Winter. This is the time of year when many riders either park their Side by Side, or bundle up and brave the cold. But when one does venture out into the cold for chores or leisurely cruises, they're typically using one, if not many, aftermarket Polaris RS1 accessories. And one such in-cab accessory that makes the inside of the RS1 as pleasant as standing in front of a fireplace is a heater. But not all RS1 heating devices are the same. Some riders prefer electric coats and / heated seats. If you have a full cab enclosure, this may be enough to keep you warm and toasty in the dead of winter. And if you pull the cover off behind the seat, the belt exhaust air blows across the header and into the cab -- factory heat, VW bug style. This, however, won't work if you. have your engine enclosed, which most multi-season riders have due to overheating in the summer.
Riders looking for some extreme heat in the Polaris RS1 may want to look into UTV heaters. Some are portable, while others can be permanently wired and mounted inside the RS1. Not all heaters, though, will work in the RS1. You'll frequently see Polaris RZRs with a heater under the hood. You might even see some with events and controls on the dash. Without the room under the hood, such setups are unlikely to fit in the RS1, which is why we suggest using RS1-specific heaters if you want to install a heating unit in your one-seater RZR. Some riders out there might try to convince you to tap into the coolant hoses under the floor and install a heater core or install a fan on the hatch behind the seat to drawn the hot air from the engine bay, But we'd highly suggest talking to aPolaris dealership before rigging up something that could potentially damage your machine. Tapping into the coolant hoses can make the engine overheat due to the small system, as the stock water pump is not made to handle an additional load. The RS1 also has a high running temperature, so messing around with it can make your engine have a fatal overheat pretty fast. We would suggest putting rain x both on the outside and inside of the cabin and applying it weekly. You could also install a 12v heater/fan on the front window. Even something like a small 12v computer fan can make a hell of difference. At the end of the day, though, if you can't decide how you'll heat your Polaris RS1, give us a call or send over an email, we're more than happy to guide you through all your RS1 heating questions!