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well that is good you are familiar with the route, it is amazing county. Ive done the trip in the winter, it is beautiful. No cars but one a two a day in passing, the road is very smooth plated with 10-12" of smooth clear black ice. Take your time and the trip is pleasant. Now the cold brings its own set of issues. I had a generator in the trailer and I would never have both engines shut down at same time. Get generator running before I would shut down truck, get truck running before I would shut down generator. Obviously have truck plugged in off generator or a plug if one is available. I would get to some sort of town or gas station if able before ever shutting down. One night it was -40 all night, i only slept from 2-7am I just left truck running, the risk of a no start outweighed 4-5 gallons that burned to idle. you have to watch out for the frost heavs in winter, they are insane. I broke a trailer axle, combination of slightly overloaded and the frost heaves. Had to unhook and drive 500 miles each way for parts. I had to work on my trailer to include welding in a pullout in -35 degrees, I had a marshmellow work suit made by carhart, invest in one. The second the trailer axle broke it was dark and I couldnt see much. I parked and slept in the road with hazards on, I heard one car go by that night. At first light i made it to a pullout about two miles, the stub axle slide very smooth and the clear ice - good times, great adventures, priceless memories. Do a writeup with pics, I am kinda jealous!
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