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    Excitment is building in our household as the day we depart on our Alaska journey has arrived. Milepost and The Alaska Campground Guide, and road atlases have been studied and packed into the TV. The 24M is freshly bathe, waxed, and packed - hopefully not overstuffed like me after Christmas Dinner.

    Our route us generally northwest from north central TX to the Canadian border at Sweet Grass, MT, though it may turn more westernerly and even south or east for short distances as we meander our way to the Arctic Circle.

    if you care to follow the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beauty of our grand tour ill post updates on our blog.

    www.7rwanderers.wordpress.com

    see you on the highway
    Jerry, Kathie, &
    Bo, one giant Lab
    2017 Nash 24M
    2016 F250, 4X4, 6.7L
    50 gal Titan Fuel Tank
    Pressure Pro TPMS
    blog: 7rwanderers.wordpress.com

  • #2
    Drive safe and have a great time !
    Travel Blog: www.rocklinroamers.wordpress.com

    2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD: SRW, Duramax / Allison 6.6L Turbo-Diesel, Extended Cab, Long Bed, 4x4, Reese 16K Hitch, 50gal In-Bed Fuel Tank (85 gals total)

    2016 Arctic Fox 29-5T: Six-Point Leveling System, Fireplace, Two A/C's, Two Honda EU2000i Generators, TST "507" Tire Monitoring System, King-Size Bed, Progressive 'Hard-Wired' 50amp Surge Protector, 16gal Water Heater, Dual-Pane Glass, Slide-Toppers, 50amp Power-Reel, 'G Rated' Sailun Tires.

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    • #3
      I leave Billings Mt. sunday morning, will be running around Canada and Alaska until the end of Sept, safe travels and maybe we will cross paths.
      2014 Dodge Laramie 3500 Crew cab SRW 4x4, 6.7 CTD, Eng. Brake, 68RE, 3.42, B&W turn over ball with
      companion hitch, Herd Bumper, Tork-Lift Stable Load Quick Disconnects, 91 Gal RDS aux. fuel tank.
      KD Links X1 HD Dash Cam, onboard Viair 450C air comp with 2.5 gallon tank, Centramatic wheel balancers
      2007- 295E A/F, Steadyfast stabilizers, Onan, Equa-Flex suspension, Trail-Air Pin Box
      TST 510RV TPMS, LT235-85R-16E HT3 Cooper Tires
      sigpic, Centramatic wheel balancers

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      • #4
        Hey neighbor! Have a safe and fun trip, you will love it up there. We have fond memories of our 2015 trip to Alaska. Yall take care!
        Jim and Esther

        2005 Chevy Silverado LS 2500 HD, Duramax/Allison, extended cab, 8-foot bed, 3.73 posi-traction, AirLift air springs, EezTire T515/SP TPMS, fog lamps, alloy rims, Kenwood stereo

        2016 Arctic Fox 25Y, slide out topper, 15k air conditioner, powered scissor jacks, thermal pane windows, swivel rocker/recliners, 100w solar panel, 6v batteries, Blue Ox SwayPro 1500, Progressive Industries EMS-HW30, Krieger 2000 watt inverter

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        • #5
          Youre in for a real adventure!
          Jim & Grace
          2011 2500HD 6.6L Duramax, Edge Evolution Programmer
          2016 AF 27-5L, Hensley BD-3 Hitch, 4 Point Leveling, Titan Disc Brakes
          2008 Miniature Golden Doodle

          I thought growing old would take longer....

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          • #6
            Well be following your journey because we hope to go to Alaska next year.
            Bruce & Shannon
            Redmond Washington
            2017 Arctic Fox 27-5L replacing a 2013 Lance 1685
            2016 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD High Country Edition

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            • #7
              Smart move. We went in 2012 and loved it. Had we put it off longer we may not have been able to do it.

              As we age it is important to do as many of the things we have dreamed about and not put off things until someday.

              Go and enjoy every minute of it!!
              Glen & Linda
              2018 27-5L Arctic Fox,
              2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD D/A 4X4 Ext Cab
              Anderson Ultimate 5th wheel hitch
              Blogs: Ongoing: http://glelin-travels1.blogspot.com/
              Alaska: http://glelin-travels.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                Have a great trip. We will following your trip. I am hoping an Alaska is in our near future.
                Steve & Brenda and Our Cocker Spaniel Bella
                2017 RAM Diesel Laramie 4x4
                2017 Arctic Fox 25Y, Hensley Arrow

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                • #9
                  Please keep us posted and do you have book nbr1 by Robert Service to get you ready? "The Creation of Sam McGee", "The Shooting of Dan McGrew". "The Ballad of Lipstick Liz" and many more. :-)
                  Neil and Marilyn and Beamer (feline)
                  2015 Chevy 2500HD LTZ Duramax 6.6L 4x4 Double Cab LB, 5th Spring, Ride Rite Air Bags, Tires: 275/75R18 125/122 3640 lb rated, 40 gal Transfer Flow Aux Tank.

