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I'm from southeast Michigan and have gone to Silver Lake Sand Dunes the last few years. I usually rode quads there. This will be my first year with a side x side. It's a beautiful and fun place to rise. There is no dune like it in the Midwest. The next closest dune any better would probably be Little Sahara in Oklahoma. Go to www.thinkdunes.com for more info. Also go to the DNR website and review the rules and requirements of Silver Lake Sand Dunes. I don't think you can sleep at the dunes. There are many camp grounds as well as motels very close by.
 

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Good to know about Silver Hills. I stayed at Silver Lake Resort & Campground and had a great time. Clean bathrooms. I also have stayed at Sierra Sands Family Lodge. Clean Roons as well. Had a good experience there. You have to mount a flag on the front of your vehicle and have a ORV sticker. The top of the flag must be 10 feet minimum to the ground when mounted to the vehicle. There is a atv shop right next door to the sand dunes where you can purchase flags and mounts. The mounts are just steel strip with a clamp and a hole to mount flag. Nothing special that you couldn't make yourself.
 

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Been going there for 16 years now. Used to ride quads. Then a rzr4. Now I pick up my Maverick Max tomorrow. Then headed over on the 25th
Shoot. It would have been cool to see a forum member ride a Max. I am going to be there on July 22-23 and possibly part of the day on the 24th. Not sure though.
 

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No problem at all. There is a huge parking lot. You park your truck and trailer there. You can ride back to the parking lot and switch toys. You do all this without leaving the park.
 

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Each of those toys you bring in the park must have a ORV sticker, park pass and a 10 foot flag.
 

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I should say you could switch flags too if you want. They don't check flags at entrance of park only orv sticker and park pass. They check flag height just before you enter sand dune area.
 

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This is true. That's why I just bought my flags from the atv shop which is right next door to the dunes. In fact, there are at least 4 stores i know of in that area that sell the flags. I would just buy it there. Shipping a 10 ft flag will not be cheap.
 

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Well there is a cross bar on the bumper to use a universal mount. A flat metal plate with a u bolt to fit the 1 1/2 inch bar and drill a 1/2 inch hole and thats It. That's what the shop next door sells. You will also want to get the foam pole protector that covers part of the flag pole so you don't damage your grille or hood. The shop sells them too.
 

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I guess I am just anal with my toys. If you put one of those universal bars with the U-clamp it will for sure crush the bar down in turn making it look like shit. And I dont think the clamps they carry will fit around that bar anyway. The one that I bought from there for my truck, which is also designed to clamp to an ATV grab bar will only fit around a ~1" pipe. The cross bar on the front bumper is much bigger then that
You don't have to go ape shit on the torque to get a good clamp force on a 1 1/2 bar. I used those type of clamps on my quads and my truck with hand tools with no issues. You can also wrap insulated tape around the bar to reduce any marks which you will get on that black powdercoat if you are very anal about scratches. I did wrap tape around my bar. The clamps they have may not fit which is why I mentioned the bar is 1 1/2 inches but UTVs are becoming more common at the dunes these days. So you can make one yourself, call the shops up a head of time to see if they have such a clamp or UTV Inc. has a nice flag mount for the bumper if you are willing to spend $45.
 
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