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Old 05-22-2016, 07:08 PM   #281
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From watching YouTub'ers traveling the Alcan the last few years, the section from Destruction Bay to the Alaska border seemed to cause more breakdowns than RVers who video their travels on the TOW. Below is a YouTube from a week ago with a brand new Open Range 5er breaking it's spring hangers just after Destruction bay.

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Yes, that area can be rough. However, plan on driving it slow and you'll have no issues.
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With the 3-4 Youtube channels I have followed who went up the Alcan, it seems the TOW caused less issues because of rough roads. Below is from Chris & G Travels channel last spring. Take a look at 10:00 to 14:00

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Heading to fairbanks AK memorial weekend from ky.
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Before we went to Alaska in 2014 I checked the four corner weight on our Class A to be sure that I was NOT over weight. I am sure at least a few of the problems people encounter while in Alaska are caused by weight issues. If you overload an axle you will have issues, if you then run the rig over less than smooth roads you are asking for trouble. When you get to the frost heaves you have found the trouble. By the time we got to our second set of orange cones/flags we had learned to slow down. If you cross the frost heaves at 30 MPH or less you will be fine, you can go faster on some, but unfortunately you don't know which ones until it's too late.

If you want to see our trip (no discussion about frost heaves) go to www.capecodtoalaska2014.com hundreds of pictures of wildlife, just be patient the photos are all high def, so it takes a while to download them even on a high speed connection. The site also has routes, miles per day and where we stayed.
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We'll be drafting ya....We have 2300 miles to get to our first reservation in Banff June 2nd. Forecast is looking rainy...for the drive.
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The gang is starting to arrive, we have seen many RV renters on the road, cruise ship arrived this week and out of state plates on RVs.

So far weather has been spectacular, looking good for all those on their way.

Of course we are heading to Yellowstone with the grandchildren, hopefully we will have good weather.
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Making our trip west we had a 36 hour period with heavy heavy winds in SD, WY and most of today in SE. Montana. By late in the day today they started to die down some. Only made it to Billings today from Rapid City SD. But did stop at Devils Tower and Little Bighorn NP's. Going to do a short day (wed) to Bozeman then enter Canada (Sweetgrass) Thursday.
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Here's an interesting read on this guy's trip on May 28.

Rambling RV Rat

He's on the road now so you might want to follow his journey for hints.
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Alaskan cruise then renting RV

We are leaving on a cruise from Vancouver on Aug. 22 and arriving in Seward on Aug. 29. I am checking on renting a motorhome there for a week or so and just traveling part of Alaska. Any sharing information on renting an RV in Alaska? We have a travel trailer but do not want to pull it for this trip and do a lot of boondocking so we are OK with all of that. We are so excited to finally be getting up there. Maybe we will love it so much we will pull the trailer all the way on a second trip!
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RRGuess: For RV rental, Great Alaskan Holidays is a very good one. We used it on one of our trips. The unit was newer and in excellent condition.

https://www.greatalaskanholidays.com/
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Thanx for the Rambling RV Rat link. Snow storm past Fort Nelson / Summit May 29th. 8" Alcan closed....

One of the last things I packed was my trusty snow brush just case when we return about Sept 5-10 (Cassier route) we don't get a freak snow storm. You never know what Mother Nature dishes out.

Don't plan to be in Fort Nelson for another 10 days. Stopping in Lethbridge AB. Boon- docking at their casino tomorrow.
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We are leaving on a cruise from Vancouver on Aug. 22 and arriving in Seward on Aug. 29. I am checking on renting a motorhome there for a week or so and just traveling part of Alaska. Any sharing information on renting an RV in Alaska? We have a travel trailer but do not want to pull it for this trip and do a lot of boondocking so we are OK with all of that. We are so excited to finally be getting up there. Maybe we will love it so much we will pull the trailer all the way on a second trip!
You will need to get to Anchorage to rent the RV. The cruise companies all offer shuttles, or you could take the Alaska Railroad, or arrange your own transportation with a taxi to Anchorage.

Plus it is easier and cheaper flying back to the lower 48 from Anchorage after your trip than it is from Seward.

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FYI. At the Canadian Customs after the officer let us thru, there was a sign about 1000' up the road that said " all watercraft enter here to check in". I only had 2 inflatable kayaks. But they wanted to register them into the country. They need to check that they were clean and not carrying any seaweed, or foreign debris into Canada.
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