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Old 02-22-2016, 08:14 PM   #31
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If we were to stay on Highway 2 I was looking at a place in Red Deer.
Shelby to Red Deer is about 5 - 6 hours driving and to be honest I'd swerve Red Deer too. By all means take Hwy 2 north through Calgary but then come off at Olds and head over to the 22 and Sundre. From there you can go north towards Rocky Mountain House.

Once the season starts up again I'm heading to Caroline, just north of Sundre to check out Boundary RV Park (BoundaryRvPark.com). I'm also very interested in Panther River (Panther River | Escape into the Wild) which looks really nice but much closer to the mountains.

Last year I looked (didn't stay) at a couple of places around Rocky Mountain House but their websites are far more flattering than the real thing. Sundre has only one small IGA grocery store but going through Olds there is a large Walmart and a large Extra Foods both with acres of parking and access for RV's, on the main road going through the town.

PS.....cheapest gas/diesel is at Westward Ho (north side of the road) about 2km's west of the 22/27 intersection and is super easy to pull into with either a large RV or MH.

Enjoy the trip
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Is the ALCAN too much for a 36+ foot fifth wheel? I'm also wondering if camp grounds are pretty much available every couple hundred miles or if dry camping along the road is an option.
After reading some of these posts I'm leaning toward getting an auxiliary fuel tank for the truck.
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The AlCan is fine except for 80 miles between Destruction Bay and Beaver creek. No pavement there. Very rough early until they get it all graded and filled by mid July. If you go no more than 20 those 80 miles you will be fine. That area can cause serious damage to those in a hurry. We found fuel every couple hundred miles. Campgrounds about the same if you want hookups. Government campgrounds are available but no services. You can always fine a good place to spend the night. Watch for frost heaves. Some are marked some are not. They can cause damage. You will learn to spot them if you aren't going 90 mph. Get the Milepost invaluable info and worth every penny. You will know exactly where everything is the whole way. Have fun.
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Old 06-06-2016, 05:20 PM   #34
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In Alaska you can pull off and camp along the roadways, There are many pull off areas. Some have truly spectacular views. We did this quite a few times on our trips. Take your time and have a wonderful time. Cant wait to get back there once again.
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Okay here we are in Tok Alaska at last. Whew what a beautiful trip.
No real good pull offs in AB or BC for boondocking. Most all roads lead to gas well heads or compressor stations and are posted. BC and Yukon have many sites posted as no overnight camping allowed.
So with all that said we stayed in RV parks in Milk River, Rocky Mountain House, Pink Mountain, Grand Prairie, Toad River, Watson Lake, Yukon CG after Whitehorse, Cottonwood @ Kluane Lake and Tok.
Lots of rough breaks between Whitehorse and Haines Junction. From the bottom of Kluane Lake to the border it is a mixup of rough breaks and construction. Actually the gravel construction is the smoothest. And it ain't much better road the first stratch in to Alaska. But we made it no problem and loved every mile of it. There are a lot of BIG units on the road of every size shape and make.
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Okay here we are in Tok Alaska at last. Whew what a beautiful trip.
No real good pull offs in AB or BC for boondocking. Most all roads lead to gas well heads or compressor stations and are posted. BC and Yukon have many sites posted as no overnight camping allowed.
So with all that said we stayed in RV parks in Milk River, Rocky Mountain House, Pink Mountain, Grand Prairie, Toad River, Watson Lake, Yukon CG after Whitehorse, Cottonwood @ Kluane Lake and Tok.
Lots of rough breaks between Whitehorse and Haines Junction. From the bottom of Kluane Lake to the border it is a mixup of rough breaks and construction. Actually the gravel construction is the smoothest. And it ain't much better road the first stratch in to Alaska. But we made it no problem and loved every mile of it. There are a lot of BIG units on the road of every size shape and make.
I envy you. Wish we could have gone again this year but personal things kept us home. It is a great trip. It is the ultimate rv trip as far as I'm concerned.
I have been wondering if Willard is still alive at Willards Rv repair and towing there in Tok. He wasn't in the best of shape. Had some repairs done there after getting beat up on the road. Have fun. My favorite part of Alaska is the Kenai peninsula but it's all great.
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