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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:55 pm 
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Hey all,
I've been a long time ATV rider, and I've been thinking about transitioning to wheeling with something along the lines of a Jeep or a Samurai or Tracker.
Mostly, I've been considering this because I have a high performance quad that I think I could sell off, along with a few other things, and put into a truck that could double as a daily driver for practical use instead of sitting in a garage most of the time.

I have some questions/concerns though. Are there more or less places to off road a truck than an ATV? Once I make the move, there's really no turning back and I don't want to ultimately regret it. I know how difficult it's been to find places to take my quad and I can only imagine it's much harder to find a place for trucks in Northeast Ohio. Also, at least once a year my friends and I would ride at the Hatfield-McCoy trails in West Virginia. With a truck, I'd be giving that up.

Anything else I should also consider as for pros and cons?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:34 am 
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Hatfield mccoy now has truck/jeep trails at the IVY BRANCH trail head that opened this year.


In NE ohio you'd have southington offroad wellsville and yankee lake ( if you count that) in central OH you have Stillwell Stompers property to ride and to the south you have Heiney Farm and once it opens Clay Valley OHV.
Not far into PA you have Scrubgrass OHV.

There are alot more small private riding area's for atv's though.

I have both and my atv sits more than the truck does but I prefer to ride the truck and use the atv as a filler

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:30 am 
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Knowing now what I didn't consider in the past. I went from trucks to a 4 wheeler. A daily driver is something I would not offroad if anything it would be a backup or toy

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:38 am 
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BillG wheels his daily driver.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:45 am 
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It can be done, I know but just a consideration to some.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:48 am 
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I wheel mine too. But I have a back up vehicle for just in case. Like sunday when I broke my junk.


Really depends on your riding style. if you are gung ho balls to the wall, dont wheel a DD. If you are just out running back roads and hittign mud puddles, it will be alright

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:53 am 
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I would guess hes already got a daily driver since hes wanting to sell his quad to buy something so he could easily buy a dd wheeler, sounds like hes wanting a change and just wants someone some sound advice, i say sell the quad


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:16 am 
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All the possible riding areas were already covered above.

I switched from the motorcross/quad world to the Jeep world and am glad I did. Plenty of places to ride. It also had a little something to do with the aches and pains not going away as fast as they used to. But, besides that when crawling gets in the veins its tough to shake.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:43 pm 
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---Here's a couple comments I have---

*Hands down I would say you'll see more ATV "riding spots" in the state of Ohio. Generally anywhere you can take a "jeep" you can take an ATV. However you can NOT often take a "jeep" to an ATV spot. So if you only consider the quantity of places to ride....go ATV.

*Also, in most hobby it is more fun to do these type activities in a group....so if you have a bunch of friends into ATVs then that might be another pro for it.

*No matter how fancy of toys you own, if you dont use them then they arent much of a "toy." So if you buy a jeep or ATV...either way...take the time to drive it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:49 pm 
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I agree with Heiney5 and his logic, but the liability insurance for ATV land owners is getting more and more expensive each year. SOR did not renew their ATV insurance due to this issue. I hope this is not the beginning of a trend for other parks in our area.

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