MEan Green Machine
The UTV Grab Bag crew calls Marysvale "home" for many weekends throughout the summer. The hospitality the town provides is second-to-none. So, when we heard of a family in need, we knew it was time to rally together and help (full story at bottom of page). We are hosting an auction for a full UTV Grab Bag Recovery Kit. Comment your bids in the box below. Auction closed: December 14th at 5PM.
AUCTION CLOSED - CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU TO OUR HIGHEST BIDDER, Brian Autry!
Post from Bud Bruening - Moderator of the Utah RZR Crew.
"Time to rally the URC troops a bit. I was approached today by Brett Stewart and he told me about a single Mother of 5 children that ages range from 3-13 that lived in Marsyvale, Utah that had lost everything in a house fire last week. He said the local community has stepped up and helped the family with clothes and other necessities but he felt we could do something to help the kids. The kids lost their home, clothes, pictures and everything else including 2 ATV's they used daily.
I quickly googled the story and found it absolutely heart wrenching. The Mom is working as a ranch hand to make ends meet and put food on the table. I was thinking that we could pull our resources together and get these kids some new ATV's to ride. They lost their older Honda Rancher 350 and a Suzuki 230. These aren't high priced machines but to these kids they are everything. Let's see if we can raise some money to get this family that has lost everything 2 ATV's for Christmas.
We have created a fund to help this my family. All donations are tax deductible. As I type this from my warm home office I can't help but feel sad for this family that has lost everything. If you are interested in donating money or a working ATV that would be awesome. Let's show the community that we can help our own in time of need."
Full Story and images can be seen here:
If you would like to donate without placing a bid:
Have you ever wondered how some people have the time to keep their rides looking new, especially after a muddy ride? Well, here's a little trick we've learned to keep our rides in tip-top shape.
Disclaimer - We are not experts on cleaning, nor are we the experts on chemicals and how they act when used on plastics, metals, fabrics, or any other surface. This is simply a method we've seen work, and how we choose to clean our machines. Always do the proper research before using harsh cleaning agents.
First and foremost, get everything you need. Here's what we have, and it seems to be working:
- Foam Cannon (We chose this one on Amazon)
- 2700 PSI Pressure Washer
- Zep Purple, Industrial Degreaser
- Tide Laundry Detergent
Note: Remove the seats prior to washing.
Step 1: Mix 1 Cup of the Zep + 1 Cup of the Tide into the Foam Cannon, and fill the remainder with water.
Step 2: Connect the Foam Cannon to your pressure washer and begin spraying down the machine. We typically go over the entire machine 2 times, unless it's pretty dirty, then we repeat a 3rd time.
Step 3: Use your pressure washer high-pressure nozzle to clean the foam and remaining dirt away.
Step 4: Wipe down with a dry rag, then let air-dry.
Step 5: Spray the metals and plastics down with Pledge furniture polish, and wipe clean. This will leave you with a nice and shiny machine, and will also help the dirt to fall of easier after the next ride.
If anyone else has any recommendations, please comment below.
UTV GRAB BAG TRAIL RECOMMENDATIONS: first-timers
Now, if you're a regular Moab Mobber, you've probably already developed your own opinions of which trails are your favorite, but here's a bit of feedback from our crew for the new-goers.