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Old 06-08-2015, 10:07 PM   #71
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The tires I took off the trailer were ST's, load range E. 3580 pounds per tire.
I think LT stands for light truck.
Tires had 9000 plus miles and a couple were wearing funny, like out of balance or misaligned belts.
Much cheaper to replace now than before a problem.
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:14 PM   #72
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I upgraded from 15 to 16's and running LT with 75 mph rating and 3500 pound vs 2500 pound load..so I have 5000 pounds excess safety for load. Tires stay very cool.
In your 2nd post of this thread you stated that you upgraded to the Lt's and now you have replaced them with St's. My intrest is in knowing if you reverted back to St's because you thought they would perform better then the Lt's had in the 9000 miles they were in use.
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Ok, sorry about that. I meant E rated. They are the same ST tire. As stated two were wearing funny so I replaced them all for security reasons. The tire dealers that I've used won't put a truck tire on a RV.
Walmart does not even sell tires in Alaska.

We're at Denali Grizzly RV park tonight and for the next three nights. Decided to come on up. May go to Fairbanks and look around tomorrow. Bus tour Thursday of Denali.
Did some major house cleaning today. Nice and clean now.
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:19 PM   #75
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Just wanted to say thanks for the posts I think your trip would be awesome to do. It's on my bucket list...
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:30 AM   #76
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Only read the last couple of pages of posts, so maybe this has been explained. On previous threads about trips to or in Alaska, I posted about our trips which have been planned around renting a Class C in Anchorage. Each trip was 2 plus weeks in length and we tried not to retrace our tracks from the first trip. A little hard because as anyone who has visited Ak, there just aren't that many roads. My ?? is the trip to Ak and then back to the lower 48 vs a long flight and spending all our time in the state. I can see the adventure in driving north thru C on the front end, but having talked to a dozen or more who have done it your way and about 90% were dreading the trip home. Many said never again and a couple offered to sell me their MH when it got home as they never expected to ever step foot in it again. To those who have never experienced a trip longer than Yellowstone from the mid west or a trip to Disney W, driving to Ak is like a trip to the moon. Not only is the distance very long, the roads can be extreme and in many areas very poorly maintained. The wear and tear on your RV and or TV is major and most experience significant repairs or things like tires, shocks, etc. If you break down in many places on the trip north, you will likely also face delays while parts and repairs can be arranged.

We left our TT in Ky and flew to Anchorage and spent our time there. When it was time to go home, back to the airport after dropping off the MH and 10 hours later we were in Nashville and 2 hours from home. What was the motivation for doing the drive up from the lower 48?
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Mile Posts! The Yukon! Muncho Lake!

The journey on the mostly gravel (back then) Alaska Highway was an added bonus...

OH! and the ferry ride thru the Inside Passage from Prince Rupert to Vancouver Island!

We really liked Alaska; it was our destination and we do want to go back. I'm sure we will be driving the Alaska Highway again.
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I get the adventure thing, and also the Yukon etc thing, but my personal experience talking to those who have done the trip, made it clear that many were not looking to the long "adventure" driving home. I can understand the concept but what I am pointing out to those thinking about a drive to Alaska, they should remember climbing that big tree in their back yard when they were 6. The climb down is not near as much fun as the climb up.

Just wondering. Wife and I love Alaska and are in the planning phase of our next adventure to the last frontier. We have not ruled out a drive north and have been talking with the rental company in Anchorage that we have used. They have a deal where you can arrange to pick up one of their new units in Indiana and drive it up. They offer a discount on the costs and a fairly liberal schecule for you to make the delivery. Difference?? The trip ends with a shuttle ride to the airport and a flight home. Wear and tear is on their dime and the adventure is all ours. Just an alternate strategy.
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For us it is largely a financial decision to drive from FL to AK and back. A family of 6 makes for an EXPENSIVE travel budget if by air. Also the financials of renting while there don't work out well as we looked at nearly $5k for the unit with unlimited mileage and a couple weeks, which is just under what our overall fuel bill should be...

I have crossed the US twice east to west, but i was solo and a lot younger. I still question the sanity of it, but I will have a coDriver to tap in when needed.
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