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Old 09-09-2013, 06:05 PM   #15
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DW and I are about ready to start on what will be a long trip by our standards. We are planning 6 weeks, starting near St. Louis, headed to Rapid City, SD, then to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons, Salt Lake City, Reno, Sacramento and Fresno, then home via the southern route. We plan to drive < 300 miles per day and spend several days at some of the stops. We can't wait!!!
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:23 PM   #16
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Years ago the DW along with 3 kids and a dog (motorhome included) boarded the "marine ferry" at Prince Rupert. At most of the ferry stops we drove off and spent a few days, before catching the next ferry. Much better than a cruise. We have enjoyed cruises up to Alaska, but you don't get to stay a few days at one location. We purchased a "travel guide" called "The Mile Post". It was like having your own tour director with you. Spent 3 months up there.........had to come home to get the kids back into school in Sept. Great trip for motorhoming. deSanford
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In our Pleasure Way Class B I added a new Flatscreen TV, DVD player all wired up to a inverter. I had my portable DirecTV dish with me. We were in Canada/Alaska for 10 weeks and never turned it on once !
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:01 PM   #18
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I never thought about going by ferry! Gotta check on that.
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We do a long (3 weeks) trip every summer.

Most of them looks something like this, which was just over 4100 miles.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:37 PM   #20
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In 2012 we drove to AK in a caravan. After we returned to the lower 48 we continued our adventures by traveling down the West coast to CA, back up to OR, then meandered East in the general direction of home. total mileage was just over 14 thousand by the time we pulled in the garage. Left Home early in June got back in late September. We had an outstanding trip, which we plan to repeat on our own in a few years.

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Middle aged man.. much over two hours is a long trip..

CA to Watkins Glen NY, mid Ohio, back to CA. 16 states, Two race tracks, in three weeks.

I'm filling the bucket list.. Hoping for the new track at Austin next year.
Last year we drove to AK, I'm 70. We had a 5er and dually then. Middle age? It is 10 years younger than your age after you pass 60.
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Using a ferry doesn't seem very inexpensive. I just now computed the cost to take our 35 MH and Jeep from Bellingham to Whittier and back and it came to $11,000.00.
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Using a ferry doesn't seem very inexpensive. I just now computed the cost to take our 35 MH and Jeep from Bellingham to Whittier and back and it came to $11,000.00.
Yep, that's why we decided to drive. We went with the SMART caravan, total cost for the entire trip, border-to-border from MT, was just over $7,000 for a 67 day adventure. Part of that $7K was rig repairs.
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Using a ferry doesn't seem very inexpensive. I just now computed the cost to take our 35 MH and Jeep from Bellingham to Whittier and back and it came to $11,000.00.
Try Prince Rupert to Haines and drive back home using the Top of the World Highway. Just because the ferry runs doesn't mean you have to use it every leg. Take you're time, enjoy the scenery and smell the roses.
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