HOW TO PLAN YOUR ALASKA RV TRIP
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Plan Your Alaska RV Trip
Plan Your Alaska RV Trip
Is a good idea to Plan your Alaska RV Trip with plenty of time, to get the best deals and availability. One of the primary benefits of an RV adventure in Alaska is the flexibility it provides you. With an RV, you have freedom and spontaneity. You can go where you want, when you want without been confined to a single location for the duration of your trip. Not only does this let you explore some of the most amazing places in Alaska, but it also lets you spend as much time as you would like at each stop. If a certain spot catches your eye, you can simply stay there a while and take it all in. You will find basic information to help you plan your next Alaska RV Trip.
WHEN DO CAMPGROUNDS OPEN AND CLOSE DURING THE YEAR IN ALASKA?
Most campgrounds in Alaska open May 15, and close around September 15. Some private
campgrounds may stay open longer by the majority are
closed by the end of September.
DO I NEED SPECIAL LICENSE TO DRIVE AN RV?
You don’t need a special license for a typical RV, and
Alaska RV Trip vehicles come with automatic transmission, power brakes, and power steering. Have in mind you have to get used to navigating such a long vehicle. An RV is NOT like your own vehicle. Remember that you may not be able to get through some areas with shorter clearances, like sharp corners, car wash, strip malls and fast-food drive-throughs.
Our RVs are pretty user-friendly. Still, be sure that you keep any written instructions handy and watch any of the videos provided before you head out. You’ll get an orientation on how to work the appliances, how to hook up the RV at a campsite, how to dump grey and dark waters, or how to fold out beds. There is always someone you can call if you run into a problem.
HOW ARE THE ROADS IN ALASKA?
There are very few major roads in Alaska, as compared with most other states. There are a handful of gravel roads, but the overall road quality on the Alaska Highway is good, and with the exception of some summer road construction, highways are paved in most areas, well maintained, and safe. Roads are free of snow in the summer (mid-May to mid-September)
A few roads, however, are gravel and have limited services, but you won’t end up on them if you stick to prescribed routes.
The official and historical start of the Denali Highway is in Paxson, where it branches off from the Richardson Highway. The first 21 miles of the road are paved, and the entire 135 miles is two lanes wide.
Please note that Alaska RV
Trip vehicles are restricted at Mile 15 of the Denali Park Road, and are not allowed to be driven beyond Savage River (Mile 15);
One important note: Most rental companies don’t allow their vehicles on non-paved roads. You are responsible for any damage, and any insurance is voided if you break the contract.
FREE Guide How to Plan an Alaska RV Trip
Information on Alaska road conditions, camping FAQs, top RV itineraries, and a list of our favorite campgrounds!
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