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RE: Wisconsin to Alaska

I want to comment on the planning part. Take loads of mosquito stuff. But..in reality..you don't need to pack the kitchen sink. There is no shortage of food and liquor to buy, clothes, etc. Do have an Emergency Road Service plan, a cel phone plan that works for you in Alaska..don't worry about Canada, you are just passing thru. Have passports for all aboard and rabies certs for any pets. No weapons aboard. If you do carry, have it shipped to Alaska. If anyone aboard has a criminal record in the US they will not be allowed into Canada (the answer to that is to fly them to Anchorage and pick them up)..and yes, that is even that teeeny tiny roach charge back in 1970. And ensure your health insurance is good for Canada. You don't need to pack all the tools but you do want to have a spare aboard if you can. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/28/16 12:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Whistler BC

If it's full, drive on..the Cayuse River has a bunch of Forestry Campsites all along. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/28/16 11:40am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Wisconsin to Alaska

Are there many places to pull over and sleep or bml land along the way I can't speak for the US section. Once into Alberta you will have opportunities in any city to utilize a box store parking lot. Here is an Alberta list of Rest Areas. The locations are on left side of page. http://www.allstays.com/c/rest-stop-alberta-locationshttp://www.th.gov.bc.ca/restareas/?zoom=5&loc=-126.600000%2C54.589121.htm Here is the BC Rest Area list. http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/restareas/?zoom=5&loc=-126.600000%2C54.589121 BC has lots of pull offs. You will see some that are marked No Camping or No Overnighting. You can ignore the signs. No one has ever been asked to not catch sleep. This will be a haul A$$ trip for you. I hope you have two drivers. And yes, the roads up north are 'good'..but that doesn't mean fast. You can easily find yourself in gravel zones which will slow you right down. There are huge issues to overcome, driving Yukon and Alaska..one of them being frost heaves. The trick there is to go SLOW..that or you'll bust something. Read this years Alaska thread on here...learn. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/28/16 11:28am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Wisconsin to Alaska

Well....the best suggestion I could make..is leave the 24th and be prepared for a long-ish drive. This is not an Interstate. It may saaaaaay 60 hours, but once you get going, you'll soon understand that that is way optimistic. Cut across the US to Sweetgrass, Montana on the Interstate (94) and turn right...north....and away you go. You will get there in time, but not by much. Once in Alberta Canada..Highway 2, 16, then BC 97. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/28/16 08:55am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: prince george

TKW..unless things have changed? That's a long hike from the parking area to the site itself and even getting around the site is not an easy navigation for someone that has mobility challenges, as the OP said. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/28/16 08:50am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: prince george

There is a pretty cool railway museum that, by my recollection, is fairly accessible. http://www.pgrfm.bc.ca/ The city itself doesn't really have much to offer. There is a great bookstore right downtown. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/27/16 11:57pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Whistler BC

Thousands use the road every year..RVs and transports and all the rest. I think the mistake many make is to not take the warning sign seriously. If you were asking me? I'd say...stop and clear traffic behind, drop your transmission into a low gear, flick on the emergency flashers and drive down. If a person is in a high gear and hasn't slowed down, then things are going to get dicey. Here is a speeded up video from a tour bus. It is horrible to watch but skip to 3:21 to 3:35. That will show you the actual roadway. https://youtu.be/Mqm0tvvrn2Q Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/27/16 04:18pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Large rodent attack leaves me stranded.

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garyhaupt 04/26/16 01:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Whistler BC

Sorry coming from the East, going west on Highway from Kamploops and through Cache creek. Cool..then you are coming in on #99. Ya gotta go a bit north at Cache Creek to get to the turn off. If you are towing or are heavy, be aware of the hill down at 50.308832, -122.576262. http://i49.tinypic.com/vs2n1i.jpg]http://i49.tinypic.com/vs2n1i.jpg Great boondocking sites all the way along too. https://www.google.ca/search?q=duffey+lake+hill&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjfw7i0_KzMAhVJ8GMKHcOvBPYQ_AUICCgC&biw=1600&bih=765 Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/26/16 12:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Whistler BC

I think you are in trouble before you even get there...you typed coming east? uhmmm...its west of Kamloops. However..assuming you are in fact heading west...which route you taking to get to Whistler? There are two...one is the highway, the other is a hugely scenic route that will just freakin amaze you. https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/British+Columbia+99,+Cache+Creek,+BC+V0K+1H0/Whistler+Mountain,+Whistler,+BC/@50.4698414,-122.7890459,9z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x5480136c7100bfa5:0x9b29bf5f549304d6!2m2!1d-121.4197814!2d50.8845427!1m5!1m1!1s0x5487225af28c5409:0x276c0edfa7be2148!2m2!1d-122.9569444!2d50.0591666 Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/26/16 11:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Did you dump your refrigerator and pantry before crossing?

