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Old 07-09-2018, 09:08 PM   #1
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Just returned from a trip to Alaska and back for a total of 7200+ miles. The Alaska Highway is a pretty rough road in spots with gravel breaks, dips, potholes, and moguls. We saw 1 Class A that had hit a dip in the highway while apparently going too fast and was embedded into the side of a hill. The road was manageable but the driver had to be vigilant at all times to avoid the hazards. The best we could do was about 250 to 300 miles a day. Saw lots of wild life. Still lots of RVs making the same trip and we wouldn't trade the experience for anything. We're glad we did it, glad we're back, and would not do it again. Have spent 2 days cleaning the RV and still not done. Have a broken headlight, some stone pits in the windshield, and a broken fog light in the tow car. Had to clean the bugs off the windshield every evening and washed the entire RV and tow 4 times. Just FYI.
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:27 AM   #2
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A once in a lifetime trip. Sounds like you hit all the highs and lows. Leave your sign at Watson Lake?

Did the trip two years ago on my 2003 1800 Gold Wing trike pulling a popup and had a blast. Didn't mind the mud and gravel unless I was behind someone who was giving me concentrate dose of it.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:50 PM   #3
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We did the Alaska trip in 2010, learned real quick the little flags that look like a diver down were for bad spots in the road. 20k plus miles, 3 pairs of tires for the pop-up; left home and didn't know the axle was bent. 1 tire in New Mexico on the truck and another in Canada, replaced at no cost. No broken head lights or fog lights or windshield damage. Don't follow to close and keep the speed down.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:21 PM   #4
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Glad to see that you made it back (relatively) unscathed!
How about showing us some pictures?
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:46 PM   #5
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We did the Alaska Highway about 14 years ago. It was a great trip. I don't remember the road being all that rough, It was unfinished and you had to watch out for changes. Didn't try to cover a lot of miles per day, there was lots to see so we took our time, as I remember it was a 3 month trip. Lots of memories.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:14 PM   #6
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My folks made that trip just about 33 years ago...
Lots of Bear, Moose, and three busted windshields!
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