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2019 Alaska trip, camping/travel buddies

Falcon@112

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We are planning a trip to Alaska for around June of 2019 for about 60 to 70 days round trip. I have a MilePost book, and was looking at the Suggested route #4 to go up and a different route coming back. Would like to see if a small group of 6 or less,  would like to travel together.  We will be newly retired. We live in Southern Illinois, and would like to meet this year. Would not mind going with a family. We are fairly new to the TT world. We have a 24 ft TT.  We are planning 3 or 4 short trips between now and then, could meet up. 



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A update on planning this trip. I have put a lot of time into planning this trip. 

We plan to leave from Southern Illinois the last week of May 2019. Going near Sioux City, Iowa for a few days. Then up to I-90 South Dakota west, stopping along the way, including the Badlands. West to Redwood forest, again many camping stops along the way. Then north to Olympic National Park, Sol Duc Hot Springs. carry to Victoria for a few days. Then Farry to Van Couver.   99 & 97 Up to Prince George. Then 16 to 37 near Watson Lake.  Than 1 Northwest to Tok then to Palmer where we will spend 5 days, exploring. The 3 days @ Denali then 5 days around Fairbanks. Then 1 back to Watson Lake, & 97 to Dawson Creek & Grande Prairie then 40 to Hinton. Then 93 to Jasper & Calgary. South on 2 to Glacier/ St. Mary's. Then to Great Falls & Butte, then east on I-90/ I-94 camping along the way to Fargo, ND. We have other stops before returning to Southern Illinois. We should be back by mid August  

I have already made reservations @ many campgrounds along the way. 

Please contact us if interested it traveling along!!!

Mel

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Mel,

We drove to Alaska from Southern California this past May.  We never made a reservation ahead of time and always found a place to stay.  Some places were bare essentials but they worked.  Best advice I can give is don't drive fast.  Don't follow to close, lots of chipped windshields happen up there.  The road surface is wavy and our motorhome rocked sideways a lot.  The roads are good for the most part and there is always construction that will have you waiting some.  There is good control of drivers through the construction zones with pilot cars escorting traffic both ways.  Don't miss the Alcan highway museum in Dawson Creek.  Gas is more expensive in BC and the Yukon.  It is good to have a dash cam if you can set one up.

Good luck,

Joe

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Thanks for the info.  I have a diesel, Ram 1500 V-6, 24 gallon tank, was going to install a extra 50 gallon tank in bed. Any idea what diesel cost up their?  I have purchased a windshield repair kit, 3M brand. 

Still interested in others that would like to tag along!!  Or suggestion for the trip. Have been reading other blogs, found several good ideas. 

Thanks

Mel

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I don't remember exactly what diesel cost but it was higher than regular gas. Average was about 50 cents more per gallon.  Lots of apps can tell you ahead of time where the cheaper fuel is.  I tried to keep a half tank at all times.  Partly because some pumps shut off at $100.00 and I don't want to repeat the process.  Half of a tank for me is 40 gallons.  So don't pass up an opportunity to keep it half full.

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