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post #1 of 15 Old 05-26-2009, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Sand in my shoes

I went to the dunes this weekend and the weather was perfect here. I was riding around in my Polaris Ranger until I shredded the belt (Dang!). Well, now I have to fire up the tow rig and drive out to get it.









I figured the fun didn't need to end.



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what dunes did you go to??
post #3 of 15 Old 05-27-2009, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Spinreel, just between Coos Bay and Winchester.

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Why do you have a trailer in tow on the dunes. Why is the ranger in the bed of the truck. Did you loose your load that was on the trailer.


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Spinreel, just between Coos Bay and Winchester.
My fav!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love spinreel!!! just with they had dang showers at the campground!

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Why do you have a trailer in tow on the dunes. Why is the ranger in the bed of the truck. Did you loose your load that was on the trailer.
From experience, you need the weight in the assend and not on the trailer otherwise(i.e., we unload the trailers when taking them out), you'll sink the trailer. But I could be wrong.

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From experience, you need the weight in the assend and not on the trailer otherwise(i.e., we unload the trailers when taking them out), you'll sink the trailer. But I could be wrong.
When towing in soft sand you want the trailer tires inflated to the max. That way they act like skies in the sand.

Most places I have been too do not allow trailers on the sand dunes except to recover broken down vehicles. Which are usually towed out by a tow strap.


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From experience, you need the weight in the assend and not on the trailer otherwise(i.e., we unload the trailers when taking them out), you'll sink the trailer. But I could be wrong.
Agreed. I like the trailer light b/c the tires are skinnier and don't float as well. I could have dropped the trailer at the staging area but I didn't want to pay to park it and also didn't want to risk having it stolen. I towed the trailer out to our day camp on the dunes and unhooked it. Then when the ranger died, it was in a location that would've been tough to get the trailer to, so I loaded directly into pickup. When I got back to the dune day camp, I decided it'd be easier to move the ranger off the truck when I got back to our main camp in campground...(ie, where the beer was).

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If the trailer is loaded and heavy, I air down the tires. They float on top better and make it a much easier tow.

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When towing in soft sand you want the trailer tires inflated to the max. That way they act like skies in the sand.

Most places I have been too do not allow trailers on the sand dunes except to recover broken down vehicles. Which are usually towed out by a tow strap.
No you don't want them inflated, not on the sand out here!

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