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Old 09-10-2016, 10:30 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by clyle View Post
Jon, that is my main concern. Heard stories about broken axels and frames and I don't want to go there if there is some suspension mod that would help. Have also been told that I can kiss my windshield goodbye. I'm ok with that kind of mishap. That's the biz. Not much for it but to stay home.
Two trips to Alaska. One all over including Top of the World but wouldn't recommend it, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Valdez and every road in between. The second one up to Fairbanks and several weeks in Canada. Only chip was when some blacktop was threw at us on the main highway in Fairbanks. If you are careful and don't pass or follow to close and stop when a fast RV comes at you on gravel breaks you don't lose your windshield.

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Old 09-11-2016, 05:30 PM   #30
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Folks, travelling the AlCan too early in spring may result in travelling through road repair sections. Typically, qhen do paving work on that highway they lay down pea gravel and in one place on our trip from Anchorage to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in 1993, they cut a dirt detour right through the woods on the side of the highway! My point is to contact the folks who maintain Canadian highways to see where the repairs are being conducted. It was an awesome 15 day trip in our minivan. We travelled mid May and quite a bit of the roadside buisnesses were not even open yet. Have fun but do your homework in advance.

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Old 03-16-2017, 04:01 PM   #31
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Take it Slow

As many others have mentioned, taking it easy will be your friend. I have driven the highway to/from the "Lower 48" more than a dozen times during all seasons. I have driven both cars and trucks, towed cars on trailers, and towed enclosed trailers. One trip was from Seattle to Kenai during November driving my wife's MG Midget convertible!

You will find heaves year-round. You may find construction year-round. Just drove up from Portland, Oregon in January via the Frasier canyon, Cache Creek, Fort Nelson, etc. I prefer the Cassiar as it is flatter and about 100 miles shorter from that direction but weather did not permit that way for the last trip.

The worst spots for road comditions, even as long ago as 1974, I have encountered are between Destruction Bay and Beaver Creek, and on the Tok Cutoff between Tok and Gakona (Glenallen). The worst tractor-trailer traffic these days occurs between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.

It's a great trip when you take it slow.

If you get to the Kenai Peninsula you can drop us a message.
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:25 PM   #32
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Going to your original question, I brought a '78 Trillium 1300 from Whittier, AK all the way to NC last summer. I was towing with an '03 VW Jetta TDI station wagon (with trailer brakes). I had no issues, other than the LONG waits due to road construction. The roads are almost non-existent at some points but nothing too much to handle. It was a fun trip.

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