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RE: Passing thru BC, YK to Fairbanks - bring motorcycle or not?

Thanks Soup. Had an inreach many years. We do a lot of offloading, only used it twice, once came upon injured riders, 2nd time someone broke down?? hope to keep it that way. Seems bike may be a bigger hassle. Jeep is good to go, no worries.
cbigham 05/27/22 02:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Passing thru BC, YK to Fairbanks - bring motorcycle or not?

OK, so no major off road adventures requiring a dual sport? Thanks
cbigham 05/26/22 11:01am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Passing thru BC, YK to Fairbanks - bring motorcycle or not?

Bringing the small motorhome, towing a jeep. I could hang a ktm 500 exc off the jeep of there's interesting dirt to ride, sights to see easiest to see on a plate bike. Route is BC 1 to 97 to 37 to Tok, then Fairbanks. Anything I would miss not bringing bike? Family and friends meet up in Fairbanks to run the Dalton to Prudhoe. I need to take Jeep this trip for that. One friend will be with me on his Africa twin, not a hard core off road rider nor bike. Also have kayak, so lakes are good. Also any great camp suggestions would be appreciated! Pic for campground site sizes .. 24 ft with towed jeep, ktm off jeep bumper Thanks Chuck
cbigham 05/26/22 09:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

Nice vid, thanks!
cbigham 05/11/22 12:41pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

I shared many photos on my website that includes thousands of photos in Yukon and Alaska Cool, any photos of Tombstone Territorial? Camp suggestions? Thanks
cbigham 05/10/22 08:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

AKsilvereagle - Thank you, that is a very useful post! Very thoughtful! Appreciate the 5 hwy towards Dawson City, seems a lot of rain? If raining, may go around. I'm thinking we may cut thru the road first on the bike, follow with jeep, motorhome combo if all clear. We're off readers from SOCAL. Deserts woods and Baja mostly. WY and ID also, several times. Be our first Alaska trip! Already suspect I'll be back, too bad not this trip in fall. My son has a strong interest in Tombstone. Not sure how we will get out to the main scenic valley but will see. Looks like be kinda naked out there no fire arms! Always carried spray and a pistol down here. Had to spray one once.. in CA. Seemed WY bears more polite for some reason. Wife hoping to fish. Orange County has grown up, vertically since you left. Got more hustle, bustle. It's ok; rather live in UT, WY or who knows yet. Wife was raised in WY and says no more winters like that again?? Thank you, Chuck
cbigham 05/09/22 07:26pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

heard about that sourtoe .. .interesting bragging rights
cbigham 05/02/22 03:24pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

Thanks, we are going to need to leave the rv for 4 days or so for a Prudhoe Bay run. Needs to be safe from thieves.. Dry camp we are good for.
cbigham 04/29/22 08:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

My buddy picked that book up last week. New version. I reckon we can ride bikes over it in worst case scenario, leave RV in Tok? CHeck it out. IF a go, fetch the gear and do it> Any word on camping at the Tombstone Territorial park? THanks
cbigham 04/29/22 11:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

Morning, we are taking the class C to Fairbanks from LA, motorcycle on back, want to park the rv at a safe campground in Fairbanks, ride the Haul Rd to Prudhoe Bay. Any suggestions on a safe campground, place a 12 yr old can stay and have fun with family? Also is the 5 hwy from Tok to Little Gold and Dawsin City passable for an RV? My son wants to see Tombstone Territorial Park. Looks like a 18 hr drive otherwise. I do understand the road in July should be snow free, mostly compact dirt, gravel and oiled? .. Thanks Cb
cbigham 04/29/22 07:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska 22 Prudhoe Bay on Moto, Alaska by class C

Ol'Coot- Thanks, thats that's a hot tip will check. At dinner she said why don't we all ride the jeep to Prudhoe? My plan was to ride with my bike buddy. Why I asked.. when sitting at the table in the lunch room, IL have something interesting to tell them I did.. not many people go to the Arctic ocean..Will see!
cbigham 02/17/22 08:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska 22 Prudhoe Bay on Moto, Alaska by class C

