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Old 03-20-2007, 08:04 AM
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generaly studs if you can afford em . Most places plow " if they have the means" which most do in some form . Just snow tires will get you by if your good with snow . Ice will ground ya .
So -chains - good to have with you , can't go fast
studs - well worth the price , less hassle , no damage at hwy. speed.
fyi - if you have a duly and you are useing chains best chain all 4 tires on the back . Only chaining 1 tire per side can get you stuk . the reason , rubber spining on snow makes ice . the chained tire , when sliping(spinning) will dig a hole while the unchained tire will settle into the snow and make ice.
the end result is rubber on ice and chains in the air ( or lose churned up powder) .

Many a slip tween a cup and a lip ............... good luk
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:00 PM
Location: Prince of Wales
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RAM....a suggestion that will save you a ton of cash.

Don't take the ferry from Bellingham. A couple more days on the road above Bellingham to Prince Rupert saves a ton on the ferry cost, do the math. The ride out of Bellingham to Rupert on the ferry is pretty much in the dark in April and there isn't anything to see on that leg of the ferry ride anyway...

The road is great up through the Fraser Canyon to Prince George and then out the Yellowhead to Rupert.....800 miles from Bellingham

The AK ferry system is very costly out of Bellingham whereas leaving from Rupert, which will be the same boat as you would have boarded in Bellingham, is a good value and stops at Ketchikan, Juneau and on to Haines....

Study the ferry schedule and their pricing...
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:56 PM
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My folks and I drove to Prince Rupert from Bellinham and caught the ferry to Sitka. Beautifull country and saved us a lot on the ferry cost. I recommend it also. You will enjoy the scenery and quaint places along the way. Goos Luck
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:14 PM
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Thanks Alaskan' and Ski'
Those are great ideas! I've never thot to check the in betweens until U've all mentioned it. And U are right. I've looked and those prices looked much more attractive. Wifey have just looked the posting and said, "before U make that trip, finish the taxes for "Uncle" 1st". I was in Prince Rupert last Summer looking for some good seafood.
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