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View Poll Results: right time of year to go
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post #11 of 108 (permalink) Old 12-03-2017, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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my route is one i just thought of we plan on taking longer to get to alaska i want to be able to see the scenery and the date is one i read from someone who went there from mid june to mid july this is all in the planing stage i always like feed back so i can get the big picture when people go and what route they take and what they see if you have a better time to go let me know if you have a route which you think show a lot of scenery let me know the time i have is 4 weeks tops i cant leave work longer then that also the camper, is it suitable i was looking at a timeout but i rather pull a lighter smaller one i pull a timeout cargo now thanks for your time

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I think you'd get better weather mid July ~ mid August.

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i also notice that the amount of campgrounds and hotels on the route would we need to make reservation or just go day by day, i really dont want to be rushed to get to the next waypoint we really want to take our time and see things whats you opinion on that thanks

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for me, if I were going with you.

I would want the freedom to say "let's stay here another day"

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for the ones who have rode there bikes there, what did you stay in a motel or tent or a pull behind camper we are getting a kompact kamper it seems to hold moe stuff inside then i see the others do plus you dont need to open the entire thing to get to it this one you just open the rear door. just curious what everyone used when traveling thanks

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Wilcoy02 only stayed in a motel 3 nights.

and that was only after his group got saturated with cold rain for over 3 days/nights.
They were cold and miserable and wanted Hot Food

They tent camped only, got flooded out a few times with the wrong choice of campsites.

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Hanko and I, along with wives did the trip a few years back. As I recall, it rained every day, or darn near every day. We rode about 200 miles on torn up roads - mostly in Yukon. We camped except for 3 days. No reservations. I would recommend that you travel with another motorcycle. I wouldn't do that trip alone. Carry very good tire repair kits. If you get a flat and can't fix it yourself and reinflate it, you're doomed. Rest up at Whitehorse. It's a great town and there's a very good campground just outside of town. They even have a do-it-yourself carwash where you can get all the goop off your bike.

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thanks for all the helpful info i have another question on the time of year to go. can you tell me the time off year you went and the weather you encountered on the way? thanks again for the info

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We were on the road on July 4th so the trip was then-abouts. As I said it rained darn near every day. Not always heavy and not always all day.

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here, read what happened to Wilcoy02 and gang

they started out July 1st, a bit too early me thinks.

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