Originally Posted by TCNASHVILLE
Central Florida to Alaska, now that's a hike! I'll bet it's an incredible trip. I recall some of our members have made the trip and documented it. Try a Forum search to find them.
Glad time isn't a factor for you, cause you'll need plenty of it. Thousands of miles and then you get to Canada. Then thousands of miles and you arrive at the Ak state line near Chicken. Keep in mind that Alaska is 2x the size of Texas, so [Yup] thousands more miles as you drive Alaska. The good news is that there aren't that many miles of paved roads in Ak. Still plenty of beautiful driving. THEN when the mood hits you, its time to do it all again in reverse.
I met a fellow from Tenn at the pump out in the CG in Denali. Had a fairly new medium sized class B MH and was towing a Saturn sedan. As we pumed, we talked and he announced when this rig gets back to Tenn, you can buy it for $20k [Saturn and all]. He was done!!! Others we met on our trips discussed thousands of dollars in repairs that they had faced on the trip north. Breakdowns in western Canada often mean several lost days as you wait for parts to be shipped in.
If I sound negative about Alaska, I'm not. I love Alaska and we are already planning our next adventure. I simply want to offer an alternative that will save you major wear and tear on you RV and TV, concentrate you adventure in the great state of Alaska and save you considerable $$. We fly to Anchorage and rent a MH. Cost varies by season and you have the flights which can be pricey; but in our case when it was time to go home, we were home in less than 24 hours, our TT was spitshined and ready to go, and the TV the same.
Next time we're thinking about flying but instead of the MH, rent a small SUV and drive to some of the remote haunts we have discovered in our previous trips. There we plan to stay for a few days or longer at lodges or BB's that are far and few between, but do exist.
Enjoy your adventure.