                  2016 Arctic Fox 27-5L, Progressive EMS HW30C Surge Protector, TST 507 TPMS w/Color, Sailun Tires G rated, 2 Smart Tool 2000's, Disk Brakes at 2018 Rally.

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                  • #10
                    Blessings on your trip and a special prayer for bandwidth availability for your blogging. Many of us will live vicariously through your adventures.
                    Mark and Anita
                    09 Tundra with engine, exhaust, and tires; 2012 AF 22H and some hitching stuff I paid too much for; old Schwinn bike now gone and new Cannondale Quick in its place, Honda 110 (now licensed, but not running), case of cheap red wine, bag of Cheese Curls, and a hammer or two (one rusty).

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                    • #11
                      Day 1 was both beautiful and ugly. The beauty part was the easy drive with little traffic and meeting Harvey(!yes our Harvey) in person. The ugly part was the hail storm that moved across the campground breaking all our vent lids and putting hail dents in the TV. it could have much worst as the stormed destroyed a cotton warehouse and downed electric lines in the next town.

                      Lastly a heartfelt thank you to Harvey for helping us and leading us to an independent RV repair service who is repairing the vents as I type this.

                      Ill Get a full description and pictures on the blog either later today or tomorrow.
                      Jerry, Kathie, &
                      Bo, one giant Lab
                      2017 Nash 24M
                      2016 F250, 4X4, 6.7L
                      50 gal Titan Fuel Tank
                      Pressure Pro TPMS
                      blog: 7rwanderers.wordpress.com

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                      • #12
                        Fiorgit to add a thank you to everyone for the well wishes
                        Jerry, Kathie, &
                        Bo, one giant Lab
                        2017 Nash 24M
                        2016 F250, 4X4, 6.7L
                        50 gal Titan Fuel Tank
                        Pressure Pro TPMS
                        blog: 7rwanderers.wordpress.com

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                        • #13
                          Glad everyone is OK.

                          We carry a couple of thin fiberboard type sheets and plastic tarps in the trailer, during long trips.

                          If we have skylight damage, we can fit the board (to prevent rain from sagging the tarp) over the hole, then tape the tarp over that with Gorilla Tape, to keep rain out.

                          The fiberboard can easily be cut for other uses, such as to repair a broken window. It's cheap and doesn't take up any room.
                          Travel Blog: www.rocklinroamers.wordpress.com

                          2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD: SRW, Duramax / Allison 6.6L Turbo-Diesel, Extended Cab, Long Bed, 4x4, Reese 16K Hitch, 50gal In-Bed Fuel Tank (85 gals total)

                          2016 Arctic Fox 29-5T: Six-Point Leveling System, Fireplace, Two A/C's, Two Honda EU2000i Generators, TST "507" Tire Monitoring System, King-Size Bed, Progressive 'Hard-Wired' 50amp Surge Protector, 16gal Water Heater, Dual-Pane Glass, Slide-Toppers, 50amp Power-Reel, 'G Rated' Sailun Tires.

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                          • #14
                            Great idea Dave, thanks.
                            Jerry, Kathie, &
                            Bo, one giant Lab
                            2017 Nash 24M
                            2016 F250, 4X4, 6.7L
                            50 gal Titan Fuel Tank
                            Pressure Pro TPMS
                            blog: 7rwanderers.wordpress.com

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                            • #15
                              Jerry, it was a pleasure to meet you and Kathie. I regret that nature attacked your nice new Ford and Nash with damaging hail as you spent the night in the nearby city rv park. It was good fortune that my rv repair tech and friend Jeff was available and willing to replace your vent covers on such short notice.

                              I'm looking forward to your Alaska trip blog and photos.
                              Harvey Barlow
                              USN Retired
                              Crosby County, TX
                              2008 Dodge Ram Quad Cab & Chassis, Cummins ISB6.7 Aisin CM Flatbed BrakeSmart Transfer Flow 212k miles
                              2011 Arctic Fox 26X LT245/75R16LRE tires Yamaha 2400
                              2012 Unnamed 10' Slide-In Truck Camper

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