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This is a great site for information for travel in Canada.
Sue Thomas, has done a great job putting together a pictorial travel guide.
Sue even includes her email address.

http://yukonsights.ca/20130505_Faro-Home.html


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I'm talking to friends around the state to find good shops to repair broken toys, travel trailers and motor homes. I will only post those repair facilities that will be recommend by local residence.

Anchorage - Alaska Spring & Performance

600 E 48th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99503
Get Directions
Phone number (907) 563-3802
Business websitealaskaspringandperformance.com

Tok -
There are two r.v.repair shops in Tok. Willard's Garage and The Tok R.V. Center.

Willards is the better of the two by far. They have wreckers and I believe two mechanics on hand.

Fairbanks -
Phillips Wreck is the only one I have dealt with in Fairbanks.
They seemed to know their parts.

Still looking for more info. Check back, hopefully you won't need assistance.

Rocks & Bug protection

Rust Oleum Rock Guard - is a temporary spray on film that will provided some protection from rocks.
Best used as bug protection inexpensive and can be removed at the end of the trip.

A better product for rock protection Invisi Mask - it can be be purchased precut to fit the front of your RV and installed professionly or do it yourself. My wife and i installed it ourselves. It also can be purchased by the foot in widths of 18 or 24 inches. We purchased it for the front of the Nest Egg we installed it too. It is a little more difficult with large sheets.

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I have made inquiries, to friends who have traveled THRU Canada to Alaska, concerning liquor.
So, I had to share.
Sven, was able to travel with 3 cases of wine THRU Alaska with Canadian permission. Here is what he said. I am going to Alaska and will be traveling thru Canada. He was asked how long it would take to get to Alaska, his reply was, as long as it takes in my RV. They wished him a safe journey and he went on his way.


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Carrera glider wrote:

I'm talking to friends around the state to find good shops to repair broken toys, travel trailers and motor homes. I will only post those repair facilities that will be recommend by local residence.

Anchorage - Alaska Spring & Performance

600 E 48th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99503
Get Directions
Phone number (907) 563-3802
Business websitealaskaspringandperformance.com

Tok -
There are two r.v.repair shops in Tok. Willard's Garage and The Tok R.V. Center.

Willards is the better of the two by far. They have wreckers and I believe two mechanics on hand.

Fairbanks -
Phillips Wreck is the only one I have dealt with in Fairbanks.
They seemed to know their parts.

Still looking for more info. Check back, hopefully you won't need assistance.

Rocks & Bug protection

Rust Oleum Rock Guard - is a temporary spray on film that will provided some protection from rocks.
Best used as bug protection inexpensive and can be removed at the end of the trip.

A better product for rock protection Invisi Mask - it can be be purchased precut to fit the front of your RV and installed professionly or do it yourself. My wife and i installed it ourselves. It also can be purchased by the foot in widths of 18 or 24 inches. We purchased it for the front of the Nest Egg we installed it too. It is a little more difficult with large sheets.


For rock protection, I bought some transit shield.
https://www.carid.com/surface-shields/36-x-32-transit-shield-mpn-tr3632.html
Some caravan use that stuff.
You put it on and remove after your trip.


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gatorcq wrote:

I have made inquiries, to friends who have traveled THRU Canada to Alaska, concerning liquor.
So, I had to share.
Sven, was able to travel with 3 cases of wine THRU Alaska with Canadian permission. Here is what he said. I am going to Alaska and will be traveling thru Canada. He was asked how long it would take to get to Alaska, his reply was, as long as it takes in my RV. They wished him a safe journey and he went on his way.


I think as a US citizen you are not subject to Canadian import rules. As I understand, it is your wine for you to drink and not for resale. You will be subject to importing US rules if you take wine from Canada to USA. When you cross the border in Alaska, make sure you have the US bill of sale, meaning as a US citizen, you brought wine from USA to USA.

Same when I go to USA, I bring my beer from Canada and I also brought some wine before. They don't seem to be concerned about alcool as long as it is for my own use. Once or twice I was ask if it was for my own use. When I come back to Canada, then I will be subject to Canada import rules, 2 bottles of wine or 24 beer. If this beer is Canadian beer that I bring back to Canada and I have the bill of sale, then no import tax.

By the way, you can import as much as you want, you just have to pay taxes and import fees, and it is not worth it.

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Kidoo wrote:

gatorcq wrote:

I have made inquiries, to friends who have traveled THRU Canada to Alaska, concerning liquor.
So, I had to share.
Sven, was able to travel with 3 cases of wine THRU Alaska with Canadian permission. Here is what he said. I am going to Alaska and will be traveling thru Canada. He was asked how long it would take to get to Alaska, his reply was, as long as it takes in my RV. They wished him a safe journey and he went on his way.


I think as a US citizen you are not subject to Canadian import rules. As I understand, it is your wine for you to drink and not for resale. You will be subject to importing US rules if you take wine from Canada to USA. When you cross the border in Alaska, make sure you have the US bill of sale, meaning as a US citizen, you brought wine from USA to USA.

