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Old 09-07-2013, 07:31 PM   #1
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What's a long trip ?

You know you have traveled a long way when you have driven where you don't have Direct Tv or Sat. Radio. Just returned from Alaska in June. Rv trip of a lifetime.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:53 PM   #2
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Delaware to Alaska and return. 11,050 +- miles. 6 trips so far and hoping for many more.

The salmon, halibut and shrimp is wonderful. 500-600 pounds in a 16 cu ft freezer.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:37 AM   #3
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Wow...11,050 miles...! I always thought that across the United States and back was a long trip. I have no desire to go to Alaska though. Went there once on a cruise. Too cold for me.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:02 PM   #5
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We left for Alaska on Memorial weekend , drove 11,500 miles in 10 weeks and had near perfect weather. It was the trip of a lifetime and one we have dreamed of for many years. Zero regrets !
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:44 PM   #6
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Wow! Sounds like a wonderful trip. I hope DW and I can make that trip. As my Dad told me when I was too young to appreciate, "time is your greatest asset and luxury so spend it well" . Now being much older I can truly appreciate looking forward to a trip like that. Kudos
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In a week or so we are starting our first "Long" trip. Portland, OR to Savannah, GA and then back to Yuma for a couple of months before we head back to Portland. Forecasting around 7,000 miles. Should be fun.

DW and navigator wants to go to Alaska. Probably gonna do it by boat.
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We went from Lancaster, CA across the US down to Sarasota, FL then up to SC then to VA near DC then to Ionia, MI and then back to Lancaster, CA. About 7k miles or so and in about 5 weeks.
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DW and navigator wants to go to Alaska. Probably gonna do it by boat.
Do both!! Alaska Marine Highway - ferry yourself and the rig from Bellingham up to Alaska and drive from there.

Alaska Ferry Adventures - Travel to Alaska with your RV

Hoping the husband, kids and I can do this one summer.
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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.
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You know you have traveled a long way when you have driven where you don't have Direct Tv or Sat. Radio. Just returned from Alaska in June. Rv trip of a lifetime.
Why isn't Sat Radio od Sat TV available?
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Howdy!

We did Alaska in 2008. We've spent this summer in the Canadian Maritimes in fact the last the months in Newfoundland. We have a ferry crossing September 15 back to Nova Scotia, and don't plan on being back in Texas untill November. If you liked Alaska I highly recommed Newfoundland.

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Why isn't Sat Radio od Sat TV available?
You don't travel on the mountain tops, you travel through the valleys. Also in Alaska the satellites needed for TV are so low on the horizon that most domes and dishes cannot tune low enough to get a signal. We've had a Trav'ler and had to wicker the LNB arm to get it to tune below 15 degrees so we could get reception at Valdez. Also, many programs come in on different satellites, and just because you can see one doesn't mean you can see all necessary for reception. Then again when the fish are running, who cares what Jill and Fred are doing in a contrived sitcom.
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Left TX in May, now in Nebraska via Montana, Alaska, Washington, etc. Headed to MO for a rally and then back to TX. It will be apx 4 1/2 months and 12,500 miles by the time it is over.
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