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Old 01-04-2019, 01:21 PM   #1
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Default Type of Scooter and Carrier to tow?

We're planning our next trip in our Era to Alaska this coming spring/summer. We usually pull a 7x12 enclosed trailer with our trike in it behind us however we think it would be better due to the rough condition of the ALCAN hwy to leave the trailer and trike and just get a scooter and put it on a hitch carrier. Any recommendations on type of Scooter, carrier, and on the trip in general is appreciated, thanks.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:14 PM   #2
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I'll be selling my 2015 Yamaha XT250 this spring if that interests you. Located in NY state. Weighs just under 300lbs
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:04 PM   #3
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Most of the Alcan hwy is reasonably ok paved roads where you should have no issues towing your trailer and trike. I would be more concerned about a hitch carrier and a scooter tongue weight bouncing around over the trailer setup.

Keep your trailer setup and lighten the load with a lighter bike if this concerns you or just take your protective gear along and rent a bike when you are there or along the way. The Yamaha xt250 offered above is a good solid bike too. I’d recommend repacking trailer spindles before trip if you haven’t serviced it in a while plus carry a spare tire for both the van and the trailer. Happy travels.
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I'll be selling my 2015 Yamaha XT250 this spring if that interests you. Located in NY state. Weighs just under 300lbs
Thanks however NY is a long ways from here.
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Most of the Alcan hwy is reasonably ok paved roads where you should have no issues towing your trailer and trike. I would be more concerned about a hitch carrier and a scooter tongue weight bouncing around over the trailer setup.

Keep your trailer setup and lighten the load with a lighter bike if this concerns you or just take your protective gear along and rent a bike when you are there or along the way. The Yamaha xt250 offered above is a good solid bike too. Iíd recommend repacking trailer spindles before trip if you havenít serviced it in a while plus carry a spare tire for both the van and the trailer. Happy travels.
Appreciate the info; last time I drove down from Fairbanks, AK was in 1992 and did not think there has been that much improvement of the ALCAN; thanks for the update and your recommendation.
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