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Iron range off highway vehicle park

Discussion in 'United States' started by aeroshots, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. aeroshots

    aeroshots Member

    I am planning a two week vacation and visiting the Iron Range OHV Park. A great event is planned.
    http://www.crawl4cure.org/
    You do not need any relationship with MS to attend. Just want some great off roading fun. Concern for others is a plus.
    This will be my first time to attend. Sounds like a fantastic place--lots of video on utube.
    I will have pictures of my Mini Truck on the trails to share after we return home.
    Check out the link--if you would like to support MS victums by sponsoring us you can PM me. Thanks
     
  2. aeroshots

    aeroshots Member

    From my research they do not specifically address "mini-trucks". I contacted the event coordinator and was told an off road permit is required and that will be taken care of on arrival.
    I see you are in SD. My wife and I are planning to visit Mt Rushmore while up there somewhat close.
     
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  3. aeroshots

    aeroshots Member

    Just like most of have found out--seems each state has its complex statutes regarding vehicle registration. Also seems that answers to such questions is dependent upon interpretation by the clerk of which the question is posed. My truck is registered on road and all walks of vehicles are seen at Iron Range, so I think all is fine. Although, it would seem they would accept registration, be it on or off road, from another state. Not accepting it would be akin to not accepting your home states on road registration for on road operation in another state. Oh wait, I guess that happens too with mini trucks:confused:
    Anyway, I told the event coordinator what I have and there were no issues brought up. It should be a cool 3 day event. Good fun and fund raiser for a good cause.
     
  4. o8k

    o8k Member

    $ talks, so im guessing u wonat have a problem, since the more attendance, the more $ is generated. sounds like a great trip and a good cause. take pics! post a trip report.
     
  5. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    You shouldn't have a problem driving your mini truck in MN as long as you keep it off Interstate highways, and I'm assuming you'd trailer it up there? I don't think anyone'd give you any trouble. There's quite a few of them registered in MN as UTV's and several more that are skating under the radar registered as on-road vehicles. If you have ATV tires/wheels on it nobody'll look twice if you were driving it on The Range.
     
  6. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Lol, shows how much he knows... they're legal in 5 MN counties on any non-interstate highway.
     
  7. aeroshots

    aeroshots Member

    Loaded and ready to go. Hope I did not for get anything.
     

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  8. aeroshots

    aeroshots Member

    Making room at the campground, meeting new friends, and the wheeling begins. Awesome trails they are.
     

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  9. aeroshots

    aeroshots Member

    The name of this trail says it all.
     

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  10. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    looks fun!
     
  11. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Badass dude! Looks like a good time, perhaps I'll join you up there next year :)
     
  12. erixun

    erixun Member

    Man that looks like fun! Nice pictures! I need to get off my butt and find something like this to give my time to!

    What kind of tires are used for the offroading? I think I am going to find me second set of rims like you have. One for off road, and one for the street.
     
  13. aeroshots

    aeroshots Member

    Tires for off road are Goodyear Rawhides MT/R, 26x11.00R14 on Proline 14x6 wheels from Pep Boys. The on road set up is Firestone Winterforce 185x70R14 on a second set of the same wheels.
    Using low range, I found the gearing to be fine. We idled over many obstacles and on flat terrain started out in second gear most of the time. The tire size does eat up some horsepower and is noticed on the highway, but all was doable in the black hills considering speed limitations and adjusting as needed.

    Another note--I have a 6 inch lift and have trimmed the front wheel wells.
     
  14. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Yeah, that lift is insane dude!
     
  15. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    I love your front bumper by the way, where did you get it?
     
  16. aeroshots

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  17. aeroshots

    aeroshots Member

    By request, more photos.
     

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  19. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Sweet!!! I may try and get up there this year.
     
  20. erixun

    erixun Member

    As is the norm from me.... Action shots wanted!:pop::pop::pop::D
     
  21. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Heh, if we both get out there I'll bring my camera and my video camera and get some sweet shots for sure!!!
     

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