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Old September 7th, 2009, 08:59 AM   #1
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im gonna take my juggy to a michigan off road park in the new few weeks.
a couple friends wanna tag along, but they are quad riders. i know the mounds, turtle ridge, and bundy hill allow quads. what about the other parks like rocks and valleys and twisted trails do they allow quads?

opinions on what park is best/biggest??

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Old September 7th, 2009, 09:21 AM   #2
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R&V is a definite NO. Due to insurance reasons they don't even allow the owner's kids to ride out there.
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this might be tough, but I'd try calling the park and asking them
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Old September 7th, 2009, 11:17 AM   #4
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go to bundyhill its on us 12 and 127 south of jackson
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Old September 7th, 2009, 01:04 PM   #5
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this might be tough, but I'd try calling the park and asking them
why, when i can have all the years of experience on gl4x4 at my finger tips?
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Old September 7th, 2009, 01:12 PM   #6
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R&V is a definite NO. Due to insurance reasons they don't even allow the owner's kids to ride out there.


i have seen it mentioned a few times now. but i did see a pic of a polaris razor out there from last week's pics.

to me i rather not wheel on the same day as the quads. they are to fast to keep an eye on where they are and they raise alot of dust. at twisted trails it was a major pain in the ass to watch them and still wheel in the scramble area so you didnt run them over.

my .02 cents is they should have their own day to be at the parks. it really isnt a place for them when its full of trucks there.
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i have seen it mentioned a few times now. but i did see a pic of a polaris razor out there from last week's pics.

to me i rather not wheel on the same day as the quads. they are to fast to keep an eye on where they are and they raise alot of dust. at twisted trails it was a major pain in the ass to watch them and still wheel in the scramble area so you didnt run them over.

my .02 cents is they should have their own day to be at the parks. it really isnt a place for them when its full of trucks there.
X2. I have a friend who is spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair cause he came out on the losing end of a truck/quad accident at Silver Lake.
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Old September 7th, 2009, 06:08 PM   #8
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im a little leary of the quads myself, but i wanna wheel with a couple friends and they got them. they do run kawasaki brute force 750's with way oversize vampire tires, not raptors or banshees. they aint going anywhere real fast!

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go to the mounds then
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go to the mounds then
we might. i was looking for something different, but its possible we end up there.
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Old September 7th, 2009, 10:48 PM   #11
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twisted trails allows them with a flag & a helmet
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Old September 8th, 2009, 12:52 AM   #12
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go to bundyhill its on us 12 and 127 south of jackson
x2 alot of Room there
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go to bundy hill, lots of different things to do and its a lot of fun for both.
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im a little leary of the quads myself, but i wanna wheel with a couple friends and they got them. they do run kawasaki brute force 750's with way oversize vampire tires, not raptors or banshees. they aint going anywhere real fast!

thx
I have a buddy that has one as well with the ITP mudlites..... and all I hear from him when we go to Drummond is "we need to go faster, this isn't anyfun" trust me.......wheeling quads and fullsize trail rigs together isn't as fun as wheeling rigs with rigs or quads with quads. running trails at 5-10 mph on a machine meant to do it at about 20-30 not much fun when following a rig doing 5mph

be prepared for a lot of whining from your buddies on the quads.
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im gonna take my juggy to a michigan off road park in the new few weeks.
a couple friends wanna tag along, but they are quad riders. i know the mounds, turtle ridge, and bundy hill allow quads. what about the other parks like rocks and valleys and twisted trails do they allow quads?

opinions on what park is best/biggest??

thx
Bring them to BUNDY HILL you wont be disappointed If you have any questions pm the king of the hill
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R&V has a trail system that is quite different than some of the other parks. We have smaller scramble areas and a lot of trails that wind around a lot. It would be unsafe to mix the trails with rigs and ATV's. The insurance issue is also a big part. The guest that we have are fully supportive of our choice not to allow them, and agree that the park is not set up for them anyways.
We do plan that next year we will be having a few ATV days. Not sure of when . Will have to wait till next season starts. TT has a great area and configuration for the mixing as well as Bundy.
There have been a few side by sides that we have let in,, BUT under certain conditions and reasons. We are trying to work out details for these rig sand hope to have a plan for the spring opening Thanks Ron
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R&V has a trail system that is quite different than some of the other parks. We have smaller scramble areas and a lot of trails that wind around a lot. It would be unsafe to mix the trails with rigs and ATV's. The insurance issue is also a big part. The guest that we have are fully supportive of our choice not to allow them, and agree that the park is not set up for them anyways.
We do plan that next year we will be having a few ATV days. Not sure of when . Will have to wait till next season starts. TT has a great area and configuration for the mixing as well as Bundy.
There have been a few side by sides that we have let in,, BUT under certain conditions and reasons. We are trying to work out details for these rig sand hope to have a plan for the spring opening Thanks Ron
So can you explain those conditions and reasons, or would you rather wait until you have some rules set in stone?

My RZR-S has a roll cage, 4pt safety harnesses, insurance, will be street legal and registered/plated by spring, and is probably better built and safer than a lot of rigs people throw together in their garage that are on this site.

I just hate to see off road parks limiting their customers to people who only drive full size rigs. There aren't that many parks open in Michigan, so being discriminated against because some people are uncomfortable with the idea of quads running around in the same area as their Jeep is BS in my eyes. We are all in this for one reason...to have fun offroading the rigs we own. By clearly marking the trails and setting down some ground rules (speed limits, directional trails, etc), most accidents can and should be avoided in any park.


Somebody mentioned all of the vehicle/atv accidents at Silver Lake. A good majority of those are caused from people not paying attention to where they are going and driving directly across the drag strip. Who is to blame here? The quads for going fast, or the guy driving the truck that is focused on his temp gauge or the hill 200 yards away instead of 50' in front of his truck? Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of idiots out there on quads who don't look over their shoulder before making a fast 90 degree turn, so nobody is 100% innocent here...But we shouldn't try to ban one or the other because of this. People just need to pay a little more attention to their own driving and the people driving around them, and also some more signs designating certain areas couldn't hurt (drag strip, directional areas, areas with speed limits, etc).
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go to bundy hill its a blast we had our jeep up there and our threewheeler both didnt get boring
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I plan on it...its only an hour from home, so I'm planning spending a bit of time there next year. But R&V is only a half hour away from my parents cabin, so I would like to spend some time up there also...but I don't think my truck is very well suited for that type of thing, so I would bring the RZR if it was allowed. The variety of different parks is what keeps it fun, I absolutely love Silver Lake...but after a half dozen trips up there this summer, I'm a bit bored with it.
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