• I've received emails and PM's asking me about "Group Buys" and promotions.

    A Group Buy here on SnoWestOnline.com would be a situation where a normal member (non vendor or mfg) personally collects orders from other members. That member then uses those orders to negotiate a better price with the Vendor/Mfg for HIS/HER "Group" of buyers.

    Here is an example of a viable "Group Buy"


    A promotion that has the words "Group Buy" in the title is still a promotion, and from the rules that were handed down to me by Harris Publications is that non-advertisers cannot run promotions or open sales programs on the forums outside of the swapmeet.

    If a members wants to become a group buy manager, maintain a thread and collect the funds and negotiate a group buy... as a member, you are welcome to do that as long as you are not attached to the business of the vendor or Mfg.

    If you are a vendor/MFG and you want to offer an EXCLUSIVE "SnoWestOnline ONLY" promotion that is exclusive to snowest readers, please contact me and you'll be able to put it up in the Polaris forums.

    Also, before any vendors/mfgs get all "riled up" over this know that the moderators are strictly volunteers and do not receive a dime from any advertising $$ spent on this site.

    As ALWAYS, since DAY ONE of me becoming a moderator, I have pioneered, supported and encouraged vendors and mfgs in getting the word out to our readers with "New Product Announcements.

    Have a great season.

    From this point on, all vendors/mfg's promoting Pre-Season tiered sales programs, in the Polaris Forums, that are not paid advertisers will be appropriately moved to the swapmeet section of the forums.


which cover to get

Dec 7, 2007
Got my snowcheck the other day and I want to get a cover for it. what do you guys recommend? I get the 15% off of Polaris parts for snowchecking. I tow my sleds on an open deck trailer with a tall salt shield. The dealer recommends the canvas cover, but the ones I've seen, that have been in the elements, tend to rot pretty quick.


Lifetime Membership
Jan 18, 2018
Weiser, ID
I have a poly one. I've had it for 2 years and the person I got it from had it for a year prior. the mesh around the dash/handlebars started to rip, so I pulled the rest of it out. Other than that, it's held up pretty well. No rips or tears other than the mesh. I don't tow an awful lot though. Typically only 200 miles round trip about two or three times a month during the winter.


Well-known member
Lifetime Membership
Nov 28, 2007
I did the 3/4 "premium" cover not sure how it'll hold up. Hope it's better than the last POS full length canvas cover...

Toad face killah

Well-known member
Sep 27, 2010
Lake Almanor, Ca
My wife sled came with a standard cover. I spent extra on my "premium" cover from Polaris to find that it fades much quicker then the standard. like 2-3 times as fast. And I've seen it with buddies as well. I think Polaris' claim that its fade resistant is total BS. I wouldn't waste your money. buy the standard cover. or spend extra and buy snowskinz


Lifetime Membership
Apr 3, 2016
I have the polyester and my buddy has the canvas. Trailered the sleds for 8 hours both ways. His ripped at the A-arm and mine didn’t.

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Pauly pc

New member
Premium Member
Oct 12, 2019
I’ve done the 3/4 premium for two years. But, the cover is only exposed to the out doors while trailering. The cover gets removed and hung up in a heated garage in between outings .


Twin Peaks
Staff member
Lifetime Membership
Premium Member
Dec 19, 2013
Portland, OR
I went threw a premium cover a year for 2 years. I switched to the standard canvas cover. Going on 3 years and it still looks like new.

If you don't know this, go to the hardware store and get some foam pipe wrap. Put it on the edge of the running boards. Your cover will thank you
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