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#21 OFFLINE   stuwu4s

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 03:59 PM

My vote Sally also.


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 07:46 AM

OK Sally has the job


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 08:11 AM

You guys are killing me.


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 11:03 AM

ok, ok , Sally, our fearless leader, lead on, forward we go.

 

 

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Edited by stuwu4s, 21 May 2015 - 11:12 AM.

We have room for but one flag, the AMERICAN FLAG.We have room for but one language here, and that is the ENGLISH language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a LOYALITY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE."

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 08:22 PM

Well, this is a very interesting string.....A caravan to Alaska - for us a trip like is part of the reason we purchased a TC rig.  We always talk about that trip.  2019 is feasible for us.  2016 a bit to soon.  Smaller groups converging into one group for an Alaska Rally would be the ticket.  The smaller groups could self-govern and meeting up in central Alaska would be the trip of a lifetime.

 

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 09:20 AM

I have my route layed out all 4400 miles one way. Need to look at the stops and sights along the route. Oh more important the way back. That might be a good thing wife giving me an evil eye she hates the cold.


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 03:56 PM

i compute my miles at 4700, starting at Dawson Creek and ending at Prince George, then another 5600 getting  there and back.

Total 10300 not counting drive around miles. kinda of a lot.

At 15 mpg going to be a bit expensive.


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 06:00 PM

What are the must-sees for you? If we do A caravan, it would be nice to try and incorporate as much as possible.

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 08:37 PM

Were game for anything almost walking a lot is my worst at the moment. Looking at back surgery, want to put it off as long as I can at least to just before I retire or in the start of my last year. They hate me a nice long vaction from them then up and retire. I like to see the underground city in Seattle think that where it was heard about it when I lived there. And there is a old fort or is it just gun inplacements north of Seattle. In Alaska the pipeline and the last tree north. 


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Posted 24 May 2015 - 08:26 AM

Traveler's Guide to Alaskan Camping: Alaska and Yukon Camping With RV or Tent (Traveler's Guide series) Paperback – January 31, 2014

 

This is the Mike and Terri Church book on Alaska travel and maybe the best guide book for an RV traveler.  Lots of camping places and things to do.  Its a lot of reading but I found myself repeatedly resorting to it in my planning process.

 

 



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Posted 24 May 2015 - 08:58 AM

for those of you who would like to plan things to do along the way, I suggest you check out the below.

 

www.rvadventuretreks.com/50daytrekoverview.htm

 

check on the 'itinerary' to see a day by day 'things to do'.

 

be forewarned this is one of those dreaded 'commercial caravans'. but you can see where they go on their  tour.

 

there is also a 'tour saver coupon booklet you can  buy. cost $100 , but you buy one ticket and get two tickets for the price of one.  for example -  the Fairbanks river boat you can save the cost of the booklet on the  one event. it is one of the best events.

 

also a 'milepost' magazine is a must to have.


Edited by stuwu4s, 24 May 2015 - 09:06 AM.

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 12:18 PM

another website to visit lots of info.

 

on the rv.net 'rv'ing in Alaska and Canada' - subject 'roll call Alaska 2015'

 

great to view and see others as they travel.


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Posted 30 May 2015 - 08:47 PM

We are looking at leaving about 1 year from now for 2 months in Alaska.  Rigs are basically ready now.  Will need to get the 5th wheel we are taking up to speed next spring.  New tires, brakes and axles serviced and we have a wish list of things to upgrade on the 5'er to make it more accommodating for our needs.  Wire in a Fantastic Fan to the forward living space.  Just received new fender skirts as the right side is broke in 4-5 places.  So going to replace both sides with new ones.  Installed new smoke and CO detectors since the original ones were expired.  Sort out the beds as they are chit.  More like a box spring up front to sleep on and a 3" foam pads in the rear bunks.   Ewwww.   Will upgrade to more comfortable beds.  My sleep on the ground tent camping days are way behind me. That sort of stuff.  Awning needs a good cleaning and of course a few camp out shake down trips this summer to insure all systems are operational before it is winterized this fall.  H2O heater diode was shot so I replaced it.

