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Grit dog

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Posted: 01/21/21 11:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don’t have a TT, but pull an enclosed snomachine trailer overall length about 35’ wherever I need to. Most of the time into a snow storm and then up a forest road.
Either you are comfortable towing it or not.
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DW and I took a trip from Cleveland, Ohio to Glacier in 2017 pulling our 30 ft Passport UltraLite TT with my V6 GMC Canyon followed by a side trip up to Banff and Jasper in Canada. The only bad memories we had of that trip were getting through the traffic nightmare and infinite toll stops around Chicago. Enjoy your trip.


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We stayed at St. Mary KOA easy in and out plenty of room. We came in from Rt. 2 at Browning .
We had a 30 ft trailer ball to bumper at that time .


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ssthrd wrote:

OP. I don't know what your route plan is, but I'm not sure that you can get a 37' TT from St Mary to Lake McDonald. Pretty tight in places.

Logan Pass is spectacular!
I don't know why not, Route 2 is a very good road, seems like everybody uses it, including tractor trailers, I think ssthrd is referring to Going To The Sun Road, you absolutely can NOT do it with your rig, they have length & width restrictions on it, even some duallys are too wide.


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IDman wrote:

That would be too long for CGs in the park. Private RV parks could handle it but I wouldn't want to haul one that long anywhere.
Actually, Apgar has 25 sites that will handle something that long, as long as you get creative with the Truck after unhooking, as long as it fits on the site without sticking into the road.

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I towed our old 07 35ft TT that weighed 9300lbs loaded for a trip with an 02 V-10 Excursion, just a hair under 56ft total length. When the hitch is properly setup you will not have any issues. I ran a Reese Dual Cam WD hitch. You will be too long for Glacier NP, but the private park will it be an issue. WEST glacier KOA is highly recommended and very close to the park.


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11,000 pounds with a half-ton is over the capacity or pushing the envelope hard.


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I believe that ssthrd was referring to the maximum length on Going To The Sun Road. The max length on that road is 21 total length. You can easily take Highway 2 from Browning to West Glacier. It is a fairly easy pull. You cannot tow a trailer on Highway 49 that is a cutoff to avoid going back to Browning due to a maximum vehicle length of 21 feet also.


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We have pulled our 36' trailer to 49states and 4 canadian provinces, including Glacier. There is always somewhere in the west to park. You'll have plenty of truck though you may not fit in some parks. At worst you can get close even if you're not in the park itself.
You wii be amazed when you get there!

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bukhrn wrote:

ssthrd wrote:

OP. I don't know what your route plan is, but I'm not sure that you can get a 37' TT from St Mary to Lake McDonald. Pretty tight in places.

Logan Pass is spectacular!
I think ssthrd is referring to Going To The Sun Road, you absolutely can NOT do it with your rig, they have length & width restrictions on it, even some duallys are too wide.


I am, yes. Thanks for clarifying that for me.

I have to say that I have seen a lot of country over the years, and Logan Pass is one place that I will never forget. It should be on everybody's bucket list.


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