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RE: Ready cash

Northern B.C., Yukon and NWT do NOT have reliable infrastructure. Whether that be internet, telephone, cellular service or electricity. Failures are common. In addition to the two instances I told of above, the internet went down for four days at our place. The service provider insisted nothing was wrong on their end, then whoops, yup, a faulty switch was found and it took three additional days for them to get a new one. Northern Canada has its problems with old systems that fail and aren't so reliable. We simply don't have the population base for service providers to feel motivated to invest in improvements. The regulatory agencies usually have to force the upgrades, as they did this past winter for 911 service. Most of Yukon doesn't have a proper 911 service, yet most other jurisdictions just take it for granted. Just carry some cash. Why not?
sue.t 03/26/15 10:18pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Ready cash

Always have enough cash on hand to purchase a tank of fuel and some groceries. It isn't uncommon for the systems to go down for a few hours or a day. It doesn't happen often, but it does happen. When it does, plastic cards have no value. In Whitehorse one day, it was cash only because the system was down. Stores could take cash only and banks were also off-line. One trip down the Alaska Highway, Toad River lodge could take cash only. We needed to stop for the night anyway so did that, but the system still wasn't functional the next morning so we paid cash for our fuel and carried on. Our telecommunications infrastructure isn't the most reliable.
sue.t 03/24/15 07:01am RVing in Canada and Alaska

I'd check the weather forecast for the Dawson area before leaving Whitehorse. If it was looking good, then I'd head to Dawson first and cross the Top of the World/Taylor Highway into Alaska. If it was rain & wet, then I'd take the Alaska Highway northward instead. You don't say when you plan to head south. Late August/early September can be beautiful on the Top of the World Highway. The fall colours are making their appearance then. This was September 5, 2012 http://yukonsights.ca/images/ToW/20120905_ToW_0243.jpg width=700
sue.t 03/22/15 09:30pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: TT vs. 5th wheel: ease of towing

Bumper tow or fifth wheel -- same width, extra length to watch when maneuvering, extra height regardless. It takes practice to get comfy moving a larger vehicle through traffic, and knowing that you'll know how to get out of a sticky situation. Only way to practice is to get behind the wheel and do it. Best advice I had was from my flight instructor..."control the plane, don't let it control you".
sue.t 03/22/15 11:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can't believe folks connecting up sewer without gloves

At least we know where our sewer hose has been... Hope you're all washing your hands after posting your comments here Keyboards 'dirtier than a toilet' - BBC news article Oh, don't let your kids play in the playgrounds either Ewww - just how clean is your local playground? And forget about grocery shopping too E.coli found on 50 per cent of shopping carts - NBC
sue.t 03/22/15 09:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Aurora alert -- March 17-18 solar storm

For those who can't see it in person, try Ronn Murray's Alaska Aurora webcam for live imagery of the show http://www.ronnmurrayphoto.com/NorthernLights-AuroraCamera/AlaskaAuroraCam And check the location/status/viewing line here http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/30-minute-aurora-forecast
sue.t 03/17/15 07:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Aurora alert -- March 17-18 solar storm

If you all huff and puff and blow our overcast away, we might be able to see them. As it is, the clouds take on a green glow.
sue.t 03/17/15 06:36pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Healthiest 5th Wheel?

I tend to be chemically sensitive so buying a used unit that was just like new worked for us. It had been used only a handful of times, was half the new purchase price, and had off-gassed during the few years it sat around.
sue.t 03/15/15 09:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Small 5th wheel pin weight?

sue-t Love that 17 footer! We have looked all over the web trying to find a 17-19 ft 5'er and the only ones we find are in the mountain country. Oregon, Colorado and BC. Hence the questions about a 22 ft because they are really common and cheap. Since your pin weight shifts from 15-20% as you load the trailer is most of your cargo in the front of the trailer? The wheels couldn't get any more centered than on your trailer. On that fifth wheel, most of my packed goods were over the axles or behind the axles. The toilet was back of the axles too. We travelled with a full water tank though. Here's the floor plan: http://yukonsights.ca/images/RV/1992ProwlerFloorPlan.jpg width=500
sue.t 03/14/15 09:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fall in Alaska & Canada

Regarding when to leave Alaska... It isn't uncommon to have a flurry in September in southern Yukon or northern B.C. In recent years, we haven't had permanent snow until November. People camp year-round up here though. If you're prepared (winter tires, good blankets, etc.) then fall/winter camping is a good thing. Before moving here we made two trips in December up the Alaska Highway to visit family in Beaver Creek, Yukon. Had temps to -40 on both trips. December 1998: http://yukonsights.ca/19981212_AlaskaHwy.html December 2001: http://yukonsights.ca/20011215_AlaskaHwy.html Here's March 2013 with the fifth wheel: http://yukonsights.ca/20130328_Whitehorse-Rancheria.html And more relevant to the question, September 2007 trip to Yukon and then back to southern B.C. the end of September: http://yukonsights.ca/2007SeptemberMain.html This was a flurry on 17 September 2007 on the AK Hwy in B.C. This turned into an ice storm near Fort St John, B.C. that shut down traffic for a day. http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_BC/20070917_Liard-FtStJohn_059.jpg width=700
sue.t 03/14/15 08:50am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Fall in Alaska & Canada

Yup, weird weather this year. Only 6" of snow up to January. Hardly enough for ski-doing during the Christmas break. It is the first winter I remember when we didn't reach temps of -40. Had numerous days when we were warmer than Vancouver Island. The past two weeks we've had about a foot total, might get out on the snowmachines today! The end of February we drove to Kluane Lake, Yukon...not much snow. http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20150228_KluaneDrive_22.jpg width=700
sue.t 03/14/15 08:42am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Small 5th wheel pin weight?

