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Old 02-16-2008, 08:38 PM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by amy5708:
Very cool posting; thanks a lot. DH and I want to see Alaska next summer by RV with the kids(have already done a cruise there).

We were wary of going due to previous posts, but yours gave us another push!

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YOu will be very glad that you make the trip. Alask is wonderful.
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Remember you are not just going to Alaska - half the trip is in western Canada, primarily BC and the Yukon. Equally gorgeous scenery and things to do and see. Plan on spending the entire summer to see and do everything along the way and you still will feel rushed.
You can work your way north with the weather, spending early June in lower BC and working your way north. We like the Cassiar Highway (BC Rt 37) route in western BC, which joins the Alaska Hwy west of Watson Creek, while others prefer going to Dawson Creek and taking the Alaska Hwy right from kilometer post 0. Both routes have a lot to offer.
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Be sure to carry a sign to leave in the "Sign Post Forest" in Watson Lake. The MILEPOST will be your guide. Get a copy and familiarize yourself with it.
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:48 PM   #18
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We went in '06 with a 38' Diplomat towing a Jeep Cherokee. We took our time, did not drive too fast or follow too close and did not have any problems. Get a copy of MILEPOST and go. It is a great trip.
We plan to go back in 08 or 09.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:55 AM   #19
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Get a copy of the "Milepost". This book details services all along the route and is chock full of info. In 92 I made the trip with my
English Pointer named Sam. The roads where rough, construction a plenty and frost heavesyou would not believe. Went back in 2001 and the roads had been improved substantially.

No problem getting where you want to go but don't try the haul road in a motor home.

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Old 02-25-2008, 08:52 AM   #20
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Wow! Lots of great info here. My Sister is an avid rv'er and told me about a train trip where you could "piggy-back" your rv to Alaska. Anyone know anything about this?
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:46 AM   #21
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Ebsea: G'Morning. Been kinda waiting to see if anyone knew anything about "piggy-backing" your RV to Alaska. Nothing so far...eh? We also haven't heard about doing that except for that piggy-back tour in Mexico. Are you reluctant to drive to Alaska? It's really a great part of that adventure. Steve & Lynette
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ebsea:
My Sister is an avid rv'er and told me about a train trip where you could "piggy-back" your rv to Alaska. Anyone know anything about this? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I think she's confused it with the piggy-back train ride to the Copper Canyon in Mexico. I've never heard of a similar trip to Alaska.

However, I've recently read where the Mexican government has banned the piggy-back rides due to safety concerns.
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Who ever goes to Alaska will remember it forever, the roads are mostly paved but like said have dips and risers, frost heaves, much like riding a roller coaster, kids will love it, the driver just has to be careful.
Was stationed there in the 50's and traveled the routes Chickadee followed.
Traveled between every Toll Center and repeater site throughout Alaska putting in carrier equipment for the iron wire telephone sys. Lines were put in by 505 Construction outfit not sure the lines still there they will not be hard to miss.
Thanks Chickadee for the memories.
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There is no connecting rail service from the lower 48 to Alaska.

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Thanks for all the info! No wonder I could never find out anything about the mysterious train to Alaska! lol We're not really reluctant to drive, just on some time constraints that we'll need to work on. Again, thanks for the help. EBSea
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This has been the worst thred I have ever read!! I have been waiting for 20 years to take the cruise to Alaska. Now, I am just about nuts on how we will be able to take the RV up there. Man, it sounds so great, I can hardly wait till I retire. That will be our second trip of any length ,for sure. Thanks---Bill
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We are also thinking about a trip yo Alaska this summer. Our big problem is we don't know if we should go alone or go by caravan. Any comments?
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We have plans to drive to Alaska this summer. I would not personally go with a caravan because we want the freedom to do what we want when we want and not have to stick to a strict timetable
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