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Camping with Your UTV

Camping is a great adventure. Riding your UTV is a great adventure. Why not combine them into one epic weekend? Spend all day tearing up the backwoods on your UTV, get a good night’s sleep in your tent, then repeat the next day!

For a successful camping trip, you’ll want to do a bit of proactive planning. We created the following guide to camping with your UTV below. If you have any questions or need a UTV service before you go, visit Family Powersports Lubbock in Lubbock, Texas. We also offer a range of UTVs for sale in Texas. Whatever you need, you’ll find it with us!

Planning Your UTV Trip

A successful trip begins long before the vacation actually starts. The proper planning can help ensure your trip goes smoothly (or, at least, as smoothly as possible). Start by figuring out where you want to go. Some travelers pick their campsite, then find attractions nearby. Others find the top UTV riding trails and then find a campsite nearby. Either strategy works, just make sure to book your campsite as soon as possible. All the good ones go fast (and booking in advance can save you money). If you aren’t sure where to camp, visit your local UTV dealership. They often are fellow fanatics and can direct you to some popular spots.

Don’t forget one crucial part of trip planning – the weather. The whole point of camping with a UTV is to spend plenty of time outside tearing up the trails. It’d be a shame to pick a weekend with expected storms or heavy rains. You’ll also want to avoid snow or intense heat.

Preparing Your UTV

When you build an entire camping trip around UTV riding, it’s crucial that your UTV is ready for all that riding. Give your UTV a thorough inspection to ensure mechanical issues won’t crop up on the road. If you catch anything that’s beyond your ability to fix, bring it to a UTV dealer that operates a service department.

During your pre-ride inspection, you’re trying to catch any issues you can. Check that your lights are bright and visible. Make sure your tires have proper tread and air pressure per the user’s manual. Go for a test ride to ensure it accelerates, brakes, and turns as normal.

Packing Strategies

It’s tempting to bring anything and everything you could possibly need, but try to resist! It takes effort to lug all that gear to and from the campsite. Stick with the basics: shelter, clothing, medications, toiletries, food, water, and supplies to build a fire. Opt for travel-size versions of products or use backpacking gear (since they’re made to be small and light).

Your Campsite

When picking your campsite, think about what essentials you need (such as electricity and water). With a little research, you can usually find a site that offers what you want in a decent location.

When setting up your campsite, be picky about your spot. Too close to camp and you’ll be kept up all night by the traffic. Too far from camp and you risk animal encounters. Shoot for a comfortable in-between on a flat plot of land (to facilitate a better night’s sleep). Once you’re set up, you’re ready to get out there and enjoy your UTV!

If you’re looking for UTVs for sale, look no further than Family Powersports Lubbock. We are a UTV dealership in Texas offering a wide range of inventory for all budgets. Our friendly staff can help you find the perfect model for you! We proudly serve those in Lubbock, Lake Tanglewood, Plainview, and Seminole, Texas.

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