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My friend lives 2 miles from the entrance of Pismo Beach, CA and wants me to bring the Cat up to go out in the dunes. I have heard that I should coat EVERYTHING in WD40 or something since the sand is wet with salt water. Other than that and cleaning it very well when I get home anything to know about a situation like that? I know on my quad going to the dunes I got a cover (I forget what it was called) to go over my air filter for the smaller grains of sand. I have not yet looked at my air filter and I am unsure if I need one of those or if there is even one made for the Cat yet. Any advice would help. Thanks in advance.
 

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My friend lives 2 miles from the entrance of Pismo Beach, CA and wants me to bring the Cat up to go out in the dunes. I have heard that I should coat EVERYTHING in WD40 or something since the sand is wet with salt water. Other than that and cleaning it very well when I get home anything to know about a situation like that? I know on my quad going to the dunes I got a cover (I forget what it was called) to go over my air filter for the smaller grains of sand. I have not yet looked at my air filter and I am unsure if I need one of those or if there is even one made for the Cat yet. Any advice would help. Thanks in advance.

If you are really concerned, just go to any boat store & you can get a de- salt solution that is applied with a garden hose to wash it off when you get it home. Other than that, just make sure you wash an rinse very well
 

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Factory is right. We hit the self-spray carwash on Grand/4th on the way out and throw a few quarters at the bikes. Ironically, I'm headed to Pismo (Oceano) tomorrow night. C'mon down!!!!
 

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Factory is right. We hit the self-spray carwash on Grand/4th on the way out and throw a few quarters at the bikes. Ironically, I'm headed to Pismo (Oceano) tomorrow night. C'mon down!!!!
I would but I'm going to Vegas this weekend. My friend is right by the entrance to Oceano.
 

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And how about the sock for the air filter for the sand? Any need for anything there?
Couldn't hurt, but we've really only used those for exposed filters, like filters attached directly to carbs or quads with airbox lids removed so they could breath better.
 

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We are also looking at Pismo. I have never been there but i am told you best have a 4WD truck... I do not. I have a Duramax 2WD towing a 36' Attitude. Do you guys think I am going to have problems??

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Thanks for the help everyone. I found this for getting the salt off.

fvracer a friend of mine went up there in a motorhome that has a chevy van front end towing a trailer with two rhinos. I think you just need to be mindful of where you go.
 

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We are also looking at Pismo. I have never been there but i am told you best have a 4WD truck... I do not. I have a Duramax 2WD towing a 36' Attitude. Do you guys think I am going to have problems??

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Air down all your tires, truck and trailer to about 17 lbs, find the tide chart online and show up at low tide and you should be ok. There are tow services out there that aren't too ridiculous price wise that can escort you to a camp spot. It's a great place for UTV's and a great place to camp right on the beach :cool:
 

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I would air down a little more than that, more like 10- 12 psi on the truck, and and atleast 15 on the trailer if you cant get a spot down close to the water. Once you go up on the hill above the prime spots by the water, the sand get VERY soft. I been stuck out there twice because I didn't air down enough. My truck is a Dodge 2500 turbo diesle 4x4, and my trailer is 1/2 the size of yours. The most likely place you might get stuck is the pathways going up the hill. They get pretty tore up from all the knuckleheads that floorboard it once they get a little tire spin (good entertainment in the evenings). If you have a tow strap...take it with you, you may very well need it. Theres a tow sevice availble, but it aint cheap. With tow strap in hand, it's pretty easy to find someone to pull you out, if you do get stuck.
 
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