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John Prince
Username: Jp400

Post Number: 29
Registered: 08-2006
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Posted on Monday, September 04, 2006 - 05:16 pm:   

I know about the test rides etc. Unfortunately the distributor here sits on a paved cul de sac. So who cares how any of these vehicles perform on pavement? thats what I have a Toyota for?

I pretty much agree without being on one that an 8 wheeler is going to go over obstacles better than a 6. Just stands to reason, shorter wheelbase, only 6 tires, you are going to bounce over with 6 and more easily teeter totter over with an 8.

I do go around big obstacles now with Van. But, generally that means going off the trail, either steeply up or down, a steep sidehill U Turn to get back to trail. That is every bit as dangerous if not more so than rolling over the top of a log. And, I see plenty of downed logs, rains with a passion here, got 50 some inches last year inside of 3 months, takes out culverts and trees and even washes the trails in places.

The other issue about the 8 wheeler is that its longer, a bit more trailer to hold it, sometimes a trail is going to be too narrow and that extra foot or so means backing up which is often more dangerous that doing a pivot U.

Its a toss of the coin for me, won't decide till I get back and see them both together.