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|For many of us ATV riding is a recreational activity. We venture out into the wilderness to get away from the daily humdrum. I sometimes refer to my ATV outings as a mini vacation. It gets me away and ďoxygenatesĒ my soul allowing me to push on through life till the next chance to get a way for a day on the track or the trail. |
That being said, time is also a very expensive commodity. I, like many, am always looking for away to simplify life and make things go efficient as possible. This even means my transportation of ATVís.
Strapping an ATV to your trailer can sometimes become tedious work. Ratchet straps can break, get clogged with mud, rust and become lost or misplaced. I personally have spent several hundred dollars in the past few years in straps for the reasons just mentioned. Additionally, strapping and un-strapping your ATV or UTV after all day in the mud is messy and probably the last thing you really want to do. Finally, there is the security issue of straps. Typically to secure your ATV your trailer to prevent theft required a special chain or cable that was capable of locking. I was always convinced that transporting my ATV didnít need to be this complicated.
After unpacking and inspecting the ATV Mighty TiTe system it was time to get busy installing the setup. We chose a 5 x 8 aluminum trailer to install the system on. I have to stress a word of caution. Make sure you completely read the installation instructions and fully understand the installation procedure prior to beginning the work. The total install time took us about 2 hours and required the drilling of holes into our trailer.
The instructions are very well written. The Mighty TiTe comes with all the necessary mounting hardware; however, we found that the included mounting bolts were two long for our particular application. This bolt length may be better suited for a utility trailer with a thicker wooden floor. We also chose to purchase some larger washers to serve as backing against the aluminum flooring of our trailer. One person is capable of the installation, but it is much easier with two.
|As previously mentioned the ATV Might TiTe is extremely well constructed to give you many years of use. We did run into a little snag after installation. It appeared that the ATV Mighty TiTe we tested was only made to accommodate stock or at least 25 inch tires in the front wheel cages. This posed a problem when trying to load the Yamaha Grizzly 700 with 26Ē Maxxis Bighorns onto the trailer. These tires were just too tall to fit into the cages. This is not a huge deal; just make sure you specify your tire size when ordering the ATV Mighty TiTe. |
Since it was quickly determined that the Grizzly was not going to fit in the wheel cages of the ATV Mighty TiTe, we decided to load a Kawasaki KFX-700 onto the trailer. Once loaded the 22Ē Kawasaki tires fin nicely in the wheel cages. With a little pressure on the rear tension assembly and the included locking pin inserted, it presented a solid setup that took less that 1 minute to secure.
During transport we noticed some slight back and forth shifting of the ATV on the trailer. This was very minimal and can be easily be remedied by setting the emergency brake or strapping the break lever down with a piece of Velcro or wire to prevent the ATV from moving while not in gear. The shifting really isnít an issue, but it can give you just a little piece of mind during transport.
Other positive and important attributes of the setup is that the ATV Mighty TiTe does not compress the suspension, no more damage to the frame or rack paint from old ratchet straps,
|Here is a short video demonstration of the Mity TiTe system in use.|
|While many may hold their nose up at me for getting away from the traditional ratcheting straps to fasten their ATVís and UTVís down, I find that the extra time spent strapping my ATV down, constantly checking the tension during long hauls, and the ability to be able to rest knowing my ATV is safe and secure a huge benefit. |
It is extremely great to be able to have my ATV loaded onto the trailer and ready to go in a moments notice. I now only wish all my riding buddies had the ATV Mighty TiTeÖWe would be riding already!
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