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Old 06-13-2015, 12:30 PM   #15
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Gilda, I don't have my 17' Casita yet, so I don't know how things will go between now and your departure, but going to Alaska in a caravan of ~10 is my heart's desire. Please put me in the MAYBE pile and I'll try to make it happen. Thanks for being the point person!
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:52 PM   #16
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went in 2012 great trip drove alkan hiway. drive slow carry tube of super glue for windshield dings keeps from spider webbing worked for me. Have been in 49 states Alaska best my 2 cents thunter have a great trip
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Old 06-13-2015, 04:44 PM   #17
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May I suggest that you look at ADVENTURE CARAVANS. They are mostly big motor homes and trailer people, but do an excellent job of planning and organizing the tours. They do a variety of Alaska trips, so you can find one that fits your plans. You pay them a fat fee up front, and they do the work.
We joined them in 2004 at Prince George BC for a 50 day tour of BC, Yukon, and Alaska, returning to P.G.
A two month Adventure Caravan to Alaska is about $9700, approximately $150 a day. They are good tours but awfully expensive and this is just the beginning, add fuel and food and ....

The other side of Adventure tours is it's two months long, in our view if you're driving all the way to Alaska, and it is a haul, you want to stay as long as you can..3 or 4 months. Most people only do it once.

Alaska & The Calgary Stampede | Adventure Caravans

I'm sure it's a great tour but for us it's about half what we spend in 6 months on the road, considering the cost of the tour and the other expenses for fuel, food and misc expenses.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:49 PM   #18
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We would be interested. Will be leaving U.S.A. in the spring coming back via BC. An Alaskan trip would be the icing on the cake. . Keep us posted on the progress of plans.
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Old 06-14-2015, 12:04 AM   #19
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We are new to the forum. Bought a 2006 Casita awaiting a new 21' Escape to be manufactured in February, 2016. We plan to drive from Houston to pick it up when the weather warms a bit and plan to see Alaska.
We may take a cruise ship out of Vancouver, but have considered pulling the Escape to Alaska. A caravan would be great. We would be very interested in a caravan but we plan to be at ETI as soon as weather permits. Maybe April or May? Have plans to make many stops on the return home including Glacier and Yellowstone. Kenny
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as we drove Ginny would read it to me. When we used it it listed every sign, pull off spot...just everything and what I remember most was a place to by a huge pull apart cinnamon roll.
Unfortunately my traveling companions are two lab x dogs and although they are quite smart they don't read 😉 I've highlighted points that stand out so I can quickly scan and make note of the next leg of the tour. I've highlighted the cinnamon bun place 😁



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"I also have an independent campground guide that reviews all campgrounds and not just advertises them."

Sam would like to know more about this guide and where you purchased it.

The book is called 'Traveler's Guide to Alaskan Camping' 6th edition by mike and Terri church.

I picked it up at Monroe's books in the Victoria BC but I'm guessing you can order it online or pick it up at chapters as well I just prefer the independent bookstores


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Old 06-14-2015, 05:43 PM   #22
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CB radios are a good idea for a caravan, so you can contact each other. We went with 7 scamps and used our CB's and it worked out great.
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Old 06-14-2015, 07:03 PM   #23
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I can't help with a 2016 trip - we are on our way to Alaska at the moment. Will be crossing into Canada at Portal, ND tomorrow. We are a caravan of two - my Escape 17 & my friends Don & Anne in their Scamp 16. We do keep in touch with other on the road with CBs...
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:00 PM   #24
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Start date and the first meeting place?

Hi,
Have you set the start time of the Alaska trip and the first meeting place?
I would like to know if you have planned how many average miles you plan to travel
each day.

We have made the trip before but may be interested in going again.
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We have not made plans as of yet and don't know when/if we will. I don't necessarily want to be the ultimate planner/organizer of a trip but might be interested in joining others who have made plans for a caravan to Alaska.

Does anyone know of someone, not a commercial venture, who is planning a caravan to Alaska next spring/summer?

Many thanks.
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Old 07-03-2016, 01:24 PM   #26
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We are touring Alaska now. We will likely take the Cassiar Highway on our return.
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We are touring Alaska now. We will likely take the Cassiar Highway on our return.
Please send notes about your trip on this forum. If you have a blog or other way you are staying in touch, please let us know. You might want to start a new thread so others can "follow you".

As it turns out, we may be going to Alaska next summer.
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Please send notes about your trip on this forum. If you have a blog or other way you are staying in touch, please let us know. You might want to start a new thread so others can "follow you".

As it turns out, we may be going to Alaska next summer.
I posted earlier in this thread when we were on the road in June & July, 2015. Here is a link to the journal of the trip.

We had a great time really enjoyed Denali & watching the bears at Hyder (along the Cassier).

I used Churches book more than the Milepost, and also found the handout we picked up at the Visitor Center in Dawson Creek very useful - it lists fuel stops, campgrounds, etc by the milepost.
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