The easiest way to do the crossing...is to take nothing across. The more you have, the higher the likelihood of getting the "Border Officer Stink Eye". You are crossing for a week..maybe two? Buy as needed...a couple days worth of veggies, meat, etc each time. It just makes for a tension free crossing. On the other hand..if you try and figure out what you can take, cant take, maybe take...look how much stress. And for what? However..should you have a full larder and they keep some of it...you will get the lecture and the huffy sounds..but then you are on your way. Sorta like the scolding from mom..you know its awful but when its over..its over. No one is getting spanked or arrested over some fruit or cat food. They will make you feel like a crook, maybe search your vehicles, seize whatever and wave you on your way. Mind you..if you have weapons at home? and they find a shell, or holster, or gun case...then...you may be a while. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/25/16 12:42pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Large rodent attack leaves me stranded.

IDK, but sounds like a bit of mother nature payback, directed at a hunter.:BJerry I mean...really? you are killing critters and one of them does a get back...and you are complaining? Karma at it's finest. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/25/16 12:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: bringing alcohol back to canada

Sometimes you run into a "stickler" border agent who seems to have an axe to grind. I crossed the border back into Canada last week and, when asked, declared my 1 full 1.75L bottle of Whiskey, 1 case of 24 beer cans + a part bottle of Whiskey(7/8 full 1.75L), a part bottle of Vodka (1/3 full 1.75L) and 6 loose cans of beer. Mainly left overs from a winter spent in FL..... 99% of the time, the border agent will wave you thru with that amount of alcohol but this time, the agent sent me in to pay the extra duty on the overage amount ($28). Yes, I was a bit over my duty free limits after being away for 6 months but what a pain! The Customs office in Windsor isn't really set up for pulling over a large RV/truck combo. The large truck inspection area was full so I had to back out since there was no room to navigate the tight space in the car section. You don't dare express any dissatisfaction with the border agent's decision since they are likely to send you in for a full, "rip you apart" inspection at the least provocation. I'm sorry...but man, you were over over over. You are allowed 1.5 liters..OR 24 beerz. You had that plus another bottle of whiskey, some vodka and 6 more beers..so..what on earth are you griping about? Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/19/16 05:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: bringing alcohol back to canada

Yep..I am very familiar with that road at the Surrey crossing and also those that do the 'buy a chocolate bar' routine. I suppose we could shoot them...they are coming back from the US, so...you know...rightfully, the US gun thing could still apply. I am trying to envision the firing squad...."bang, sorry...bang, sorry...." Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/15/16 11:36am General RVing Issues
RE: bringing alcohol back to canada

myredracer says..."We get a lot of Duty-free store cheaters at our crossing bypassing long, long lineups to buy a cheap bottle of booze or a chocolate bar just to be able to cut back into the lineup way ahead of everyone. They should all be lined up and shot and taught a lesson..." A true Canadian response. We don't care for the US gun attitude, but hey..if someone is beating the Customs line-up...shoot'em. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/15/16 10:37am General RVing Issues
RE: bringing alcohol back to canada

Just a minor correction...one LITER for each person is exempt from duties, and they'll usually allow the 1.5s. You can bring back as much as you like, but after the duty free part, you pay tax on what the extra would have cost you, had you bought it in Canada. Not what you might have paid for it a discount store in the US. My experience has always been on the plus side. Say two people? and you have an extra bottle? I can't imagine any problems. Two people and a case? Good luck with that. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/14/16 08:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: CDN's to US for more than 120 days

Hey Don...you are welcome, Sir. Gary
garyhaupt 04/11/16 01:11pm General RVing Issues
CDN's to US for more than 120 days

Just an up-to-date news/tax item. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/taxes/canadian-snowbirds-tax-season-2016-1.3451763 Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/11/16 09:35am General RVing Issues
RE: AIR HORN

Yep..and I have one of the refillable types in the RV. before I go any further, to re-fill..I can either hold it up to the TV and allow the hot air from bombastic hair man to enter the can..or attach the standard type bicycle pump and give'r. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/06/16 06:16pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alberta Canadian Camping reservation Secrets for Americuns

I'm also afraid of what might happen when I try to cross the boarder. Are they going to frisk me ? Do a body cavity search ? Rip apart my pickup and travel trailer ? Beat me up ? I've never met a Canidiean before and I don't know how they will act when a 52 year old working class person in a 10 year old pickup and 20 year old TT try to cross the boarder. Oh my goodness yes..all of this and more..if you can imagine. You really don't want to take any chances. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 04/06/16 06:11pm General RVing Issues
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