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Monday, September 16, 2019


Linda and Howard thank you for sharing your Alaska adventure. My DW and have really enjoyed your blog. I have followed your blog for about 3 years. We have a Tiffin gasser that we use part time. I noticed that most of your pictures have class C Motorhome. Would you have attempted this same trip, I know there may we some restrictions, with your former 5th wheel and truck or a class A motorhome?

Hi Don,
We definitely would not have done the ferry portion of our journey with our old fifth wheel set-up or a longer motorhome.

And our approach to camping would have been a lot different. It would have taken a lot more planning, and we wouldn't have wandered into some of the places or campgrounds we went with the Class C.

Also, taking our truck places that we took our Jeep on this trip just wouldn't have been possible or practical.

One of the reasons we purchased the Class C was because of our desire to go to Alaska in something smaller, and even at 30 feet, there were places we were considered big.

So, the short answer is no, we wouldn't have done the same trip. But lots and lots of people do a slightly different version with big rigs. We just preferred having the flexibility of the smaller unit, but I would never discourage anyone from making the journey in any rig they wanted. The roads are much better than they were in the past, but caution in certain areas is required.

I don't know if that helps or not, but feel free to email us with any specific questions you may have.

Hi Howard

Thanks for the reply. As I said we enjoyed following your travels so much so that my DW went out and bought Milepost and another Alaska camping book. We will probably be downsizing in a few years and will probably make some sort of trip north. Wife’s bucket list is to see Northern Light so we may be around in late September.

Again, thanks for sharing.

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