Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-02-2015, 09:02 PM   #41
Senior Member
 
ALJO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Sparwood, BC
Posts: 1,329
Send a message via Skype™ to ALJO
When you guys where crossing the border into Canada we could have made you some coffee. Highway 93 from Lake Louise to Jasper is bad for many years. Winters are very hard on those mountain roads. During the winter season there is hardly any traffic and there is hardly any service available on the 200 km stretch. Roadmaps on the windshield in Canada is pretty normal. On the gravel roads to Alaska hope you have good luck with your tires best to cay a few spares as service get far in between and expensive. Have a good journey on and thanks for sharing your trip experiences.
__________________

__________________
2014 Ram 1500 CrewCab 4x4 5.7 Hemi 3.92 Rear and Air Lift 1000
2005 Jayco Jay Feather LGT - 29Y GVWR-7000 lbs.
Pro Series 1200 lbs. WDH with Double Sway Bar.
Champion 3100/2800 watt Inverter/Generator-Onboard Solar Power

ALJO 'Forever Young @ Heart' provide on their travels Music Entertainment to Senior Care Homes
ALJO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2015, 11:09 PM   #42
Senior Member
 
Ustabslim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Spicewood, Texas
Posts: 918
Another 590 miles today. We're in Whitehorse Yukon Terriority. Washed truck and camper This AM, 30 min. Within 1 hour dirty again..but not to bad. Can't stand starting out dirty. Will clean up tomorrow when we get where ever we go to. Thinking about shooting down towards Palmer, Copper River area for some ATV fun and fishing. Need to be in Denali by the 10th for some reserved tours so plenty of time to explore.
So far so good. Only tire issue is one wearing on the outside edge but I didn't notice any change to it today. Pretty sure from my old tire selling days it's because of a balance issue. I'll put a new one in Alaska somewhere.
The Alcan is no worse than Lousiana or Missippippi roads. A few smal gravel areas where you slow down but not bad. They have all the rough bumps marked with road side markers so you can sorta drive around them. I think the winter was pretty easy on the roads. Not much traffic. Run between 63-69 staying with 18 wheelers....they will hit the animals before me I hope.
Saw lots more bear, caribou, bison etc. beautiful lakes. This end of the Alcan seems to be extra dry. They need some rain. Bears are so fat and black and shinny though, as well as all the animals.
The exchange rate is really good for Americans now. Perfect time to travel. Diesel runs about $3.50 to $4.00 a gallon so not bad.
No chips or any damage to camper. The rock that hit the windshield came off a oil rig truck so could have happened in Texas. No chips or anything to truck so far. It's 9 PM here and 11 pm in Texas. Sun still shinning at 11pm...and up again around 3am. Windows blacked out in bedroom so no problem. We've adjusted to the traveling So no longer sore from riding. Was real anxious at first being away from home for so long but we're adjusting to it. Adios until tomorrow.
__________________

__________________
2015 338RETS Eagle Premier gloss sides., king.
2012 Ram 3500, crew cab 4x4 duelly Deleted
16k miles, 530HP, 1000 +torque.
Ustabslim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2015, 11:22 PM   #43
Member
 
SSBN608's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Anchorage
Posts: 43
We're headed OUT from Anchorage tomorrow going the other way. Some things to note - watch out for Frost Heaves between border and probably for a 100 miles or so AFTER Tok.
Haven't seen too many reports yet about how bad they are, but they are ALWAYS bad and sometimes not obvious. After you hit the first one unannounced you'll understand.

Some great ATV trail riding right off the highway at about Mile 132 on the Glenn Highway (Southwest of Glennallen). Nearly to Eureka Lodge (great pies) which is Mile 127. You can go back for miles and miles, don't get lost. I hope you ride 2 machines not 1?
Have fun!
SSBN608 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2015, 12:43 AM   #44
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: garden city
Posts: 171
be safe have fun
bailee21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2015, 10:30 PM   #45
Senior Member
 
Ustabslim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Spicewood, Texas
Posts: 918
We left Whitehorse about 8:30 Am arrived in Tok at 4:30. Time change so 9 hours driving. Saw a big grisly just walking down the road. Roads between here and there the real Alcan experience. Roller coaster and rough.
Only 400 miles but wore us out. Many delays.
Really nice RV park here. Tok RV village. Need to get in early or they full up.
Fast Eddies food next door OK.
Headed to copper River area tomorrow towards Glenhellin. That might not be spelled right.
Until tomorrow.
__________________
2015 338RETS Eagle Premier gloss sides., king.
2012 Ram 3500, crew cab 4x4 duelly Deleted
16k miles, 530HP, 1000 +torque.
Ustabslim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2015, 10:51 PM   #46
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Renfrew
Posts: 137
Sounds like it's going great for you!
__________________

2015 F350 XLT SRW 6.7 Powerstroke 4x4
Reese Elite 18k
2015 Eagle HT 29.5BHDS
Ont Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2015, 04:15 PM   #47
Senior Member
 
Ustabslim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Spicewood, Texas
Posts: 918
Well...we left Tok yesterday and came to where we are now. CopperRiver. Found nice campground here, elect only but with dump station. We're looking at the Klutina River out the ft door.
No phone ..no wifi unless at main store and then sketchy. I'm here now with full wifi until it blows away. Salmon starting to run so we're staying here four nights.
Will head to anchorage Monday for supplies etc and some 4 wheeling.
I'm posting pics of where we're at and what out dock at home looks like now. It started to float after almost 4 years the day we left. It will be even higher when we get back. Up almost 50 ft.





__________________
2015 338RETS Eagle Premier gloss sides., king.
2012 Ram 3500, crew cab 4x4 duelly Deleted
16k miles, 530HP, 1000 +torque.
Ustabslim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2015, 04:25 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: oneonta ny
Posts: 533
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ustabslim View Post
.no wifi unless at main store and then sketchy.
hows the dish/tailgater holding up?
rick danger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2015, 05:41 PM   #49
Senior Member
 
Tunce the traveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Bellingham,Wa.
Posts: 4,625
Copper River Salmon is running about $18.00 a pound right now in Bellingham so eat up and some for your trip. Can you believe how red they are.
__________________
2010 Jayco Hybrid EXP21M
2013 Toureg TDI
Tunce the traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2015, 09:34 PM   #50
Senior Member
 
GrayHawk51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 415
How your tires holding up? Had a friend go last year in his Airstream and had to replace 2 of them due to the sharp rocks in the road.
__________________

__________________
2015 GrayHawk 29MV/Toad - 2015 Frontier
-------

Any man can treat a lady right for one night, but it takes a great man to treat her right for the rest of her life.
GrayHawk51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.