Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-05-2016, 07:44 AM   #15
Rivet Master

 
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Long Island , New York
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 3,229
Quote:
Originally Posted by msimon View Post
We're thinking that this is a good year to visit Alaska (fuel prices still low, we're still spry enough to do it ) and are considering a six week round trip originating in New England. For those of you who have already done the Alaska thing from wherever, anywhere in the US, approximately how much was the overall cost of your trip? I know, I know. Lots of variables here. We just want a bunch of ballpark estimates to make sure what we have budgeted seems reasonable. Thanks.
Someday we hope to make this trip! Would allocate $20,000 US for the adventure plus really good medical , trailer, towing etc. insurance.

Six weeks is an unreasonable time estimate IMO, and causes me concern about your ability to plan a trip like this, however. YMMV

You asked . . .



__________________

__________________
OTRA15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2016, 08:08 AM   #16
Rivet Master
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 7,139
Images: 33
I am going to start a "go fund me" page and beg for money for my leisure time dream. Seems a popular thing to do these days for the entitlement generation. No reason it should not work for a fledgling old fart like me. 🤑
__________________

__________________
MICHAEL
AWCHIEF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2016, 08:18 AM   #17
Rivet Master
 
Arcticfox's Avatar

 
2013 28' Flying Cloud
Central , Saskatchewan
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 997
Quote:
Originally Posted by AWCHIEF View Post
I am going to start a "go fund me" page and beg for money for my leisure time dream. Seems a popular thing to do these days for the entitlement generation. No reason it should not work for a fledgling old fart like me. 🤑
That's funny. I'm amazed as I watch this trend happen.....
__________________
Trying to use my camera to create memories - not photographs!

WBCCI #2525 (Region-10 Unit #120)
Air #85270
Arcticfox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2016, 09:23 AM   #18
Rivet Master
 
Tincampers's Avatar

 
Currently Looking...
Sneedville , Tennessee
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,081
Quote:
Originally Posted by AWCHIEF View Post
I am going to start a "go fund me" page and beg for money for my leisure time dream. Seems a popular thing to do these days for the entitlement generation. No reason it should not work for a fledgling old fart like me. 🤑
Good idea. I'll kick in a buck or two!
__________________
Tincampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2016, 09:35 AM   #19
Rivet Master
 
2005 19' Safari
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,369
Yikes! Didn't realize how expensive Alaska might be. Makes a cruise adventure sound more affordable for those with limited time, at least to personally decide if an extended roadtrip is worth the expense.

Time to rethink our bucket list plans. However, Alaska itself is still a must see!
__________________
Phoenix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2016, 11:16 AM   #20
WyoGal
 
2015 25' FB International
Laramie , Wyoming
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 31
ATM's - what a thought!
__________________
Evelyn Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2016, 11:25 AM   #21
Rivet Master
 
Larry C's Avatar
 
1996 34' Excella
Elberta , Alabama
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 678
We did the Alaska trip 5 years ago....from southern Alabama. 90 days, 14,000 miles, total cost somewhere about 10,000. We bought the things we wanted, (none of the China stuff), went where we wanted ate what we wanted...fuel costs were higher then than they are currently. We had no major problems, only one flat tire, (picked up a piece of wire in Anchorage).
The only regret is that we didn't stay at least a month longer....

Go for it!

Larry
__________________
Old age is coming at a really bad time!

1996 34' Excella 1000, interior totally redone, 2003 Dodge/Cummins HO, U.S. Gear exhaust brake, Diablo tuner, 115 gallon aux fuel, Bedslide, Airsafe/Reese Dual Cam, and a bunch of other stuff
Larry C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2016, 11:25 AM   #22
4 Rivet Member
 
kdickinson's Avatar
 
1969 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 385
I've never been to Alaska but my Grandmother used to motorhome up there all the time. She loved it. Factor in the cost of a windshield replacement per her experience. Have a great time for all of us other jealous people stuck at home working ...
__________________
kdickinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2016, 11:39 AM   #23
1 Rivet Member
 
barefootmom's Avatar
 
1998 30' Excella 1000
Glendora , California
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 17
Try RV Trip Wizard

We use an app (www.rvtripwizard.com) that helps calculate costs (fuel, campsites, food, misc.). It's invaluable! ($40/year)
__________________
barefootmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2016, 11:43 AM   #24
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 3
Everything's relative. In 2009 my wife & I did it in just 21 days from Louisville, KY towing a teardrop camper behind our 4Runner. We hit the road hard until we reached the Alaska highway and then slowed down and enjoyed the ride.

