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Old 05-23-2016, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I'll add a few things. I'm not sure when No 1 diesel freezes, but make sure you have an additive that keeps it from jelling. Gas freezes at about minus 40, so have some Heet for the ATVs. I never use chains or studs, and I'm from Alaska. $200 Canadian should be more than enough. You can use your ATM card at any bank. There is a service fee, so just it all out at one time. Every place takes credit cards, but make sure your cards have the chip. That's all they use in Canada. If you have a card that doesn't charge a foreign transaction fee, use that one. Don't pay with American money unless they go by the exchange rate. A lot of places don't. Make sure your trailer has premium heavy duty tires. I just pulled a new trailer up in April and one of the cheap Chinese tires blew out. I made sure I had a spare, so very little down time for me. If you have Verizon, there is a plan that charges you $2 a day while you're in Canada. Unlimited talk and text and data up to your normal allowance. But you have to call them and sign up for it, preferably before you cross the border. AT&T was much more expensive (about $60), so my wife passed. If you have another provider, you'll have to call them. Start calling for a room during the day. Even during the first week of April we found a lot of motels already full as night time approached. Expect to lose a windshield in April. Winter time gravel is still on the road and opposite direction 18 wheelers throw a lot of it. I got some vicious hits. Good luck.
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Old 05-24-2016, 04:57 PM
 
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Thanks man appreciate it i have verizon and also have 4g wifi in my truck which i think goes threw at and t. Good call about talkn to verizon and using atm. Appreciate it!
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Old 05-24-2016, 05:20 PM
 
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From what i can find #1 diesel cloud point is around -40. Im glad you said something about that nothing but #2 here i woulda been a unhappy camper if i filled my jerry cans with number 2 and couldnt use them lol
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:46 PM
 
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Sorry to bring an old thread back up but i have decided to push my trip back a couple weeks and go march 7th to the 30th.
Been considering snow chains, Yes or no? if yes what kind? (Square, Twisted, V)
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Old 11-25-2016, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Sorry to bring an old thread back up but i have decided to push my trip back a couple weeks and go march 7th to the 30th.
Been considering snow chains, Yes or no? if yes what kind? (Square, Twisted, V)
Where are you driving from? You can use studded tires in Canada thru April. Really no need for chains, I've done four winter drives with all season tires with no problems.

Winter Studded Tire Regulations Canada | Canadian Off The Grid
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Old 11-25-2016, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Stud Seasons and Laws For Canada and The United States - Bruno Wessel - Tire Studs, Studding Equipment
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Old 11-25-2016, 01:32 AM
 
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driving from southern illinois plan on crossin border at portal north dakota and go from there
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Old 11-25-2016, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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How to Drive to Alaska in the Winter - ExploreNorth
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Old Today, 10:37 PM
 
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Well made the trip from alaska. drove 24 hours first night. stayed night in a small hotel and 39 hours the second leg to whitehorse where impressively my truck (although new is still a duramax) started in -25 degree F weather after sitting all night with no block heater first try. then drove another 14 hours to anchorage. some snow and slick spots on roads there and back but nothing i havent seen before. Couldnt of asked for better weather to drive or to be there. We were there a total of 12 days spent a couple days in fairbanks and went to chena hot springs. Rode our atvs for about 5 of the days to a glacier and all over the place. what an amazing trip the time flew by. I was overprepared for sure but thats ok lol. Pretty much a flawless drive! thanks for all the suggestions and i will for sure drive back in the summer as well. Alaska is a great place and there will be several more visits to there for me!
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