#1 Berkshires have Diamond Shield applied to the front.
#2 Add a Bra to protect the paint
#3 Add a Alaska Pack to protect your TOAD (If you are really paranoid add a TOAD windshield bra as well)
#5 Best practice is to keep speeds below 40MPH on the gravel roads
#6 Better Practice is to pay attention to the frost heave markers and do not roll over them at speed
Curious, were they Coach-Net members? I have been in contact with Coach-Net corporate in prep for this trip, and they have assured me that parts are available in most cities along the AlCan. If parts are out of stock, Coach-Net will express ship from the lower 48.
SilverbackMel - sorry about your "Un-Bear-able" situation (we are Bear lovers too!! in fact, our rig is named "The Bear Cave"
) I'll bet if you get in contact with the Factory you can get a Bear Decal shipped to you - or you can pick one up if you attend Goshen 2016.
Believe Russell was speaking of the paint quality on the Berkshire, which is full body, + 4 layers of clear coat. Definitely a high quality paint job!