 

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 04:51 AM

the last time we tent camped the folks next to us were in a truck camper, in the morning while I was packing up the tent, sleeping bags, etc etc. the guy next to us dropped out trash bag and drove off. This was the last time we tented.


We have room for but one flag, the AMERICAN FLAG.We have room for but one language here, and that is the ENGLISH language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a LOYALITY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE."

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 08:32 AM

I don't know what all the hype is about Alaska. But we also have plans to go but like 3 years off from now. Wish I could go to the rally darn post office.

Seesm to be, alot of people I talk to say the Yukon is better. But its on the way anyway.


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Posted 01 June 2015 - 08:35 AM

for those of you who would like to plan things to do along the way, I suggest you check out the below.

 

www.rvadventuretreks.com/50daytrekoverview.htm

 

check on the 'itinerary' to see a day by day 'things to do'.

 

be forewarned this is one of those dreaded 'commercial caravans'. but you can see where they go on their  tour.

 

there is also a 'tour saver coupon booklet you can  buy. cost $100 , but you buy one ticket and get two tickets for the price of one.  for example -  the Fairbanks river boat you can save the cost of the booklet on the  one event. it is one of the best events.

 

also a 'milepost' magazine is a must to have.

I ifnd it hard to understand why people pay for Alaskan caravans. I run them myself down to Mexico, but there are a lot more reasons to use a caravn down there. Last time i checked, they speak English in Alaska and you can ask for directions.


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 08:01 AM

Those traveling to Alaska going through Canada your Medicare doesn't cover you out of the U.S.
Unless you go directly with no long stops. Make sure your suplament ins. Covers you out of the country.
Learned after a $64,000 emergency air lift to Seattle.

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 02:26 PM

Those traveling to Alaska going through Canada your Medicare doesn't cover you out of the U.S.
Unless you go directly with no long stops. Make sure your suplament ins. Covers you out of the country.
Learned after a $64,000 emergency air lift to Seattle.

 

That is a really valuable piece of information to know! Thanks!


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 09:30 PM

When we come down to the rally at the Springs I have some info to hand out to any one who would like it.  Town brochures  like Kenai, Seward, Homer, etc.  It will be from this year but things don't change much year to year.

 

If anyone has questions I can try to help.  We will be driving the Alcan round trip this year so will have some current info to pass on.  I last drove it 25 years ago so it will be some what new to me also.  We originally drove it 40 years ago when the entire lenght was gravel and no straight sections of road.  We would stop for the night and could not even see the back door of the TC.  The road is all paved now but has sections under rebuild so be prepared to get dirty.  Some of the rigs I saw in Soldotna were filthy, one had a pull trailer and I could not tell what color it was.  Part of the fun of the adventure is to see how dirty you can get. :lol:

 

We have a nice place on Wik Lake in Nikiski.  Any one wanting to stop for a while we have electric and water but no dump.  So if you need some R & R play on the lake, canoe, kayaks, pontoon bikes, fire pit, we have it here.  Also to take off the layers of mud, change oil, maintenance, wash cloths.  We have room for 4 to 6 rigs and have had many from RVnet stop but have seen no one from NATCOA.  Any one planning to stay at Captain Cook Discovery Campground has to drive right pass us.

 

If anyone likes salt water fishing we keep a 28 ft boat in the Homer harbor and fish Halibut in Cook Inlet and Kachemac Bay.  On the way back we usually stop at Seldovia for a burger and walk the slew.  If you want to drop off the earth and slow down life Seldovia is a place to do it.

 

See some of you at the Springs rally.  By the way originally from Colorado.

 

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 06:53 AM

Hook:

 

You got a favorite Halibut Hole outside Homer.  I spent 25 years in SE AK and never caught a Butt so would love to take you up on a trip on your boat to search for some tasty butt.  But no 250 pounders.  My favorite saltwater fish, except maybe a nice piece of fresh King Salmon grilled to perfection within the hour of landing it.  

 

Looking forward to chatting with you at Colorado Springs next month.

 

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