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    Going to Alaska with Toy hauler

    Anybody else went or planning on going to Alaska in the new year? Looking for recommendations, campgrounds, routes, activities, etc. Thanks

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    Re: Going to Alaska with Toy hauler

    We are going. I have the route mostly figured out. Nailing down places to stay and thing to do. I'm at 76 days so far.

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    Re: Going to Alaska with Toy hauler

    We went summer 2016 - workamped near Seward for the summer and visited a lot of places (Anchorage, Homer, Whittier, Valdez, Haines, Denali, Talkeetna, Skagway, etc) - can check out my blog and read all about it - there is lots of info, especially in the 2 summary posts. Check it out here:

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    Re: Going to Alaska with Toy hauler

    Quote Originally Posted by brianlajoie View Post
    We are going. I have the route mostly figured out. Nailing down places to stay and thing to do. I'm at 76 days so far.

    brian' when are you going? 2018, 2019?

    Quote Originally Posted by jrzygrl64 View Post
    We went summer 2016 - workamped near Seward for the summer and visited a lot of places (Anchorage, Homer, Whittier, Valdez, Haines, Denali, Talkeetna, Skagway, etc) - can check out my blog and read all about it - there is lots of info, especially in the 2 summary posts. Check it out here:

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    if you have any specific questions after reading, please feel free to ask here or send a PM.

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    Re: Going to Alaska with Toy hauler

    I would think long and hard about some suspension/frame/pinbox upgrades before driving the Alcan highway. Welded cross bracing between the I beams at the suspension hangars, or something like the MorRyde X factor system. Best of all suspension upgrades, the MorRyde Independent Suspension system with the welded in tubular steel box. Disk brakes, and an Air bag or rubber block pinbox.

    This sounds like the trip of a lifetime. I hope all goes well.
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    Re: Going to Alaska with Toy hauler

    We travelled from Ontario to Alaska and the Yukon in 2014. We followed the Alaska Highway North to Whitehorse then went up through Dawson City and into Alaska via the "Top of the World" highway pulling the Bighorn with no problems anywhere. As far as upgrades to your unit; that would be your choice but we didn't find the highways to be any worse than we (or possibly you) are used to in Northern Canada where we call home. Fuel is available throughout the route, but VERY pricey, especially in Northern BC. Surprisingly, fuel in the Yukon was a bit cheaper...at the time anyway. Get a current edition of the MILEPOST if you don't have one already. It is a great resource for travel info and camping, tourism advice. You will love the trip. We are planning a return to the area in the future.

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    Re: Going to Alaska with Toy hauler

    Quote Originally Posted by Ottawa111 View Post
    brian' when are you going? 2018, 2019?
    We are planning on going in 2018.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wdk450 View Post
    I would think long and hard about some suspension/frame/pinbox upgrades before driving the Alcan highway. Welded cross bracing between the I beams at the suspension hangars, or something like the MorRyde X factor system. Best of all suspension upgrades, the MorRyde Independent Suspension system with the welded in tubular steel box. Disk brakes, and an Air bag or rubber block pinbox.

    This sounds like the trip of a lifetime. I hope all goes well.
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    Re: Going to Alaska with Toy hauler

    Don't let the advice regarding suspension, brake, and pin-box updates deter you from your plans. That advice is ALWAYS good, no matter where you are hauling, but we found the highways not too bad considering all of the things we had been told prior to starting on our first trip up that way. Our only regret is that we didn't allow enough time. We were late getting away from home (early July) and had to be back by mid-September. Our next trip will allow more time. It is really a big country and spectacular at every turn. We have a rule about getting fuel whenever it is available...just in case. This is the same down South as it is up in the Northern areas. Good luck and have fun!

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    Re: Going to Alaska with Toy hauler

    Quote Originally Posted by GregP View Post
    Don't let the advice regarding suspension, brake, and pin-box updates deter you from your plans. That advice is ALWAYS good, no matter where you are hauling, but we found the highways not too bad considering all of the things we had been told prior to starting on our first trip up that way. Our only regret is that we didn't allow enough time. We were late getting away from home (early July) and had to be back by mid-September. Our next trip will allow more time. It is really a big country and spectacular at every turn. We have a rule about getting fuel whenever it is available...just in case. This is the same down South as it is up in the Northern areas. Good luck and have fun!
    OK thank you . And yes I hope to have lots of fun!

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    Re: Going to Alaska with Toy hauler

    We went this year (2017). Here is our trip and where we stayed.
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