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Old 03-02-2008, 06:36 AM
 
Location: saint petersburg florida
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Default relocating to valdez

Well i will be moving to Valdez in may,i need alot of help!! i'm currently living in st petersburg,florida this will be a big change .my husband is getting stationed there.any info would be nice .We will be driving a r.v and was wonder if you can live in it there???
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Well, it should not be a problem living in an RV during the summer months, from May through August or so, although it could be a little cool in May. It snows quite a lot in Valdez.
7-Day Zone Forecast for Northeast Prince William Sound
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:54 PM
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Location: Alaska & Idaho
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Default Valdez

I've lived in Valdez for just over five years now. Anythng I can help you with I will.

The RV will be no problem in the summer months. There are quite a few people from the states that spend the summer here. Our first snow will come around the end of October. I would try to have something else by then. It does snow quite a bit here - about 30 feet per year...

You mentioned that your husband would be stationed here so I'm guessing that he iss in the C.G. There is a C.G. housing complex here that you should check into.

The local realty place also handles rentals although any rental will be fairly expensive.

If there are any specifics you are lookking for, let me know.

Tim
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:16 AM
 
Location: saint petersburg florida
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what kind of jacket will i need
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Currently living @ the Top of the World in Barrow Alaska
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Jacket? something water resistent or water proof.. Valdez gets lots of snow and lots of days of rain.

But it is one of our favorite places. My 4 sons say this was their favorite place to live. they had so much fun in Valdez during the two years we lived there in the early 90's
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:45 AM
 
Location: saint petersburg florida
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thanks did not know about the rains. Is there a name brand jacket? I would like to get one before moving
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:54 AM
 
Location: WE MADE IT!!
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From what I have learned from this site it is best to wait till you get into the area before buying gear. We are leaving SC in 11 days and we have basic gear but will get " the good stuff" once we get to Fairbanks. There was a thread started a short time ago about gear so maybe do a search and you should find it.
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:17 AM
 
Location: saint petersburg florida
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Thanks maybe i'll just wait.
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Old 03-15-2008, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Thanks maybe i'll just wait.
Just wait until you get to Alaska to buy rain gear and such, although shops will be limited in Valdez. You may have to take a trip to Fairbanks or Anchorage if you have to buy a lot of stuff.

For rain gear, it's hard to beat Halley Hansen "Impertech" (something like that) bibs and jacket. I like the OD green ones. Theye are made of a lightweight material that allows perspiration to scape. I always buy roomy rain gear that allows the wearing or warm layers underneath when needed. This way I stay warm on cool days. The only thing I don't like about these and other rain gear is having to take my pants down just to stand in front of the urinal
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Old 03-15-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Thompson's Pass




One of the Falls in Keystone Canyon


Keystone Canyon


The Harbor in Valdez
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