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Old 10-22-2009, 05:54 PM   #1
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We have been to Alaska twice by motor home. we are planning to go back,just wondering if any one has taken the road out of Dawson city to the NWT.if so will you relate your experiences here? road conditions scenery fuel etc.
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:22 PM   #2
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Hi,
In 2007 we drove the Dempster highway from Dawson City to Inuvik. On advice from the NWT tourist info centre in Dawson City we decided to take the motorhome (31' class A) and leave the toad at the start of the Dempster. We had previously planned to just take the toad. Road condition was rough gravel almost all the way. Weather was good and dry most of the way. It can get more challenging if it is wet.
Scenery was great. The 360 degree view at the arctic circle was amazing. It is so vast that it is impossible to get a handle on the distances you are dealing with.
Fuel is available about half way up the Dempster and again in Inuvik.
Inuvik is not much to see but for us it was just the fact that we had been there.
The downside -lt is a rough road and the dust is amazing. Two years later we are still finding dust in areas that we have cleaned many times.
Are we glad we did it? - Absolutely!
Next time to Alaska/Yukon we will probabaly drive the Dempster again but only with the Toad.
Any questions feel free to PM.
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I thought about driving the toad also. How long did it take you, and if you drove the toad where would you stay? would you leave the mh at the rv park?
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Hey, Jeff (jjr4): Ya mean ya ACTUALLY took your MH up to Inuvik!!!???......WOW....you're my HERO!!!! Steve
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On the way up we camped at Engineers Creek (very buggy) and then Nitainilaii Campground and then went to Inuvik the next day, total 3 days travel. Stayed in Inuvik a couple days then stayed at took two days to return back to Dawson City with a stay half way at Eagle Plains. Interesting note - they were running helicopters out of Eagle Plain to drop water on a forest fire that we passed on the way south (never a dull moment).
If you leave the motorhome and take the toad you can leave it at the gas station at the base of the Dempster OR ina campground of your choice.
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Chickadee,

Hey - you only live once!

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