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Old 08-20-2015, 06:58 PM   #41
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bring mosquito repelant from the US , canadian stuff doesn't have enough DEET and is considered meat tenderizer by the ontario clan
did you know that the mosquito is Ontario's unofficial bird!
have great trip becareful
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:43 PM   #42
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Me an DW plan to take the trip next year, just take our time. Getting the house looked at and grass cut is the big thing. DW and me don't usually have to many problems on a long trip. We have been to Yellowstone twice and a lot of other places, we try to always have fun. I was stationed at Ft Grelly in 73 so it will be fun going back and we drove back to NC from Alaska. The Alcan then was 1100 miles of gravel road.


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Old 10-31-2015, 04:02 PM   #43
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North to Alaska

Wife and I are planning on 2017 to take our 2304 to Alaska. We have a Sierra Z71 5.3 1/2 ton which pulls our Mini Lite fine in the lower 48, but I'm thinking a 3/4 ton may be better. We'll leave out of Michigan, and will use The Milepost. What's the best time of year to be in Alaska, and what are the out of the way places that will make the trip more rewarding.
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:55 PM   #44
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Depending where you are going could determine if you have enough truck. We already had 3/4 diesel so if was good for anywhere. Hilight places for us this year was Dalton highway to Prudhoe bay. Lots and lots of 9% grades. Strange and beautiful area of brooks range and north slope. Long road with 3 fuel locations. Spare fuel very prudent. McCarthy and Kennicott mines worth the trip. Because of son getting married, we didn't arrive into Alaska till end of July. We had almost NO bugs on trip. Very unusual and very pleasant.
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:08 AM   #45
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Depending where you are going could determine if you have enough truck. We already had 3/4 diesel so if was good for anywhere. Hilight places for us this year was Dalton highway to Prudhoe bay. Lots and lots of 9% grades. Strange and beautiful area of brooks range and north slope. Long road with 3 fuel locations. Spare fuel very prudent. McCarthy and Kennicott mines worth the trip. Because of son getting married, we didn't arrive into Alaska till end of July. We had almost NO bugs on trip. Very unusual and very pleasant.

Did you take your camper on the Dalton Highway? I was thinking of leaving my camper in Fairbanks


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I took my camper to coldfoot. Saved a lot of mud from the camper. Then drove up to Prudhoe bay in morning, took a tour and went shopping in company store then drove back to coldfoot. One long day.
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Did you take your camper on the Dalton Highway? I was thinking of leaving my camper in Fairbanks


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See my post #16. I would not take your camper up the Dalton. Leaving it in Fairbanks is a good idea...
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Post 16 was from trip in 2002. My experience was from 2015. Think roads are better now. Still wouldn't take camper past coldfoot. Without camper where do you stay? Over 500 miles from fairbanks to ocean. There are NO facilities past coldfoot and very few before.
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If the Dalton has been improved that much since 2002, then go for it. All I know is that when I was there in 2002, the Dalton was a wavy, bumpy, bouncy disaster to drive an RV or camper up. Based on MY EXPERIENCE, I'd never do it again. But things may be different now...
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Hills are still there, over and over and over. We were there August toward end of major fire season. Road out to coldfoot really was in decent condition. Probably should check just before you head for road. BTW we took a 1995 5th wheel for trip and sold it when we got home. Kept our new 5th home.
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