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Old 10-18-2014, 08:20 AM   #15
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Years ago when we stayed in Soldotna next to the Kenai River we caught (snagged) over 50 Salmon. Traded them in for canned. That was before we found out that was not legal. The fish were so thick going up the river you could have walked accross their backs to the other side river bank. I had black trash bags lined up and down the aisle of the motorhome filled with Salmon. This campsite was special as there was a place for your boat if you had one we didn't. We were the only out of state rig at this CG. All the other RVers were Alaskans. The DW said what are you going to do with all these fish? It was about 11:00 PM and still kind of light outside. I said we will take them to the canning facility in town. We drove the MH over there and they were closed. Down the road I saw a Log Cabin with a sign that said "We Ship Fish". I pulled up and the owner was in the refrigerated log cabin walk in. I told him my story and he said that I can pile up the bags of Salmon in that corner. So my boys and I did just that. He gave me a receipt and off we went back to the CG. The DW who is always concerned about costs asked how much is he going to charge you? I told her I didn't ask and if it is too much we will let him have the fish. Next morning we went back and then I asked him how much which he thought for a minute and said give me $2.00. Loaded the bags of Salmon back into the RV and off to the cannery. Every spare space in the rig now had a can of Salmon in it. Doing Alaska is by far the BEST RV TRIP I have ever taken. de Sanford

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Old 10-18-2014, 08:33 AM   #16
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I don't know how extensive your RVing experience is, but if you have traveled in the lower 48 without a caravan you can do the AK trip the same way. RV repairs are a little further apart but campgrounds are often and waiting for you. This trip is done by thousands of people every year and all along the route are experienced operators waiting for your money.
Our next trip will be in 2016. The MH will stay home and we will be driving a truck with a smaller TT. Did it with the MH and spent June thru Sept. in Canada and AK. Dont hurry the trip thru Canada, it is some of the best part of the AK trip.

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Old 10-20-2014, 08:42 PM   #17
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Are you a military veteran? If so, I highly recommend contacting S.M.A.R.T. http://www.smartrving.org/ Their Alaska RV caravan begins at Dicks RV park in Great Falls, MT., and ends after crossing into the U.S.A. at Sumas WA. This is the least costly Alaska Caravan available, to my knowledge.
If you are not a military veteran, you may be "sponsored" by someone else in the caravan.
We went in "12"; it was the best time we've had in the last 20 years. Personally, I think I saw more in Canada than I did in Alaska, except for flying over and around Mt. McKinley/Denali.
When in Dawson City, YT; take time to "kiss the toe" for an unforgettable experience.

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