Originally Posted by checkmate99
The negative nellies are making me unsure of my commitment to this trip.....I've never been discouraged by others, but it sounds like we are all guaranteed to damage something on the Alcan. I believe if one uses common sense, takes some time to plan, and goes at a reasonable pace, one can enjoy the trip with little to no damage. I've talked to 3 others who have made this trip, and enjoyed themselves. Of course there are numerous sources of info about the Alcan, and I would rather use those and personal resources from others that have made the trip, without the "you will destroy your equipment" suggestions. I'm done commenting on this....now, on to the greatest adventure of our lives!
My thoughts too. I wouldn't let a few chips & possibly a broken windshield let me miss what I saw as some of the most beautiful country & sights in the USA and Canada.
I didn't go in my RV. But I did spend 10 traveling Alaska & the Yukon in a full size tour bus. Went across the Top of The World Highway then across the Yukon river on the ferry into Dawson City. We had a couple times where they were working on the roads with a short delay. No other real issues.
We rented a car prior to the bus tour and travel all of southern Alaska. No road issues at all.
So I'm sure there are chips & broken windshields. My guess is just as many or more come back without issues. Everyone I have talked to that have visited Alaska do not wish to trade that trip for anything.
I've had four coaches. Three of them had window chips ?? Those coaches weren't in Alaska. Make the trip & enjoy it.