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Saturday, June 17, 2017

What You Need To Know About RVing In Alaska

Above, Skagway, Alaska. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The first time I've ever heard of going to Alaska in a RV was when a friend's dad joined a guided group caravan of RVs. That was around 30 years ago.

I have been to Alaska, but that was on week-long cruise with stops at Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Mendenhall Glacier and other places.

RV Life has an article on what to expect if one is going to Alaska by RV along with tips and advice.

They begin it with:
To most people, the largest state in the nation conjures up visions of natural adventures, untamed places, and wild people.  Alaska is a BIG land.  If you overlay the state of Alaska with the contiguous US, it would stretch from the California coast to the Florida panhandle and north to the Great Lakes.  Even with its large land size, Alaska ranks 48th in population with fewer than 700,000 people living here, making it one of the most sparsely populated areas in the world (approximately 1 person per square mile).  Roughly half of Alaska’s population lives within Anchorage, leaving the rest of the enormous state vast and unpopulated. 
Alaska is considered to be the “Last Frontier” and truly, it is.  You have to be pretty hearty to deal with the harsh climate, wildly changing length of day from season to season, raw wilderness that composes so much of the state, and also the remoteness and isolation.  Those who do well in this environment are self-reliant, possess plenty of patience, and have an ability to adapt, improvise, and create in order to best experience all that Alaska has to offer.  Keeping all of this in mind, here are some tips and advice to consider when planning your Alaskan RV trip.
If I were to consider going to Alaska by RV, I would do it the same way my friend's dad did. At least there would likely be a mechanic within the group (in case of mechanical problems) as well as a guide.

To read more, go here.

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