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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

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Overlanding is a term used by adventure seekers who like to traverse vast expanses of land usually in very capable four wheel drive vehicles. UTV Drivers are starting to take part in the overlanding experience, now that our machines are getting larger and more aftermarket companies are stepping into the game. We cruised the recent Off Road Expo, powered by General Tire in Pomona, California and noticed a bunch of new products that would allow you to take your UTV on a great overland adventure. Here they are.

20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

Cognito Cargo Rack

Along with a nice sturdy roll cage and roof rack shown in our lead photo, Cognito Motorsports has built a handy rack that replaces the rear seats of a Polaris RZR-4 using the stock bases. Using the rack, you can carry 22’ Ridgid totes (not included) or similar sized coolers/boxes for $379 using 2 supplied MAC ratcheting tie downs. The $269 gas can mounting kit, comes with two 5 gallon cans plus the mounting components to mount them to the carrier basket, can be padlocked to the top clamp. Not shown, is a spare rear axle carrier that mounts to the basket and is adjustable for stock width or a long travel axles. Price for the axle carrier is $99 and it only works with basket. Everything rides in a safe, low center of gravity location. Contact: Cognito Motorsports at (866) 426-4648.

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

Magellan TRX7 Navigation

Magellan’s TRX7 is quickly becoming the go to GPS device for UTV Drivers. In fact, Yamaha has recently partnered up with Magellan to offer a library of 117,000 trails and a plan your ride feature for users all over the country. You can go to Yamahamotorsports.com for that side of the story. You can use the Magellan products no matter what brand you drive by visiting http://www.magellangps.com. The retail price for the TRX7 CS (camera model) is $749.99, while the base TRX7 is listed with a retail price of $679.99.

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

PCI Communications

Great radio communications in and out of your UTV is always important. On a long adventure you may have multiple vehicles in your party that, with the right set up can be in constant communication during the ride. Most 50 watt VHF systems, like you can get from PCI (starting at $340), Rugged Radios and others can reach clearly 25-50 miles from each other. Some lower cost $40-$50, 5 watt units will connect you and others several miles away. See https://www.pciraceradios.com

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

Antigravity Jump Starter

Nothing ruins an adventure faster than a dead battery during a stop along the trail. We always carry a battery jump starter in at least one machine. Antigravity has several sizes to choose from that can start anything from a small motorcycle to a diesel pick up and they take up very little room. Prices start at $99. Visit https://shop.antigravitybatteries.com

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

UTV Wolfpack Windshield

Depending on the climate, windshields and heaters definitely should be considered for your next adventure. UTV Wolfpack fabricates a safety glass windshield that will work perfectly with their aftermarket roll cages. Prices start at $600. UTV Wolfpack builds UTV components for every corner of your UTV. Check them out at www.utvwolfpack.com or call (714) 883-1171.

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

Mob Armor Mounts

Many adventure seekers these days have turned to using I-Pads with Apps, such as LeadNav or Mod Armor GPS to keep them on the right track. Mob Armor is the place to start if you are wanting to mount and protect your I Pad or I Phone in the rugged off road environment. See all of the mounts as well as their App at http://mobarmor.com

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

Pro Armor Spare Tire Mount

A spare tire is the second most important extra item you should take with you besides an extra CVT belt. Having the right way to store it is just as important. The latest option from Pro Armor is unique as it elevates the tire enough to allow you to still use your cargo area and it mounts only using the lower C-Pillar roll cage bolts. The new carrier sells for $195.95 at http://www.proarmor.com

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

Protection

For average trail riding your stock skid plates are fine. However, for extreme expeditions like in Moab or the Rubicon Trail, your underside needs extra protection. Asfir 4X4 has been building Jeep and truck skids for years and have expanded into the UTV market with products for most models. This 2-seat aluminum, RZR, full, skid plate starts at $365 without A-arm guards. See http://www.asfir.com

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

WindTamer

This interesting set up is for those who camp and cook out on the trail. The WindTamer is a carrying, case, wind block and shelving unit all in one. It’s made to work with a small Coleman or Camp Chef two or three burner stove. The wind block is made from fireproof Nomex so it’s safe to close up to trap more heat for slow cooking. Retail price is $120 and you can buy through https://www.rvandoffroad.com.

