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Old 12-08-2013, 07:33 PM   #15
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We worked 2 seasons in Juneau, AK. Our jumping off point for northern roads was Great Falls, MT. Since, we were on our way for seasonal work, we moved quickly thru Canada & the Yukon. We took 5 days to get to Skagway. We took the ferry out of Skagway south to Juneau - as no roads lead to Juneau. We spent 2 glorious yet rainy tourist seasons in Juneau. And we saw every type of RV come through - from motorcycles pulling teeny tiny trailers; tents; old VW campers; unusual green campers; school bus conversions; and of course the mega diesel pushers.
If you've taken care of your rig - then head north to the 49th state, the land of the midnight sun. Be careful, you'll realize you didn't see all you wanted to see and you will be planning your next trip before you've even made it home from the 1st trip.
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All I have to add to this thread is that over the years I've found that any spare part I carry with me will never go bad. Any spare parts I leave at home will go bad for me when I'm in a inconvenient spot.
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We worked 2 seasons in Juneau, AK. Our jumping off point for northern roads was Great Falls, MT. Since, we were on our way for seasonal work, we moved quickly thru Canada & the Yukon. We took 5 days to get to Skagway. We took the ferry out of Skagway south to Juneau - as no roads lead to Juneau. We spent 2 glorious yet rainy tourist seasons in Juneau. And we saw every type of RV come through - from motorcycles pulling teeny tiny trailers; tents; old VW campers; unusual green campers; school bus conversions; and of course the mega diesel pushers.
If you've taken care of your rig - then head north to the 49th state, the land of the midnight sun. Be careful, you'll realize you didn't see all you wanted to see and you will be planning your next trip before you've even made it home from the 1st trip.
Safe travels.
"no roads in Juneau", "spent 2 seasons" "Andsaw every type of RV come through". I'm thoroughly confused, how did the RV's get to Juneau?
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I came by a picture that shows for of the many road repairs on the ALCAN last year. This was in early April when road crews are working hard to repair winter road damages.

Slow down and enjoy the view,
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Hey all was hoping to get some opinions and advise we own a 1995 Brave with 50k miles on it just gave it a full tune up with hoses and belts etc. we would love to take a trip from Vancouver up to Alaska but am I nuts to do it an older rig? Has anyone else done it ? What do all think?
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I came by a picture that shows for of the many road repairs on the ALCAN last year. This was in early April when road crews are working hard to repair winter road damages.

Slow down and enjoy the view,
We drove several sections like that on the Alcan, in July and August. One of those broke a spring on our 5er. Well...actually that is a lie, I broke the spring because I was driving too fast when I hit a frost heave.
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We made the trip this past summer.
The most costly fuel was near Liard Hot Springs (near $6.00 gal) other areas
not much different than you're paying.
Plan on going slow on Alaskan Highway especially in the Yukon Ter.
I got a grill screen from Cabelas to protect the radiator from rocks.
Carried some extra fuel, oil, trans mission fluid, one ea. turn signal and tail/brake light bulbs and coolant.
two spares for the trailer, one for the truck.
Go and enjoy the trip, it really is the trip of a lifetime.
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Before we went up to Alaska, I went to Les Schwab and bought 3 used tires. Each had more than half tread. I tied them to the top of the RV. I used everyone of them. Tires cost a bundle up there.
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