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Old 10-16-2009, 03:17 PM   #1
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Basecamp in Snow

Have any of you towed your Basecamp in the snow? How is it?
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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My Basecamp was delivered in February to Telegraph Creek, which is about as crappy a road as you can imagine (20% grades) and it towed great. My buddy didn't even have a brake controller. I've added a controller to my 06 Tacoma, and it tows fine. The Basecamp tires are nothing to be proud of as far as winter traction (or on gravel either), but as long as you manage the momentum on slippery roads it is no big deal.

I wouldn't recommend any long trips on snow/ice with a light vehicle and trailer... it's just too nerve wracking. But, if you have time to take it easy it is fine...
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:13 AM   #3
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Not sure what you all use on towing a Basecamp, but from experience with popups (both light and heavy) if you have sway control...disconnect it on snowy and icy roads, you may need to adjust the brake controller to lead more, but brake less aggressively. As a general rule I WON'T tow on icy or snowy roads. I have faith in my abilities, it is everyone else that I am unsure of.

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Old 12-05-2009, 12:26 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info - we've decided to wait until the warm weather comes.

Friday - I live in Bella Bella and do a lot of boating on the north/central coast. I hear a jet boat trip from telegraph creek is unbelievable. You may see us in your neck of the woods someday.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:47 AM   #5
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I've been up as far as the Stikine Canyon, and it is incredible. Downstream is also a nice trip to Wrangell. Upstream from Glenora the navigation gets a bit trickier, and upstream of Telegraph is for experienced big water operators. Very beautiful country here...
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