Went to a specialty tire place in my town. I live on a large lake so many people bring boat and snowmobile trailers there for this service. One of the tires/rims was so far out of wack I had to replace it. I believe the center spindle or lug nut holes were out of whack. The other tire, no weight was added to it, I believe they just deflate it and move the tire around on the rim to get the best balance possible. I would have never known any of this had I not taken the tires to him.
Look at the Gerbing line of 12 volt heated clothing. You can buy pants, vest or jacket and gloves and will work off one plug. I do recommend getting the dual controller to adjust heat setting for her comfort.
I also would highly recommend "Bonvoyage Snow Adventures". Having gone with Gary on a number of trips including a few around the Gaspe, it is money well spent and would cost you the same or more if you did it on your own.
If you can get a few of your riding friends together, (I believe 5 minimum) you could do a custom saddlebag Gaspe trip with Gary. He really knows the in and outs of Quebec snowmobiling and is very in tune with the Quebec snowmobiling infrastructure. He is also a great guy and has become a good friend over the years!
I wouldn't waste time with anything that runs on battery as the battery just will not last long or supply the necessary heat for any duration.
I currently use a pair of Gerbing T5 hybrid 12 volt gloves but have them hooked directly to the battery through a controller mounted on my dash. It's the only way to go to keep your hands warm all day and night if necessary!! I have tried these gloves with the battery option but they just didn't last long enough, 3 hours at most and the heat wasn't nearly as warm as direct connect.
I can't say enough good about how warm these gloves keep my hands and they are very well made! I do use Coldguards also which help immensely to keep the wind off my hands. Last year at 27 below zero I was able to ride comfortably with my handlebar and thumb warmer on their lowest setting and my gloves on a low to medium setting. I have never had to run my gloves on the high setting except for initial warmup. Three years and the same pair is still going strong!!
When dealing in decibel rating comparisons, a non-exact rule-of-thumb is that for every 10 dB increase is a doubling of perceived loudness. So some might say and think their can is only a couple decibels higher than stock exhaust but in reality what that really means is their can is 25% + or - louder than stock and that is a huge difference!!
Whenever I go on my week long saddlebag trips to Quebec, I am always nervous about leaving my truck and trailer parked at a hotel for the week. Besides selecting a Hotel with security measures already in place, these are the precautions I take and so far so good for 10 years now...
I use 6 Tri-Max wheel chock locks, two on trailer four on truck.
Three puck style locks for trailer ramp door and side door.
I take trailer coupler off truck hitch and install a trailer coupler lock on trailer and then install a ball lock on ball. I lower my trailer and slide under truck then tighten each safety chain as tight as possible and place a lock on both chains so there is no easy driving away! I also use a draw hitch lock.
I have wheel lock lug nuts installed on all tires on both truck and trailer.
For the hell of it and because I have it and use it for something else, I use a Kryptonite New York "Fahgettaboudit" lock between truck and trailer.
In my truck, I use a "club" lock on the steering wheel and also a brake pedal lock which is probably my favorite lock of all! Truck also has factory security system.
I completely cover my VIN #.
I have four cheap siren type alarms that get installed on ramp and side door of trailer as well as two on pickup tail gate. If doors are open siren goes off.
I utilize Onstars GPS monitoring which notifies me if truck is moved and can be tracked if stolen.
It takes me about 30 minutes to install all of these but I am hoping by using all the above, the scumbag thief will take one look at my truck and trailer and say *&%@ it and move on to something easier!! If not, I know I have done everything I can and my insurance will have to take over!
Like I said so far so good in many trips to Quebec!