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Old 03-04-2012, 12:47 PM
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Yep. This guy is moving there in January. Driving the 450 there. Was thinking about taking a barge out of Seattle untill I saw the price. Anyway. Who on here is in the area and what do I need to know and what do I need to prep. Will also be taking the 48 Gooseneck flat bed I have not bought yet.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:34 PM
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cross the border with as much fuel as possible and again when leaving Fort st john and fort nelson. The biggest stretch is Fort Nelson to Watson Lake. There is fuel but very expensive.The liard river hotsprings are a good stop to relax and talk to Alaskans on the highway
Its mud season and the time of year when the roads fall apart so watch for pot holes and frost heaves and dont follow too close.
The real cold temps have past now but make sure your coolant is set for -30C and the block heater is good. Most lodgings have plug ins up here but have a good long extension cord cause that gooseneck will put you out back.

Fill that gooseneck up because no matter what you bring you will be glad you dont have to buy it up north. And make sure nothing in it will freeze and crack.
(Beer in the truck cab)

Enjoy
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:44 PM
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Thanks for the info. Are you in Anchorage?
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central yukon. 15 hours drive from there.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:09 PM
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Ouch, thats a bit of a drive.
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There have been near records of snow in ak this year, but the roads are great, at least from glenallen to Anchorage.

As the previous poster said, carry lots of fuel. Many of the gas stations are closed this time of the year. Many more close at night.

Don't bring any firearms into Canada... Big pain in the ars.. Even for the ones they will let into canada.

Temps in anchorage Have warmed to the low forties this week, so expect melting along the way.. And then refreezing.

Bring extra clothing for the trip and plenty of food. Cell phone usage is on and off in areas.

Have a safe drive...
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:45 AM
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When are you coming? Your post said January. Jan 2013?
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Great area Ryan you'll love it. Ive had family either in Anchorage or Talkeetna for about 20 years now.

As to the border crossing tips these guys are right.

As to the firearms if you know anyone up there its much better to ship them.

Customs will go through everything in your trailer when you cross the border.


Question how are you getting the new flatbed and your enclosed up there at the same time?

Or is this gonna be a multi trip ordeal?
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:05 AM
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Also bring a bottle of diesel 911 with you in case you end up with fuel that is not winter fuel. Last thing you want is to have fuel gell up as you head north.
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Is this thread dead? I just got here mid February and just bought my truck on Apr 17th. It's an 08 F-250 SD, the only thing done to it so far is a K&N air intake which came with the truck when I bought it. I have a lot of stuff planned for this truck and will be used to haul my 1980 RX-7 drift car to and from events.
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