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What is everyone using to protect the windshield on their 2015 Polaris ranger 900? These new windshields are very pricy and I for one would not like to have to replace it due to neglect while towing on a flat bed trailer.

Thanks Commander Jones for suggesting a thin sheet of plastic or something similar.

Would the windshield cover that is used by RV tower work?
 

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Not the best solution, but I quickly detach, put in the vehicle while towing it for the reason you mentioned, too pricey to damage.
 

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I've seen RV'ers using windshield covers for the vehicle they're towing. It appears to be just a sheet of vinyl with some thin padding sewn to the back side.
 

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Are you looking for something to protect it from scratches, chips, etc or getting blown out?

I am always concerned about towing it down the interstate at 80/85 mph & the clips breaking.
 

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Mr. Lenon (Gary, original owner of PRC) had a very nice vinyl cover with soft backing that covered the full windshield, made for his Ranger, complete with PRC Logo.
I have looked, but can not find the post.
 

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Backing the 900 (or any model with the new lock and ride windshields) on the trailer without doors risks having them blow out. I tried mine backward and on a short 20 mile trip, it started to detach from the two front studs. The lock and ride handles prevented a total blowout and windshield loss in transit, but there's no guarantee they would have on a longer trip.

Earlier models with windshields more securely fastened with clamps surrounding the round roll bars would have been less likely to be blown off the frame in transit backward.
 

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That is what I'm talking about. Good design although just a little price, but a whole lot cheaper than a new windshield. I will talk to my local Upholstery shop, they owe me anyway. Maybe they will make one for me at a good cost?

Thanks for responses.
 

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I have the Polaris tip out glass on my unit, when I trailer mine I back it on. If some debris/rocks cracks the back glass it does not hurt as much as it would with the front. But this will definitely decrease the gas milage of the tow vehicle.
In towing mine I have not had a problem at all, to this point. But I know eventually something will happen. But I do take some precautions.
I back it on the trailer, and make sure the window is latched, I put a ratchet strap from the rear section of the rollcage and around the tip out handle, at a downward angle. I just tighten it enough to keep the pressure off the latching post.
 
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