru every gate but 2 and on was in Berlin one was in North Strattford. The other gut with a Fox Edition XP had zero issues. I wouldn't worry about width. Cant wait for the trails open

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Quadfather thanks for the response. What is your width on your machine? I assume its 64 too? I would hate to get a ride and not fit anywhere! I have searched many threads about gate widths in berlin gorham jericho area but havent had much luck. Anyone else ride from Gorham and have no issues?
yes I'm at 64'' never measured it but it's still stock. i rode with an x3 with bigger wheels , he was tight but still made it thru everywhere we went.
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Re: NH SxS Gate Width

I asked this question not too long ago.
I am coming up from PA in September with a group, staying in Pittsburg and plan on doing 3 days of riding. All of us have XPs, and I will be running an XC with S conversion. All of us are going to be 64". Width restriction is 65", but even then I was told you could squeeze through.
We are looking forward to Ride the Wilds this Fall.
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Re: NH SxS Gate Width

I was facing the same decision a few weeks ago. I'm in CT and ride in Maine, PA, and plan to hit northern NH too. I went with the XP. It's definitely a pig, but is surprisingly easy to blast through the woods. Real test will be first trip to ME some time this summer or fall.
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I was facing the same decision a few weeks ago. I'm in CT and ride in Maine, PA, and plan to hit northern NH too. I went with the XP. It's definitely a pig, but is surprisingly easy to blast through the woods. Real test will be first trip to ME some time this summer or fall.
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Re: NH SxS Gate Width

This was my first weekend with my new 900 trail. I usually sled these trails, I did 60 miles from gorham to Jericho and 50 from Berlin to Milan and can’t imagine having 64” on some of those gates, crawled through with only a few inches on each side? I saw a ton of XP out there it must be harrowing gettin* through them let alone the length of the 4 seaters.. Side note, are any of the trails north of Errol not posted 25 summer limits?
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This was my first weekend with my new 900 trail. I usually sled these trails, I did 60 miles from gorham to Jericho and 50 from Berlin to Milan and can’t imagine having 64” on some of those gates, crawled through with only a few inches on each side? I saw a ton of XP out there it must be harrowing gettin* through them let alone the length of the 4 seaters.. Side note, are any of the trails north of Errol not posted 25 summer limits?
The whole point of gates is to get you to slow down.

But if you saw XPs and XP4s our there it means they fit through so when they say 64” they mean it. I bet if you measure it it’s exactly 64”
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I’m looking forward to coming up there in a September with a group to enjoy the trails.
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Re: NH SxS Gate Width

If I spent the majority of my time up north, I'd probably have an XP.

Discussion has mainly been about up north, so I figured I'd share some info about the southern half in case anyone is interested.

Southern NH is less friendly to anything over 50". There are some trails systems that allow up to 65" or no width limit, but it may be difficult to get through. Most people are riding 4 wheelers, which means the ruts are at a 4 wheeler's width. It could get awkward for wheel placement on wide machines. I get by fine with my 50" Trail but I can't imagine going through some of the twisty, rocky, muddy trails with anything more than 60". These types of trails are narrow, and when you meet oncoming traffic someone must yield by pulling completely off the beaten path.

On systems that allow 65" I'd say the population I've seen is 80% 4 wheelers, 15% 60"+ UTVs, 5% 50" UTVs, and a sprinkling of 3-wheelers and trailbikes.

Everett Riding Area - 50" max according to their signage. They have bridges with high railings that will not allow much more than that.

Contoocook Valley ATV Club (Henniker) - Info I received from their club: "Trails are open for over 50”, but there are some trails that are very challenging for wide UTV’s"

Bound Tree ATV - 65" max, a couple trails are 50" restricted. Near the bear pond dam they have a kinked cement 50" gate that was not UTV friendly due to wheelbase length, but I still managed to get through.

Claremont - Trails on the cathole side I believe are all 65", although I'd call a couple of those trails challenging for wide machines. The Sugar River Trail is limited to 50" machines, pretty sure one gate is exactly 50" as I scrapped my door stickers going through.

As someone who lives in southern NH and likes having access to more trails including the tight, technical ones - get a 50" machine. Plenty of people get wider, but I did not want to limit myself on where I can go.
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Re: NH SxS Gate Width

Actually the gates are there to prevent vehicles from going on the trails ...
I assume that they are width limiting on some trails though...
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Re: NH SxS Gate Width

So the concensous I am getting is anything from Berlin north (Jericho St Park to Pittsburg) is good for 64" machines. We rented a cabin in Pittsburg
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