Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-02-2014, 10:47 AM   #169
Senior Member
 
burfurd's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Cookeville, TN
Posts: 510
DEF= Diesel Exhaust Fluid. Have fun in AK, maybe later this year or next!

burfurd
__________________

__________________
K4WQK
2012 Tiffin Phaeton 36QSH Diesel Pusher, TireTraker TPMS, Safe-T-Plus, BrakeMaster, '08 Honda CRV, Protect-a-Tow
burfurd is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-02-2014, 05:07 PM   #170
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 375
Plenty of napa store throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and Alaska
__________________

__________________
corjaguar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 06:51 PM   #171
Senior Member
 
1ciderdog's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,325
I remember reading on this forum recommendations for an Alaska 2 for 1 coupon book. Can't seem to find the recommendation when searching so will ask: For you guys that have bought one is the Alaska Tour Saver the book to buy for the Alaska RV trip or is there a differnent perhaps better book?
__________________
Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
SW OREGON 2004 Journey 39K, 330 Cat
If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 1995 Wrangler
1ciderdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 11:48 PM   #172
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 5,564
It is the TourSaver book and it's best to buy online before your trip as there are some things you might want to do along the way.
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . . Back in S&B Again
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 11:59 PM   #173
Registered User
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cherry Creek, BC Canada
Posts: 7,650
Try Alaska Travel Deals | Alaska Vacations | TourSaver ®
__________________
Possum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2014, 11:48 AM   #174
Senior Member
 
1ciderdog's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,325
Twogypsies & Possum - Thanks, I've ordered the book.
__________________
Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
SW OREGON 2004 Journey 39K, 330 Cat
If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 1995 Wrangler
1ciderdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2014, 04:43 PM   #175
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 106
I just returned home to Fairbanks Alaska from Iowa in our Holiday Rambler Endeavor. A little of what we experienced on this trip:
We drive the Alaska Highway on our route from start to finish. It is in real good shape until you get past Kluane Lake in the BC. The frost heaves are terrible for about the last 150 miles. Many of those miles will be at 15 mph or less with some 30 to 35 mph in between. Believe me if you want to arrive with your rig intact you will be driving slowly.

Diesel fuel costs between $1.29 per liter to as high as $1.55 or the equivalent of $5.87 per US gallon in Ft. Nelson BC. As soon as you hit Alaska at the Border City station it is $4.59 per US gallon. At Tok Alaska it costs about 20 cents per gallon less. I found the Yukon Hotel at Tetlin to be very freindly and they have all of the services and they even gave me a discount on fuel as we were driving an RV.

We always like to drive the stretch between Ft. Nelson and Watson Lake Yukon in the evening hours as there is an abundance of wildlife to see including lots of bears both grizzly and black bears. This is also where the wild herd of Woods Bison roams the roadside grazing on the grass.

Liard Hot Springs is a welcome stop along that stretch also. It costs $24 for a night of camping with the RV with no hookups or dump site. You can park in the day park area and use the wonderful hot springs for a soak for a family pass costing only a very reasonable $10. If the park is full there is a very big parking area across the highway for free dry camping.
__________________
2000 40 foot Holiday Rambler Endeavor
Fairbanks Alaska
Akcontender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2014, 05:37 PM   #176
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 375
We are in Fairbanks at present.....will be here for another week before heading back to Florida .........we left Dawson Creek early one day on our way up, we were stuck on hwy 2 between pink mountain and Wonowon for 6 hours because of a head on between a tractor carrying cement and a pickup with a fatality......that day we made to a campground in Sikanni Chief. Made the next days journey to Muncho Rockies Lodge ( discount on gas at 1.98 per liter ). Lots of wildlife......Buffalo herds are abundant...brown bears and black bears.......lots of stone sheep can be seen.
We got a nice baseball size hit from a passing tractor trailer.......nothing that can't be replaced on our way home.......going to stop on the way home in Iowa Winnebago to have it replaced. We opted to stop in Whitehorse on our return trip...(this is our second trip up to Fairbanks, and we have made 2 trips to the western side of Alaska once by cruise ship). Stopped off in Haines Junction before our crossing....well, the first 50 or so miles where not bad, the last 75 miles are the worst roads you would want to travel....your right, 15 miles per hour is being generous.......you have to contend with the gravel/stones, the mud from them wetting down the road while they worked, and the long waits between the flag men....we waited as long as a half hour to move at one point. It will be a long and tough ride to the Alcan entry point.


We spent 3 days in Tok....got to visit Wrangell St Eilas NP and see the Tanana river up close. Tomorrow we plan to make the trip to Prudoe bay...a 13 hour drive from Fairbank......we are now having 23 hours of daylight...sunrise is about 3 am and the sun sets a little after 12am........lots and lots of daylight. RV parks are a bit pricey, and only a couple available.....on average 40 to 50/nite. We are staying at Fort Wainwright for a week before we head to Eielson next week.
__________________
corjaguar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 06:10 PM   #177
Senior Member
 
Lightseekers's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Fenton, MO
Posts: 170
We are finally in Fairbanks. It has been a great trip so far. DW is still looking for a bull moose. We are going to spend 3 days here and then go north for a few days before leaving the area. Still lots to see, but we have plenty of time.
__________________
Stan & Dorrie LeRoy, always seeking lighthouses in our 2008 Windsport 36R
Smart Car toad on trailer
2 Spoiled Shitzus
Lightseekers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 06:16 PM   #178
Member
 
djc454's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 96
We're in Great Falls MT on our way to Anchorage. Any recommendations/comments on roads, diesel availability, and campgrounds would be appreciated. Safe travels to you all.
Den & Linda
__________________
djc454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 06:37 PM   #179
Senior Member
 
Steve Ownby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cosby, Tn
Posts: 6,397
Quote:
Originally Posted by djc454 View Post
We're in Great Falls MT on our way to Anchorage. Any recommendations/comments on roads, diesel availability, and campgrounds would be appreciated. Safe travels to you all.
Den & Linda

North of Haines Junction and after you cross the tail of Kluane Lake, you will come to Cottonwood Campground on the right. Plan on stopping for a few days. Beautiful spot & almost always Grizzlies in the area.


Steve Ownby
Full time since '07
__________________
Steve Ownby
Full time since 2007
2003 Monaco Signature
Steve Ownby is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 06:44 PM   #180
Member
 
djc454's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 96
Thanks Steve, stayed there 2 years ago and it was a GREAT place. Kinda windy, but very nice. Den


Dennis (Retired USAF & UPS) & Linda (Retired UPS)
2014 Winnebago Journey 34B and homes in Anchorage AK & Bullhead City AZ
__________________
djc454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 06:58 PM   #181
Senior Member
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Olympia
Posts: 670
Another great stop is White River, about half-way between Destruction Bay and Beaver. Tghey offer a free tour of the area, bears are frequently seen here.
__________________
Jeff
'99 Alpine Coach
Jeff and Cheryl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 10:08 PM   #182
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Llano Grande, Mercedes Tx
Posts: 32
Read on another Alaska travel forum, can't remember just which one as I think I am reading every post or blog Alaska, that one guy could not find DEF along the hiway till he reached TOK. Perhaps not looking in the right spot? Richard
__________________

__________________
Richard N
07 Allegro Bus QDP
06 Jeep Liberty CDI
richardn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.