Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-05-2004, 11:23 AM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 4
Going to Alaska !!

We are headed to Alaska for the summer (leaving around 5/15 and returning the end of August). We are planning on doing ALOT of fly fishing and would like to meet up with other flyfishing Airstreamer's going that way.
__________________

Bill & Lois Lanio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2004, 11:30 AM   #2
2 Rivet Member
 
2004 19' Bambi
Denver , Colorado
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 91
Images: 32
Bill and Lois,

Sounds like an adventure of a lifetime!

I have only been to Alaska once, when I was 8 months old. Needless to say I don't remember the trip. I'm hoping to make my own trip in the next few years.

Anyway, my folks have been back a couple of times and they've always said there's two things to never forget ... super dark window shades and bugscreen. With 20 hours of daylight in the Summertime you should find plenty of time to fly fish!

Have a great trip and post pics as you go, if you can.
__________________

COLORADO_CAMPER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2004, 12:36 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Over59's Avatar
 
1959 26' Overlander
Putnam , Connecticut
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,064
Images: 37
Looking forward to hearing how you find the drive and services along the way. We will be doing the trip in a few years also. Either with the caravan or on our own. What do you pull that 31 with...
Over59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2004, 03:45 PM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
frozen chosen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 199
We live in Anchorage, own a 16CCD, and have been fly fishing for around 45years. We also drove up the highway last November, so could answer anyq's you have there. Don't bring 24 midge patterns. BIG attractor flys, egg sucking leaches, Flourescents. Lots of trout waters along the Alcan. Grayling waters in the interior. Head for the Kenai River for trout and salmon. Kings in the Anchor R. and Deep Creek beginning Memorial Day, along with good razor clamming on lowest tides. 8-10 wt rods for salmon. Multiplier reels a good idea. Waters along Parks highway between Anchorage and McKinley can be very good for trout. And bears.
frozen chosen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2004, 04:49 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Tarheel's Avatar
 
2001 34' Limited S/O
Moyock , North Carolina
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,010
Images: 21
We are taking the caravan up to Alaska in summer of 2006 just after the International in Oregon. Its funny the stories that we have heard, have some friends that pulled 34's, two units traveling together, and didn't have any problems. Others have said that anything over a bambi is undoable. We plan on pulling the 34 and taking our time. This is a trip that we are looking forward to taking. Let me know how the fly fishing goes.
Rick
__________________
Keep the shiny side up.
WBCCI # 348
Past Region 3 President
Past President Tidewater Unit 111
Rick Bell in "Silverbell"
Tarheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2004, 01:45 PM   #6
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by psychpw
Looking forward to hearing how you find the drive and services along the way. We will be doing the trip in a few years also. Either with the caravan or on our own. What do you pull that 31 with...
We got a 2002 GMC Duramax/Allison at the same time we got the Trailer (Nov., 2002). Just got back from 90 days on the road and the truck turned over 50,000 miles. Not one problem with the truck, we LOVE it, gets between 14 & 15 MPG, only mod to the truck was a K&N airfilter.
Bill & Lois Lanio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2004, 01:53 PM   #7
RivetAddict
 
swebster's Avatar
 
1986 34.5' Airstream 345
Louisville , Kentucky
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,861
Images: 4
We are soooooooooooooo jealous!
__________________
Steven Webster
1986 Airstream 345 Classic Motorhome
AIR 1760
swebster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2004, 03:46 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
DavidsonOverlander's Avatar

 
1964 26' Overlander
1974 31' Sovereign
Milton , ON
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,013
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill & Lois Lanio
We are headed to Alaska for the summer...
I hope you have a good trip! We'll be doing that trip next spring-summer with our 4 kids. I hope you'll share your experiences with the forum, I will certainly be looking forward to reading about them.

Grant
DavidsonOverlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2004, 09:59 PM   #9
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 29
Thumbs up Alaska

The wife and I drove a 69 Dodge Travco to Alaska in 01 and had a wonderful trip. Just dont get in a big hurry cause it is a long way up there. Disregard the horror stories about the trip and be sure to get a copy of the Milepost before you go. Have a great time.
Joe
joepospisil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 12:27 PM   #10
2 Rivet Member
 
jfowler218's Avatar
 
2007 31' Classic
Bend , Oregon
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 75
Images: 1
I am planning a trip from So California to Alaska, leaving in July and return late Sept. Does anyone have advice based on recent trip? Road conditions, camp grounds, services. Do I need rock protection for the front of my 25' Safari?
jfowler218 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 01:26 PM   #11
3 Rivet Member

 
2004 25' Safari
1971 27' Overlander
1957 22' Caravanner
Jourdanton , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 214
We started a trip to Alaska last year (2004). Things happened and we had to cancel, so we're trying again this year. We have family in Anchorage including a soon-to-be-born grandchild, so a lot is on the line to make this trip.

Our plan is to leave here in early May, meet up with the Wild Rainbow Caravan in BC and fish for 3+ weeks, then continue the trip. I am under the impression the road will be (under construction/frost heaves/good) and plan to deal with whatever we encounter. We will be using the latest Milepost, which comes out in April. The RV open roads forum dealing with Alaska & Canada has been a useful resource also. We plan to take 3 months to make this trip. We've already seen much of highway-accessible Alaska on previous fly-in trips, so the new ground to cover will be from Vancouver, BC to Northway, AK.

