In order to do that I have to be able to shield them from the elements, after all, nobody wants to come home from a summer ride where you were out checking trail cams and realize that their toddler looks like a lobster after sitting in the sun for a couple of hours. When the seasons change, I also want to protect my family from snow and sleet and keep them as dry and warm as possible. With that, my wife and I decided that a roof was a must to make the most of our riding time year round so we opted for the RANGER® LOCK & RIDE® PRO FIT POLY SPORT ROOF BY POLARIS®. It’s a quick and easy install, and while you can do it by yourself, an extra set of hands makes it easier. The roof installs into the contours of the cab frame, you simply set the roof on top of the frame and beginning with the front, drop the retaining hooks into the corresponding holes in the frame. From there center retaining hooks will slide right over the center support pole. To then finish the installation, you grab the bottom edge of the roof and pull it backward and down until you hear the retaining hooks click into the corresponding holes on the back of the frame. The roof kit also comes with a seal and hardware to more securely attach the roof, if you don’t anticipate taking it off and on frequently. We leave our roof on year round because of the protection it offers. Here in the Midwest, summers are incredibly hot and 100+ degree weather is the norm, so the roof provides a welcome shield from the sun and it also keeps the interior cooler. The interior of the RANGER is all black and absorbs a lot of heat and after sitting in the sun feels like an oven, with the roof it keeps the temperature inside cooler and also keeps the bench seats much cooler to the touch. The roof also adds the benefit of protection from the elements like rain, snow, hail and anything else mother nature decides to unleash on you when you’re in the great outdoors. Catching hail stones doing 20 or 30 mph trying to get home isn’t ideal and with the addition of the roof you greatly diminish the amount of discomfort you feel. Polaris offers many different roof options in every price point, you just have to decide which one is right for you.
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