We are now in Fairbanks, AK after surviving the Alaska Highway. We did the same itinerary last year and thus far, the weather has been much better. What is not better is the condition of the highway between Whitehorse, YT and Tok, AK. There are many sections of gravel and the frost heaves were terrible. Every time we stopped, either the emergency hatch or the windows
had come open. Even though we have all the cabinets/drawers closed with bungie cords, we still had so much shifting going on.
If you read my blog update, you will see that we had a problem with the lid coming off a jar of instant coffee and now we need to find a vacuum so we can get that cleaned up. Here is the link:
I know this has been previously discussed, but Iíll once again bring it up. We have a 19 foot 2011 5th wheel Scamp
. We are experiencing much more wear on the outer portion of the curb side tire. We travel light
, drive no faster than 55 and regularly check tire inflation. I think we now have about 10,000 miles on these tires
and we will need to closely monitor the wear. Last year, with our Scamp
16 foot, wte had to replace tires
after about 12,000-15,000 miles.
We have been spending many nights boon docking in Walmart parking lots and that has worked well. We certainly would not be able to do that in a warmer climate and not being able to run the air. But, it gets cool enough here that with a window open, I start the night with one blanket and then need another.
Our 2012 Toyota Tundra V8 double cab has been great. We just got the 5000 mile checkup done this morning.