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Old 06-17-2016, 01:21 PM   #11
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Old 06-17-2016, 01:25 PM   #12
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We have made that trip the last 4 years to go Salmon fishing on the Kenai river.Be sure on your return trip to take the Cassiar Highway,good road and and the jade mt. store has free coffee. The milepost is your friend it will get you everywhere you want to go. You should try and get to Valdez its the most beautiful road in Alaska

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Old 06-17-2016, 01:31 PM   #13
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Here is our blogspot about the trip in 2014. It was a trip of a lifetime. The worst roads are around Destruction Bay and west. Other than that, we had a great trip.

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Old 06-17-2016, 02:26 PM   #14
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A visit to Liard Hot Springs on the Alaska Hwy is a MUST see and do. It is 646 km (about 389 miles) East of Whitehorse and was discovered by the Army during WWII while building the Alaska Hwy. There is a camp ground. The hot springs are one of the most natural, undeveloped hot springs in the world and both the lower and upper springs are worth a visit.
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:33 PM   #15
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We are leaving on a trip to Alaska in a few days in our 3010DS with no toad. Anyone have any tips about driving to Alaska, especially the 1500 mile Alaska highway winding through Canada and into Alaska - I have heard from some people that the Alaska highway road is really bad and other people claim it is actually not bad at all. We have purchased the 2016 version of the "Milepost" book which details the mile by mile points of interest along the entire Alaska highway.
We went in 1999 and the roads weren't bad then. Just take your time and use common sense. The Alaskan Highway is much better than I-10 in Louisiana! We returned after four months with not even a plate broken. If you are on a gravel area and see a truck coming slow down and pull as far to the right as possible. We found the truckers to be very understanding. Most of the gravel problems were caused by people who flew to Alaska, rented a Class C and drove like crazy because the rig wasn't theirs. Have fun!
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:52 PM   #16
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Talking Drive slowly enjoy the scenery

If you are in a hurry do not go......the road is always under construction and reconstruction. Just be patient....
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:29 PM   #17
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Our trip to Alaska

We live in east TN, have a fifth wheel and drove over 15,000 miles over a 4 month period the summer of 2011 going to, driving around, and coming back from Alaska. As Grey Medic said, it was the trip of a lifetime. We drove from TN to MN to visit our son, from there thru the upper midwest states to Montana, then into Alberta and on into the Yukon Territory and into Chicken, AK. The Top of the World Highway is awesome. But then everything we saw was!! We had problems with our water heater but other than that the trip was pretty much problem free. We had a 31' fifth wheel, 2 slideouts, a Honda 3000 generator for those times we were in areas we needed power and the gen was all there was. The roads were lots better than we had anticipated. You drive road conditions... no 60 or 70 mph on gravel of course. We used Milepost book also. Wonderful resource! Only tire problem we had the whole trip was a blowout in SD on the trailer. Good ole Good Sam Road Assistance stepped in and we were back on our way. Best $80 per year insurance... I do not work for them. lol We were lucky to be in Fairbanks during the World Indian Olympics. World Eskimo-Indian Olympics I could go on and on. We have our trip photos uploaded to Picasa WebAlbums if you are interested. Don't hesitate.. go and have a ball. It was truly the tip of a lifetime. Life's short... do it!!
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Old 06-18-2016, 07:54 AM   #18
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You have gotten excellent advice. We saved our windshield by slowing down when trucks passed. As they neared us, we slowed, pulled a bit to the right and as they cleared, Slowed some more, signaling safe re entry to the lane. They repay kindness with same.
Stop at the tourist info centers in the towns. They all have displays on the Alcan construction in their area, clean restrooms, regional information, coffee, and sometimes water and dump stations. We found the trip thru Canada as spectacular as Alaska itself. We returned to the states on the Cassiair, paved and lovely. The Milepost covers it as well.
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:02 AM   #19
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All good advice. Make sure you have jack and lugwrench for all wheels. I replaced my RAM 2500 grill with a honeycomb to protect my radiator. Recommend Valdez as the road in is beautiful. I never found a place that did not overcook the halibut.
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Old 06-18-2016, 12:00 PM   #20
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We made a trip from B.C. through Alberta, NWT and the Yukon in 2007 with a StarCraft tent trailer and took the time to drive the Dempster Hwy to Inuvik (500 miles of gravel road each way). Although the road is either dusty or muddy, the scenery is spectacular and we were lucky enough to see a herd of cariboo migrating (in August). The only part of Alaska we visited was Hyder to watch the grizzlies feasting on salmon. A very memorable trip indeed.

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