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Old 10-02-2018, 10:22 AM   #15
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Has anyone traveled in a Class A motor home from Florida, or the East Coast to Alaska. We wanted to make this trip next summer. We were told that Alaska wasn't a good place to take your RV because the roads are so bad. We would appreciate any feedback you can provide from your experiences. We'd hate to make the trip if it will be bad traveling there.


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You can stop in Oregon and you've seen/experienced 90% of going to Alaska.

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You can stop in Oregon and you've seen/experienced 90% of going to Alaska.
Noooo...Oregon has MUCH better roads!

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Old 10-18-2018, 06:53 PM   #17
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I have driven it 4 times from middle Georgia -- once with 24 ft. travel trailer, 3 times with class A motorhome. As stated, take your time. Roads are generally good; some rough places but take your time and all is well. I would recommend route to Fargo, SD; then to Winnepeg to Edmonton to Dawson Creek and the Al-Can. Be sure to do the Top of the World Highway on way in or out and the Cassair (spelling) on return trip.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:19 AM   #18
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Thank you for the information. Really appreciate it!
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:29 AM   #19
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Travel from Florida to Alaska

Drove our motorhome (2011 Tiffin Breeze 28’) out to Washington State from South Florida a couple years ago and did Alaska this summer via the western route. You might want to take a look at my blog. I described the drive in addition to side excursions, points of interest, history, etc. The route is described in this thread which also has the link to my blog:

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Old 10-27-2018, 12:57 PM   #20
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stu white, We traveled from NY to Alaska in 2012; 14K miles, 3 months in Alaska, and home for a total time of 5 months. We are looking to schedule another trip. We found DVDs by Adventure Videos John Hold helped in planing our trip. Very useful with Campgrounds, restaurants, sightseeing, adventures, and general information. The high lights of our trip were a small plan ride into Denali mts, landing on a glacier and putting our MH on the Ferry down the inter coastal water way on the inside passage. See web site below for DVDs.


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Old 11-08-2018, 10:12 PM   #21
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The roads will be marked with red flags or cones before the frost heaves. These areas have a tendency to wash board because people drive to fast on these temporary repairs. These sections will normally last for 1/2 to 1 mile and then you will be able to drive around 45-55 mph.

If you drive to Alaska make sure you take enough time to enjoy the area. We plan to arrive in Alaska around the 1st or 2nd week in June and start heading back home the middle of August. We stay 7 days in each location and play like each location is home. You want to drive counter clockwise to get away from the interior before the mosquitos start. That way you will be near the coast when the mosquitos start around the end of July to 2nd week in Aug. We stay in the following towns; Fairbanks, Denali, Palmer, Soldotna, Homer, Seward, Palmer, Valdez (2 wk last town).**

Driving through Canada will take 5-9 days because it is nearly 2200 miles from Washington border to Tok, AK.

Driving through Canada you will want to fill up at the larger cities because the price of fuel is 50 cents more per gal in the smaller towns.

If you search the internet you will find a lot of information on driving to Alaska.

Next we will be making our 5th trip to Alaska. We will start out in Louisiana around April next year so we will get to the border around the 3rd to last wk in May. I hope this will help you take the long trip. Alaska is amazing and there is no other place like it. We normally put 18,000 to 20,000 miles on our truck in 6 mouths.
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:07 PM   #22
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Thank you to aspen2001 for all the good information! My wife and I have really enjoyed reading about everyone's adventures to Alaska. We appreciate all the advice and recommendations and look forward to receiving more.

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We made the trip in 2011 in our 1988 Toyhouse.. Had a wonderful time...

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Old 11-09-2018, 02:58 PM   #24
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My wife and I live in Alaska and last summer made the trip the other way, to Miami and back. The worst road was coming out of Minneapolis on 94, that was the roughest road I think I have driven on. The right hand lane was so rough we could not drive on that side, left lane was a little better. After about 75 miles it was ok. Another bad section is the last 75 miles of the Alcan in Canada before you get to the Alaska border. That section is a 35 MPH road. The road from Tok to Glennallen is another 35 MPH road with an occasional good section. If you adjust your speed for the road conditions you will not damage the RV and will have a beautiful trip. Alaska is hard on windshields no matter what you drive, we have a lot of winter gravel on the side of the roads that gets tossed everywhere so just plan on a new windshield after the trip home. We made it all the way to the Ak border on the return trip before we got three rock chips which I had repaired but lost the windshield anyway at a later date. 300 miles a day worked good for us with a doggy stop every 100 miles or so., Keep the camera ready as you will see a lot of wildlife close to the highway, good luck and have fun.
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:09 PM   #25
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As mentioned above, there are bad roads in the lower 48 and RVers use them daily. Alaska is a great trip. If you see a flag on the side of the road slow down, way down, it may warn of a frost heave or other danger. Slow down for bridges. The roadbed of a bridge is often similar to a cattle guard roadbed and for good reason, drainage. Stop often and enjoy the route. Take a MilePost, used or new and a 2 for 1 coupon book.
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We drove it in 2017 in a 38 ft DP pulling a Ford Focus. Great trip! Took 2 months. No windshield, tire or alaignment problems. All roads were very good except for around a 100 mile stretch North of Whitehorse and the Alaska border. REMOVE THE LARGE FLAP ACROSS THE REAR OF YOUR MH as it will kick up a ton of rocks in the construction areas. Didn’t drive on any gravel roads except in construction areas. Drove the Alaska Highway up and the Cassier?(sp) Highway back. VERY limited service on this highway but interesting road. My wife’s greatest disappointment was seeing only 1 moose😟!
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:32 AM   #27
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We have driven to Alaska 4 times since 2009. It is a great trip but you need to allow adequate time in Alaska. You have driven a long way and the question is will you ever come back again. We spend aproximately two month in Alaska; Fairbanks, Denali, Palmer, Soldotna, Homer, Seward, Valdez. We spend a week in every town and 2 weeks in Valdez with it being the last city before we leave for home. Valdez is a great town to spend the extra time in. 97% of the roads to Alaska are in good condition, but do not think they are interstate's. You need to look out for animals crossing the road and you need to look for markers that let you know the road has damage from frost.

We are also heading to Alaska next year and will arrive the first week of June - the middle of August. We may run into each other on the road, you never know.

Enjoy your trip and just make sure you allow enough time for your great journey.
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We are planning to go back to Alaska this summer and were wondering when to get there. When is the earliest that it would be "safe"(minimal chance of snow). We were there 10 years ago on a tour and just never felt we had enough time in any one spot so we are planning 3 months or so this time.

Any suggestions would be great

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