UTV accessories?

Ucsdryder

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Good chance I’ll be 10-20 miles from the truck for extended periods. I’m putting together a repair/shtf kit…

Tire repair kit
Cig lighter compresor
Tire chains for the back
Spare belt (truck)
Spare air filter (truck)
Come along (replacing with winch)
Tow strap/tree saver
Snatch block
Shackle


What am I missing?
 

WTFJohn

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Keep the belt/belt tool with the UTV, also a basic tool kit with 10, 13, 15, and 17mm ratchets and box wrenches in case something comes loose. A 4-way (or appropriate socket) for the lug nuts. Extra lug nuts (I usually try to have a few extra misc suspension nuts and bolts with me as well). Vice grips (handy for pinching off torn brake lines), pliers, basic screwdrivers (maybe a torx bit or two if your machine has a lot). Scissor or bottle jack, with a good 2x8 or similar to use as a base plate. An extra headlamp (or two), nothing sucks as much as working in the dark having someone else hold a phone light because your primary headlamp is dead.

Figure out your recovery points front and rear before you go. Usually the rear is straightforward, but the front can take a bit of thinking sometimes before the 'right' way presents itself.
 

tdhanses

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I added a 2nd battery to mine and installed an isolator on them to prevent a dead battery. I also carry a spare tire as well as a plug kit. Do you have a small bottle jack?
I have the same in mine, i’d skip the bottle jack and add a hi-lift jack, it can help not only for tire issues but getting one unstuck.

I also always have extra gas in rotopax cans.
 

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I think it depends on what kind of trail(s) you’ll be on for 10-20 miles. If they are somewhat maintained or well travelled, I wouldn’t bring the kitchen sink of ‘what if’s’.

Basic tools and items needed to get back to the truck would be it. And probably a good pair of boots in case you need to hike. 😂
 
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Ucsdryder

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I think it depends on what kind of trail(s) you’ll be on for 10-20 miles. If they are somewhat maintained or well travelled, I wouldn’t bring the kitchen sink of ‘what if’s’.

Basic tools and items needed to get back to the truck would be it. And probably a good pair of boots in case you need to hike. 😂
Haha not funny (the last part).
 

crich

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Land anchor. A foldable boat anchor works too. Sometimes a tree isnt always close by to winch from depending on where you hunt.
 

BigE

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Good advice above. Really depends on where you are and what type of riding you do, how many other cars and their riders and capabilities. Depending on if you have a base camp or are close to others a vhf or gmrs radio can be very useful. Solo is listed below, but with a group everyone doesn't need a jack for example.

We don't carry a spare tire, you'd be surprised to see what you can do with a decent tire repair kit. We carry most of the primary hand tools - screwdrivers, pliers, hammer, torx, sockets and wrench that fit your buggy, jump pack, flashlights, a ryobi tire inflator and battery, various electric doo dads and tools - fuses, relays, length of wire, tape, multimeter - electric and gorilla duct tape, many zip ties or various length and strength, spare belt and tools for changing it.

If we go for longer trips 20+ miles (or less in the desert) we carry more stuff like extra water, food, gas, etc.

In addition - whatever amount of recovery gear you are comfortable with - winch, rings, blocks, straps etc.
 
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