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missnmountains

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MORSNOW wrote:

2gypsies wrote:

How do you dispose of used oil? Are there that many places to do so?


In the US, if they sell it, they have to take used back. Any automotive store or shop will normally accept it no questions asked. In the Anchorage area the landfill and transfer stations all have free oil recycling dump stations.


Not true. In Alaska you have to take it to the dump. Eagle river dump can take it outside anchorage.

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It's a PITA when your on the road. My Ford when I was in Anchorage holds 15 qts. 1st the drain container then the disposal. I took it to a lube place, had my own oil and filter with me and they did a nice, quick oil and filter change.

When on the road I pay for services. When at home I do it myself.


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My opinion: Our AK trip was an adventure and if oil change was needed I'd have it done and enjoy the trip. And we did have a car repair done in $$$ Anchorage but in a few hours we continued our adventure.

One person spent some unplanned time in Fairbanks, one left his trailer axle on a Yukon road and one was in his 19th day in Dawson Creek getting his bent 5er hitch repaired. And another could not get his Cummins running correctly in Haines so he took the ferry to Victoria. Those were some significant trip delays/changes.


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In the Yukon, we can only get rid of used oil 3 times a year in Whitehorse, on Household Hazardous Waste Day. How incredibly backwards is that!


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sljohnson1938 wrote:

Pioneer Village Campground, I think I got it correct, in Whitehorse, Yukon has facilities where you can change your own oil. At least I did it there several years ago.
in 2016 I had my oil changed in Fairbanks, AK at a Liffy lube.
We had ours changed in Prince George and Wasilla at Grease Monkey-equivalent shops. Unlike fuel costs, there is not much difference in price for that type of service between Canada and Alaska.


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We got down to Homer on the 28th. It was a great run down with good weather.

We will be here for the next three weeks. Unfortunately, they have closed the rivers to salmon fishing due to low numbers during the king run.

I have updated our Blog with details.

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I updated our Blog for Hiking around Homer and our floatplane trip out to Katmai. Wow was Katmai an awesome adventure.

We depart here on the 21st of July for Seward so if any of you are in Home look us up. We will be at Baycrest until the 9th and then at Heritage through the 21st.

Sometimes my signature does not show up, so here is the link.

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On our last visit in 2016 we stayed 4 nights on the Homer Spit and some friends took us out on their nice fishing boat and we limited on Halibut in shortly over an hour. Then we motored over to Seldovia and spend a few hours checking out the community. Enjoyed the visit. Shipped home 40 lbs of frozen halibut from Homer. Yummy fish.

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Anyone using Good Sam RV Assistance coverage or AAA in their trip?
I would appreciate adivice as to which coverage is best.

Thank you- please PM me or respond here


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