Hope to see some Airstreamers down the road...
Paula
pienjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 08:50 PM   #12
GStephens
 
GStephens's Avatar
 
1982 31' Limited
1953 25' Cruiser
Hamilton , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 563
Images: 15
We'll be doing this trip either this summer or next. jfowler218 you might want to check out this site. http://www.karo-ent.com/ I'd want some sort of rock protection if it were me.
GStephens
GStephens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 09:22 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
Big Dee's Avatar
 
2004 30' Classic
San Jose , California
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,664
Images: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarheel
We are taking the caravan up to Alaska in summer of 2006 just after the International in Oregon.
Tarheel,

Where is the International going to be in Oregon? I always told myself I'd attend when it ever gets to the west coast. I will have to make this one my first. Alaska will have to wait though.
__________________
"It's the journey."

NorCal Fall Rally, Jackson Rancheria, October 7-9 2011 Click here for more info

Come rally with us.
Big Dee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 09:50 PM   #14
Rivet Master
 
flyfisher's Avatar
 
2004 30' Classic
Field and Stream , PA & MT
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 819
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfowler218
I am planning a trip from So California to Alaska, leaving in July and return late Sept. Does anyone have advice based on recent trip? Road conditions, camp grounds, services. Do I need rock protection for the front of my 25' Safari?
I've never made the trip myself, but last summer while we were in MT I spoke to a half dozen or so people who were on their way home from Alaska.

Based on their comments, I'd definitely want the best rock protection I could find, although no one said that that was their biggest concern - just take your time and drive sensibly they all said. a bigger concern that everyone I spoke with last summer mentioned was the mud they incurred from going through various construction zones. I don't know if the mud was more prevalent last year than normal, but it was apparently like cement -- if you didn't get it washed off in a relatively short order, it apparently was a real bugger to get off later.
__________________
Flyfisher
flyfisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 11:08 PM   #15
Silver Hilton
 
Mark Wiltrakis's Avatar
 
1959 24' Tradewind
Astoria , Oregon
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 227
Bill -
If your return trip slides into September, consider a stop at the Bulkley River in BC for some world class steelhead fishing. Smithers, BC is a very comfortable town with an RV CG (Riverside RV Park 250.947.3229) on the river (where I have caught a pair of steelhead). There is excellent road access to the length of the river, easy day-long drifts in a pontoon boat, and scenic unspoiled water best suited for two-handed rods and big flies. The earlier run fish, in Sept when the weather is still warm, are surprisingly prone to taking dry-fly patterns (eg Bombers) on the surface. The fishing here is about as good as I've ever experienced. Hoping to be there myself, again, this September, or in October for the REALLY big fish when the weather is cold. The drive up/down the Frasier River canyon is wonderfully scenic, and a very adequate 2 lane road for a trailer all the way from Smithers to home (Portland, OR).
Mark
Mark Wiltrakis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2005, 08:46 AM   #16
Rivet Master
 
59toaster's Avatar
 
1959 22' Caravanner
Atlanta , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,197
Images: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfowler218
I am planning a trip from So California to Alaska, leaving in July and return late Sept. Does anyone have advice based on recent trip? Road conditions, camp grounds, services. Do I need rock protection for the front of my 25' Safari?
My buddy ran from Atlanta to Anchorage with his 30ft 5th wheel last year. TIRES was his problem. He had older tires and the road up was still frost heaved bad. He had two blow outs and damaged one rim. Had to wait 2 days for a rim to get shipped in and paid a premuium for new tires.

He made the comment to bring two spares for the trailer next time and he did go buy a second spare.
__________________
1959 22' Caravanner
1988 R20 454 Suburban.
Atlanta, GA
59toaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2005, 09:28 AM   #17
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,939
Images: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Dee
Where is the International going to be in Oregon?
The Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem.

Shari
__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | WBCCI DenCO Unit | BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2005, 10:58 AM   #18
2 Rivet Member
 
jfowler218's Avatar
 
2007 31' Classic
Bend , Oregon
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 75
Images: 1
Karo-ent.com What a great site. Thank you.
jfowler218 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2005, 01:52 PM   #19
GStephens
 
GStephens's Avatar
 
1982 31' Limited
1953 25' Cruiser
Hamilton , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 563
Images: 15
jfowler218

You are most welcome.

I haven't ordered any of their materials yet, but their prices seem very reasonable. Just navigating the site is almost like driving each mile yourself. Wonderful pictures. I'd bet their mile by mile information would be invaluable.

GStephens
GStephens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2005, 10:34 AM   #20
2 Rivet Member
 
jfowler218's Avatar
 
2007 31' Classic
Bend , Oregon
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 75
Images: 1
Has anyone had occasion to use Good Sam road services on the way to Alaska, meaning California, Oregon, Washington British Columbia, and Alaska? Was the service satisfactory? How long did it take them to respond? I am trying to decie whether to use Good Sam or AAA for my Alaska trip yhis summer.
__________________

jfowler218 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
What's the deal with those pink flamingos? Gwen Off Topic Forum 67 06-07-2017 05:05 PM
alaska shock norbert Our Community 4 08-24-2008 01:02 PM
A/S entry mat bjstewart1 Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 30 06-29-2007 02:11 AM
Airstreams in winter?? Curtis-79MH Airstream Motorhome Forums 6 03-27-2006 01:58 PM
Alaska PeterH-Airstreamer On The Road... 11 09-04-2002 08:57 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.