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Old 01-13-2016, 09:35 PM   #131
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Trailer life magazine had a really good article about traveling in Alaska. The article listed several campgrounds and sights to visit along the journey.


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Old 01-27-2016, 09:06 AM   #132
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We would Love to make that trip, its at the top of our bucket list. However It is an expensive trip to make. and to plan that far out is not practical for us.
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Old 01-27-2016, 07:27 PM   #133
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For us this year on going to Alaska is we are not making any plans. We plan to make no plans, just take our time. This year it looks like diesel will be down and Canadian money may be a good deal. But we are still going if everything goes up. We still plan to go back in 2017


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Old 01-27-2016, 08:32 PM   #134
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cannot wait to see how it goes & I want in on the wave of Alaska travelers in about 8-10 yrs ..... bookmarked everyone / thing y'all have mentioned. Now time to start saving up!
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:19 PM   #135
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This falls perfectly with our plans to retire. Keep us informed on the planning.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:47 PM   #136
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We have a few event to look forward to before we wade in and REALLY start planning this trip...stay tuned to this thread for more info gang!
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:52 PM   #137
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I'll have a 4 week sabbatical that just may be used for this trip!
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My wife and I would be interested. We are now both retired and have been thinking about going to Alaska. We would be leaving from NJ, but could meet you at some campground on US start of the ALCAN highway.
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I'll have a 4 week sabbatical that just may be used for this trip!
Not to dissuade you (because you could always go part way and then turn back home) but....

Just to get to the Sweetgrass, MT border crossing from Central TX (I assumed Austin) is 1,798 miles

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Aust...48.9961099!3e0

I see you are towing a 5er. 5er tires are not rated for speeds over 65MPH (I never drive over 63) but at 65MPH it is probably going to take you 27 hours just to get to Sweetgrass (probably 5-6 days one way).

You could at least see Calgary and Banff National park before you had to turn around, mosey home and possible stop a Yellowstone and Glacier National parks in order to meet your 4 week time budget -- that would be a great trip in and of itself!!

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My wife and I would be interested. We are now both retired and have been thinking about going to Alaska. We would be leaving from NJ, but could meet you at some campground on US start of the ALCAN highway.
Glad to have you! Current plan is to meet in Great Falls, MT @ 10 May 2018 and crossing over on 14 May (3 days in Great Falls for last min rig preparation & maintenance)

We will be having 2 "versions" of the trip towards the end. Those who want to stay into early September and see the Northern Lights will stay with us, and those who need to get back to the lower 48 earlier with be returning in early August with Pete.

Since the motto of FROG! To Alaska is "The Journey Is The Destination" we are not planning on driving more than 225MI a day, and in most cases, less than 200.

If any are interested in joining us, please send me a Private Message with your email address and I will send you a caravan package.
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Not to dissuade you (because you could always go part way and then turn back home) but....

Just to get to the Sweetgrass, MT border crossing from Central TX (I assumed Austin) is 1,798 miles

I see you are towing a 5er. 5er tires are not rated for speeds over 65MPH (I never drive over 63) but at 65MPH it is probably going to take you 27 hours just to get to Sweetgrass (probably 5-6 days one way).

You could at least see Calgary and Banff National park before you had to turn around, mosey home and possible stop a Yellowstone and Glacier National parks in order to meet your 4 week time budget -- that would be a great trip in and of itself!!
Bob,

Thanks so much for the info, unfortunately I wouldn't be able to add any days on either side of the sabbatical so a shorter trip would be in order, but perfectly fine with us!
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