Thanks for the tips. The various actors in this play had a discussion last night. Two things for sure are on the itinerary: Haul Road and Tombstone Territorial Park near Dawson, Canada. I will bring the motorhome with the jeep on back, plated dirt bike hanging from hitch rack. (Been all over, WY,ID, WA,NV,AZ etc this way, no worries) Hope to arrive in Fairbanks on or about 21 June. I'm told weather for the Haul Road is best chance of no or little rain is from last 2 weeks June thru first week July. Rest of the party (Just us bikers initially) will arrive about 1 July. We have then 6 weeks to tour, and get back to LA to resume our duties at our various salt mines.. I like the idea of a fly out lodge experience for the wife's fishing desires, but if there's a place to catch trout, salmon, etc (fresh water best for her - sea sick easy) with a guide service on the main roads we can drive the motorhome on, would be great, thanks
cbigham 02/15/22 11:04am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska 22 Prudhoe Bay on Moto, Alaska by class C

Grit Dog THanks for the tips... I want a couple safe places to fish for momma, as we know about momma being happy ... We are enduro, dirt bikers from SOCAL, do the western mountains, desert rides, Baja.. quite a change up there!
cbigham 02/14/22 10:06am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska 22 Prudhoe Bay on Moto, Alaska by class C

Tuk was something we talked about riding to. Buddy's bucket list is Prudhoe. I may ride my dirt bike and camping gear up there with him or take Jeep. Lot of miles on a dirtbike seat. What we do want to see, do off the Dempster hwy is the Tombstone Mts. My son has that on his hit list. I'll ride out there from Dawson one day on our way back and see if the road is doable by our rv. If not, maybe we take jeep, tent camp a night or two before headed back south.
cbigham 02/14/22 08:01am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Alaska 22 Prudhoe Bay on Moto, Alaska by class C

Hello, We are headed to Alaska this summer from LA, CA. Have a short 24 ft class C. Part of this trip will be to ride a motorcycle up the haul road to Prudhoe Bay with a buddy who is riding his Africa twin up from LA. He asked I join him so will take a street legal dirt bike with bags for camp gear. I understand the mechanics of how that tour works. After the Prudhoe run, the family will fly into Fairbanks, begin our tour. Buddy will head home. We will go south to Anchorage area, to some Kenai stuff. Have a friend to visit in Cooper Landing . Mess around there a bit, take the eastern hwy out to Tok and work our way thru Canada. Questions: 1. Should we bring our Jeep? I can hang a dirtbike off the back. Will this make things easier or are most attractions along major roads? 2. Wife likes to fish. Along the route from Fairbanks to Anchorage, to Kenai to Tok is there anything like a guide, lodge or even rv area where we could do this for a few days? I'd seen Lake Clark has some nice fly in lodges, treat you well, you do pay..but we don't know where to leave our equipment and may bring dog. .so rv based would be best. 3. Any real scenic camps you recommend? 4. Are Canadian campgrounds easy to get in and out with a towed car for the transit? Thanks Chuck
cbigham 02/13/22 12:58pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Thor outlaw 29j

Thanks for the tip. Quality of what I saw was definitely better than what I have, and had. I understand the medium duty truck argument, had a 39c funmover, large f750 diesel. In the era we baought that the medium duty truck haulers used duramax engines and had capacity similar to this. Pack of gum and a bike. I would probbably take 1 500 lbs adv bile an maybe a 250 lbs dirt bike or just the adv.I spec'd it by weight, it is close.
cbigham 01/28/22 09:39am Class C Motorhomes
Thor outlaw 29j

Anyone have experience with these? Had a funmover 39c back on the day. Currently a thor chateau 2017. The outlaw seems much better made; did thor make major quality improvements in past few years? Anything to pay attention to in this model? I understand payload only about 1600 lbs. Thanks Chuck
cbigham 01/27/22 07:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What's a reasonable towed vehicle?

Auto trans goes in park . I have a 2008 rubicon with 97k. I think I've towed it another 30, 40k miles. Easy peasy.
cbigham 11/19/21 06:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

Reckon so!
cbigham 11/06/21 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorcycle trailer for Class C

here's a vid, get some plug in clip on tail lights, easy peasy
cbigham 11/02/21 02:09pm Class C Motorhomes
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