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Old 11-18-2021, 01:45 PM   #1
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Trip to Alaska

We live in Florida and are considering traveling to Alaska next year. We have a 2021 Georgetown 31l5 and will be towing an Equinox. Would like to hear suggestions/ideas of those who have made this trip and any doís and dontís. We are retired, so time is not really an issue.

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Old 11-19-2021, 12:56 PM   #2
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We live in Florida and are considering traveling to Alaska next year. We have a 2021 Georgetown 31l5 and will be towing an Equinox. Would like to hear suggestions/ideas of those who have made this trip and any doís and dontís. We are retired, so time is not really an issue.

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We too are going to be going to Alaska with our XL 378. You'll hear everything from "if you want to trash your motorhome, drive to Alaska" to traveling in a Caravan of people.
You may have better luck posting in one of the travel sub forums.
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Old 11-19-2021, 01:02 PM   #3
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Hereís a thread on travel to Alaska/Canada

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...-a-243129.html
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Old 11-19-2021, 02:55 PM   #4
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We made the trip for the 2nd time in 2016. Need to get a copy of the current Milepost travel guide to help with your planning from the Canadian Border and North. If you are going to any U.S. National Parks, such as Yellowstone, then plan for reservations early as they fill up quickly. We did not make any other reservations after we left the U.S. and had no problem finding a campground where we thought we would stop. Plan for different shore power at campgrounds, so have power cable adapters to meet 15A, 30A and 50A requirements. Roads have gravel in certain area, as there is always construction. Take your time and slow down. Even with a rock guard, some rocks still got through to the tow vehicle. We did carry a full 5 gallon gas can and needed it once during the trip. We carried a spare and did not need it, but also carried an air compressor and did use it several times. Also consider an oil change along the way somewhere. Our trip took 65 days and 11,000 miles coming from Tennessee. A good RV GPS was very helpful. We use the Garmin RV 780 and assisted with finding stops and campgrounds along the way. OK, probably enough for now. Take your time, be careful and enjoy yourself.
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Old 11-22-2021, 08:17 PM   #5
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Went to Alaska in 2016. 16500 miles in 3 1/2 months. From VA we went to Louisville, St Louis,Memphis, on rt 66 to Grand canyon, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Zion etc. Salt Lake City, Yellowstone and into BC, Yukon. We did Homer, Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Dawson City and then to Alberta and Glacier NP. Came back via Mt Rushmore, Mall of the Americas, Green Bay, Chicago, Cooperstown PA and MD.
No flats, no mechanical problems and no cracked windshield on the towed. If you have a rock guard, take it off, it acts as a slingshot.
We booked all campgrounds in the US on the way up, in January, but in Canada and on the way back, we called in the am for a campground that night. We did our initial border crossing at Laurier WA, nice people and NO traffic.
Plan on spending 2 or 3 nights at the more interesting places, driving Alaskan roads is slow and tedious, especially the work zones which sometimes last 20 miles.
I carried a shotgun in the coach (handguns and Rifles are not allowed in Canada) and declared it at the initial border crossing. Every time we crossed the border, and you will several times, I produced the paperwork and my passport and only once was asked to see the gun.

Enjoy the trip, Alaska is worth every $$$ you spend.
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We live in Florida and are considering traveling to Alaska next year. We have a 2021 Georgetown 31l5 and will be towing an Equinox. Would like to hear suggestions/ideas of those who have made this trip and any doís and dontís. We are retired, so time is not really an issue.



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