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Do you plan to visit Alaska in the next two years with your RV?

Are you studying your Milepost Directory day after day, planning a trip with your RV to Alaska? For many RVers, a trip there along the Alaska Highway is near the top of their bucket lists.

Alas, a lot of those adventurers have had to put their dream trip on hold due to the pandemic. But good news: It appears it’s gradually getting under control, and the freedom to go to and from Alaska through Canada is about to resume once again.

So are you gearing up for a trip, say in the next two years? That’s our question today.

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Diane K
29 days ago

Been there twice in my RV. Need to do cruise ship next to get to the places you can’t get to by driving.

Skip
30 days ago

I’ve been there in my military days. So I’m good.

Neal Davis
30 days ago

Promised dear wife that ALL our RVs would go to Alaska. Took current RV to Alaska over 4 months in 2019. Currently looking for next RV. Depending on when we effect the purchase/trade, we may head back to Alaska in the next couple of years, presuming we get the next RV in the next 2 or 3 months. Now that we have been to Alaska, we know that we want to return.. Roads in Alaska are as good or better than their reputation so no worries about destroying the next RV.

Robert Snideman
1 month ago

We’ve already been to Alaska. We used a plan that has worked for us in the past for several trips. We do a Land-Sea adventure. We flew to Anchorage and rented a Van from “Rent-a-Wreck”. They removed the rear seat giving us a place for an air mattress. We camped for a week from Talkeetna to Seward to Homer. Lots of fun stuff in between including the Matinuska Glacier. We then took a shuttle bus up to Fairbanks where we joined a tour. Back by train through Denali on to Seward. There we boarded a Norwegian Cruise Line Ship back down to Vancouver with stops along the way, Haines, Juneau, Ketchikan,etc. We took a bus to Seattle, met our daughter who lives out there. Stayed a couple of weeks more in Washington, then flew back to Michigan. It was a great trip. We’ve done the same in Hawaii, Land-Sea. We plan a Land-River for Europe soon.

Retired Firefighter Tom
1 month ago

Spent about 60 days of an 89-day trip in Alaska in 2005 (May 15 to mid-August). About 30 days spent in Canada seeing things coming and going. Didm’t get to some areas like Wrangell – St. Elias National Park so I want to go back.

Dick and Sandy near Buffalo, NY
1 month ago

Already did Alaska in 2009. 12,812 mile round trip in 88 days. If we tried to do it again now, the price has doubled. We will just have to have our memories. Stay safe, Satay well.

rag_ftw
1 month ago

Probably not going back to Alaska in the near future. We have spent May-Sep for three years and have seen most of the state at least once and some places three times, (Teklanika)! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and also the trip up and back is beautiful.

Jon
1 month ago

You left out one response: Bin there; done that! Three times. Probably not again in the foreseeable future.

Kathryn
1 month ago

In 1992 I drove solo from San Diego to Wasilla, AK for an internship. Took me seven days and one hour. Stayed 12 weeks. Best summer of my life.

SoCal poboy
1 month ago

We are thinking about going in 2023 but that will probably depend upon Canadian fuel price then. We can hope that the world doesn’t get any crazier. Fingers crossed 🤞

Rich
1 month ago

we always wanted to but other priorities always seemed to interfere. now my wife has mobility issues so while getting there is a problem for her getting around while there is more of a problem.

Roy Davis
1 month ago

The wife and I first went there for our 25th anniversary and planned on going for our 50th next year but not driving there. First we need to find a smaller RV so we can load it on the ferry from BC to Alaska. Our 45 ft. DP is too tall to fit. Our plan is to get a newer used Class C to take and tour around in then come back and sell it.

Michael Galvin, PhD
1 month ago

Drove the Alaska Highway in my VW bus/camper in 1966 when it was 1100 miles of gravel. Took ferry back to Prince Rupert. Great trip. In 2017 drove Winnebago Class C up the Alaska Highway and back the Cassiar Highway. Great trip. Be sure to buy the Milepost magazine before you set out.

Jeff Craig
1 month ago

We would likely go to Alaska on a cruise in three to five years, but will take the RV when we fully retire and get a diesel pusher in a decade.

Terry M
1 month ago

Planned to take the RV to Alaska in 2020, but postponed to 2021 when the Canadian border closed to all but essential travel. Rolled the trip to 2022 when the border remained closed through this past summer.

Sandi Sturm
1 month ago

Yes! Having lived there for 12 years I would recommend going early in the season to avoid possible wildfire season in Canada and Alaska. We have made trips out of Alaska as early as the third week of April, and out the second week of September. In fact, September in Denali is the best! The Canadian Rockies can not be beat, and a side trip to Banff and Jasper is a must. So excited to get back up there.

Ron Lane
1 month ago

Been there, done that.

Donn
1 month ago

Bucket list. Retiring soon and planning on going.

Bob P
1 month ago

cant afford it as long as biden is taking all the money for his green new deal

Jeff Craig
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob P

That’s not how it works. You obviously have zero clue about this issue, and believe the lies that the fossil fuel/GOP industries (and yes, the GOP is just another Corporation) are spreading. To be honest, ‘your money’ is mainly going to corporate welfare/

Tom
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob P

👎

Diane Mc
1 month ago

One of the trips we’ve always talked about. Wanted to do on our own. That ship has sailed. Might consider with a group, although not our thing, normally. Might consider a cruise. Would have to be small. Don’t want a big cruise ship.