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Old 07-21-2015, 09:28 PM   #1
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Alaska trip

Newbie to the forum here and to Aframes, too!

LOML and I are heading for Alaska from MN next week. We are towing our A128s with a first generation Tundra. We would like to protect the front panel as much as possible from rock chips and other damage. We're considering a thick rubber mat from the local farm store, held in place by screws at the top and double-stick carpet tape. Does anyone have any thoughts, or better suggestions? BTW, the sky is NOT the limit.

Also, if you've made the trip, we'd love to hear about it.

Much appreciated.
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:54 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site.

We tow with a full size Chevy express Van and have put a few miles on the A Frame and find only only the first 18 inches from the sides pick up rock dents. So the whole front would not needs covering.
We are doing the trip mid August and are not doing anything to protect the front ( well I did put a heavy layer of wax on it.).
We have friends that have done the trip twice and about all they have said is get the " The Milepost" Book and go and have fun. We have the 2015 67 Edition. They also said stop at all "information station" as good information is to be had at them. They said the A Frame would be idea for the trip.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for the good information, Steve. I've also considered some heavier duty mudflaps on the truck, and you've given a good endorsement for that notion.

Maybe we'll see you on the road. Have a good, safe trip!

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Old 07-22-2015, 03:04 AM   #4
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We are currently in Alaska from Florida and have been here for about a month with our A124. We have not had any problems so far. Dirt but no dents. The road from Dawson City to Chicken was by far the worst. You can check us out at burroughsbucketlist.wordpress.com .
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Wow, Richard, that's one heck of a trip. You've also done a superb job on the blog. It looks as if your camper held up pretty well, too.
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We are currently in Alaska from Florida and have been here for about a month with our A124. We have not had any problems so far. Dirt but no dents. The road from Dawson City to Chicken was by far the worst. You can check us out at burroughsbucketlist.wordpress.com .
Thanks for sharing your blog, well done! We look forward to reading of your adventures .
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A real good blog thanks for sharing
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:14 AM   #8
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We pulled our 2012 Flagstaff A-frame to Alaska in 2103. I would suggest a good set of mud flaps for your tow vehicle. We have a set that mounts on the hitch and can be removed easily. In addition to MILEPOST, I would suggest getting TRAVELER'S GUIDE TO ALASKAN CAMPING by Mike and Terri Church. It lists all the public and private campgrounds in northern BC, Alaska and Yukon in great detail. We used it daily. The Yukon Government campgrounds are very nice. Consider the Cassiar Highway on the return trip.
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It's difficult for us to plan a trip because we don't like to plan. We like to feel free to change our minds based on what we find along the way. So, good references are really useful. Thanks for the book recommendation. We're not likely to do this trip again and very much want to do it right the first time. The return trip will take us through BC and down the west coast through the redwoods Avenue of the Giants, Yosemite, maybe Yellowstone (even though we've been there many times before).

BTW, if anyone has the opportunity to go to the Redwoods State Park, please do so. It's breathtaking.
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Wow....thanks so much for documenting your experience. We are discussing such a trip when we retire 6-7 yrs from now. I want to spend a summer in Alaska and this encourages me even more. I am curious as to why you would not make this trip again? Again, I appreciate you sharing your trip with those of us who just dream of such
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