Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bartlesville, Oklahoma
My 2012 has NAV which for my use, is really pretty good. I did mount a Nuvi Garmin recently and they work fine. A little Baggie will cover it nicely if it's raining.
I have no need for CB. Don't like riding in groups at all. If you happen to do a lot of that, it may be nice. I got the heated jacket liner and gloves next. If you ride in 50 degree F or colder, you will quickly really like the Jacket. Has to be really cold to use the gloves though. When it gets below 30F you will REALLY REALLY like the jacket liner. Have never been able to run with the heat all the way up. I usually do a fairly long trip at least once a year. 6,500 to 7,500 miles during 2 week vacation. I take a big Redvertz tent, air mattress, ice chest, food, etc and love having the trailer. This is traveling solo. If I go more than a few hundred miles and plan on spending the night....the trailer goes along. In cold weather I take along a Little Buddy space heater too. This year when I went to Nova Scotia, I took my spare final drive and alternator along as well. I know I could have any of the parts shipped if I had needed them, but I just didn't have time to deal with that.
So for me..
2) heated jacket liner
3) trailer. An Aluma is an inexpensive trailer and pulls great. That was my first one. You can't go wrong with one of those. You can buy all of what you mentioned if you get an Aluma and still have money left over compared to buying a Bushtec, Hannigan (which IS my second trailer) or a Tailwind for sure. And I'm positive they are a great trailer but way expensive.
2012 Level 2
Michelin ZP rear tire
Centramatics, Traxxion AK20s and Triple Tree WindBender w/rake
Hannigan GL Trailer
2016 Rollahome Camper