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Stone Stomper in the muck, Stewart-Cassiar Hwy, British Columbia


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I have been trying to get pics from my wife's DSLR camera since September, when we returned form our four weeks in Canada,, She finally got me some. Here is the south end of the Cassiar, the truck and trailer look reasonably clean. There had been no rain yet, just lots of wildfire smoke and ashes. The price is per liter, that is US$4.40 per gallon, about average for the trip, we did see it as high as CAD$1.93 (US$5.86)

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First gas stop, this is typical along here, the single gas island is pay inside first, so everybody is jockeying around the waiting cars, and a single big rig really gets in the way.

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About a third of the way up, near the Stewart turnoff, we hit 25 miles of road construction, in the rain. The truck is actually a little cleaner here, there was about five miles of pavement before this gas stop, so some washed off. Notice how clean the back window and hatch are! Most of the chaos (gravel and water spray) is channeled under the fabric.

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The trailer did not fare so well. No chips, just spray::

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Then there was 50 km of freshly chip sealed pavement, posted 50 kph; although we only encountered a handful of cars, they were doing 90. Rain and no striping. Yikes..... The southern third is nice fresh asphalt, well striped for the tourists. The  northern third is mostly unstriped chip sealed pavement. Here is the north end of the highway, in Yukon Territory, 540 miles from the start, after two days of steady light rain the mud is mostly gone, what is left is oily sludge from the chip sealing.

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This is in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory at the RV park:

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Another week of steady rain eventually removed most of that gunk. A car wash would have been pointless. I will eventually do a trip report, later in the fall or winter, it will be quite long.

John Davies

Spokane WA

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"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel.

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Welcome to the Forum.

That is a 100% custom mount, very similar to the factory bike rack, but it is bolted down hard, not easily removable. The cross beam is a little smaller too, 2”x4” rather than Oliver’s 2”x7 beam. It would not be too hard to mount the factory cargo tray to the factory bike rack, but it would be really expensive compared to fabricating one. My tray is the early style one, from 2017, it has the same dimensions as the current one but is built differently. The spare tire cover has to be eliminated and the license plate relocated in my case, since you could not remove the wheel otherwise. The factory bike rack would normally be unloaded, disconnected and removed for that.

https://olivertraveltrailers.com/forums/topic/3263-how-to-move-the-factory-cargo-tray-to-a-rear-rack/

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel.

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