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Iamfreeatlast

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Posted: 06/10/19 09:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am getting very close to buying my first and only motorhome. I am planning on full timing in it and go to Canada and then Alaska. Should I get one with no slide outs to help maintain inside temperature?

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Posted: 06/10/19 09:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you plan on being in Alaska during the winter?

I really wouldn't advise that.

there really isn't a coach built with the insulation required for -40 degree temps.

we've done a couple nights in the 20s and our furness runs full time.


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I'm going to assume you'll be traveling north in the summer months and not the middle of winter???

Get one with slides - be comfortable. But, you should get one you can use with the slides closed if need be. By that I mean you need to be able to use the kitchen, use the bathroom and use the bedroom without any problems. We leave our slides in more when it's very hot out for better cooling, but have left them in at night when it's cold.

The interior of Canada and Alaska can be very warm during the summer months. Make sure you get a MH with two good working 15K air conditioners and a good dash air conditioner.

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Great place to spend the summer until Sept.
I knew a guy that bought a Sarenghetti MH with a Cummins diesel, but it had no glow plugs. Watch out for things like that.
A medium to smaller MH is easier to buy fuel for and easier to heat.
A diesel is worth considering if you are planning to travel 5,000 miles.

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Good advice above. Summertime travel in Canada and Alaska is the same as the US.


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Alaska is the US.
The weather is much different than the Lower 48.
I almost froze to death in Alaska on August 31 at the top of Chilkoot Pass.
I worked in SE in 150 inches of rain and wore wool long underwear every day even in July.
The Interior gets warm in summer, but it starts snowing by Labor Day.

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A month ago you were looking to buy a 5er and now a MH. Without a budget and # of people we are just guessing at what you should buy. Heating and cooling is normally not a problem.


This post is my opinion (free advice). It is not intended to influence anyone's judgment nor do I advocate anyone do what I propose.

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How I spend the winter.

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As far as durability and being well built, It is near the top of the list.

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Look at www.rv-dreams.com they are currently travelling in Alaska with friends. Both have Class Cs with slideouts.

Also www.keepyourdaydream.com travelled through Alaska in a travel trailer with slideouts.

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I am researching my numerous options to the tenth degree so that I don’t make a huge monetary mistake. I have been recovering from a severe fall and just now starting to walk again. Everything was put on hold. I will look at the various sites as mentioned and heed their advice. Thank you.

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