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Old 06-13-2014, 01:32 AM   #1
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Canada Highway

Prior to leaving out on this Alaskan/Candadian Trip, we were warned about how terrible the road conditions were, well we have found out, they are really worse than what we were told. From Destruction Bay to Beaver Creek, what road. Some of the roughest road I have ever experienced, and hey, I am from Georgia. Just think, come August, we have got to drive the same exact roads. At one time we were down to 20 m.p.h..All I can say to anyone else planning on coming up this way...wait until you get here to purchase an RV, then sell it before you head back.
We did find an outstanding RV Repair Shop out here in Whitehorse, YT. Fireweed RV Service in Whitehorse, outstanding, professional repairman. There are a lot of RV Shops around everywhere, no doubt some may be good, Fireweed is outstanding... Yes, that is my tire tread wrapped around the axle, along with the ac/dc wiring for the slide out...oh yes, propane hose as well...
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Old 06-13-2014, 04:36 AM   #2
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Wow that sucks but glad you got her fixed up. I'm sure your crusader and truck took a beating! I don't think I could torture my crusader with those roads. Good luck on the trip home
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:32 AM   #3
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Sorry to see that Kickster. Glad to see you found a reputable repair shop. Hope your travels going forward are muck better. We're paying attention to your travels as we will be doing the same trip next May.
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:48 AM   #4
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Ugh, that's rough sauce my friend.

Here's to hopefully smooth trouble free sailing from here!
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:26 AM   #5
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Really sorry about your troubles, I hope you will still be able to enjoy your trip.
But you won't believe how much damage -40 deg. weather in combination with ice, snow and salt does to the road system. I've seen pavement and sidewalks shift 4" in a matter of days.
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:24 PM   #6
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Where we crossed the first few miles were the worst. Dad thought about turning back.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:47 PM   #7
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The worse part of this whole road deal is, we haveto go back that same exact way, no choice....hate that really bad..at least we know its there and can drive slower...
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:00 AM   #8
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As you said it.... Drive slower. Maybe thats what the problem is? Shi*ty tires dont help either. Why tread separation??? Any place that gets a lot of snow over their 8 month winter will have roads like that - plows.
Try driving through Detroit or Chicago, lol.
Its not "Canada Highway".
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:18 PM   #9
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Tires

the road conditions can change so quickly here, as you round a curve the road looks just great, go around the next curve and bam, there is no more pavement, just loose gravel. The tires on our coach or date coded LATE 2011, all are in terrific shape with less than 4k miles on each of them. Where the camper slideout pivot rod made contact with the tire and ripped the tread opff, yuou can see the mark on the tire where it made contact. Forestr River/Prime Time needs to recall these Crusader270RET for that problem. I know of another owner who had a similar problem with his unit. Simple fix, just shorten the pivot rod are move it to the frame rail.






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As you said it.... Drive slower. Maybe thats what the problem is? Shi*ty tires dont help either. Why tread separation??? Any place that gets a lot of snow over their 8 month winter will have roads like that - plows.
Try driving through Detroit or Chicago, lol.
Its not "Canada Highway".
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:29 PM   #10
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What brand of tires are on your tt?
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the road conditions can change so quickly here, as you round a curve the road looks just great, go around the next curve and bam, there is no more pavement, just loose gravel. The tires on our coach or date coded LATE 2011, all are in terrific shape with less than 4k miles on each of them. Where the camper slideout pivot rod made contact with the tire and ripped the tread opff, yuou can see the mark on the tire where it made contact. Forestr River/Prime Time needs to recall these Crusader270RET for that problem. I know of another owner who had a similar problem with his unit. Simple fix, just shorten the pivot rod are move it to the frame rail.

I had the recall performed on my crusader. Is yours not on the list?
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:23 PM   #12
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Canada Highway

For one thing it's the" Alaska highway"
Not all Canadian roads are like the one you speak of
Drive slow and enjoy
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:36 PM   #13
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Alaskan Highway

Was there last year, covered most every road and highway in the Yukon and Alaska and Jasper and Banff. Had no problem with tires or our motor home. Yes the roads are very bad in places, but we survived it, 15,000.00 miles round trip, Cant wait to go back and do it again, Just another year or to, Enjoy it all and take it in, Hope your past your tire problems, As the summer progresses the roads will get fixed and improved, Yes it might be 20-30 mile streach,s of loose gravel but it beats the lumps and bumps.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:52 PM   #14
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I agree about the hwys, drove thru NB and then to NS. roads
are terrible. It is like driving a road course missing the deep
pot holes. Some are two and three layers of asphalt missing.

Driving slow and having the DW also on the lookout is a must.

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Old 07-28-2014, 05:37 PM   #15
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update, hwy 101 from Halifax to Digby is fine, only a few bad
spots. The Canadian Hwy 2 is a total mess.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:43 PM   #16
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Return Trip Thru Canada

We re-enter Canada tomorrow for the first since our problems here in June. Can't see we have been looking forward to this day, hopefully the roads may have improved somewhat since June. Will have to just take it nice and slow, at least there will not be a snow strom either.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:55 AM   #17
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L what is that stuff on your trk and trailer?

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Old 08-01-2014, 08:28 AM   #18
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Were the tires the original tires? What brand tires? Thinking of doing Alaska next year. I will change out tires before going.

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Old 08-02-2014, 09:36 AM   #19
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Have you driven across Minnesota? We did in 2012 going to the 1st Goshen rally and by the time we were in Wisconsin our dining table had ripped free of the floor, there was a light fixture torn off the wall and our end table with the lamp on it had flipped and smashed the light. Will that stop us from traveling through there? hell no, not sure what your deal is.
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Old 01-11-2015, 01:03 PM   #20
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We are heading to Alaska from Florida early this summer. Tires was one of my big concerns. I upgraded the Chinese tires it Michelin XPS Ribs. I had them on my last camper and there were great.


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