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harley4275

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Posted: 06/18/18 05:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MDKMDK wrote:

D&D Wonderers wrote:

There is no fuel on the Dempster until Eagle Plains. 375km. Next would be at Inuvik. The bug level was good but may change as temperatures warm. When off loading the ferry, alert the deck hands and they will guide you. It will be nice having your own rig at Tuk. Drive through town, the road ends at a great location on the shore for boon docking.


Thanks for all the added info.
Hope there's room at the end of the road by the time I get there.[emoticon]


Unless it closed , there is a gas station in ft mc pherson just past the ferries .


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Two fuel stations in Fort McPherson are $1.46 per litre, much cheaper than Eagle Plains.


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We had to change our plans on the trip to Tuk this year,,, now next year plan, however one of my buddies works up at the Ekati Diamond Mine, his partner at the mine is from Inuvik.
This partner from Inuvik says a way to slow the truckers down is drive in the middle of the roads flashing your headlights, so they see you and can’t get past you ( only on straight stretches) and they will slow down.
Now it’s sounds like a good idea when your sitting in your living room having a cold beer planing your trip.
However my experience over the years living here in the mountains of south eastern B.C., with semi trucks, everywhere, is to give them as much room as possible. If they are doing something wrong, take down as much info of the truck/ trailer as possible in that split second ( one reason we have dash cam) and relay it to the cops, and or send the info to the owner of the truck/ trailer. No body likes bad advertising, maybe even a note or 100 notes to the Govt of the NWT, trucks speeding and damaging tourist vehicles isn’t a great selling point when someone wants to visit the areas.
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I think playing chicken with a trucker would be a bad idea. Time is money to those guys. Most of them don't care about the well being of other traffic that share the road. The industry is so short of drivers, they are hiring anybody with a pulse and can reach the gas peddle. Complaining to the truck company will do no good. Hopefully letters to the tourism department and the law may produce some results. Fortunately there are lots of responsible drivers on the road. They are just getting fewer. As a retired professional truck driver told me "just because you are the biggest rig on the road doesn't mean you get to be the biggest Ahole"


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tony lee

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D&D Wanderers wrote:

Anyone traveled the Dempster Hiway lately?? We are heading up early next week.


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That method of slowing down inconsiderate drivers only works if the road is narrow enough and the edges unstable enough that they can't get past a vehicle in the middle. Also works just as well if they are overtaking. Locals in Iceland recommended it against the drivers of bigfoot 4WDs who think they own the roads. Lost count of how many middle finger salutes I got, but since I didn't get a single windscreen ding I figure it was worth it. There the edges of the roads have a windrow of volcanic rock so with their tires costing a fortune, they don't dare get off thge graded track.



If the road is very wide then best is to see which way the wind is blowing and just pull right off on the upwind side. No dust and no damage so works well.

* This post was edited 07/02/18 06:32pm by tony lee *


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We left our Class A in Dawson last week and I’m glad we did. Road was decent going up but still lots of rough spots. There were lots of campers, a number of trailers and fivers, and a few Class C’s. Didn’t see any Class A’s on the road but did see a couple in Inuvik and Tuk. Road to Tuk is good except for the last 20k. If it’s wet you won’t make that last bit. We pushed through to Tuk in the sun after 6pm and came back that night in the wee hours finally stopping at 5am. It rained all day the next day. Wasn’t fun south of Eagle Plains in slush-like conditions on road. Don’t know what they put on the road but it is a slog when it’s very wet.

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