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  1. Default San Francisco to Little Big Horn and then to Vancouver, BC

    We are planning a trip in early October 2014 from Vancouver, BC to San Francisco to Little Big Horn, Montana and back to Vancouver, BC. My question is will we encounter much snow in the passes between these points. We are trying to decide whether we take our truck only or our tent trailer as well. Cost-wise taking the tent trailer would be great but we don't want to have issues with snow. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    May 2011
    Southern California


    Welcome to RTA!

    Gosh, it's really tough to predict snow or cold, 3-1/2 to 4 months in advance. Even the weather forecasters and predictors miss a lot. The only thing you can do is to look at chamber of commerce listings for the various places you will visit, and see what the normal and extreme temperatures and weather patterns have been in the past Octobers. If you decide to take your tent trailer, make sure that you have a good electric heater with you and some warm blankets. Or, decide in advance that if the weather turns XXXX, you'll pull into a motel that night. That was always our rule of thumb if we were in a cold place in the tent trailer. Snow's weight can cause problems for the canvas and the poles/rods of your tent trailer, and wind can be downright scary. (Ask me about the windstorm in the tent trailer where I felt we were going to fly like a hot air balloon!)


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