No diesel in the new rig. But an extra 35 gallons of premium would be nice to have.If you are running a diesel you can fill it with red dyed offroad and run that up in Canada. They have red diesel up there anyway.
You could save a few bucks more that way also.
Either way a slip tank full of fuel will almost pay for itself on a trip like this.
Absolutely!! There will be a full review of this trip and lots of pictures once I get back. This is a bucket list trip for me and we are planning to hit Grizzly lodge for a few days and then REVY for 3 also to get a chance to see some of the area for planning our next trip up there as I know will want to go back!I have snowmobiled in Ontario and Quebec. But never where you are going. I want to go in March so I hope you can let me know how you liked it and any info you can pass on.
My cabin is just south of Lake of the Woods area, I actually live about 5 hours south of that on the north side of the Twin Cities. I cross the border a few times each year but never with any toys, just a truck is all. Plus when I cross usually someone I'm with knows the border guards it always seems so it's always a pretty simple crossing.If you live on Lake of the Woods you know everything I mentioned. I just wanted to pass info on for others.
Just north of Scotch Creek, BC. https://grizzlylodge.caGrizzly Lodge? Where is that?
I'm pretty sure most of this holds true still today. I know the DUI thing still does and the only answer the questions with simple answers thing for sure still does. I also know that your buddy better not have a handgun in the center console of his truck.......:face-icon-small-conThings I know about riding in Canada from ten years ago, so my info maybe outdated.
Don't go with anyone who has had a DUI unless they made the prior arrangements.
Sleds have to have proof of insurance.
Sleds have to be registered and numbers displayed.
Alcohol not allowed on queens land.*
Make sure no one has any paper work or identification etc. that is expired.
No pepper spray.
When crossing never volunteer information. Only answer questions. Make sure everyone is on the same page. One time I was asked if we had extra gas and I said no. Then my buddy in the back said yes I have a two gallon can on my sled. So the guard said park over there and come in the building. So they did a back ground check on all of us and went thru the sleds and truck trailer, etc. We left about an hour and a half after that.
Use your credit card for everything. That way the exchange rate is done automatically.
*We did violate this rule more than once.:face-icon-small-dis
I will have all of this as I track all the miles and fuel costs anyway as I like to see how the truck and trailer are running and if any changes I make help or hurt MPG. I plan to put up a thread in this section for the trip with pictures along the way and I'll post the final numbers in there. As far as total cost I can also give a break down on that once we get back.It would also be nice to know how many miles, time and cost, etc it took to make the trip. And where and where not on motels, restaurants, towns etc.
Man, thanks for the info, you did an excellent job. I have been to BC twice but that was in the summer, which at the time seemed like winter. Personally i would drive as much as I can in the states, preferably on the interstate. I am looking at March, but who knows. But I will PM you to pick your brain.:face-icon-small-conI'm from St. Cloud Mn. I have been to revy 6 times. Most recently in 2010. Plan on making a trip out there again in March. We have gone several routes. Straight north to Winnipeg and take continental 1 across to revy. Then 1 was pretty rough. They don't have trailer restrictions up there so the grooves in the road get pretty deep and fuel cost are more. Because of fuel costs and speed limits as well as road conditions we prefer to heading west to great falls and taking hwy 15 north into bc. We run diesel and have always brought 5 gallons extra with along with all tools to quickly change tires and fix bearings. Last trip we brought 150 gallons of aviation/race fuel along without an issue. Make sure you have all paper work with for yourself and all your rigs/sleds. I always felt safer traveling that far with 2 rigs having constant radio communication. Have made it in 24 hrs and has taken 34. Consider staying at a place that has secure parking lots. Via video surveillance or better yet a gated locked parking lot. Unfortunately theft if pretty common. Always wanted to stay at the grizzly but haven't. Stayed at peaks lodge and glacier house. Both are ride in ride out with dining and fuel on site. If you stay in town and trailer up I would suggest the hillcrest or days inn. Sledders friendly and good food. Locals for the most part are awesome. We met many over the years that I am still in contact with. You may be lucky enough to meet some that will be a tour guide for you. Although with the ski resort coming to town the area is certainly more eclectic than it used to be making locals a bit more jaded. Do your research and choose the place that best suits your needs and u can't go wrong. I have rode a lot of places in the continental us and nothing compares to the riding in revy. Absolutely breathtaking. Something for everyone and the riding area is enormous. If you want to pick my brain more feel free to pm me and we can get in touch.
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So you found Portal faster eh. That's the way I went last year. I was considering staying in the states longer this year, but 3 hours is 3 hours.We had a group of nine last year go to Revy for a full week and had a great time. We took 94 to Great Falls, 15 up to Calgary, the trans Canadian 1 to Revy, 28 hours. Coming back we took hwy 1 and crossed at Portal back home to Wisconsin 25 hours, for what it's worth. Stayed at the glacier house (very nice) and yes, you could ride from the lodge. Had a guide show us around the second day and then later on in the week, a couple local guys toured us around for one day at boulder, one day at turtle and then we went west over by sicomus, up some goat path, but in the end, turned out to be a great honey hole. Would for sure, like to get back there in the future:face-icon-small-hap