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Old 09-02-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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Drive to Alaska

Just wondering if any of you adventurers have driven to Alaska for a trip. We are considering driving to Alaska w/our jayco travel trailer, but would like to hear advice from others who have already done it.

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Old 09-02-2012, 09:23 PM   #2
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My in-laws made the trip to Anchorage last year. The trailer they took was 6 years old and it beat the daylights out of it. The roads are rough and not as smooth as you maybe use to. That is all I know. I am sure there is someone with a lot more first hand experience.

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Old 09-03-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
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We made the trip in 2002. The road conditions will vary from year to year do to freeze and thaw. Just go slow on the rough areas and you will have no problems. Go to the book store and get an Alaskian Milepost book and a good camp ground book from camping world and plan on spending at least a month in Alaska plus time to travel there and back. We were gone almost three months and we enjoyed every minute of it.

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Great drive, sooo scenic.... obviously only do this in the summer (May-Sep). Don't rush, expect slow going at times due to bad roads, construction, and lots of traffic. Lots of uphills and downhills. Expensive gas. The Milepost is a definate plus in the planning portion. Take it slow, don't plan for high mileage days. But overall it's worth it!
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We've never done it but we saw a lot of rental rv's while we were there in July. Since we're not retired and live in New York it's probably not on our agenda in the near future.
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Go to the book store and get an Alaskian Milepost book and a good camp ground book from camping world and plan on spending at least a month in Alaska
We flew into Anchorage in 2008 and spent 20 days. We rented a class C motor home for one week. We certainly enjoyed it and highly recommend doing it. We drove all 4 major highways, and had a blast. Take your time. We were at Denali during summer equinox. The one thing we had an issue with was all the sun light in the middle of the night. We finally took tinfoil and covered the roof vents which really helped with sleep. Our rental facility stated that 25% of their motorhomes are returned with a broken windshield, and had roads they told us not to traverse. The highest gas price we paid as about $5.50.

I would go back in a heartbeat.
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A friend just came back form a trip to the north land. Did anyone mention expencive gas???:hihi:
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Watch for the little sticks of wood with a bright orange ribbon on the top along the roads - FROST HEAVES - you had better be on the brakes when you see these or it is air born time.
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