Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Wisconsin
Liked: 19 times
I've finally taken delivery of my Pioneer 1000, and I've learned a few things already.
1. The fabric doors are fine, but there is a label that says they should be removed for towing. That's a pain, and I'll try to make
a work around solution.
2. The Pioneer 1000 doesn't fit in a 7' wide enclosed trailer even by ordering a custom road-side door (tried many different makes). I ended up with an aluminum, 7' X 12', open trailer with an hydraulic assist and a 2' gravel guard. This is a snap to load/unload, no ramps, and it is a better weight for my mid sized SUV to pull. They even suggested mud flaps on my vehicle - ugg.
It is a very peppy machine, and it handles well. I don't have much time at all running it yet. It does have a few complications that require familiarity with the owner's manual for sure. For example the seat belt much be fastened or it bucks like a wild horse with a hot poker up it's butt. The transmission warrants some reading of the manual too.
I've been reading the other posts with interest. What is a battery isolator, and what does one cost? I see the place they have provided for a second battery. My Warn 4,000 lb. winch is a Honda installed winch (I actually got them down a little on the price, but I'm sure they did alright even with the discount). The winch will not be used much I hope - just rescue. The fans at the base of the seat seems like a great idea if it can be done such that it doesn't look cobbled together. I will address the heat issue after I've had a little experience with the cab temps, and I sure appreciate all the comments and ideas.
I purchased a hard top, glass windscreen, hard rear cab, and the fabric doors. It is a big machine for sure, but I think it will be a joy on the trails. The paddle shift operates very easily, and I think it may add to the pleasure and functionality of the ride. You can even downshift when the trans is in automatic mode and the UTV is moving. Nice if you're coming to a steep hill.
BTW, the manual says that the cigarette lighter is not to be used as a plug for any type of heater
I'll post more after I've had the opportunity to run it through its paces. Meanwhile I'll continue to plow my Wisconsin snow with my 1996 Honda Foreman 400. LOL