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Yukon River ice breakup at Dawson City YT

This site has images of the ice conditions for folks keen to follow the breakup http://www.yukonriverbreakup.com/ This is April 25 at 3:43 p.m. http://www.yukonriverbreakup.com/sites/default/files/panorama/2015_04_25_1543.jpg width=700 The also have the past years' breakups for those keen to compare. There is also a webcam to check conditions in real time http://dawson.meteomac.com/ http://www.meteomac.com/Dawson/smalastcam.jpg width=700
sue.t 04/25/15 07:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Klondike Loop

We've pulled our 25' fifth wheel through the Taylor & Top of the World Highway numerous times without problem. Even the day it re-opened in 2010 after the flooding. http://yukonsights.ca/20100910_TaylorHwy.html http://yukonsights.ca/TaylorHwy.html http://yukonsights.ca/TopOfTheWorld.html Take your time. Stay off the soft shoulders.
sue.t 04/20/15 07:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska Highway road report, Haines Junction to Anchorage

Whitehorse to Haines Junction has more than a few nasty ones, too, and calls for care. A few firewood haulers between the Junction and Whitehorse have paid the price this spring. It isn't uncommon to see them limping along or broken down beside the highway. One of the heaves launches my Honds Fit real nicely. :B The same frost heave is wicked on our F-250, which has harder suspension.
sue.t 04/18/15 09:07am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Spokane to Calgary with heavy load - best way?

I wouldn't do the Salmo-Creston pass (Kootenay Pass) towing with an underpowered vehicle. Nope. I remember the climb, and more climb and then some more climb. Wicked.
sue.t 04/14/15 10:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

If you want to see what you missed this past weekend in Yukon...one of the most amazing light shows that I've seen! http://yukonsights.ca/20150411_Aurora.html Here's a teaser http://yukonsights.ca/images/Yukon/Aurora/20150411_Aurora_262A.jpg width=700
sue.t 04/14/15 09:55pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Remdies for Bugs & Bears

It's the small cans of spray, the ones you can easily conceal, that will get you into trouble at the border. If you have a big can that is clearly labelled "BEAR" spray, then there will likely be no problem. However, if it is a small can labelled for personal protection, then you may have to hand it over at the border. We don't carry bear spray anywhere here. That stuff can harm the humans using it if the wind is blowing wrong. The bear needs to get too close for it to be effective too. Instead, we have "bear bangers" here at the cabin. When ejected towards the bear, these tend so scoot them off in the other direction. Smaller to carry too. Although, banging pots & pans while screaming like a crazy lady also works well, and I'm speaking from experience. :B
sue.t 04/12/15 01:46pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Trip from Calgary, AB to Alaska

Whitehorse visitors center is a must stop when in Whitehorse. Great real time info about road conditions from Haines Junction through Discovery Bay, up to the Alaska Border. "Destruction Bay" on the shores of Kluane Lake? Destruction Bay is north of Haines Junction and south of Beaver Creek on the Alaska Highway.
sue.t 04/12/15 09:41am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: toad brakes?

OP, explain what "brake away system" means? Possibly a "breakaway system"?
sue.t 04/10/15 07:12am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Carrying Weapons North of the Border

Well, you're more likely to be killed by a moose than a bear according to the stats. If you don't have a hunting permit and kill an animal, you'll also have a long delay in your trip. It must be reported and it will be investigated to ensure it was self-defence rather than over-reaction to a animal strolling by. We've seen bears stroll by many times without causing any problem. But we don't leave anything around that will attract them or cause curiosity.
sue.t 04/08/15 06:56am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Carrying Weapons North of the Border

It is a more onerous process for a Canadian wanting to take a firearm into the US than it is for an American wanting to take a firearm into Canada. Yet, we hear more Americans complain about the Canadian process, go figure. Maybe because there are more Americans who want to travel with firearms. Canadians don't feel the same need for protection. In Yukon, few people travel with firearms unless they're out hunting.
sue.t 04/07/15 09:23pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Carrying Weapons North of the Border

For the facts about bringing a firearm into Canada http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/visit-visite-eng.htm Restricted firearms have numerous requirements, from http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/restr-eng.htm: Individuals require: • a firearms licence that is valid for restricted firearms in order to possess or acquire a restricted firearm and to obtain ammunition. • a registration certificate issued under the Firearms Act for all restricted firearms in their possession. • an Authorization to Transport, issued by the Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) of their provincial or territorial jurisdiction, in order to transport a restricted firearm from one location to another. Individuals must store, display and transport their restricted firearms according to the applicable regulations. Note, if a firearm is not declared and one is subsequently found, the border agents can seize your vehicle. End of vacation.
sue.t 04/06/15 10:05pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Insulate windows