The road was the destination, and that's how we treated it. We stopped for every Tim Hortons we saw, went on several hikes to waterfalls and other natural features, soaked in hot springs, and pulled off the road for sandwiches near spectacular rivers.

We actually spent a week in Alaska itself: fished for halibut out of Valdez and red salmon on the Russian River, hiked on a glacier near Thompson Pass, took the 6-hour boat tour of Kenai Fjords N.P. out of Seward, and bounced down a couple of 4x4 roads near Denali.

We only had a 3-week vacation, but I wanted to drive it. We stayed in the teardrop every night -- mostly in paid campgrounds with showers. We had an absolute blast, and it cost less than $4000 for the whole trip. We've been on a cruise there since then, but the road trip was more fun and the cost was similar. So, if I had 6-weeks to do it again for $10k - $12k towing an Airstream I would take that chance in a heartbeat.
__________________
recreation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2016, 12:09 PM   #25
2 Rivet Member
 
1992 29' Excella
1972 27' Overlander
Wakefield , Rhode Island
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by recreation View Post
...
We only had a 3-week vacation, but I wanted to drive it. We stayed in the teardrop every night -- mostly in paid campgrounds with showers. We had an absolute blast, and it cost less than $4000 for the whole trip. We've been on a cruise there since then, but the road trip was more fun and the cost was similar. So, if I had 6-weeks to do it again for $10k - $12k towing an Airstream I would take that chance in a heartbeat.
That's the spirit!
__________________
msimon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2016, 12:17 PM   #26
mgg
New Member
 
1967 17' Caravel
soldotna , Alaska
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2
Alaska

Hit Costco on diamond Blvd anchorage, hit Seward on the 4th of July and hit the kenai river (Soldotna) the last 2 weeks of July for fish. Hit Homer around those dates and maybe a night at the Russian river campground between Seward and Soldotna. Ak boy.. Have fun
__________________
mgg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2016, 12:22 PM   #27
1 Rivet Member
 
1993 34' Excella
Randolph , Vermont
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 16
We went to Alaska in our AS. Do lots of homework, get this years Milepost (the Alaska Travel Bible) at a bookstore or on-line, get truck and RV in good shape and have a blast.

We took credit cards, gas cards and were in and out for two and one half months. It is a long drive from NE but most of the fun is in the journey.

Six or Seven thousand dollars should be ok. The AS caravan is a good value but you do what is on their list. It is a good list and some people do that first and then go back on their own time.

We traveled on our own, met up with friends in WhiteHorse then parted again in Anchorage to rendevouz again in Tok.

If this is a first time long trip DO YOUR HOMEWORK. You will hear all kinds of stories, like chiidbirth stories for a new mother but find your own path.

It is supposed to be an adventure, you can not prepare for it all but you can enjoy every bit of the process.
__________________
forfulltimin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2016, 12:40 PM   #28
4 Rivet Member
 
B00merang's Avatar
 
2010 20' Flying Cloud
Hailey , Idaho
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 331
I second Bill's comment re the cash. A couple of hundred in your pocket is plenty (especially when you lose your wallet along the pipeline as I did last fall). There is no need to carry large amounts...everyone takes VISA or AMEX....except for some nice provincial parks in Canada which welcome checks. The scenery is still the same as in the past (mostly), but commerce has kept up with the changes in the lower 48. Safe travels. jon
__________________

__________________
B00merang is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alaska Trip / Blog AirsDream On The Road... 0 07-18-2012 09:42 AM
Alaska trip baylito99 On The Road... 3 06-17-2012 12:42 PM
What did a trip to Alaska do to your Airstream? Gene On The Road... 31 08-05-2009 04:41 PM
A trip to Alaska Nail_Fac44 Community Polls 12 03-08-2006 12:00 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.