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RE: Alaska Caravan Co just cancelled our tour

We usually do our first camping trip in May. The Haines Road is quite nice then, our favourite boondock spot has many, many willow ptarmigan gearing up for mating season and I love photographing them. The trip in 2014: http://yukonsights.ca/20140507_HainesRd.html In May 2013 we drove all the way into Haines AK: http://yukonsights.ca/20130525_HainesRd.html This is our favourite May camp spot: http://yukonsights.ca/images/HainesHwy/20130526_Haines_312.jpg width=700 Traffic on the Haines Road in May can hold you up a bit though: http://yukonsights.ca/images/HainesHwy/20130526_HainesRdMoose_478.jpg width=700
sue.t 03/01/15 11:14am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

Well, none of you will be the first on the Alaska Highway heading to Alaska. Saw this rig heading north today, between Whitehorse and Haines Junction. http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20150228_KluaneDrive_33.jpg width=700
sue.t 02/28/15 11:49pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska Caravan Co just cancelled our tour

This winter has been an interesting year in the north. Not much snow. The Iron Dog snowmachine race is struggling with minimal snow. The start of Iditarod sled dog race has been moved from Anchorage to Fairbanks, but even so, there's not much snow. It seems all our snow went south. Present fear is for a dry summer which could mean a high forest fire risk. Visiting earlier might be better if that happens. http://www.irondog.org/day-1-of-the-iron-dog/
sue.t 02/27/15 09:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska Caravan Co just cancelled our tour

This? http://www.rvadventuretreks.com/35DayTrekItinerary.htm If so, then you may wish to consider adding Dawson City to your travels. Rather than backtrack from Chicken to White River for the night, consider carrying on to Dawson City, then to Whitehorse from there and continue your journey as planned.
sue.t 02/26/15 09:23pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Legalities regarding firearms for bear safety in wilderness?

see more of my bear pictures at http://yukonsights.ca/Bears.html
sue.t 02/23/15 09:42pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Legalities regarding firearms for bear safety in wilderness?

As someone mentioned, mama moose can be more troublesome than mama grizzly. This mom seemed ready to take on the truck and fifth wheel http://yukonsights.ca/images/Wildlife/20110722_Moose_144.jpg width=700 This mom was busy enjoy fresh dandelion shoots in spring http://yukonsights.ca/images/Wildlife/20120701_Griz-AKHwy_0358.jpg width=700
sue.t 02/23/15 09:40pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Legalities regarding firearms for bear safety in wilderness?

One of the best books about bears and staying safe around bears that I've read: Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance (links to Amazon.com) From the inside cover: What causes bear attacks? When should you play dead and when should you fight an attacking bear? What do we know about black and grizzly bears and how can this knowledge be used to avoid bear attacks?
sue.t 02/23/15 09:33pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Mailing weapons to Alaska from the lower 48

Don't try to sneak a firearm across either, the consequences aren't worth it. The fellow in the news article below was lucky, his vehicle could have been seized too. ‘You made a bad decision,’ judge tells U.S. soldier Tyler Breslin, a 23-year-old U.S. soldier, was transferred last summer from Alaska to Georgia. He had two days to make the drive. So Breslin was in a rush, and, as a result, “skipped a couple steps,” his lawyer, Mike Reynolds, said in territorial court Tuesday afternoon. Appearing by phone from Georgia, Breslin pleaded guilty to two charges under the Canadian Customs Act, for not declaring a handgun and three over-capacity magazines when he attempted to cross the border. Judge Donald Luther imposed a $5,500 fine. Full news story at: http://www.whitehorsestar.com/News/you-made-a-bad-decision-judge-tells-u-s-soldier
sue.t 02/22/15 08:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Legalities regarding firearms for bear safety in wilderness?

