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RCfromSC

Chains or No Chains

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RCfromSC

I'm going out of the Red Door tommorow, and am wondering if I can make it to the flats w/o chains. I drive a 500 Can-Am Outlander.

This is my first time posting here, and it looks like there are some pretty well informed individuals. I'm hoping you all may be able to help me w/ some info. I'd appreciate it.

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walleyewacker32

put on the chains it can get tought out there.I have chains on all 4 tires and iam driving a 660 grizzle.

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eye warrior

I did'nt have chains,not bad untill you got off main roads, than I wished I had them, 600 polaris had all it could handle.That was on sw corner out of wilderness.

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Harmonica Bear

We're out of Barnacle's on the North end and Saturday night we went out 3 miles, out toward the east flat. We got a Polaris 500 with no chains buggared pretty bad in the slush on the way in and had to do a lot of pushing and got soaked. Anyone at the bar who saw me can attest to that based on way I look when I got back in. Quite the sight. My buddy's Polaris RZR did just fine. If you got chains I'd put them on. I recommend going out in pairs as well. That's what we did and it was good that we were there. With out much traffic and not much for trails it can get a little lonely out there at dusk/night stuck in slush. Cell phones can lose power pretty quick in the cold, too. I heard this morning today is pretty bad. Good luck, I'll be up there.

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Johnsonator

I just got back from the flats out of Hunters and and it was a very tough go once you got off the beaten path. We made it out to the boot but trying to get off the staked path was risky, the snow was deep and you never knew when you would run into a very deep slush hole. My advice is to leave the wheeler home and take a sled if you are serious about being mobile. If you are out to have fun and dont care if you get stuck then take the atv.

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fishorgolf

It has been a few years that I could say this but a sled is a MUCH better option out there right now. You can be going along fine and then hit a big slush hole. I drive a wide track sled so I can push threw but I would think this would not be fun on an ATV. It can get very cold a lonely out there when the sun does down.

If using and ATV just stay close to the roads which are fine.

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99ranger

I wood for sure go with the chains. Helpful in some spots out there.

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