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Old 09-21-2018, 07:21 PM   #1
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Thanks Entegra & Spartan for a Great Coach

We just got back last week from a 106 day trip up and down the Alaskan Highway.

9,904 miles, 45 driving days, so 46 times of breaking camp and setting up. Yes we had to move to a Dump station once.


We had virtually zero problems !

We had a basement door that kept coming open. So I finally tied it shut with some rope before it got damaged.

We had the rubber stopper on the front bathroom sliding door lock come off and it popped the little 1-1/2" sq trim board off (at the bottom) in the process.

I had 3-4 magnets come off the HVAC vents while changing filters.

With a trip like this I would say that is an extremely minor and short list!

Oh BTW, from what I've been able to inspect so far, we came away without any real exterior damage. A few light branch scratches that were driver induced in campgrounds. A little bit of tar that I still need to remove. AND of course a few thousand or more bug hits.

Better than I would have ever expected. We were able to just drive and enjoy all the great scenery that Canada, and the US has to offer.

Love this coach, and loved it giving us a trouble free great trip.

Oh, anyone thinking about this trip, DO IT!

Don't worry about the coach, don't worry about the so called windshield eating Alaskan Highway. It is a pretty easy drive. Yes you will have to slow down in construction areas. Yes the last 150 miles in Canada is rough.

You will see so many great things. Meet so many great people. Both driving and living along side this great route. That the time spent is well worth it!

BTW, we did this on our own with no reservations. Though a few times we did called a CG a few days ahead.

Needless to say we have enough stories to fill many a conversation.

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Great report. Thanks
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:47 PM   #3
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Great report. Thanks
We, too, made the trip in our '17 Aspire the months of June - August. No problems at all. We even did it with the Goodyear G670s on the front. 10,700 miles of wonderful memories.
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Bucket list

We have this one on our bucket list. We are still working but hoping to get it done in the next 5-10 years. Can’t wait. Congrats on your journey.
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Steve it sounds like you had a great trip. Such memories. We know a couple that are 80 years old, full time for 20 years and this was their 14th trip up the highway. Pretty amazing experience

I am glad things went well with virtually no issues
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:13 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone.


I wanted to post about our trip for two reason:



1) Our coach is really solid, and too many times myself and others only talk about our problems on here.


2) The trip itself is easy to do with our coaches. Heard too many horror stories about the road and the campground selections in Alaska. In our experience was both of those were seriously overstated.
Yes we did stay in a few glorified parking lot style CGs but the vast majority were "acceptable lower 48 quality". Same with the road. Mostly a perfectly fine two lane highway. With construction zones well marked, so just slow down for fresh chip seal or frost heave warnings and you'll be fine.


BTW, we met a lot of really wonderful people along the route.


Two CGs really stand out: Discovery Yukon, south of Beaver. Absolutely beautiful CG and great owner. Also Hi Country RV in Whitehorse. Tight CG but super nice workers. I was stuck there with a kidney stone for 7 days, and they worked around us daily, so I didn't have to move. Even though they filled up every day, there was never a question of making us move!



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