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Old 04-14-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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A-Frames Hangin' With The Big Guys

As seen from across the field, these two A-Frames fit right in with the motorhomes. LOL
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:18 AM   #2
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Last year in Dawson City I wound up spending a few days in one of those "shoulder-to-shoulder" RV parks.
It was fine when I got there -the place was fairly empty. Then two massive 5th wheels pulled in, one on either side of me.
It was like camping in a narrow canyon
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:34 PM   #3
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...bet I can guess which place in Dawson City that was... Did the big rigs give you that "there goes the neighborhood" stare? I hate it when that happens.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:22 PM   #4
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LOL
I remember your comment, Lee, on the 'Iowa to Alaska' thread about the "refugee camp disguised as an RV park".
There were actually two to pick from:
The one just before the bridge over the Klondike River and the one right "downtown".
That's the one I was staying in (downtown).
It was OK (I guess) but not really what I define as "camping". It did have the benefit of being close to Diamond Tooth Gertie's Saloon -with its dancing girls!

I never actually saw anyone from either of those two behemoths. I was half waiting for flight ops to commence from the roof of either one...

If I make it back up there this August (which is a pretty good possibility), I'll likely cross the river and stay in the provincial park in West Dawson.
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The Provincial Park will be much more to your liking I predict. And a right turn coming out of that park puts you on the Top of the World Highway.

As I recall, the downtown RV park bore a strong resemblance to a parking lot, only not paved. We stayed at one of the two out by the Klondike bridge. I guess I'd stay there again if it meant I could be back in Yukon Territory and Dawson City again. Not to mention Tombstone Territorial Park a ways NE of town. We still haven't completely caught our breaths after staying there. We bought one of the big panoramic photos of the Tombstone Mtns. (sold in the visitors ctr.) and hung it in our bedroom.

There's a good old-fashioned hardware store in DC too. That's where I bought the replacement cabinet door hinges after the original starched tinfoil ones broke.

Have fun on the ferry back and forth across the Yukon River. We enjoyed that ride quite a lot.
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I had a good look at the provincial park when I made the mini Bataan death march out to the stern-wheeler graveyard.

I just love that part of the country -especially Dawson. I spent every evening just strolling along the river and through the town.
I hope to retire there someday (oddly enough, it's usually warmer there in the winter than where I am now!).

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Nice Pics!
About the A-frames...............Those campers are really HOT right now!
One day you're like...wow, interesting concept...the next...they're everywhere!
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No apologies needed, Don! I am enjoying the photos and conversation!

I dont know about staying in tight campgrounds surrounded by close quartered big rigs...I dont thomk I'd like that very much if seeking nature. At the dog shows, there is no odd feeling of being in a small trailer - its a definite mixed bag of nuts. LOL

My friends will be taking their Rockwood to Alaska - they are commercial fishermen & driving up next month.
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Bodz: there are a couple of threads here from A-frame owners who are rather bemused by the fact that we can't set up camp without half the campground coming to visit and check out our rigs because they've "never seen one before".
They are great little units though...

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My friends will be taking their Rockwood to Alaska - they are commercial fishermen & driving up next month.

Tell 'em to run the Dempster Highway at speed. It'll be just like being in a trawler in a perfect storm (you can hear Lee laughing in the background )
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Maybe they're just plentiful here. I know the feeling though. We had a HI-LO and it took 5 seconds of pushing a button for the hydraulics to lift the top up and then back down....but it was a spectator sport.
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