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Jul 9, 2011 - Finally got a wrecker!!!

Woke up to showers at 7AM....stranded on the side of the road on the Alcan Highway just a half mile north of the Canadian border. On with the rain coat, grabbed and umbrella, and took off walking up the hill to the pay phone at the crossing to find out what was up. Got hold of Camping World and was told that the wrecker was never sent...too far for them to go...12 hour round trip. I'm not happy!!!! What was all the crap I was fed all last night about "he is on the way"!?!?!? OK...where do we go from here??? Agent went to work locating...

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Jul 8, 2011 - Alcan Border Crossing

Left Tok at 9:30 AM and headed south for the Canadian border. Laundry all done and camper ready for nosey inspection by the Canadian authorities. Pretty ride down to the border. Then the stuff hit the fan....or to be more precise, the idler pulley. It came apart, bounced around the engine compartment and got us to stop to investigate. Unfortunately the truck wouldn't restart after being shut off...ran fine after incident but wouldn't restart. Must have got some wiring or something. We were just off the road on the shoulder...would have been...

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Jul 6, 2011 - Heading to the Alaska/Canada Border

After picking up our mail in Tok we headed to the border where we would stay for one night at Border Motel and RV Park. When we arrived at the RV Park it was not raining but the grounds were damp and the skyies did not look good. That night we got one heck of a thunderstorm and when we woke up in the morning or rig was surrounded with 6 inches of water. I had to take Toby out for his walk and didn't have any waterproof boots to wear. I put trash bags over my shoes and held them up with rubber bands and was able to take Toby to a dry enough...

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Jun 19, 2010 - Heading back to Canada

Saturday: We were up today at 3:50 AK time and 51 degrees.We decided we had enough of cold and rainy days, so would head back to the lower states. I did our laundry while Jimmy prepared the coach for departure.Golden Nugget RV Park has a large laundry room with reasonable prices, $1.50 per load to wash and an average of $.75 to dry per load. We pulled out at 7am AK time and 50 degrees. We arrived at Tok at 3pm, still 80 miles from the border. and 67degrees which sure felt better to us We drove on to Border City RV Park to fuel back up...

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Jun 9, 2010 - Crossing into Alaska

We were on the road again today, Wednesday, at 3:35am PT. When we got up at 2:35am, it was daylight and 54 degrees. we were 909.3 miles from Delta Junction, Alaska . A short while later, it was 37 degrees and cold. As we went up and down the mountains, the temperature changed. We saw buffalo and rabbits, very little traffic on road, and had met only 2 cars by 7am. We stopped at Yukon Motel and Lakeshore RV Park, and filled up with fresh water and emptied the holding tank at no charge. Thank you Lakeshore RV Park. We toured the museum there...

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