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Transporting Your New Honda Pioneer

Discussion in 'General Pioneer 700 Discussion' started by rzrmudder, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. rzrmudder

    rzrmudder New Member

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    We all know the feeling, the dealer just handed you the keys to your new Side by Side. You are super excited to get it home and take it for the first ride, so you load it on the trailer in a hurry, slap a few straps on it and head home. This mistake could leave a novice rider in a very tough situation if it was to come loose. To help prevent a costly mistake I have put together a basic “How To” for securing your new Pioneer for the journey home.

    When preparing to load it onto the trailer be sure to take the following steps:
    Step 1 – Before driving onto the trailer put the SxS in 4-wheel drive, differential lock. Do this by moving the 4wd shifter to the 4-wheel lock position and moving the unit forward aprox. 3 feet or so until the locked light comes on. This will insure all 4 wheels are locked down equally.

    Step 2 – Drive it on the trailer to the spot you wish to secure it. Then engage the park brake by pulling the leaver down until tight. Dont put a superman grip on it, just one decent pull will be ok.

    Step 3 – Secure the SxS with 4 tie-down straps. Review the images below indicating where to hook the tie-downs. Pull the straps very tight. We assume you know how to use tie-down straps. Do not use rope or other items as replacements for straps.

    Step 4 – Rock the SxS to insure it is tight and secure. Insure the SxS is turned off, collect the key, check all doors, rear bed and tail gate to insure they are locked in place. Recheck the straps a final time.

    Now you will feel safe and insure your new SxS makes it home save and sound.
     

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  2. atvsnowman

    atvsnowman New Member

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    Wouldn't want to just slap a strap on and have it roll off the trailer on the way home.. That would make me sick. Nice to know ahead of time where to strap it. My straps going to be seeing lots of use.
     
  3. greenatv

    greenatv New Member
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    Yep, nice to know this. I wold not of put it in 4wd diff lock if I did not read this. I see how it would help keep it in place.
     
  4. nutmeg

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    I wouldnt thought about putting it in diff lock either. thanks.
     
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  5. Hondasxs

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    This is something I see all the time. Even seem them come off the back of trailers because "smart" individuals think a strap over the seat will hold it on. You should always insure your SxS or ATV is strapped down. It is also a good idea to check it about a mile or so down the road to insure they are still tight. I would be sick for weeks if my new SxS came off the trailer.
     
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  6. motorman587

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    Do you leave it in drive also?? Or do you put it in netural???
     
  7. Hondasxs

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    I left mine in drive.
    Honda does state what gear position to leave it in.
     
  8. Smitty335

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    Another very important factor is always use tie downs with closed hooks, vie of spring loaded catch. When you haul a S X S and tie off on numbers the body roll will put slack the opsite side tie down
     
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    Thanks.
     
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  10. Tramguage1

    Tramguage1 Sparky #2
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    I tie off at 4 separate points, with 4 straps. I leave mine in turf mode and neutral. Dont want any rocking while trailering to be transferred through the trans or diffs.
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  11. Smitty335

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    I've got a 18 foot Big Tex trailer as well, pulls great, it's got the full rail around the bed and 8 4000 lbs d rings to tie off from and had skid plate welded on the back of the trailer, not a dove tail. Our cabin is in Pettigrew AR. I was involved in a 50 MPH head on get together this January with trailer and P1 in tow. If it wasn't for the rails my P1 would have been totaled and in a ravine or in the bed of my truck. Great looking trailer!
     
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    This is the only thing I've found that works around here. We trailer on some rediculously rough roads. No matter where you strap, it has to be below the suspension. If you strap to anything above the suspension, it will come loose because of the bouncing. This has worked well for me.

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    Yea , I seen that, but for me, I have a lot of different configurations that I haul. Wonder if they have strip you could install? Well that wouldn't work for me either. I haul wood splinter and all kinds of stuff with narrower wheel base than my S x S and have a wood bed. I like the setup though.
     
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    I use the same system,works great for me.
     
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    I strap at the a arms instead of the front bumper and rear cage. No suspension movement to loosen straps that way. Take notice where rollback wrecker drivers put their chains, same reasoning.
     
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    Parking break?
     
  17. joeymt33

    joeymt33 Work is really interfering with riding.
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    Yup, the P700 has a parking brake which should be used like the OP said.
     
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  18. Kilo427

    Kilo427 Not about the destination Its about the journey
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    Haaaalp I'm towing my new 1000 where is this parking brake thing!
     
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    JTW God's favorite member.
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    It’s under the steering column
     
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  20. moparornocar

    moparornocar RIP....Rocmar...
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    I like the E track around the tire thing, that’s how transporters haul cars, seems to me the safest way to go, you can buy 5 ft sections of e track at harbor freight if you’re too cheap to buy the above shown setup.
     
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