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Old 04-09-2016, 03:19 PM   #155
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Still advisable to carry an extra 5 gallon container? I figure at 11 mpg that "could" get me 55 miles if need be. Motorhomes typically have 75 -100 gallon fuel tanks, thus 500-750 mile range. Where I'm at about 250 + or -. 26' tt and a Toyota Tundra (5.7L)
Sure, if you feel more secure knowing you have an extra 5 gallons just in case, carry it with you. Our Sprinter chassis has roughly 26 gallons, getting 14 mpg towing a CR-V. We never had a problem filling up with diesel, either in AK or in Canada, which I usually did when I had 150-200 miles on the tank.
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If I told my wife I was not going to take the extra 5 gallon container I told her I was, I think she may "Wack" me over the head with the empty thing right now.

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If I told my wife I was not going to take the extra 5 gallon container I told her I was, I think she may "Wack" me over the head with the empty thing right now.

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I haven't ever carried, but my friend carries 5 he has used it several times helping others that ran out of gas. Make the wife happy you might get an extra kitchen pass.
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For those planning to rush to Alaska, spend time in Canada take as may routes and side trips as possible. Skip Paris, I can't imagine you will ever see anything better than this.

Watch the short video check out those feet.

Posted by Sue Thomas; go to the link below.

Lynx in Yukon - Yukon Sights

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Are you getting ancy? If you are waiting to start your trip spend some time at Sue's site, you'll pass some time and probably make your trip even better.
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On my trips to Alaska and back I see many smaller size vehicles carrying multiple fuel containers.

I have a 130 gallon diesel tank with an effective range of 750-850 miles. I usually pass up fuel stops in lieu of another one in some cases.

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If you drive on the top half of your fuel tank you will be fine. During the summer of '14 we did that, fueling at the end of each day if there was a place to do that, if not we had plenty to,carry us a second day. We NEVER planned on driving anywhere near the tank capacity in 1 day.
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I have spent many hours on Sue Thomas (Yukon Sights) website the last few years. Plan 4 days to get from Ohio into Canada. Total of 3 weeks to get to sis-n-laws in North Pole...But with that said, being retired (by then) we'll have no time clock to keep. So if we like an overnight stop, we could stay another day.
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Cassiar September colors, mostly green, tempature is still pretty mild, it can get cold at night.
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Came across another good blog from two couples who's 2015 / 4 month zig / zagging trip across Northern US/ Canada and Alaska. Very good picture content and commentary.

One thing I like was a late evening temperature report. Also a night time low. From the 2 hours I was reading their blog last night and the fact they were a week farther into the season than we plan to be, I need to pack more cold weather clothes. Here is a link to their blog 2015 Alaska Camping Trip Travel Log

One point that bothered me to say, was the lack of any currency adjustment for stuff paid for with US Dollars. If your planning on stopping at Provenšal campgrounds and have to pay on the honer system, exchange some US Dollars beforehand to have Canadian Dollars handy. Same thing with many of the private campgrounds and stores, treating US Dollars as par.
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Flying back east tomorrow night from Anchorage. We already exchanged some US to Canadian money, now if we don't leave it on the kitchen counter like last year we'll be good to go.

One thing to remember if you use a Debit card remember the exchange rate. When we forgot the money we had to use the Debit card, it won't let you go over your limits set and will refuse the transaction based on exchange rates.
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Yes, definitely change some currency when you enter Canada, especially if you plan to use the great Provincial or Yukon campgrounds. We did $300 which was $100 too much for us. What we had left was dropped in the donation box at Glacier Nat'l Park when we returned.

Also, check your credit card to see if there will be a foreign exchange cost when you purchase things. Ours didn't. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted but not Discover or American Express.
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Yes, definitely change some currency when you enter Canada, especially if you plan to use the great Provincial or Yukon campgrounds. We did $300 which was $100 too much for us. What we had left was dropped in the donation box at Glacier Nat'l Park when we returned.
Yes, good in-tell.

Over the weekend I spend hours reading thru this blog from a couple who traveled to AK. last summer. One recurring theme was the lack, let me quote "(Canadian) proprietors acting dumb and not honoring the US Dollars exchange rate value". This included many private campgrounds that did not except credit cards.

I wonder do the grocery stores and all gas stations except CC's?

If I'm entering at Sweetgrass, how do I exchange my US dollars for some Canadian stuff?
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Yes, good in-tell.

Over the weekend I spend hours reading thru this blog from a couple who traveled to AK. last summer. One recurring theme was the lack, let me quote "(Canadian) proprietors acting dumb and not honoring the US Dollars exchange rate value". This included many private campgrounds that did not except credit cards.

I wonder do the grocery stores and all gas stations except CC's?

If I'm entering at Sweetgrass, how do I exchange my US dollars for some Canadian stuff?
This was a very small problem for us. Almost everywhere we went accepted our CC, and that includes every gas station. You generally get the best exchange rate from your CC company even with a modest fee for the international transaction. My CC company charged 1% on each Canadian charge, but gave a very reasonable exchange rate. I can't remember a campground that didn't accept CC cards. The last time I ran into the type of problem described above was many years ago traveling near the City of Quebec. They were definitely hostile to Americans, but that was probably 35-40 years ago.
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