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LouieT
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Aug-15-13, 
12:05 PM (MST)
"Rhino or Ranger"

I am looking at either a Rhino or a Ranger to use on my farm and take to the hills on occasion. Just wondering which one people prefer. Things I am wondering is belt life, how it handles off road, down hill engine braking etc. Thanks for input.

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Rhino or R...  muleybull      Aug-28-13   1 
  RE: Rhino or R...  huntnrich      Aug-30-13   2 
   RE: Rhino or R...  chase      Aug-30-13   3 
    RE: Rhino or R...  LouieT      Sep-05-13   4 
     RE: Rhino or R...  cabinfever      Sep-13-13   5 
      RE: Rhino or R...  LouieT      Sep-16-13   6 
       RE: Rhino or R...  jarheadhunt...      Sep-18-13   7 
        RE: Rhino or R...  bragabit      Sep-18-13   8 
         RE: Rhino or R...  peakfreak      Nov-01-13   9 
          RE: Rhino or R...  LouieT      Nov-02-13   10 

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muleybull
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Aug-28-13, 
10:57 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Rhino or Ranger"

I own a Rhino, but use both at work. I have likes and dislikes of both.

The Rhino is smaller and fits in tighter places and on smaller trailers. It only seats 2 (seems like I always need more). The bed is ok unless I'm lion hunting, little small for a handful of dogs. When driving down a steep hill, the gears hold the Rhino back and you can just crawl. Its loud, hard to talk to your buddy when driving.

The Ranger is just a bigger vehicle and takes a bigger trailer to tow. Seating is better, and the bed has plenty of room. I don't like them when driving down a steep hill, if you take your foot off the gas, its almost like it kicks into neutral so you have to ride the brakes. It is quieter and you can talk while driving.

I personally still kinda prefer the Rhino.

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huntnrich
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Aug-30-13, 
01:14 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Rhino or Ranger"

Buy a jeep. A jeep gets better gas mileage, a jeep needs the same size trailer as a side by. A jeep has a heater and radio. And you can buy a pretty nice jeep for $5000 or less.

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chase
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Aug-30-13, 
04:12 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Rhino or Ranger"

I own a 2009 Rhino and use newer Rangers at work.
I prefer the Rhino's bucket seats, size, and ride.
The Ranger is more of a work horse, but too big for me.

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LouieT
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Sep-05-13, 
12:58 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Rhino or Ranger"

Thanks for the info. I want a side by side to use on the farm and also to hunt. Jeeps are nice, but the side by side will be good on the farm so two uses for it. I am really interested in the new Honda Pioneer. I will check it out.

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cabinfever
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Sep-13-13, 
02:55 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Rhino or Ranger"

Get a 2001-2004 tacoma single or double cab. They are only a little bit bigger than some of the rangers and frankly they will go anywhere a side-by-side will go.They are quieter, and you can roll up the windows when the dust gets bad, and of course you have all the features of a vehicle and the abilty to drive it down the road legally. My brothers Rhino is getting very little use since he bought the Tacoma. Having hunted out of both a Tacoma and a Rhino I bought me a Tacoma last year.

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LouieT
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Sep-16-13, 
01:51 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Rhino or Ranger"

That is an interesting idea. Do you know if you can flat tow a tacoma 4x4? Also wondering why you recommend the 2001-2004 years? Thanks for the info.

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Sep-18-13, 
11:27 AM (MST)
7. "RE: Rhino or Ranger"

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I have an 02 Taco double cab and love it. I don't think it would replace a rhino though. I can make it to the top of a Mountain in 15 minutes on a rhino where it would take 2 hrs in a truck. If time isn't important to you then get the Taco. I think he said that year mainly because they would be in the price range of a rhino or ranger and have nicer features then the older models.

I had 2 rhinos and I would prefer that over the ranger. The ranger is just too big IMO. Not to mention I used to mechanic at a dealership for them and we saw 3 to 1 Polaris over the Yamaha. They just seem to have more problems with them.

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Sep-18-13, 
08:29 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Rhino or Ranger"

Polaris now has a Midsized Ranger. Basically the same size as a Rhino but still has a bench seat. About $4000 cheaper than the full size version. I have an 800 on order, should be here next week.

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Nov-01-13, 
04:10 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Rhino or Ranger"

Check out the new Honda Pioneer. I was very impressed and the price point of 10k.

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LouieT
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Nov-02-13, 
01:57 PM (MST)
10. "RE: Rhino or Ranger"

I have looked at the Honda Pioneer and liked it. If I get one the end of this year or early next year it will be the Honda.

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