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Old 06-17-2015, 02:28 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Herk7769 View Post
So how about a caravan to Hawaii so we can get that "50th State" sticker for the camper?

Been planning that trip for years but the hold up has been air and fuel stops...

I think DH and I would have to get re-certified for Scuba!

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Old 06-17-2015, 02:28 PM   #22
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We definitely cannot go, we're no where near retiring and don't get enough PTO. But we are interested in following the thread for information and planning. We hope to take a few shorter trips around the country when our daughter gets a little older.

P.S. We live right next to HuntsVegas in Madison. :-)

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Old 06-17-2015, 02:31 PM   #23
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My wife and I did a ten week to Alaska and back last summer. We went as one member of a seventeen RV "Adventure Trek". The trek met in Dawson Creek and the whole group left from there. Various ones, coming from the same areas, had joined up earlier and came in together. We only did half of the "official" Trek. We and several others dropped of in Anchorage and did our own thing from there. By 2018, we could very well be ready to go again. We have a 2011 Salem 27RKSS and a 2011 F250 and live in Texas. We spent roughly a month actually in Alaska and really enjoyed it. With the Trek group we stayed in a RV park every night. However, it would be very easy to mix in some "dry camping". There are lots of really nice places and the state encourages it. The 1492 mile Alcan Highway is a bit of a pain, as you must do it in both directions. However, some of the best scenery is in the upper Yukon. Two warnings. First, you will take rock damage in the Canadian portion. About half of it is gravel. Second, it will be expensive. Canadian diesel is pricy and in the Yukon, we were paying about eight dollars a gallon. Whether we go, or not, we could meet with someone and pass off a "trip plan" and a lot of useful info on what to see and do. Certain attraction reservations and camping reservation need to be made in advance. June, July and August get pretty busy up there. You also need to plan some time for simple things like oil changes. We did slightly over twelve thousand miles on the 2014 trip.

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Old 06-17-2015, 03:18 PM   #24
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Alaska is also on my bucket list. Am retired. Live in Ontario. With the new trailer, we plan on wintering in Fl.
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:28 PM   #25
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We might be interested as well. We would be from the Ft. Worth area.
Hey Goatman,

We are in Denton, but we are members of the DFW Sams RV club. We have several members in Fort Worth and one, or two, from Alvarado. Check out DFW Sams website.

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Old 06-17-2015, 06:54 PM   #26
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Sounds like something the wife and I have been thinking about. A lot depends on mother situation who turns 93 next month. We are both retired. 06 Georgetown XL and 2011 Jeep Wrangler toad. Keep us updated!!!
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:54 PM   #27
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We're also interested and would be in NM when you pass through and would join you there. The big unknown for us is whether such a trip will be possible from a medical standpoint. I won't have an answer to that question for another year or two. A trip extending through September also means skipping the FR August rally and, more importantly, a grandchild's September birthday.

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Old 06-17-2015, 06:57 PM   #28
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I did the Alaska Highway trip in 2012, and the best time to go is August and September. Any earlier and the mosquitos are unbearable! The Yukon Territory is so beatiful that it over shadows Alaska. Get off the pavement and it is amazingly beautiful!

As has been stated earlier, the best part of the Yukon is gravel. Hard on windshields from passing traffic and hard on tires. A good bug deflector on the hood and an extra spare tire will make the trip a success.

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Old 06-17-2015, 07:09 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by HSVBamaBob View Post
OK Folks as promised here is the thread. We retire in 2017 and the first thing on our bucket list is a 4-6 month trip to Alaska.

Looking to Leave AL in March 2018 - Mosey through TX, NM, UT, CO, WY, SD, WY, and then enter Canada from ID in May-ish.

Who would like to plan with us? It would be nice to have at least 3-6 others to make the trip (Safety in numbers!)

No commitments at this point, let's just plan and discuss!!
Would love to go. Drove up back in Feb/Mar '89 (PCS to Elmendorf) towing a 32' TT with a Ramcharger -- IL to AZ up the west coast through BC, etc. Came back in '92 via AB. Would be one expensive trip now!!
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:36 PM   #30
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Sounds like a plan but at our ages can we wait that many years LOL Hubby wants to go to Alaska. I'd like someone to talk to and complain about the weather *S*
You know what would really be fun. To see how cheaply we could do this trip. That would be interesting. Each coach would keep a journal of expenses. Then compare at the end.

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