We're at the stage where there isn't enough snow for snowmobiling and too much snow for motorcycle trials riding (yes, I mean trials riding).
The elk are shedding their antlers too ...
OK, I just gotta ask.
Trials riding is, usually, a younger person's activity - or at least young at heart. So, who's the rider? You, Steve, or both?
I do know that I'm no longer young enough to ride trials, but, trails are another story. However, DW much prefers pavement, and the pillion on the "wing".
How about something like this? I saw this attached to a 5th wheel the other day
I think this is what you refer to.
When on the page, look at the "Swivelwheel FAQs" on the left - especially the mounting system. I doubt one could make it work on a "B" without considerable modifications to the "B".
We choose to pull an aluminum 6X12 V-nose enclosed trailer. Everything is safe, clean, out of sight, and easy access. But, it does mean we have a trailer with us - that is a "give up".
My impression from what I posted is that it can be a refundable security deposit which seems to imply no charge for transporting through Canada. If so then apparently this would also apply to entry at one port and exit at another Canadian post w/o going to Alaska.
But that is why I'm asking.
I don't know that you can "transport" wine from one Canadian border to another. But, I also don't know that you can't.
But, maybe Sue Thomas knows - she has been very helpful on many other issues.
Transporting alcohol through Canada Does anyone have any experience in this process? We would like to take a some extra bottles of good wine to Alaska.
The short answer, as I understand it, is 1.5L per adult into Canada. More and you pay duty.
Beer and "hard" liquor are different.
It doesn't matter that you're going "to" Alaska, you're going "through" Canada, thus their rules apply for entry into Canada.
From the photos above, the website of the young ladies traveling in the "Knaus" is http://2ontour.net, and their German "rig" can be found at http://www.knaus.de/de/reisemobile/modelluebersicht.html.
Both sites are in German, so you'll need a browser that will translate.
It would appear they are on quite an adventure.
Here's how we do it.
Those to whom we provide our "key" can follow us on the Internet if they so choose.
And, in a worst case scenario, we can summon help anywhere so long as we can see the sky.
We do set up regular "check ins" with a family member when we are in remote areas - just to confirm that we're OK.
Works for us.
"Fan-Tastic Vent recommends using only UltraBreeze Vent Covers for your Fan-Tastic Vent. UltraBreeze Vent Covers allow up to 100% airflow. The use of other vent covers greatly restricts airflow (by up to 75%), causing accumulation of dust and increased sound levels."
How true this is I have no idea.
IMHO the UltraBreeze is the "best" cover above a FF, BUT - there's always a BUT isn't there.
The location of the TV antenna on our '08 PW Lexor does not permit installing an UltraBreeze cover. Instead, we installed an "old style" MaxxAir cover as that's the only one that would fit. A bit "ugly", yes. But, it does work.
The "rest of the story", as Paul Harvey was prone to say, was that we originally replaced the "factory" FF fan with the remote controlled, rain sensing, 14 speed, reversible "upgrade". Wow, what a difference, and very easy to do. However, we found that when it's raining, we often wanted some ventilation, so would want the FF running. But, if the rain sensor was "wet", it would simply close the cover and turn off. Thus, we added another "cover", ugly as it may be. Now, we can have ventilation whenever we want it.
But, with the MaxxAir cover installed, if we run the fan at a higher speed, it does make a lot of noise as there is some restriction to the exhaust airflow. So, it's a trade off. Ventilation anytime we want it, but give up the highest fan speeds. It's a compromise we've come to quite like.
I'd think the first thing to do is to check MOM for front axle GWR, then go weigh your front axle "loaded for the road" - but your chair not on the rear hitch.
That will tell you if you have enough front axle/suspension capacity to carry the chair in the front. Don't forget to add in the weight of the receiver - around 50lbs. I'd think.
Frankly, I'll be surprised if you do have enough capacity.
As to whether it's legal, well 'dem 'Bama deputies are purty nice fellas, so maybe.
Separately, anything in front of the grille/radiator will affect cooling. And, I'd also worry a bit about the headlights and the chair getting VERY dirty when "on the road".
Did your DH have his shotgun in a locking case? Is this required? I have a trigger lock for mine and wonder if this would work in place of a locked case?
It depends on the province, and - sometimes - the RCMP or other person asking you the questions.
That said, while there are "national" rules for entry and transport, each province may add their own little tweeks. I.e., one might expect that the Ontario rules are a bit different (read more strict) than, say, Yukon.
IMHO, here are the general rules.
For Non-Restricted firearms - i.e.,generally, rifles and/or shotguns:
The firearm must be unloaded.
The firearm must be "secure" - locked container, or a trigger lock (or similar) usually. If a trigger lock, vehicle must be locked when unoccupied. Key to either stored separately from container/lock.
The firearm (container) must be out of sight.
The ammunition must be separately stored and secured - import limited to 100 rounds - total, not per firearm if you're bringing in more than one firearm.
The ammunition must be out of sight.
Entry for a formal, scheduled, published shooting competition is different with respect to amount of ammunition you can bring in. For that, 5,000 rounds.
Generally, firearms and ammunition must be stowed such that vehicle passengers can not access firearms or ammunition while vehicle is in motion.
Wilderness (my word) rules usually not quite as strict.
To purchase ammunition in Canada, you must have a PAL license - available to non-citizens, but a bit of a hassle to acquire.
But, if you have a PAL license, the issue of firearms entry, for non-restricted firearms, at the border is moot, as you've already passed muster with the Canadian authorities (RCMP and others).
The PAL license removes the paperwork requirement for entry - you simply present your passport, your PAL license, and other paperwork they may ask for (driver's license, insurance card, vehicle registration, pet rabies certificate, etc). Declare your firearms to the duty officer, and you're on your way. They may want to see them, but, if they do, it doesn't take long. A good plan is to have a list of make, model, s/n of each firearm, and ammunition you're carrying.
HOWEVER, NO MATTER WHICH WAY YOU SEEK TO ENTER - PAPERWORK OR PAL - BE SURE TO HAVE ALL FIREARMS PROPERLY SECURED, STORED, LOCKED, HIDDEN - I.E. MEET ALL THEIR RULES.
Best plan is to call the Chief Firearms Officer for the province where you'll enter Canada and get first hand information on their province's rules. Those folks are very helpful and seem to really want it "done right". Their rules will be no less than the "national" rules, and could be more strict. Do EXACTLY what they ask and you'll be fine. Cut a corner, and you could well have some trouble you don't want.