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Old 09-03-2018, 01:26 PM   #1
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Travel from Florida to Alaska

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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All the roads are fine, just take it easy. Frost heaves are marked. Make sure you get Milepost.
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We did the trip from S. Florida in 2015. We loved every minute and hope to do again. You will read a lot of nay sayers here. The people who we saw that were having problems were usually driving too fast for road conditions. We really only had real bad roads for around 1-90-100 miles. They were from Whitehorse west to the border. Just slow down and enjoy the ride.
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We went in 2009, just watch for the signs, they flag the frost heaves. No real problems.
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Go.. go slow and enjoy the ride....Black flies suck though.
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Old 09-03-2018, 06:54 PM   #6
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Travel within Alaska

Stu, we have lived in Fairbanks for 25 years. I can’t speak for getting to Alaska but generally the 3 main Highways( not interstates by any means) are generally in good shape. If rock chips to your front valance or windshield are gonna cause you heartburn then maybe it not the trip you want. There is always construction on the Parks and Richardson. Be prepared and as previously suggested use a milepost. The state also has a construction update at their website. State of Alaska, I think it is under 511. When the kids were younger we traveled the state in a 26ft 89 mobile traveler and never had a problem. Now we park our Dp in Vancouver and are trying to get used to the high speed traffic in the lower 48. One thing I will urge, is the law states that if you have 5 vehicles behind you you must pull over when convenient to let them pass. For everyone’s safety please do. Enjoy your trip.
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Top of the world highway is beautiful, but received several holes in my DP windshield a couple of holes and chips on my toad. I would avoid it when I do it again.
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We did it last year and it was awesome! Slow going is the key not all hazard spots are marked! We did top of the world and there is a reason they call it that! These are all weather roads and they do a good job of maintaining them. Some locations you are away from cell service! You want to cover your toad’s front or the rocks will beat it up! We did get a couple of small windshield chips on the DP but nothing to worry about. We were told to pull our rock guard up on the rear as they tend to kick up more than they protect. This was good advice especially with the frost heaves! We also were advised to put hardware wire underneath to keep rocks from hitting out fanblades on our radiator. It worked as we had no damage to our cooling system. It’s the local trucks coming at you that sling rocks off but not much you can do, except duck and cringe!!😮
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Thank you for your input! The more we know, the better.
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