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RE: Paid Caravans to Alaska Worth it?

Even after living in the big city for a long time, I'd far rather be in Grande Prairie trying to plan a route to Dawson Creek than in Katy, TX trying to figure out the best way to pull a 39' fifth wheel through Ewe-stun to Louisiana. What a hoot! One road, divided, 2 lanes each way, Grande Prairie to Dawson Creek. Narrows and gets a bit slow at Pouce Coupe.
Tee Jay 07/10/20 09:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Help with Long Term planning for Alaska

If you are looking at a truck, go to the 1 ton. Pretty much the same cost, but heavier frame and suspension. The trucks since about 2012 in 3/4 and 1-ton have a nice ride when empty, not like the old days. A light weight TT will get a real SHAKE down towing it that far. Get the heaviest built one you can. For a place to start, try Arctic Fox. There are others, maybe some better, but a place to start. Get the electric brake wires out of the axle tube and outside the tube, lashed to it firmly . Inside, they jiggle and abrade and short out. Tires need to be LT, 10 ply. Some of the construction areas have larger rock on the surface at times. Also, stiffer sidewalls add to the life if you make hard turns backing up. Avoid a rear kitchen. The back of the trailer will do some wild gyrations in the frost heave areas. Things hung in the closet may need rearranging. It can be a nice trip, as it is all paved now,unlike the mud and gravel of the 1960's. But the pavement breaks and frost heaves do mean you need to slow down.
Tee Jay 07/02/20 10:05pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska RV trip loop routes/planning resources

Boat trips: Almost all river guided fishing trips are limited to 4 persons, and run in the range of $250 per seat for a roughly 6 hour trip. If this is of interest, book now RV Rental: You will get an appointment time to go over the operation and paperwork. Then you need to go buy TP, food, drink, snacks and such That process usually takes most of the day. And you pretty much need to be in Anchorage overnight to be there on time. Discuss with the agent when you book. Fishing: Been about 50 years, but on the Denali Hwy about 25 miles in from Cantwell is a very nice stream with a roadside and streamside camp area, good Grayling fishing. On the other end out of Paxson is the Tangle Lakes, with fishing from shore in lake or stream, and with camping area. I believe both ends of the Denali are paved to those points. The Chena River on the Chena Hot Springs Road also has camping and fishing. Valdez will have salmon fishing from shore, ask around, and from charter boats. The Kenai at Russian River will have Reds, or Sockeye if you prefer. Your issue is gear. Rods, waders, nets, lures and flies, cleaning equipment, storage. A guide furnishes all that as part of the package. The other issue is technique. Some people get it and some never do. At Denali, take the tour bus at least one day, they go all the way to Wonder Lake and return. Most folks see at least some wildlife, some see a lot. Take a lunch and water. You can get off anywhere and get back on the next one, either direction. There are a number of Alaskas. The tour boat cruise will show you the marine side. Most of Alaska is North of the Alaska Range or East of the Matanuska Glacier. That Alaska sort of starts at Talkeetna, or used to. Last time I was there it had sort of drifted toward genuine imitation plastic Alaska, but there were still some bits left. The Talkeetna River is sort of glacial, but Clear Creek is clear, and I believe there is a shuttle boat service that will run you up there. One thing to consider....If you catch a fish, what do you do with it? Release it, eat it now, or ship it home. Know the answer before you start. The cost of shipping is not cheap. Have a great time. It will be too short and you will consider returning.
Tee Jay 10/13/19 07:06pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska RV trip loop routes/planning resources

Fishing: North of Denali it is pike or Grayling, south is is trout and salmon, and some limited Grayling. Alaska is a loop. Anchorage to Fairbanks, then Valdez, back to Anchorage, then Seward and Homer and back to Anchorage to depart. You can do this in any order, but that is the trip. Fishing in Valdez can be from the shore for salmon. Grayling is a river fish that will hit small spinners or flies. Om the Kenai bank fishing is available for reds, or sockeye, in your time frame. The Trustworthy store in Soldotna is a good source of equipment if you do not have your own. Camping is a function of the size of the MoHo you rent, the larger it is, the fewer the choices. State and Federal parks tend toward the smaller size vehicles. Whittier is a nice side trip, drive thru the railroad tunnel. Camping is available om both sides of the tunnel. Weather is a potential issue. If it is going to be nice, go to Valdez first. Have fun
Tee Jay 09/17/19 10:16pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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