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Old 02-11-2016, 07:41 AM   #1
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calgary to tok, ak

We are new to class A and are planning a trip to Alaska. We are planning to go from Calgary through the Canadian Rockies to tok, Alaska. and than back down to Seattle. What are the hills, up and down like? I drive a truck and am used to having engine brakes. Our gas Windsport is a V10, anyone done this trip with a gas job, no engine brake, darn....how was it? Good, bad, thoughts? thanks for your help.
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No problem with hills but don't stop at tok there is a lot more to see😎
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:09 AM   #3
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We did this TRIP IN OUR class A 3 times No problem with the with the V10 just take your time enjoy the trip sooo much to see take pict. make sure you SLOW DOWN at construction sides flying rocks from cars trucks passing to close to your coach move over if you can ended up wit a 8star chip great repair place in Whitehorse.
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There aren't any 'big' mountains/switchbacks like in some other places of the West but you'll be going up and down in places. You shouldn't have any issues just use your gears instead of your brakes.

Definitely don't end your trip at Tok, Alaska. You've just begun and lots better beauty ahead!! Also, don't forget to go to Denali National Park. There's nothing else like it. Stay IN the park for the best experience and take the 'school bus' tour. The guides are awesome and excellent at finding the animals for you and they'll stop to let you enjoy them and take pics.

Purchase online: The Milepost for maps and history; Mike and Terri Church's 'Alaskan Camping' which includes Canada and the Yukon, too; and the TourSaver 2/1 coupon book. One glacier trip will pay for the book and you'll want to do at least one. They're day trips.
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There aren't any 'big' mountains/switchbacks like in some other places of the West but you'll be going up and down in places. You shouldn't have any issues just use your gears instead of your brakes.

Definitely don't end your trip at Tok, Alaska. You've just begun and lots better beauty ahead!! Also, don't forget to go to Denali National Park. There's nothing else like it. Stay IN the park for the best experience and take the 'school bus' tour. The guides are awesome and excellent at finding the animals for you and they'll stop to let you enjoy them and take pics.

Purchase online: The Milepost for maps and history; Mike and Terri Church's 'Alaskan Camping' which includes Canada and the Yukon, too; and the TourSaver 2/1 coupon book. One glacier trip will pay for the book and you'll want to do at least one. They're day trips.
Absolutely, take a day off in TOK to wash all the mud off and carry on. Lots to see but don't get in a rush.
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We went to Banff and Jasper and the Icefield Parkway. Glad we did. Then Grande Cache, Grande Prairie, and Dawson Creek. Whitehorse was fun, as was Dawson City. Top of the World and Taylor Highways to Tok. Great trip. Check out April, May and June 2014 here: https://jtappen.wordpress.com/2014/04/
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As already mentioned don't end your trip at Tok.....you'll regret it later. Tok is the beginning, not a destination. Too much to see & do to end at Tok.
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