Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dreaming of an Alaska Trip in the Little RV


For the past few days I have been pondering Alaska. Specifically an RV trip to Alaska this summer.

We could see brown bear...

...polar bear... eagles...

                      ...Northern Lights...


                  ...sled dogs...

...and this bear who seems to have eaten one or two tourists.

We'd also love to do some fishing.

Everything I read or see seems to produce more questions than answers.  It seems I/we have a ton of research to do in short order.  

Rob ordered "The Milepost" to help with our planning.  Apparently it is THE go to book on planning a trip. 

Do we take the ferry and shave weeks off of our drive?  The cost of the ferry is quite high.  

What do we need to purchase before we go?  

  • We'd like to have another gas tank added to the truck with an automatic switch.  In parts of Alaska gas stations are few and far between.  
  • We think an additional propane tank is a good idea for times when we don't have an electric hook-up.
  • We'd also like to get a small propane heater like the Little Buddy to help with our heating without running down our battery bank.
  • What about staying connected?  They say cell service is very poor and even satellite service is sparse in places.  I am not at all comfortable with being without some means of communication given Rob's health.  
Rest assured, we'll do our research and be as ready as possible.  If you have any tips please feel free to leave  a comment. 


  1. If I were going to Alaska I would re-read the By Chance blog
    from beginning to end. They have made multiple trips and worked in Alaska several years. It is a great resource.

    Sue O

    1. Thanks SueO,
      I'll wander over and see what they have to say. It sounds like a wealth of information.
      Thanks again!

  2. You are doing the right thing by researching and ordering the Milepost. We planned our Alaska trip for a year before we made a go for it. My Alaska postings has lots of information and adventures. Also feel free to email me if you have any specific questions, Ill be glad to help you out.

    1. Well Hello MonaLiza,
      I have been reading the Alaska portion your blog! It's nicely done and I plan to read the rest as time allows. Thanks for the tips and offer for additional information. Glad you dropped by!