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Off-Roading? Don’t Leave Home Without These

Whether or not things are going to go back to normal, that’s no reason to wait to do the things you enjoy doing this year! Let 2021 be the year you go on more adventures, have more experiences, and enjoy life to its fullest. So, with this in mind, it’s time to take up hobbies that don’t require a whole lot of people but are a whole lot of fun. If you’re a motor-head, outdoor enthusiast, adventure junkie, or off-roader, side-by-sides and dune buggies are where it’s at, especially if you live near or around Southeast Idaho.

Now whether this is your first year getting into the side-by-side world, or if you’re a few years into this sport, there are some accessories you’ll want to make sure that you’re outfitted with before you take your first ride of the season. Here is a list of just a few of the things you’ll want to make sure are either strapped to your buggy or already a part of it.

Take These With You On Your Next Off-Roading Adventure

Recovery Kit

In case you get stuck (which happens more often than you’d think), you’ll want a way to get unstuck. Always keep a recovery kit with you when you take your buggy out. You’ll want a winch, shackles, a tow strap (or even better a kinetic strap), and a shovel at the very least. Learn more about outfitting yourself with the best recovery gear, here. 

Fire Extinguisherfire extinguisher on accessory mount

When your off-road vehicle overheats you’ll want to be prepared. Easily attach a fire extinguisher to the roll bars of your buggy or any off-road vehicle with these roll bar accessory mounts

Spare Drive Belt

A spare drive belt doesn’t take up much space and you’ll be all the happier you have it with you if you end up needing it. 

Gasoline

Bringing extra gas with you means that you can extend your adventure as far as your fuel will take you! To make life easy on yourself and so you don’t have to worry about a can of gas moving around in the cab of your side by side, check out this RotoPax gasoline tank complete with DLX Pack Mount and complete installation kit for mounting your tank to a roll bar.

Spare Tire/Tire Repair Kit

If you can manage it, it pays to have both a spare tire and tire repair kit. Just strap your kit on with an accessory mount and/or you can load your spare tire right on top of your buggy. Just like getting stuck, flat tires do happen, so always be prepared.

First Aid Kit & Other Essentials

Other essential items to bring that will keep you safe and having fun include:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Phone or Camera

We hope this guide helps you be more prepared for anything that comes your way and have a whole lotta fun while you’re at it. Stay safe and happy riding!