We returned from our Alaska trip last week, I will include the routes on google maps at the end of this report. No we did not caravan with commercial operators or others. Just our coach, wife and myself.
First off, to the naysayers that Alaska will ruin your rig or tow vehicle, I say Nonsense! We received our obligatory chipped windshield the first day we crossed into Canada on DRY, paved highway when a log truck threw a stone. That's it, that's all the damage 12,000 miles in 2 months that occurred.
Although we didn't take the Dempster or the Haul roads, we did take the "Top of the World Highway" and yes it is mostly dirt, but we were able to do the speed limits without fuss nor damage. I would follow the advice to not go on a rainy day or after it rains, but otherwise it was GREAT. Be prepared to spend a lot of time cleaning your rig after that portion.
I will also comment that the roads in Alaska were not as good as the roads in Canada including the US portion of the TOW highway.
My hat's off the Renegade RV for making the most enjoyable and trouble free rig I have owned and it was ideal for this trip for *us*
Also my hat's off the RF Mogul. We replaced our in motion domed satellite dish with their open array dish and enjoyed HD satellite TV all but 3 nights when I was too lazy to move away from some obstructions.
A few folks asked about our theater seating upgrade, and it too was one of the best investments we made. A HUGE difference in comfort and no signs of wear.
I strongly urge anyone sitting on the fence about going to Alaska to get off the fence and go. The eye candy, the people, everything about the trip was beyond anything we imagined.
Please feel free to ask any questions and I will answer as best I can.
Here are the routes:
Florida to Tok, AK:
Tok, AK to Florida: