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post #1 of 27 Old June 16th, 2019, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question about loading my new RZR onto a trailer?

Hi all, first post on this forum. I just purchased a new RZR XP 1000 and pick it up Tuesday. I went online and downloaded the PDF of the owners manual to familiarize myself with some things and as I went through the manual it had mentioned using 4 low to load and unload the machine onto/ off of a trailer. Is this required and is it something most of you RZR owners do? I’d love to know before I go to load it on when I pick it up Tuesday! Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 27 Old June 16th, 2019, 05:53 AM
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Can't imagine 4wd is necessary but yes on using low range and do not make a habit of easing on the gas, you are just slipping and wearing your belt away.

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Don't know about using 4WD in Low, but certainly use Low. (I have a General so I use 1 Low).

You should always use Low when pulling something or continued riding below 25-30.
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Can't imagine 4wd is necessary but yes on using low range and do not make a habit of easing on the gas, you are just slipping and wearing your belt away.

Check our round rollers for secondary too, now is the time to do those
No easing on the gas? Are you always suppose to start off by giving it a shot on the throttle so the clutch engages quicker? Is that the logic behind not easing the gas? Thanks
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Well you can't always do that but it would be best, easing on the gas is like riding the clutch on a 5 speed car or truck, just wears the clutch away

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It just depends on how steep your loading ramps are, if they aren't very steep, 2WD high is fine.
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It just depends on how steep your loading ramps are, if they aren't very steep, 2WD high is fine.
For the life of me I cannot think of any reason you would load in high range.

To the OP; They are telling you to load in 4-Lo because it is less likely to slip the belt, will give you more control, allow you to load more slowly, and will reduce/eliminate the possibility of slipping the rear tires and causing the unit to slide laterally on the ramp(s). I load mine in 4-Lo because why not?
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It just depends on how steep your loading ramps are, if they aren't very steep, 2WD high is fine.
For the life of me I cannot think of any reason you would load in high range.

To the OP; They are telling you to load in 4-Lo because it is less likely to slip the belt, will give you more control, allow you to load more slowly, and will reduce/eliminate the possibility of slipping the rear tires and causing the unit to slide laterally on the ramp(s). I load mine in 4-Lo because why not?
AGAIN, it depends on how steep your loading ramps are, on my trailer I have a 2' rise and my ramps are 6' long which isn't steep at all. I highly doubt you put yours in 4 low anytime you come to a slight incline, what's the difference ?
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Put it in low, drive it on the trailer. 4wd or 2wd is irrelevant unless the rear wheels slip. Donít over think it.


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AGAIN, it depends on how steep your loading ramps are, on my trailer I have a 2' rise and my ramps are 6' long which isn't steep at all. I highly doubt you put yours in 4 low anytime you come to a slight incline, what's the difference ?
I don't understand your opposition to people putting it in Low?
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AGAIN, it depends on how steep your loading ramps are, on my trailer I have a 2' rise and my ramps are 6' long which isn't steep at all. I highly doubt you put yours in 4 low anytime you come to a slight incline, what's the difference ?
I don't understand your opposition to people putting it in Low?
I'm not opposed to it, you can put it in any gear that makes you happy, I'm saying it's not necessarily mandatory you be in 4 low, you just need to base it on your specific circumstances.
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Re: Question about loading my new RZR onto a trailer?

If you plan on ramping over the trailer and/or tow vehicle you will need to be in high range.
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If you plan on ramping over the trailer and/or tow vehicle you will need to be in high range.


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If you plan on ramping over the trailer and/or tow vehicle you will need to be in high range.
Yep, that's true if you're an idiot, and don't know how to drive the thing.
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Re: Question about loading my new RZR onto a trailer?

I back mine onto the trailer so the engine is farther forward. I drive until my tires rest against the tube rails and use 4 tie downs. My utility trailer tows better and less sway with the weight forward. Congrats on the machine m, donít overthink it!


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