I can't bear this any more... http://yukonsights.ca/images/Wildlife/20140624_Grizzly_21.jpg width=700
sue.t 02/21/15 09:39pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Class action suit against Beneful for poisoning dogs

Class action says Beneful bad for dogs February 12, 2015 1:51 PM By LocalLabs News Service SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - A California man filed a class action lawsuit against a large pet food manufacturer on Feb. 4, alleging unsafe pet food manufacturing and distribution, as well as breach of warranty. Frank Lucido alleged that Nestle Purina Petcare Co. of Missouri and John Does 1 through 200 manufactured and sold Beneful dog food, which injured his three dogs. The suit alleges that the defendents have received more than 3,000 online complaints about the food making dogs sick over the past four years. In some cases, the dogs allegedly suffered internal bleeding, weight loss, dehydration and other symptoms. Lucido alleged that Purina added an ingredient to Beneful that was known to be dangerous to dogs and cats. Propylene glycol, an automotive antifreeze component, is listed in the product’s ingredients, along with mycotoxins. The plaintiff’s German Shepherd and Labrador allegedly suffered and his English Bulldog died after ingesting Beneful beginning on Jan. 15. Alleging negligence, misrepresentation, product liability and unfair business practices, the plaintiff is seeking more than $5 million in damages, plus costs and fees. Lucido and the class are represented by Jeffrey Cereghino, Michael Ram, Matt Malone and Susan Brown, of Ram, Olson, Cereghino & Kopczynski LLP in San Francisco; John Yanchunis, of Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group in Tampa, Fla.; Karl Molineux and Charles Merrill, of Merrill, Nomura & Molineux in Danville, Calif.; and Donna Solen, of Kimbrell Kimbrell & Solen LLC in Washington, D.C. U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case No. 3:15-cv-00569 The above article at http://legalnewsline.com/issues/class-action/254892-class-action-says-beneful-bad-for-dogs MORE ARTICLES http://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/49385-purina-beneful-dog-food-kills-dogs-class-action-says/ http://www.examiner.com/article/class-action-lawsuit-claims-that-purina-pet-food-is-killing-dogs
sue.t 02/21/15 08:19pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Legalities regarding firearms for bear safety in wilderness?

A Canadian taking a firearm into the US requires advance approval, unlike Americans entering Canada with a firearm who can get it done at the border crossing. You'll need to plan for 3-4 months for the approvals, unless that has changed in the last 8 or so years. When I checked into it, one needed to send the paperwork to an office in Washington DC and then wait, and wait. You don't need any special permits to bring your firearm to Yukon, we're part of Canada after all. BUT if you shoot a bear without the required hunting permit, it can be onerous with the paperwork. Even if it is in perceived self-defence. It will definitely interrupt your trip for numerous days as you must take the dead animal to the authorities and file paperwork. The killing will be investigated, to ensure your life was threatened, not just because you saw an animal a few hundred yards away. The authorities keep the carcass too. We live here and are often in the backcountry hiking and exploring. Bears often stroll by out cabin on their way to the creek, but have never caused a problem for us. Have never been threatened by a bear of any type. They tend to go the other way if they know you're around. Key is keeping a clean camp and not enticing them to join you. If you're on an ATV, it's unlikely you'll meet up with one because they'll avoid all the noise and ruckus. In Yukon, be sure you are aware where First Nation settlement land is before heading off on a trail, as you cannot use this land without permission. There are different categories of settlement land, each having different types of restrictions. Also be sure you aren't riding your machine in park areas or private land. There are many tracts of private land in the bush without neighbours around. Also be sure you're up to speed on the laws applicable to off-road vehicles in Yukon.
sue.t 02/21/15 12:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: First Trip

We travel with water as we rarely stay in a commercial campground. A full tank (40 gallons in the fifth wheel) lasts about a week on our travels. Exception - winter camping. Then we leave the water tank empty.
sue.t 02/21/15 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is a visit to Whittier with RV a good use of time?

Whittier, Alaska: Most of town's residents live in 1 apartment building Only road to town is a 4-km, one-lane tunnel through a mountain Isolation is a defining characteristic of life in the North. For many residents, this means log cabins in the woods, long drives to metropolitan centres, or hiking on the tundra. But it's something entirely different for the 220 residents of Whittier, Alaska. Read more in this Feb 2015 article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/whittier-alaska-most-of-town-s-residents-live-in-1-apartment-building
sue.t 02/21/15 08:58am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Anyone own a 18-20 ft 5th wheel?

