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Old 06-20-2015, 06:16 PM   #51
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Trip to Alaska 2018

Caravan sounds good .on my bucket list! Have 2015 Solera 24 in Cape Coral Fl. Just completed 6000 mile round trip to Las Vegas !John and Vicki

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Old 06-21-2015, 03:15 PM   #52
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There seems like a lot of experience in the FR community about travel to and in Alaska. That is great. It also seems like some experiences have been good, but not all--road conditions up there from the lower 48, size of the caravan, RV damage, need for campground reservations or not.

My wife and I have been thinking about a trip to Alaska next summer to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. I have been doing the research and see a number of options--do it alone, caravan with other RVers, go with a tour company like Fantasy RV Tours or Adventure Caravans (good articles in Jan through April 2015 Motorhome magazine) or fly to Alaska and rent an RV there. Other than Adventure Trek which seems aimed a a young audience, has anyone ever used a tour company? Tour/caravan companies are pricey, but are they worth it? I have seen pro and con on the net. Thanks

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Old 06-21-2015, 03:16 PM   #53
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Forgot to add, we have a Solera 24R and would pull a toad.
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Old 06-21-2015, 03:32 PM   #54
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We have always traveled on our own, that is, no tour company. We like the flexibility of doing things on our own terms and according to the weather. If it's cold and rainy, we don't go fishing or to the top of Alyeska. It also allows for wildlife stops when you wish and for as long as you wish. You can book day excursions once you are there. We have done that as well as booked fishing trips once there.

As for reservations, we have never made any. Our 3 camping trips have been from the last 2 weeks in August to about the second week in September.

While the drive up is beautiful they say it is time consuming and you may not wish to travel as fast as a caravan or as slow. But, again, there is safety in numbers.

I have looked up the days of the week various cities have their farmer's markets and planned a little around them as well as the state fair. The produce is great and so are the homemade jellies, honey, etc.
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Old 06-21-2015, 04:24 PM   #55
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That so much for your insights.
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Old 06-21-2015, 06:11 PM   #56
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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!!
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Old 06-21-2015, 06:35 PM   #57
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Very tempting thought. I am not prepared for a trip of that duration, but living in California I could meet you in Idaho and return home after returning to the US.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:11 AM   #58
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:48 AM   #59
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FROG caravan to Alaska

We will be interested in going. We live east of Atlanta. We retired in 2009 . We have been on a cruise to Alaska from Fairbanks to Seaward to Denali with stops along the way. One stop was Haines Alaska there was a campground for about 30 camp sites we talked to a couple from BC and they said the interior roads in Canada were pretty good. So keep us informed.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:11 PM   #60
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Sounds like a possibility to us. We will keep watching.

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