We had a 17.5' fifth wheel. The documents said gross dry weight for the fifth wheel was 3,450 pounds and hitch dry weight of 540 lbs. In the real world, ready for camping, the fifth wheel weighed 4,500 lbs and the pin weight was 880 lbs. It had tandem axles http://yukonsights.ca/images/RV/20050608_Duluth_04.jpg width=640
sue.t 03/12/15 09:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need Alaska Advice

Byers Lake campground is a nice spot http://yukonsights.ca/20100902_TrapperCk.html It is in Denali State Park, rather than Denali National Park. Rustic sites with no services, which we prefer. Good hiking in the area. And not too far from Trapper Creek, which is the start of a road that will give you good views of the south side of the mountain.
sue.t 03/11/15 09:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: How bad can the T.O.W road be?

1955 picture here, at the Snag Road junction along the Alaska Highway about 15 miles south of Beaver Creek http://yukonsights.ca/images/Historical/JacksYukon-Snag.jpg width=640
sue.t 03/10/15 07:04am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: How bad can the T.O.W road be?

This was my first trip across the Top of the World Highway in September 1957, with my parents. I don't remember it though; I was born six months later. :B http://yukonsights.ca/images/Historical/51-21_ToW-Sept1957.jpg width=700
sue.t 03/09/15 10:06pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

Maybe I'll see some of you along the way up here. Keep your eyes open for a little grey Honda Fit on the Alaska Highway.
sue.t 03/09/15 10:03pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: How bad can the T.O.W road be?

2010 was the summer the Taylor Highway was closed for more than a month due to severe washouts. Whole sections of the highway washed away due the heavy rains.
sue.t 03/09/15 08:25pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: How bad can the T.O.W road be?

It's the same with some stretches of the Alaska Highway, and other highways up here. Do not pull onto the shoulder unless you KNOW for certain that it is solid. There are places where it looks solid but the ground squirrels have dug their tunnels into the shoulder to live under the pavement, and an RV will collapse the tunnels. There are places that are signed to warn of the soft shoulder, but others spots are not. A few times each summer we encounter an RV tipping steeply over into the ditch because they pulled over to take a picture or something. Never had a problem on the Taylor Highway and Top of the World Highway. But then we like to take 2-3 days to meander across and enjoy the peace and solitude. There's not much water on the Canadian side, it all drains downhill and away from the highway. But the Taylor Highway on the Alaska side is prone to soft spots and mud. http://yukonsights.ca/TaylorHwy.html http://yukonsights.ca/TopOfTheWorld.html Taylor Highway on a dry day http://yukonsights.ca/images/ToW/20110722_TaylorHwy_357.jpg width=700 Top of the World Highway in September http://yukonsights.ca/images/ToW/20120905_ToW_0243.jpg width=700
sue.t 03/08/15 05:03pm RVing in Canada and Alaska

Dale, one of our past doggies had frequent UTIs. She was a lovable, gentle Norwegian Elkhound. There was no apparent reason for the recurring UTIs. Our vet suggested that I take the time each day to clean her girlie parts with a warm washcloth, and showed me how to do so, he wanted me to not only wipe the exterior but to press and expand her area so I could clean a bit of the interior. Each evening I took a few moments to clean her up. No more UTIs. She never licked her area. It never seemed dirty to me. But somehow she kept developing UTIs. But by cleaning her parts, the problem stopped. She didn't mind too much, as long as the washcloth was warm.
sue.t 03/06/15 09:56pm RV Pet Stop
RE: looking for best 5th wheel for 1/2 ton pickup

We bought our 25' fifth wheel from a 1/2 ton truck owner who realized it was too much trailer for his truck after only a couple of trips. He had taken only a couple of trips with it, and according to him he didn't want to continue white-knuckling it. He was selling for half the new purchase price so we got a great deal on a fifth wheel perfectly suited to our 3/4 ton. I also remember my hubby thinking his 1/2 ton 4x4 was a skookum machine that could haul anything, and we started with a 17.5' fifth wheel. After a couple of years we upgraded to an 3/4 ton because he knew the 1/2 ton was working too hard. Then in a another couple of years, we upgraded to the 25' fifth wheel noted above. We continue to enjoy the 3/4 ton and 25 footer. Perfect match.
sue.t 03/06/15 09:27pm Fifth-Wheels
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