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Old 03-23-2008, 09:52 PM   #15
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Hi Ron;

Are you taking your trailer? Would a 4cyl pull it over the mountains? We went in 2002 and gas was high WE THOUGHT it was $1.299 in ND. Taking our trailer was a good thing. We had our own bed and we ate better and cheaper. We shopped in the bigger towns. The campground along the highway make their own power so the price of fuel is up so will the prices along the highway. At one you could get a cup of soup and half a ham sandwich for $6.50. The trip was awesome. So, liquidate what you can and go.

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Old 03-23-2008, 09:56 PM   #16
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Hi: Frederick... Why is there so much month left at the end of the money??? And what do you mean...OVERDRAWN??? I still have cheques left
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:09 PM   #17
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Hi: Frederick... Why is there so much month left at the end of the money??? And what do you mean...OVERDRAWN??? I still have cheques left
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What a cheque or check (Canada / US) ? For that matter what's money?
My purchases go like this, some number is given to me, a piece of plastic is handed over, then back, I sign a piece of paper, take the goods and leave.

At some point in time a web site says the number they have increased or decreased. Sometimes I have to decrease on part of that web site's number and increase another.
Hmm I seem to recall something about my distant past where money was used in exchange for goods, a hand written piece of paper, how quaint.
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:07 AM   #18
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Hi: Byron... I posted that " tongue in cheque"
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:50 AM   #19
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stand out on the corner with old dirty cloths and tin cup with a sign that says.. "hungry.. anything will help.. God Bless" JUST KIDDING OF COURSE!!
Hey.. i cant really give you any help here.. but GO ANYWAYS.. you only live once and you will regret not taking that trip ya always wanted...
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:22 PM   #20
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Go!!!!!
Alaska is worth it, and YOU are worth it.
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:18 AM   #21
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You all have been so helpful
Truly concerned for eggkind.


So I will go to Alaska and credit card be damned.


However I would still be open to donations.
I take Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and PayPal

You can donate here at his url ronsmithisdreaming.com

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Old 03-25-2008, 10:45 AM   #22
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How about finding someone who wants to go to Alaska, too, and one of you drive the trailer up and the other pull it back home? Air fare back is cheaper than 3500 miles of pulling the trailer.

OR... find someone in Alaska who wants a trailer and TV brought up, drive it up for them, and fly back. (Not as much fun as taking your own, though.)

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Old 03-26-2008, 04:31 PM   #23
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One other consideration, Ron. If you don't go, what will you do instead? (Will that truck stay parked?) You can deduct, from the cost of the Alaska trip, whatever gaso expense you would have anyway, if you just stayed home... It might not be the $10/day that you "need" but it'll close the gap a little. (Example, if I stay home and go to and from work, run errands, etc. my gaso costs about $4.50US/day... and that's in the small sedan.)
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:59 PM   #24
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Cost of gas stopping a trip...

Ok... we're talking a two month trip.

You're concerned about the cost of gas for that trip.

I can see that.

My question is this: What are all your other expenses? What is the TOTAL cost of this trip?

There's:

Gas - $2000
Food - ??? (cooking yourself or restaurants?)
Campground fees - ???
Entertainment - ??? (in case you want to catch a movie on a rainy day, park admission etc)
Shopping - ??? (I can't be the only one who brings home junk)

My point is this: You're not talking about a $600 out of $2000 difference. You're talking about a $600 out of $??? (likely more like $4000-$5000 - I dunno). It's a matter of scale. The cost of the trip is more than just gas - a lot more.

If the money is tight - it's tight and there's not a lot to be done about that (short of garage sales and scrimping). Alaska's a beautiful place though, there's no denying that.

Course - at $2k - Airplanes and Cruise ships are really cushy. That may be blasphemy on this site - but it's true. Not every trip has to be a camping trip after all.
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I've told a number of non-RV friends that the best way I could think of to see Alaska-Yukon Terr representative sights in a short time is to fly into Whitehorse YT. There, one rents a car and drives to Haines Jct and then down to Haines AK, take ferry to Skagway AK and then drive back up to Whitehorse. You would see tundra, mountains, lakes, rainforest, coast and lots of wildlife, all in a 350 mile weekend circle, staying in B&Bs. Trip has to be planned around ferry schedule.
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