Do you remember the day you bought your first UTV? Or are you just dreaming about buying one but don’t have enough money yet? Well, this article is for you either way. There are a few things that even veteran UTV owners sometimes overlook.
In today’s article, we will be looking at the most essential items that somehow get overlooked by plenty of buggy and outdoor enthusiasts.
If you live in a first-world country, then you probably know that street-legal vehicles are mandated to have a fire extinguisher somewhere inside. While there is no specific law to prohibit you from going off-road without one, we recommend that you bring a fire extinguisher with you just in case. After all, you never really know how hard the bumps will be (literally).
Well, you don’t technically need rearview mirrors when going offroad. However, they can give you a sense of your surroundings and an extra pair of eyes if you ever need to get out of a tough spot. If you want some fantastic ones, you should see these Honda Pioneer accessories that feature quite a few sideview and rearview mirrors. And since we’re on the topic of mirrors, let’s see what you can start doing with them and a few other accessories:
That’s right, you can turn your UTV into a street-legal vehicle with just a few modifications. You’ll also need to contact the DMV and your local authorities to see what other things you might need depending on your jurisdiction. But, for most intents and purposes, a street-legality kit usually contains all the necessary items and information for such an endeavor.
Many beginners make the mistake of heading through a forest while relying on Google Maps or Waze. HUGE MISTAKE. Stop even thinking about that before you find yourself in a muddy situation! Instead, search for Off-Road GPS devices online. If you can’t afford one at the moment, the next best thing you can do is download an off-road GPS app for Android.
Not enough cargo space for multiple water bottles? We wouldn’t even recommend putting water inside your cargo storage. That’s a huge waste. Instead, try a mountable water tank and you’ll quickly see how much your off-roading life can drastically change. Feel free to search online and see which mountable water tank fits your needs and budget. And if you’re not sure how to install it, this video should help you out.
You have no idea how much you’ll be missing this until you’ve found yourself out of the forest with no trees in sight. When those sun rays hit your eyes, you’ll be begging for a sun visor. So do yourself a favor and get one. They’re usually cheap, easy to mount, and are just like the ones you have in your car. No extra research is needed, just buy one, install it, and use it as it is.
You’ve most likely already thought about carrying a spare tire with you, so that’s why we won’t mention it that much in here. However, there’s another thing that will help you out immensely in case you ever get a flat. And that’s a tire repair kit. Look for a kit that contains a CO2 inflator (with additional cartridges), tube patches, tire plugs, a reamer, plug installation tool, and glue. These items allow you to patch a hole easily.
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