1 Did we have a good Time? Yes, I'm glad I did it, but it will not be an annual event.
2. Could we have made it without additional gas? The 1500, pulling the 500+ lb trailer needed extra gas 3 times. Tim on his Honda 1300 with no extra weight other than him had larger gas tank and better mpg would have had no problem.
A couple of times filling stations were ~ 200 miles apart. Several times there were towns that were big dots on the map with names in large print but with no services. E.g.: Edzo, on the Yellowknife Hiway, is 2 blocks long, dirt street that dead-ends...... and no gas. Not uncommon the further north you get.
Just returned from a trip to Yellowknife NWT. We were on motorcycles pulling a camping trailer Because of distance between gas stations we put four 2+ gallon gas cans on top of the trailer. Didn’t have any problems with customs, but we had to be given special approval by some of the ferry boat Captains.
Also, in the North West Territory radar detectors are illegal. So if you get stopped for speeding or a buffalo hits you that charge will be tacked on.
Additionally, just because a town shows up on a map with bold letters and a big dot doesn't mean that it’s more than 2 blocks long and only a dirt street, and no gas station. Ran into that situation several times.
The road into Yellowknife is not fully paved yet. Last 50 miles is loose gravel, dirt and mud.
2000 Subaru. 1500 GoldWing
2012 Roll A Home, Eagle 1 trailer
GWRRA, Thousand Trails