The most frequent question we get at our video presentations about Alaska is “How’s the road?” I guess it depends on who you ask.
Nothing disappoints us more than having someone come to our show and say “We were going to drive our RV to Alaska last summer but old Uncle Joe talked us out of it. He told us the road was dusty and dirty, that the pot-holes were so big your RV would go in one side and not come out the other for 5-minutes and it was so bumpy that pieces kept falling off his RV. By the time he got to Fairbanks his rig was in such bad shape he put the whole thing in a small UPS box and shipped it back home!”
What Uncle Joe forgot to mention in his story was the fact he hasn’t been to Alaska since 1948! Don’t listen to Uncle Joe, listen to us. We drove the highway several times last summer, shooting video and working with a Born Free caravan. The road is just fine. You will find some construction on the highway each summer, just like every place else in the country, but the road is basically all paved.
Next week I’ll tell you about the “bad old days” when I drove my Harley-Davidson up the 1400-mile dirt and gravel road back in 1973. That was an adventure!
Please email me any questions you might have about RV travel to Alaska, and anywhere else.
You can also see video clips of our three Alaska DVD’s at www.rvadventurevideos.com
Jodie and I will be leading a Born Free Caravan to Alaska this summer.