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UTV-Anyone own Recoil IS or Prowler EV?
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Contributors to this thread:
Quinn @work 30-Jun-18
drycreek 30-Jun-18
Quinn @work 30-Jun-18
drycreek 01-Jul-18
Quinn @work 01-Jul-18
bentshaft 01-Jul-18
olebuck 02-Jul-18
eBike John 05-Jul-18
Quinn @work 27-Jul-18
drycreek 27-Jul-18
From: Quinn @work
30-Jun-18
Looking for a Electric UTV. Anyone own a Recoil IS or Prowler EV, electric UTV that could share their experience with reliability and performance?

Not looking to start a debate of Electric vs Gas, Polaris EV vs Honda, etc. Just looking for feedback from someone who owns one of these UTV's.

Thanks in advance for your help.

From: drycreek
30-Jun-18
I'm no help, but I'm interested in the answers. I currently own an older Bad Boy Buggy, and while it's pretty reliable, the brakes are only fair and it takes a half acre to turn it around. I also have an EZ Go Beast, which is a good buggy, but I'd like to upgrade the BB Buggy to something better. Something that has a 10/15 mile range before recharging and is easier to steer.

From: Quinn @work
30-Jun-18
The Recoil is supposed to have a 100 mile range per the manufacturer but the dealer said a more realistic and personally tested number was 60 miles. I drove it and was happy with how it performed. The IS with independent suspension rode really well.

I know the older BB's had a lot of electrical issues so just wanted to see if anyone had any experience with the new improved "Textron" one.

From: drycreek
01-Jul-18
I looked at the Prowler on the web, looks pretty good but I don't much care for the golf cart-like load platform. I'd much rather have a box bed that tilts. I haven't looked at the Ambush, but I'm thinking it's gas/electric ?

From: Quinn @work
01-Jul-18
The ambush is gas/electric but they aren’t making them anymore,

From: bentshaft
01-Jul-18
My friend has the Hunt Ve and like the bad boy, it has the turn radius of a large box truck. And because of the 4WD unit in the front, not much ground clearence. I have another friend who has a lifted golf cart that has better ground clearence and turn radius. Both ride rough.

From: olebuck
02-Jul-18
i have a 2010 Polaris Ranger EV. i purchased it used in 2014 - i Paid $6,400.00 for it. it had 3 month old batteries when i purchased.

it has been great. i still have the batteries from when i purchased and i still get good range 15 - 18 miles in the woods. It's really quite, very capable off road, we mostly get mud not real Hilly. the ride is absolutely great with the independent suspension. the turning radius is much better than anything else i have owned.

during turkey season i will drive within 100 yds of roosting gobblers and they never know it.

i really like it during early bow season - when its in the 90's and i can drive with in close distance of my stands - really saves on Sweat, scent, and time.

i have owned suped up golf carts, a bad boy buggy, a beast golf cart, and the Polaris Ranger is by far my favorite.

From: eBike John
05-Jul-18

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HI Quinn, Is this what you're looking for? I'm a Quietkat dealer and I offer 10% to all members of Bowsite. Let me know if this interests you at all. for the Prowler or anything else for that matter, by entering the word BOWSITE in the discount code you get the 10% discount. hope this helps John

From: Quinn @work
27-Jul-18
Ended up buying a new 2017 Recoil IS. Haven't had a chance to take it much out of the neighborhood but so far so good. Have about 20 miles on it and still have 3/4 battery charge. Will post again once I've had a chance in a few weeks to put a lot of mountain miles on it.

From: drycreek
27-Jul-18
Best of luck with it Quinn and let us know how it performs.

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