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  1. FYI. https://abitibicanyon.com/extreme-tours-moosonee
  2. I would like to see the cost of fuel they pay. I suspect it could be lower than what we all think. I think they would be shut down if they were not making money. In fact they keep growing and investing in the place (new tank, tours, renos, places to stay, etc.). I don’t complain about the cost; it is what it is and I am happy to support them when I do. Anyway, I am thankful the guys are there and open and part of keeping this trail what it is. With that said this post on FB right here basically sums the operation up.
  3. Congratulations on the new sled! Tell me more about this Ontario riders forum? Is it new?
  4. I spoke to the gentleman doing the Hearst tours and his name is Dany G. Seemed like a top notch guy based on the call. The route is Hearst to Tozers camp (Onakawana) or right to Moosonee via the rivers (too long of names to spell out). But to be clear this is river running so limited playing around in the powder from what I understand. The trips can be customized some too I guess. Anyway, that is the route up, the route back is via the Moose and Abitibi rivers and the Abitbi power line down through Fraserdale and to Smooth Rock Falls (then you can proceed wherever you’d like from there via the trail system). This route back would be basically the same as the Moosonee trip from Cochrane. Some river running, some trails from Cochrane to base camp at the Abitibi dam, and some hydro lines which seem to allow for some more playing around in the powder. anyway, that’s my take, hope it helps some decide on the trip.
  5. Good to see other options. The prices for the tour from cochrane with extreme tours (abitibi base camp) keeps going up.
  6. Does it have a steel frame or aluminum? For reference I just sold a 2015 14’ all aluminum trailer made by legend (top of the line DVN model including 6’6” height) for $8200.
  7. Even better I find than fixed mirrors is the hand/glove mirror. Offers better field of view, and is much cheaper, but requires you to take your hand off the bars. Just wanted to note it as an option but am sure you guys are familiar with it.
  8. What happened to go performance? They closed down per above. I bought a used sled there a while back and he seemed like a decent guy.
  9. Bluewater is great to deal with as I posted in another thread. Also I would go with the legend cargo style trailer better quality but it is more money. Cargo trailers are easier to load and more flexibility. I have a 7 by 17 legend DVN tandem and works great. I would go two feet longer to not have to back in the second sled if I was ordering again. Everyone that I know with a front door says they never use it and would likely not get it again. tandem axel also tows wayyyyy better not only for the reassurance as mentioned above. Less bounce and sway and tongue weight depending on your set up. Just a better balanced trailer. Not to mention the better weight capacity of the tandem. Assuming you have a 3500 lb single axel you only have 2250 lb towing capacity per the specs posted. So two sleds full with oil, fuel etc. Then add your gear and jerry cans and what not and you can be getting close to capacity. my thoughts anyway.
  10. Yeah just booked rooms on way up 2 hrs ago as we changed plans last minute. If I spoke French maybe we could have figure out how the trails were in QC but couldn’t figure it out. Next time. So we booked cochrane westward today. Back to the rooms; we got in tonight at the westway (was fully booked yesterday when I checked so someone must have cancelled). Then got in Hearst Super 8 and kap Super 8 other nights no problem. if you can’t get in cochrane try the moose in smooth rock. Or even the train station hotel in cochrane usually has stuff. Or floods landing just outside of cochrane. good luck!
  11. Heading to cochrane now instead of QC. Nice to see the snow reports. Thanks and keep them coming. Hope to see some of you on the trail.
  12. Bluewater is hands down 100 times better than action. Heck I usually drive 100 kms each way to Bluewater before buying from the local legend dealer. hear of numerous action trailer issues - going to pick up a trailer that you wait 6 weeks for and it not being ready (pdi). bluewater after sales support is top notch - ordered many parts that they mail out and have always had great service. haven’t yet been to the huge new bluewater yard though.
  13. willb

    Val D'or

    Yeah I suspected there was some kind of province wide change on the grooming being not updated. It seems the clubs are still updating grooming online though: https://m.facebook.com/adminclubMalartic/ but need to read and understand French...
  14. Here is the winter road. https://www.moosecree.com/wetumroad/ Never been on it though.
  15. Which hotel told you this? We booked didn’t and hear any mention of it but makes sense to me. We are not in a red zone at this point anyway but just trying to be aware of any and all possible situations.
  16. Not only are they great people (their kids help out too), but the cabins are great, they have gas right there, a general store with a LCBO on site, and the meal plan is top notch especially the dinners. And there is a lake view.
  17. I must have missed something? When I ordered mine there was a choice to buy without insurance - it took a it longer to arrive in the mail. But it did and I just paid less (minus the admin fee) at the time of purchase. No rebate. Am I missing my rebate?
  18. Ox - Curious what’s that rod mechanism on the side of the cat stuck? Some sort of Jack?
  19. I agree items like this often take time. I believe I saw that OPG posted on the base camp Facebook page under the comments For that post saying the delay is due to OFSC. I can’t seem to find it now as I don’t have facebook... but interesting comment none the less.
  20. willb

    itg ?

    I assume you have the new 2019-20 version from the App Store? I would think so if you are seeing some trails limited in the app?
  21. The ski doo ones are 79.99$ cad with free shipping online right now and a dealer near me even had them on sale last week. https://www.ski-doo.com/ca/shop/Accessories/handguards_handlebars_accessories/muffs_pads/handlebar-muffs-fits-with-all-handguards-2015-and-up.html i have ran then for a few seasons now and really like them. No Interference issues of any sort - however I turn my kill switch button down and out of the way like the mountain guys haha
  22. Stupid question: so I have to download the new version and pay for it right for the 2019-20 season? The old version 2018-19 season still opens up and seems to update as well so you’d think there would be a message saying the old one doesn’t work anymore? Or maybe I misunderstood?
  23. I agree with the above comments. If I recall when we stayed there (~2 years ago) in the winter it was 60$/ night so pretty cheap split between 4 people. But as mentioned the washroom And shower was in the main building And only open when the restaurant was. Also was kind of awkward walking through the restaurant to shower. but for the price can’t really beat it. And we needed it last minute. I would stay there again if needed.
  24. I went last year to New Brunswick. Looking at going this year. Don’t know the hotels yet and sometimes you don’t know until you get there or at least closer to the time. But will be the larger ones (likely hotel universal in RDL, etc.) as there will be ~100 doing the ride. If I find out more I can post it.
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