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RE: Treated water and dump stations in the Yukon

I don’t remember ever having a problem with either. Sometimes there is a small charge to dump or fill up. Some gas stations will allow you to fill up with water when you fill up with fuel. Some commercial campgrounds will allow, for a fee, either or both. We always stay commercially in Whitehorse as we are normally there for 3 or more days enjoying the town and the history of the place. We try to stay at the Hi Country CG if there is space. We try to call a day or so ahead for a reservation. .
joe b. 03/16/18 08:24am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Boondocking tips on the way from Denver to Alaska

There are normally many impromptu places to spend the night other than the parking lots of the big box stores. Some of the Northern rest areas allow, downside are the trucks also use them, coming and going all night. Many creeks, lakes, etc will have pull offs that will work. Most of the provincial parks are low cost and in beautiful setting so we often use these. I won’t camp within 5 miles of a town or village unless at an organized campground. A couple of times a week we will stay commercially to shower, do laundry, buy groceries, take care of vehicle maintenance, etc. fuel is normally our biggest expense and doesn’t vary based on where we stay.
joe b. 03/16/18 08:03am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Best time to travel to Alaska

The years we lived in Nenana, SW of Fairbanks an hour or so, we could count on the first sticking snows of the winter arriving on or about October 5. From this point on till the January thaw. Tthe temperature will be below freezing, night and day . Even if you are in the Alaska Banana Belt, the area around Anchorage, you still have to drive back through parts of the Interior of the state, be it through Fairbanks, Tok, Delta or Glenn Allen where it will be cold during the first week of October forward. If driving on snow or temperatures below freezing doesn’t bother you, then it is very doable.
joe b. 03/03/18 06:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Big rig driving in Alaska

I would suggest that the OP make sure of his actual height. He indicated he was at 13” 8’ which is, I believe close to what the US Interstate highway system claims is the minimum which is 16 rural and 14 urban. Sometimes it is a two person job to get an accurate measurement of rig height. With any tall rig be especially careful when pulling into gas stations that have an overhead cover. I like to put a post it note on my dash, showing my height in feet and inches as well as metric for when I am in Canada. One trip we were in Fairbanks and one of the Prevost RV Clubs from the Lower 48 was at the campground. Those H-45 rigs are pushing the height limit. LOL Also watch out for low hanging limbs in campgrounds or boon dock areas. The trip is very doable, just be watchful.
joe b. 02/25/18 02:40pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Best Mid July Fishing

There are a few no crowd bank fishing spots in Alaska that I have fished in the past, and probably PA12 has also fished them. The Kobuk river east of Kotzebue is good for many species, including shee fish. The Unalakleet River just upstream from the village can be excellent. My favorite spot is the Karluk River on the back side of Kodiak Island. Some of the villagers provided a sort of B & B experience as tent camping with all the bears never appealed to me. LOL anywhere on the road system will most likely be crowded, but can still be fun if you can keep your sense of humor and consider it to be a social event.
joe b. 08/10/17 09:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska propane

It seems that many more vehicles in Canada use propane as their main fuel than in the US. So there is often a propane pump either located in the row with the gasoline and diesel pumps or over by the side at stations and roadhouses. Either way they seem to be self serve on propane. Have watched several Canadian drivers pull up to the propane pump, attach the nozzle to their propane tank and fill it, then go in to pay. Don't remember if any of the propane pumps were credit card friendly or not. Road propane was much cheaper than gasoline.
joe b. 08/10/17 09:11am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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