Same when I go to USA, I bring my beer from Canada and I also brought some wine before. They don't seem to be concerned about alcool as long as it is for my own use. Once or twice I was ask if it was for my own use. When I come back to Canada, then I will be subject to Canada import rules, 2 bottles of wine or 24 beer. If this beer is Canadian beer that I bring back to Canada and I have the bill of sale, then no import tax.

By the way, you can import as much as you want, you just have to pay taxes and import fees, and it is not worth it.
These 2 posts raised a big red flag for me.

There are posted regulations on limited duty free amounts of alcohol.

As a US resident you should understand the CBSA regulations concerning "In-transit travel through Canada".

For us in 2013 the regulations for declaring wine both when entering and exiting Canada and the possibility of a security deposit made the decision for us. Plus we had an open schedule that could include several trips into SE Alaska was also a consideration. Today's regulations may have changed.


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CA Traveler wrote:

Kidoo wrote:

gatorcq wrote:

I have made inquiries, to friends who have traveled THRU Canada to Alaska, concerning liquor.
So, I had to share.
Sven, was able to travel with 3 cases of wine THRU Alaska with Canadian permission. Here is what he said. I am going to Alaska and will be traveling thru Canada. He was asked how long it would take to get to Alaska, his reply was, as long as it takes in my RV. They wished him a safe journey and he went on his way.


I think as a US citizen you are not subject to Canadian import rules. As I understand, it is your wine for you to drink and not for resale. You will be subject to importing US rules if you take wine from Canada to USA. When you cross the border in Alaska, make sure you have the US bill of sale, meaning as a US citizen, you brought wine from USA to USA.

Same when I go to USA, I bring my beer from Canada and I also brought some wine before. They don't seem to be concerned about alcool as long as it is for my own use. Once or twice I was ask if it was for my own use. When I come back to Canada, then I will be subject to Canada import rules, 2 bottles of wine or 24 beer. If this beer is Canadian beer that I bring back to Canada and I have the bill of sale, then no import tax.

By the way, you can import as much as you want, you just have to pay taxes and import fees, and it is not worth it.
These 2 posts raised a big red flag for me.

There are posted regulations on limited duty free amounts of alcohol.

As a US resident you should understand the CBSA regulations concerning "In-transit travel through Canada".

For us in 2013 the regulations for declaring wine both when entering and exiting Canada and the possibility of a security deposit made the decision for us. Plus we had an open schedule that could include several trips into SE Alaska was also a consideration. Today's regulations may have changed.


http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/ivc-rnc-eng.html

Thanks, I just went to the Web site. Indeed it says you are limited for alcool and tobaco when you are a traveler visiting Canada. It seems to be the same rules as for Canadian since they refer you to the limit page concerning alcool and tobaco.

The first page although tells you that you can bring almost anything, except for some illegal product of course, but you cannot sell it or give it to someone.

The page about alcool indicates your limit if you left Canada for 48 hours or more, I guess they did not made any disctinction if you are a non-resident or a resident. You can bring more but will have to pay taxes / duties.

The Canadian custom people have lots of room for interpretation of the rules. At the worst, you will pay duties. If you take cheap wine in a box, it will probably cost you the same as if you bought it in Canada, at the best, they will say have a nice trip. As long as you declare, there is no problem.

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I'm new to this but I have an important thing that is a must do before leaving home. Make yourself very familiar with your jack and spare tire. If you have aluminum rims be sure that they are properly greased between the rim and Axle. The aluminum and steel tend to corrode together and are almost impossible to get off at roadside. The best thing to do is to physically satisfy yourself that you are able to do the tire change both for your truck and trailer. You may discover that you will need an extentsion on your lug wrench just to undo the wheel nuts. Better to sort this out in your driveway rather than on the side of the Alaska highway.

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Donh1 wrote:

I'm new to this but I have an important thing that is a must do before leaving home. Make yourself very familiar with your jack and spare tire. If you have aluminum rims be sure that they are properly greased between the rim and Axle. The aluminum and steel tend to corrode together and are almost impossible to get off at roadside. The best thing to do is to physically satisfy yourself that you are able to do the tire change both for your truck and trailer. You may discover that you will need an extentsion on your lug wrench just to undo the wheel nuts. Better to sort this out in your driveway rather than on the side of the Alaska highway.


One of my tires leaked down while in my driveway. I decided to pull the tire myself and take it back to the tire store rather than drag the FW. The store is on a narrow side street with a very small parking lot.

I couldn't get the lugs loose. I was a mechanic for many years and I'm a big guy. I used an impact wrench and when that didn't work I tried a breaker bar and a three foot long pipe. I bent both the pipe and the breaker bar. I finally gave up and took the FW back to the shop. I can't believe they managed to tighten the lugs that tight without damaging the stud.

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I have been to Alaska more than ten times, but have never driven there. Once I flew to Anchorage and rented a truck and camper for a trip to the Interior. Then we spent our time in Alaska instead of getting there. I really like the State Ferry compared to a cruise ship.

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