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Old 08-21-2012, 05:47 PM   #11
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Forrest, I believe the Ram 1500 would be plenty good enough. The standard payload is right at 1909lbs and if the razors weigh in around 1000lbs depending on model and how equipped, that should be sufficient I would think. Another way I was thinking of going on my '11 Ram 3500 Mega Cab if I kept it was to put a nice looking aluminum bed on it to gain on the width and maybe cheat a little on the length. I have seen this done on the 1500 as well and I think a guy gains a little additional payload along with more hauling space. I have some pics I could share on those ideas.

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Old 08-21-2012, 06:18 PM   #12
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Hi,

for reference I thought I would post a comparable Ford 150 CC V8 has a payload of 1660LBS and the Chevy CC V8 1937LBS Keep in mind these specs are for 2012 model trucks.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:47 PM   #13
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If we do this it'll be either the Chevy or Dodge 4x4 so we can tow it easily. I'm not sure if the Ford's can be towed?
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:02 PM   #14
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I have this link for some comparisons of RZR line up: RZR Sport Side by Sides: Polaris Side by Side ATVs
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:38 AM   #15
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Here's a sick little pup! Who want's one? Name:  orv_secondary_2013_pure_accessorized_rzr.jpg
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:33 AM   #16
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Rode here this summer in Moab.Click image for larger version

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Old 08-31-2012, 01:41 AM   #17
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Now that's what I'm talking about. Goooooooooo Ronnnnnnnnnnnn! Getting crazy! Nothing like a little summer blood boil!
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:10 AM   #18
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Man you make that look fun. Wife knew I was even looking at another toy, I'd be in the dog house. Got to get that coach replacement first,. I could use some swear words to express myself but I won't.
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We own a 2011 RZR 800, and haul it in the bed of a 2001 Dodge 1500 short bed. As mentioned above, the RZR 800S and the RZR 900 are to wide to fit in the bed. I am not sure of all the benefits of the RZR 570, it has the exact dimensions and is the same weight of the 800 with a smaller engine. The 800 does not have so much power that you would have to be concerned, and it has the same safety features of the 570. The 800 and the 570 both weigh in at 1000#. The 800 is quite a load in the back of the dodge, we have hauled it in the truck and towed behind the Newell for over 6000 miles now with no problem. Driving the truck with the RZR loaded is not a problem but the front of the truck does sit pretty high and the steering is light. Most of the weight of the RZR (800 or 570) is located low in the back, right over the rear wheels. With the RZR loaded as far forward in the truck, the rear wheels are sitting on the tailgate. This leaves the only thing supporting most of the weight is the two tailgate support cables. I was not comfortable with this and designed a support post and pad that comes up from the receiver and supports the tailgate. I am looking at purchasing a Dodge 4x4 long bed, this would allow me to tow the truck without disengaging the drive shaft (flat tow-able) and the RZR fit inside the bed with out sitting on the tailgate. We both really enjoy the RZR and would never consider going back to 4-wheelers. We had a wonderful time with Ron Skeen in Colorado a month ago, we both hauled the RZR's to the trail-heads and road all day and then loaded them up and went back to the rigs in the evenings with no issues. If you have not met Ron, it should be on the top of your bucket list. We feel very fortunate to have met Ron and look forward to a long and rewarding friendship. We rode the RZR 360 miles with Ron and then another 600 miles in Marysvale Utah staying at the South 40 RV park. This was a wonderful park and we will definitely be going back, you can ride right out of your sight and hit over 2000 miles of trails.

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Thanks for the nice insight. I'll probably go with something around the size of the RZR 800. I was going to buy a RZR 800 a couple years ago from Hymark Motorsports in CO, they offered me a pretty screaming deal, but timing wasn't right. It's been a while since I've done anything fun like this, its time to just do it! Mama says as long as it has a cage I've got the green light. I used to own sand rails and after my last one got stolen out in Oregon quite a few years ago, I was invited by a friend to go play on his tricked out 3-wheelers at the Oregon Dunes. To make a long story short, I got stupid landed down in a hole with the thing on top of me cracking several ribs, injured my back, broke my sternum and seriously out of commission for quite a while. A few years later I bought quads and had a lot of fun with them. It's just when man meets machine the animal magnetism comes out. I'm sure some can relate to that. I always thought if it was jump-able, I needed to try. After enough injuries I think I've learned my lesson. It is important to have a good suspension.


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