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Old 11-25-2018, 03:46 PM   #1
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My biggest fear...

When I sold my dually and fifth wheel and bought a diesel pusher, I told my wife as we were signing papers I was afraid that because of the type of places we go with the rzr, we're gonna get stuck.

Well it didn't take but a few times and the diesel pusher got stuck. When I traded it in for the DX3, I was so hoping the locker in the rear axle would help.

Well, apparently not... We went to leave last night and because it rained the day before, I was stuck.

Thankfully the farmer next to me came to my rescue with his tractor. Cheapest tow bill for 100 bucks I'll ever get.

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Old 11-25-2018, 04:33 PM   #2
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Mark,
I use my DX3 like you do for riding the SxS alot and we also end up in muddy fields quite often, that is exactly why I carry a set of tire chains. I figure I can use the leveling jacks to lift the back wheels off the ground, throw the chains on in no time and claw my way out.
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Get a cheap 4x4 for a toad! Just in case you need a pull again.
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Old 11-25-2018, 05:08 PM   #4
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Mark,
I use my DX3 like you do for riding the SxS alot and we also end up in muddy fields quite often, that is exactly why I carry a set of tire chains. I figure I can use the leveling jacks to lift the back wheels off the ground, throw the chains on in no time and claw my way out.
That's exactly what I'm said last night.... I think a set of chains would have worked perfect. I had set of plastic strips that UPS uses for their vehicles but clearly the DX3 weighs a whole lot more...

Any suggestions on chains? Amazon?



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Get a cheap 4x4 for a toad! Just in case you need a pull again.
I had the trailer on the back of the RV and I promise a 4x4 wouldn't work. We were with 20 other guys who all have duallys and trucks and I laughed when they said they wanted to hook their chains up and try to pull me out.

I let one guy attempt to try and he didn't even budge the RV with his jacked up dodge 3500 dually and mud tires...lol.

Chains are the way to go unless I can pull a tractor with me.

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Old 11-25-2018, 05:14 PM   #5
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I was able to pick mine up locally at a truck parts store.
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Old 11-25-2018, 05:18 PM   #6
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Mark,

Had DP and got stuck, traded for DX3 for same reason. I have not got stuck yet, but looks like it can happen.

What is your plan now? Dynamax has 4x4.
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I was able to pick mine up locally at a truck parts store.
I just read the part about raising the wheels off the ground to install the chains. Great idea!


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Old 11-25-2018, 05:27 PM   #8
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I carry 6x6 blocks for under the jacks with me in case I need raise the rig extra high.
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I carry 6x6 blocks for under the jacks with me in case I need raise the rig extra high.
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Mark,

Had DP and got stuck, traded for DX3 for same reason. I have not got stuck yet, but looks like it can happen.

What is your plan now? Dynamax has 4x4.
This past summer we were in several very muddy farm fields with our ISATA 5 4x4. At one event the land owner was laughing at me and said that if I went out into that field (parking area for the event) that he'd go get his tractor to pull me out. Heavy rains continued for a week while we were there. On departure day while he was pulling a few rigs out we drove off in 4 wheel high and waved good bye. There are a lot of trade offs of course between an I 5 and a DX 3 the biggest is of course CCC, but for off roading capability, this rig is pretty nice.
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