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Course Outline

  • Drive at moderate speeds, and avoid sudden maneuvers.
  • Allow for the added length and weight of the trailer.
    • Make wider turns at corners and curves.
    • Allow extra time and distance for stopping and for passing other vehicles.
  • On long trips, pull over every hour to check the towing equipment.

Winter Road Conditions

While transporting your snowmobile in the winter, you may encounter a wide range of road conditions, including dry pavement, black ice, hard packed snow, ice, loose snow, slush, and every combination. Even though the roads may be plowed periodically, road conditions may still be very difficult. Most unpaved roads at higher elevations are single-lane with turnouts and a two-inch cushion of snow/ice on the roadway to protect the gravel surface.

  • Use an appropriate towing vehicle. High-clearance vehicles with four-wheel drive and good mud/snow tires are best. Other vehicles—especially RVs—may find the going very difficult at times.
  • Be especially careful going downhill when there is packed snow and ice. Towing a trailer makes this even more difficult.
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