What to Look Out for When Buying Polaris Ranger XD Fuel Packs and Mounts?
Type and Size of Fuel Packs
Considering the variety, from saddlebags, and bed fuel cans to jerry fuel cans, each comes with its specific capacities and mounting locations, and it’s up to you to understand what will compliment your Polaris Ranger XD setup the best. Depending on your adventure's length and nature, choose a pack that suits your fuel needs and fits well within your available Ranger XD storage space, keeping the vehicle's balance and your convenience in mind. If you want to prioritize capacity, go for multi-gallon cans and containers. If you want to prioritize accessibility, go with saddlebags and pouches.
Build Materials and Durability
We can all agree that both fuel and water are essential liquids, especially if you are from any source of fuel and water. This means that you need to make sure your fuel and water containers are of the highest possible quality! Opt for Polaris Ranger XD packs made from high-quality plastics, metals, or heavy-duty fabrics to resist wear and tear, ensuring longevity and reliability during off-road excursions. Do not forget about all of the clamps, mounts, caps, and straps that work in conjunction with these as all of these need to be able to do the job for you to enjoy your Ranger XD 1500 to the fullest.
Mounting Options and Ease of Access
As mentioned previously, the selection of the right Polaris Ranger XD fuel mount is as important as the fuel pack itself. Standard fuel mounts, lock and ride fuel mounts, and under-seat fuel mounts each have their advantages depending on your existing setup and what your future goals are. Evaluate where you prefer your fuel storage - whether it’s behind the cab, underneath the vehicle, or under the seat, and choose mounts that offer easy attachment, detachment, and accessibility.
Safety and Legal Compliance
Understanding and complying with local regulations regarding external fuel storage is imperative as not doing so could get you and your Ranger XD 1500 in trouble. Select fuel mounts that are specifically designed for the Polaris Ranger XD, and always ensure that they are free from leaks or damages before use. Store fuel packs away from heat sources or open flames and never overfill them to avoid leakage.
When in the market for Polaris Ranger XD fuel packs and mounts, be sure to look out for features like lock and ride systems for convenience, and consider the capacity, usually up to 5 gallons, for such mounts. Mechanisms that prevet overfilling, spillage, and are impact-resistant are also a bonus, especially if you are treading very far from civilization with your Ranger XD 1500.