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Old 03-03-2011, 10:17 AM   #1
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Question North to Alaska

I'm looking at a new Jay Flight 24FBS that I'm planning to tow from Pa. to Alaska with my 2010 Ford F-150, 5.4 litre V-8 (tow capacity is 11,800 lbs.).
I'm not worried about the truck, but is the trailer able to handle the rough roads (I've been to Alaska before and know how treacherous the roads can be). Any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:48 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum jnjecker! Although we have been to Alaska (BIL lives there so we fly there every few years) and traveled the highways mainly from Anchorage to Seward, Homer, or Whittier, I can't speak of the roads from the lower 48 through Canada to Ak. The roads in Ak are mostly two laned and kept up well. I don't remember having to dodge pot-holes. But don't plan to get anywhere fast! We have yet to drive up to Denali though.

Wow, what a trek from Pa-Ak! I wish I rv up to AK some day too
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:51 PM   #3
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That sounds like a really good trip.
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I have a Jay Flight FB22 that I tow with a 2010 F150 SCREW lariat 5.4 tow pkg.
I am looking to go to Alaska May 2012. Will be leaving from Southern New Jersey.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:23 AM   #5
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We planned to do Alaska this year but the other traveling couple canceled out because of Gas prices. Well we are planning to go next year with or without them. I have been following a couple blogs of some others doing there exploring in Alaska now. Reading their blogs I wish we were there now. We plan our trip for four months next year.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:07 AM   #6
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IMO the TT will make the trip, but there may be some upgrades to consider to enhance the TT's durability under less than ideal Alaskan road/weather conditions. Such as;

1) Go from the standard OEM "C" to a "D" rated tire if the wheel spec allows (including the spare). Consider having this done before removing the TT from the RV dealer lot.
2) Upgrade the suspension with a Dexter Heavy Duty suspension kit (or comparable brand). http://www.dexteraxle.com/heavy_duty_suspension_kits OR http://www.dexteraxle.com/e_z_flex_suspension
3) Add a stone/mud guard on the lower front TT cap if it doesn't have one.
4) Add rear mud flaps on your TV.

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