What did you think of the rear door vs a side door? I loved that back door! We saw only a couple of other similar units. Some folks thought we had taken a camper and modified it. But it was indeed a fifth wheel. Here's a link to the pdf I still have of the spec sheet, which includes a floor plan: http://yukonsights.ca/images/RV/1992Prowler175E.pdf Here's the floor plan: http://suethomas.ca/images/Prowler/Floorplan.jpg width=700
sue.t 02/20/15 01:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone own a 18-20 ft 5th wheel?

sue.t Is that your F150 or 250 in the picture? Because if it is the F150 it sits nice and level. Did you have to do any upgrades to your F150 suspension? Blue truck is the F-250. Below are pics of the F-150 4x4 supercab shortbox. No upgrades. It handled the fifth wheel fine, only issue was the standard tranny and hubby got tired of shifting. Engine was the 300 6-cylinder and it did fine pulling on most highways but would work hard on the long steep climbs (e.g. B.C.'s Coquihalla Highway). http://yukonsights.ca/images/RV/20040828_Prowler_5.jpg width=700 http://yukonsights.ca/images/RV/20040828_Prowler_8.jpg width=700
sue.t 02/20/15 12:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RVing in cold weather

Hi Sue, The two links are the same? Thanx, fixed! -40 in a motorhome, also along the Alaska Highway http://yukonsights.ca/20011215_AlaskaHwy.html
sue.t 02/20/15 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: protection

Have never done either. Have never had a broken headlight or a damaged radiator on the truck or car. Some folks put a mesh over their front grill to reduce the number of insects that get impaled in the radiator, but we've not done so and again, haven't had a problem.
sue.t 02/20/15 08:15am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Anyone own a 18-20 ft 5th wheel?

We had a 1992 Fleetwood Prowler 17-5E, it was 17'-11" long. According to its documentation it had: GVWR of 4800 lbs. Gross Dry Weight: 3450 Hitch Dry Weight: 540 Axle Dry Weight: 2910 Loaded for camping with a full water tank (29 U.S. Gallons), its pin weight was 880 lbs. and its actual weight was 4585 lbs. We towed it with an F-150 without problem, but eventually switched to an F-250 7.3L PSD, because we wanted to not because the truck couldn't handle it. It had the same floorplan and layout as the Fleetwood Elkhorn campers. I really liked this little camper but we eventually switched to a 25' unit, that we also like very much! This little one was super easy to tow, the F-250 didn't feel it back there at all. http://yukonsights.ca/images/RV/20050608_Duluth_04.jpg width=700
sue.t 02/19/15 09:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RVing in cold weather

Overnight to 5F along the Alaska Highway in March http://yukonsights.ca/20130329_Rancheria-Liard.html -40 in a motorhome, also along the Alaska Highway http://yukonsights.ca/20011215_AlaskaHwy.html (link fixed on edit) Check the bottom of the second link for my lessons learned with the motorhome. With the fifth wheel, the fresh water tank was exposed so I had water in jugs inside. The fifth wheel also has a programmable thermostat which means we can keep the heat turned down to 41F at night and have it come on in the morning to warm things up before we get out of bed. http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_BC/20130329_Liard_079.jpg width=640
sue.t 02/19/15 09:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is a visit to Whittier with RV a good use of time?

Sue.T - many compliments on your photo journal of your trips. We live in Alaska, have a cabin in the King Mtn Area, our son's wedding was in McCarthy, we often fish out of Whittier etc etc. Your photos as a collection for anyone who wants to get a feel for the land are really quite amazing. Good job, I enjoyed them Thank you for the kind words! We made many RV trips before moving here so many photographs. Since moving to Yukon in 2011, my solo drive to Anchorage last March was one of the most spectacular for scenery. Loved the area though King Mtn! It was a bit tricky taking photos as I drove :B http://yukonsights.ca/20140322_Whrs-Tok.html http://yukonsights.ca/20140322_Tok-Anchorage.html And then home a week later... http://yukonsights.ca/20140328_Anch-Tok.html http://yukonsights.ca/20140328_Tok-HainesJct.html You likely recognize this spot... http://yukonsights.ca/images/Alaska/20140322_GlennHwy_330.jpg width=700
sue.t 02/15/15 08:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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