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!!