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Old 12-19-2018, 03:29 PM
 
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Merry Christmas everyone!!! And happy new year!
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Old 12-20-2018, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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We got lucky, on the first flat, a guy from Fairbanks was hauling a travel trailer up and stopped, he showed me how to use a piece of log between the frame and the leaf spring to take the wait off the flat tire and we were able to limp into the next town and have it changed. I had then toss the log and we got another flat the next day, so I cut another log so we can limp into the next town, then I had them toss that one too. but on the third flat, I kept the log and it was used for the next flat, where we limped into Destruction Bay and we were able to buy a wheel and tire there. We only had one more flat after that, then we were in Alaska and made it the rest of the way with no problems.....but yes, if I do it again I will get better tires...better yet, I won't do it in the winter.
I got a flat in the middle of nowhere in the Yukon the last time I drove to Alaska. Hit a chuck of wood on the road and bent the rim beyond repair. Drove on the tiny spare for 200km at 110km/h all the way to Whitehorse!
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Old 12-21-2018, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Alexander Archipelago
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I got a flat in the middle of nowhere in the Yukon the last time I drove to Alaska. Hit a chuck of wood on the road and bent the rim beyond repair. Drove on the tiny spare for 200km at 110km/h all the way to Whitehorse!
Thanks, you've given me an idea for a new thread for the Alaska forum.
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Old Yesterday, 05:22 PM
 
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I will be on the Alaskan Highway from Oct 16th to the 20th or so, is there a site that monitors the weather along the route from Seattle? Kind of give us an idea of what to expect along the way and what the forcast is going to be? I did a search but didn't come up with what I am looking for.

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You can buy a weather radio $20-$90, depending on if it covers other bands, like AM, FM, shortwave, VHF aircraft, longwave. There will be a variation in reception range. Some permit connection of an external antenna, some don't. Some are battery only or battery/AC. Other have solar power, and/or hand crank.

NOAA weather radio covers 95% of US including several dozen transmitters in Alaska. They have a couple dozen types of watches and warnings, current conditions & forecasts. If there is a new watch or warning, they sound a buzzer and a tone. Some of the weather radios can even be programmed for a single county. Environment Canada also has weather on 162.400-162.550.

I have the CCrane Skywave $90 radio that has weather, AM/FM, VHF aircraft, and shortwave. It fits in a pocket, uses 2 AAs. You may not need all that. Amazon has so many choices anyone might fear a mistake, but the reviews are pretty good. Lists of transmitter locations are online. Hope I've helped. Best wishes.
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