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  • #16
    Has anyone considered any of those Rv caravans?
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    PAULA AND GARY

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    • #17
      They add about $3000 to your trip

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      • #18
        We took the trip in o9 spent 13 thousand miles from Florida and we spent nowhere near even $10,000 I don't remember what we spent but it wasn't anywhere near what people are talking about it

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        • #19
          Originally posted by EDT View Post
          We took the trip in o9 spent 13 thousand miles from Florida and we spent nowhere near even $10,000 I don't remember what we spent but it wasn't anywhere near what people are talking about it
          Have to agree. We did it from Florida in 2006. Fuel amounted to <$4,000 (would probably be >$5,000 now). But even with fuel factored in, $10,000-12,000 would surely cover the average trip today. We paid for a campsite nearly every night and didn't break $10K.

          Glad we did it then. We might try it again but aging and everything that comes with it waits for no man (or woman).
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          • #20
            Originally posted by garyk View Post
            Has anyone considered any of those Rv caravans?
            We looked at them but didn't like the idea of being told when to start, when to stop, where to stay, and how long.

            Alaska and the Yukon aren't the wildernesses they may have been thirty years ago. The fuel stops may be further apart and some of the roads can be rough but anyone who has driven in many of the lower 48 should be able to handle this trip.
            Dave & Jo Ann
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            • #21
              Agree with the above.
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              • #22
                Dalton Highway

                Those they went to Alaska who drove from Fairbanks to Deadhorse?
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                • #23
                  We went with Alaskan Discovery RV Tours in 2003 and enjoyed it very much. Saw and did much more than I would have on my own. We stayed in Alaska a few weeks after the caravan ended and toured on our own. If you are inclined to take a caravan, Spike was great.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Joe&Linda View Post
                    Those they went to Alaska who drove from Fairbanks to Deadhorse?
                    We were going to drive the Dalton "Highway" as far as we could in 1991 - At that time, I believe they had travel restricted somewhere north of Coldfoot. However, we hit something in the road and cut the sidewall in a tire on our Ford E350 Van 7 miles south of the Arctic Circle. So - without a spare tire, we stayed the night at the construction camp area at the AC and retreated back to Fairbanks the next day.

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                    • #25
                      MikeR,
                      Did you make the trip this year as you mentioned?
                      Joe
                      '05 36 TK3 Mobiles Suites
                      '09 F450 4x4--put out to pasture
                      '10 F450 4x4--new to me
                      First wife, back to 3 Yorkies
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                      In the past: SB 26FK; 30FKS

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by garyk View Post
                        Has anyone considered any of those Rv caravans?
                        in 2007 we were going to take a Sunnytravelers caravan but they cancelled it due to low participation. So, we took their itinerary and went on our own. Worked well for us, we were free to extend stops in places that interested us and were able to get tickets for all the shows and tours they were going to do.

                        As for cost I don't remember it costing much more than touring the lower 48 in your rv. Our 7500 mile trip this year from Florida to the west coast and return was probably more costly, California ain't cheap. Everything costs a little more in Canada and Alaska but certainly not enough more to not make the trip. We entered Canada north of Fargo, ND and took the northern route (I think it was 16) entering the Yukon at Dawson Creek. The canola and flax fields along the way were beautiful, plus we stopped at museums and farmers mkts. That was an enjoyable week.
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                        • #27
                          Joe, we did not make our return trip to Alaska this summer. We spent the summer in Montana, and then a nice slow trip back to MI, where we spent a couple of weeks in the UP of MI. Nice summer, but not in AK.
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