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Old 02-28-2016, 06:38 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by CodeMonkey View Post
Neither of our existing vehicles can be flat towed so we are thinking about picking up a Polaris RZR to use as a toad. I realize the Polaris RZR can't be flat towed either so we'll also purchase a trailer for it.
Does anyone have any experience using a Polaris RZR as a toad? Pros and cons of it?
I see Polaris RZRs driving on the roads and freeways here in AZ (with plates of course). Are there cities/states where they aren't street legal? I'd think that as long as it has valid plates and registration it is street legal, no?
Are there any gas milage differences between towing an open trailer vs a fully enclosed one?
Apparently the Polaris RZR is only "street legal" in a limited number of places....which IMO makes it a poor toad choice for anyone who travels.
See: Street Legal RZR State Laws - Polaris RZR Forum - RZR Forums.net
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:52 AM   #30
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I love Polaris RZRs, but AZ is the only place I know you can drive those ATVs legally on the road. This company, Oreion, brought some of their road legal ATVs to the Tampa RV show. The only downside I see is by the time you buy one you could buy a 4-5 year old Jeep, fully legal in 50 states and every bit as trail worthy....

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Old 02-28-2016, 07:12 AM   #31
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There are a lot of places/states the just don't allow OHV's on the street. They are not a street vehicle. But you live in a state that's a lot more friendly to Quads and SxS. We pull our's behind on camp outs like Quartzite and other places for not only riding on trails but also to go to the store ect. The rzr is a good choice for that sort of use. Using it in place of a toad simply won't work. Get one, join a club and get out and see the sights here in Arizona's back country. It's is fun.
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:27 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by CodeMonkey View Post
PbdBlue- do you then travel with the Xp1000 OR the toad depending on where you are headed?

I'm really looking for an excuse to get a RZR and thought using it as a toad was a perfect one. It is sounding more like I need to find a different excuse.
Yep. Just rolled in this afternoon from a weekend out with the RZR in the local desert. Great fun.
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:06 AM   #33
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I would get one anyway and just go to states that allow them, I'll be getting the new 2016 Viking this summer , it's not a rzr but it's more practical and it was easer to convince the wife. I will still take it to AZ for some fun and as a toad
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There are also certain locales in the East that will allow OHVs on the streets in an effort to generate tourism. These are mainly economically depressed regions formerly (or still) dependent on mining and timber operations in Appalachia. The places we frequent are in East TN, southern KY, and southwest WV.

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