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Offline Qweaver

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Re: Taking my diesel to Alaska
« Reply #80 on: May 20, 2014, 03:42:03 pm »
We are back from the doctors office and just like 5 years ago no real cause found.   Maybe dehydration. So we are going to leave as planned.  Blood work results due tomorrow but I'm betting nothing to show.   Sarah vows to wear her shades for awhile.  :D 
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Re: Taking my diesel to Alaska
« Reply #81 on: May 20, 2014, 07:49:21 pm »
We are back from the doctors office and just like 5 years ago no real cause found.   Maybe dehydration. So we are going to leave as planned.  Blood work results due tomorrow but I'm betting nothing to show.   Sarah vows to wear her shades for awhile.  :D

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Re: Taking my diesel to Alaska
« Reply #82 on: May 20, 2014, 08:43:15 pm »
Thanks for the update on Sarah's condition and hopefully your departure will not be delayed.
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Re: Taking my diesel to Alaska
« Reply #83 on: May 20, 2014, 09:29:08 pm »
Good news,that is good.
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Re: Taking my diesel to Alaska
« Reply #84 on: May 21, 2014, 09:43:18 pm »
Thanks for the update on Sarah's condition and hopefully your departure will not be delayed.

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Enjoy your trip!
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Re: Taking my diesel to Alaska
« Reply #85 on: May 22, 2014, 07:10:42 pm »
 

 
OK, all of the P&P&P (planning, packing and prep) is done  and tomorrow is D day (depart day).  Thanks go out for all of the help and suggestions from FF members.  I feel really good about the rig that we are traveling with and hope for a problem free trip. 
Gonna set by a camp fire in our picnic shelter this evening and soak up a few cold ones in celebration of the job done and fun to be had.  If I took everything that Sarah wanted to take I'd have to hook a trailer on for the overflow. We pared down the list and I think we'll be fine.

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Re: Taking my diesel to Alaska
« Reply #86 on: May 22, 2014, 08:43:59 pm »
What a GREAT looking photograph.  8)

Don't forget your camera...
I'm looking forward to riding along on your trip this summer.  :D :D
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Re: Taking my diesel to Alaska
« Reply #87 on: June 11, 2016, 10:22:40 am »
It is not that safe to carry a bunch of exposed fuel cans. Consider an auxillary tank.  The road is paved now and fuel stations are rarely more than 100 miles apart. I have flown to Anchorage and rented a truck and camper to travel to the Interior but never driven up there. I have taken the ferry to Haines and driven to the Kenai which is about 500 miles.  Alaska is a wonderful place. You are going to have a good time. It is really far away and hard to get to. I have flown up there more than 10 times.
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Re: Taking my diesel to Alaska
« Reply #88 on: June 11, 2016, 11:59:34 am »
Uh, this thread is over two years old. :D
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Re: Taking my diesel to Alaska
« Reply #89 on: June 12, 2016, 10:20:30 am »
Plenty of people talk about driving to Alaska. It is still good information.
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Re: Taking my diesel to Alaska
« Reply #90 on: June 12, 2016, 02:09:56 pm »
I have driven to Alaska and back somewhere around 50 times, the latest just a couple of months ago. I have been over every route possible except the top of the world highway (hopefully some day). My last trip was just a couple of months ago in a pickup pulling a travel trailer that required fueling every 2 to 250 miles, no problem getting fuel, but at times if you have to fuel that often you will have to pay some higher than normal prices.
As far as tire trouble, I have only had to change a tire twice, both of these were on a trailer and no fault of the road. These days it is just a road folks, a little narrower than many places, much less traffic than most are used to, but still just a road expect the same problems as anywhere.  The biggest concentrations of frost heaves will be once you pass kluane lake in the Yukon till a few miles before you get to beaver creek about a 100 mile  stretch.  Then once you hit the Alaska line there can be frost heaves most anywhere, but Canada and Alaska is fairly good at marking them, usually with a stake flagged in red, or anything red or orange. Pretty much all of it is paved these days, except for summer time construction zones, even the cassier these days is paved even now has 2 lane bridges, yellow lines, marked curves and guard rails, not anything like it was even 10 years ago.
Anyone driving up, take your time, bring plenty of film or memory card and enjoy the trip and beautiful scenery.
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Re: Taking my diesel to Alaska
« Reply #91 on: June 13, 2016, 09:51:26 am »
Thanks to Starmac for a good post.
My 85 yo aunt used to live on the Kenai for years. She came outside years ago to live in Anacortes, WA. Last summer she decided to drive up to AK to see old friends in her 1995 Crown Victoria. She had no problems and sent me plenty of photos. If she can do it anyone can.
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Re: Taking my diesel to Alaska
« Reply #92 on: June 13, 2016, 12:44:23 pm »
Don't tell her she can't do something. :o
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