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Old 08-01-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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Mr Bob made it up there in a Ford Taurus, so how hard can it really be?
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Thanks for that info.! I live in WA and have for years heard horror stories of driving the Alaska HWY due to the changing weather causing damage to the road. I have always wanted to make this drive myself, now I think I will do it. I do have a 4x4 truck so I think if the road is decent, I should be able to make it. Are there enough places to stop for gas?
How to Drive to Alaska in the Summer - ExploreNorth
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Too far from Alaska
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Yeah, you never know. Gravel roads in Manitoba caused my Ford van control arm bushings to disintegrate which in turn made the front wjeels travel about an inch backward every time I braked. First it will ruin your tires and than... You got to be careful.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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We just came up last week and anyone coming up the Alcan right now should be aware that they have the entire pass between Tetsa and Toad river (between Ft. St John & Muncho) completely torn up. They're in the process of resealing it, but for now it's almost all gravel. Very very very dusty gravel that kicks up a thick cloud so bad that you can't see more than a foot or two in front of your vehicle... which is so NOT cool when you're on a winding mountain pass with steep drop-offs on either side. At one point, we were creeping along and the dust cleared just enough for us to see we were headed for the top of a tree... oops better turn right a little!
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