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

Summit View Cameras

Brand Motion, makers of automobile camera systems and parking sensors, is adding a UTV product line soon. The UTV Trail Aid system will have front and rear cameras available as well as DVR capabilities along with a rugged monitor. Visit http://www.brandmotion.com

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

Magnetic Cooler

Coolers come in all shapes and sizes but none are this unique. MagnaCool has several options of coolers, soft side coolers and tool bags starting at $70, with strong, flat magnets installed at the bottom. That way, your cooler doesn’t slide around anymore. Basically the products were built for pickups with steel beds. Since UTV’s have plastic beds, they do sell a steel plate that you can attach where ever you might want to carry your cooler. This is one of those products that you will know if you need it. If you are in need, give them a call at (805) 423-5539 or visit http://www.magnacool.com.

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

Shelter

If your more apt to overland during the day and come back to shelter at night, we understand. When we feel the same way we have been known to stay in this Lance Camper model 650 that fits easily on a half ton pick up like the Nissan Titan. We have also used one on a Ford F150. See the complete Lance Camper, travel trailer and toy hauler line up at https://www.lancecamper.com/#

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

PRP Seats

Being comfortable on a long trip is paramount. PRP has seats for all UTVs and all budgets. From trail riding to racing, they have you covered with a variety of styles and colors. See http://www.prpseats.com

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

Powertank

One of our favorite tools to carry on any ride is the compact Co2 tank from Powertank. They are available in lots of sizes so for a big trip the larger bottle is an easy choice. Not only can the Co2 be used for airing up tires, you can blow up air mattresses too.. See the complete line of Powertank products at https://powertank.com

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

Warn Recovery Gear Bag

No matter what kind of winch is installed on your UTV, it’s just as important to have the right recovery gear to go with it. The Epic Recovery Kit from Warn comes complete with two shackles, a snatch block, tow strap, tree strap and gloves. Visit https://www.warn.com

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

Tow Rope

A tow rope should be one of those parts that lives in your machine. You never know when you will need a rope or what it will be used for. That’s why we carry the larger 1” Speed Strap under the seat. The nylon strap has continuous loops weaved into it and you can create a loop at both ends.  By simply weaving it through itself, it creates a metal free tow-strap. See http://speedstrap.com

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

Umbrella

No matter if you’re sitting at the drags in Glamis or along the shore of an Alpine Lake somewhere a product like his can come in real handy. WhipTech, a maker of LED Lighted Whips has this umbrella with a mount that works with any RZR. Visit http://whiptechled.com

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

Roto Pax

It seamed every booth had at least one vehicle on display outfitted with a Roto Pax gas can. This is one of very few cans out there that are EPA approved for the rigors of what we put them through. Furthermore, Rotopax has developed mounting systems for virtually every part of your UTV. Roto Pax recently launched a lower cost gas pack line called Fuel Pax and they also have cargo boxes and replacement fuel spouts for your “spill proof” style nozzles. Purchase them all at https://rotopax.com

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

Underseat Safe

Made popular by the Jeep crowd, a locking under seat safe or center console, is s great place to store a firearm, truck keys, or wallet while out on the trail. The Tuffy Products mount virtually anywhere and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Visit http://www.tuffyproducts.com

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20 UTV Overland Products From The Off Road Expo

MPI Steering Wheel

Most all aftermarket steering wheels add some level of comfort or style. The MPI wheels are available with a working horn button starting at only $199. All you have to do is install a simple 12V horn up front and wire it to the wheel and your in business. Sure, MPI has other entry level wheels as well a trick racing steering wheels like Max Paps himself would use. See http://maxpapisinc.com

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