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Old 05-06-2009, 07:30 PM   #15
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We did the trip in 2005 and 2008. Heed the advice on mud flaps. It is not just sand that comes up, but also the fine chip stone used in chip seal. We took no extra precautions other than flaps on the real fender wells the last trip. People who have done the WBCCI caravan do a lot more.

I knocked the drain valve off the water tank in a construction zone last year. Two five gallon water jugs kept me going until I got a plug sealed in the broken valve. They also help in boondocking spots.

My wife likes the maps by Karo publishing rather than trying to follow the Mile Post book on a day to day basis.

Enjoy the trip

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Old 05-28-2009, 10:18 AM   #16
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I just got off of the Alaskan Highway yesterday. From Dawson Creek to Whitehorse the highway is in generally good condition with a few miles of dirt and gravel and the normal frost heaves. Pay attention to the signs and the frost heaves are not a big issue. The dirt and gravel areas are well marked and slowing down will prevent most damage. Unfortunately, the trucks coming the other direction do not seem to share that philosophy.

The biggest issue we had on the trip this year is the area between Edmonton and Dawson Creek. The road is in good condition, but is "washboarded" to the point that slowing down is the only option. I seem to remember that about 100 miles of it was a real pain, but after that it smoothed out and life was good again.

Gas stops are all open and RV parking along the highway is easy and plentiful. Boondocking is always easy, so take your pick.

Have a good time and enjoy the ride..the view is fantastic.
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So Bert - did you make this trip? What did you like most about it? Any of the recommendations more worthwhile than others?

Perhaps you are working up an AS Life article and I don't mean to infringe on that.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:12 AM   #18
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So Bert - did you make this trip? What did you like most about it? Any of the recommendations more worthwhile than others?

Perhaps you are working up an AS Life article and I don't mean to infringe on that.
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Thumbs up very timely

I was just contemplating trips for next year's sabbatical. This has always been on the list. I will get that spare diesel tank and the Enkay flaps.
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