We've cut-fit Styrofoam insulation to fit windows frames when RVing at -40.
sue.t 04/05/15 11:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

I have walked on my roof also, did not see that I caused any structural damage either. But I haven't walked on it for the 29 hours of driving Google maps says it is from just Dawson Creek to Fairbanks. Richard If you're going to try to drive it 29 hours the result might be damage to your RV, regardless of whether there is a tire on the roof. Drive to suit the road conditions, not the schedule set by a Google utility that has no idea where the pot holes, frost heaves, and road construction is. Also, don't whip by the bison that are usually on the highway in northern B.C.; you just gotta wait for them to move when they're ready.
sue.t 04/05/15 09:18am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Bunch of Questions!

BTW, with the 8' camper on our shortbox (pictured above) the centre of gravity is in front of the rear axle. The CoG marker is about 12" ahead of our rear axle. The red marker can barely be seen in the picture above. This camper, the Adventurer 80W, also has a toilet, which was a must-have for me. I'm not a fan of getting up in the middle of the night and heading into the dark in bear country for a pee. http://yukonsights.ca/images/RV/Adventurer80W.jpg
sue.t 04/03/15 10:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Jerry cans? update.page 3

Between Fort Nelson and Whitehorse you missed the Lodge at Liard HotSprings, Watson Lake, and Jake's Corner. I don't know if Johnson's Crossing will have fuel, or not, this year. Between Whitehorse and Beaver Creek there is also fuel at Haines Junction, Destruction Bay, and Burwash Landing. Border City isn't reliable for fuel, but Northway has fuel. Having said that, it isn't uncommon for a station to run out of fuel and it can be a 2-3 day wait for delivery. I saw this sign while we were filling with diesel :B http://yukonsights.ca/images/CampbellHwy/20080704_RossRiver_2536.jpg
sue.t 04/03/15 10:18pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

If the tire goes flat 200 miles from a major centre, you'll appreciate having the tires on your roof. In Whitehorse, it can take a few days to get a special tire ordered in, so again, you'd appreciate having the spares.
sue.t 04/03/15 03:16pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Bunch of Questions!

We have an 8' camper for our 2002 F-250 7.3L PSD, 4x4 shortbox supercab. Torklift tiedowns, installed at home without issue. No suspension upgrades. Dryweight of the camper is listed at 1752 lbs. Haven't had any issues. We do a lot of backcountry bush camping, rough trails in, often 4-wheeling. The truck handles the camper very nicely. This was the test fit at the dealer when we bought it, they let us drive around too, to be sure we felt comfy with the combination. http://yukonsights.ca/images/RV/20120801_CamperA.jpg width=700
sue.t 04/03/15 08:41am Truck Campers
RE: Alaska Highway RV Camping

We have hauled our 2003 25' fifth wheel through Yukon and Alaska many times. It is still in great condition. Rear kitchen in it too, no issues. Have had the same 2002 F250 PSD towing it, and it also is in good condition. When travelling, we're often doing only 30 mph on the Alaska Highway rather than the speed limit of 60 mph. And we always take at least two days to go over the Top of the World Highway. Now that we live here and I commute 35 miles one way into Whitehorse each work day, I am stunned by the number of RVers I see in the summer just thrashing their trailers and toads. Maybe they don't feel the trailer hopping and bopping on the frost heaves, but really, it is common sense. Some of them would just need to check the underside of their back bumpers, which I see sparking on the highway now and then as it hits the asphalt.
sue.t 04/02/15 07:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska Highway RV Camping

When we were RVing to Yukon each year, I never ever made a reservation. Did make reservations once, for Teklanika in Denali NP. Other than that, we winged it. We live here now and head out camping, again, with no reservations. Ever. But then we know all the good boondock spots now.
sue.t 04/01/15 10:27pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Ready cash

Gosh, the risk of being robbed for my cash has never occurred to me around here. That's a good thing... I'm more worried about a bear getting into the BBQ or a squirrel stealing my snacks on the picnic table.
sue.t 04/01/15 07:39am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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