We are planning a trip to Alaska in July and have been reading about the roads and protection for toad. We have a bra for coach and small bra on toad. What protection can one give that has been up that way lately for toad? Thanks C :blush:
C, We went in 04. I had the full bra on the toad but, the bras tend to scratch the paint. The ones that go under the hitch between the MH and toad would be best IMO. I don't like the full flaps across the rear because they tend to kick up gravel. I made a homemade grill protector for the front of the toad that worked great. If you have a gas MH be sure and install a screen across the grill to protect the radiator from bugs and gravel. You will find road construction along the way but, just go slow and enjoy the great sights. The roads were not that bad but, I was raised on dirt roads. Watch for the frost heaves they will be there slow is the secrete. Watch for little red flags alongside the roads as they will let you know where some are. Watch the white lines beside the pavement and when you see them dip, slow down. Did not get any cracked w/shields there but, have got four sence returning all here in Alabama. Had no flats and drove the toad all the way to the Artic ocean. Both MH wshield, toad and my s10. Be sure and get the Milepost book. Great trip and you wont regrete it.
Thanks for the information. We do have a good full bra with screen on the motorhome. We will get the milepost in March for the 2006 version.
We will be going slow, maybe even too slow for folks coming from behind but its a trip of a life time and we plan on making the most of it.
Again thanks for the inofrmation.
C, welcome to the forum. Chelse is our RVUSA expert on Alaska, IMO. Don't forget that after when you are on the Alaskan Highway, you may run into some single lane traffic.....they have some pull offs, but it is possible if you meet someone, someone may have to back up (Chelse, this happen to you?). I was on a tour bus, and we had a scout out front that radioed back when we needed to pull off/over. Maybe the roads are better now, it was 10 years ago when we were there. Just a thought for safety.
Archer we never had that problem and from what most told us the roads have really improved in the last ten years. Several work areas did have to stop traffic and an escort led us through.
C, If you drive any of the pipeline roads north of fairbanks you will hear horror stories of the semis dealing you fits. When meeting slow down and move as far to the side of rode as possible and they will also slow down when possible. If one catches you from behind pull to the side and let them pass. Remember most of these guys have a job to do and are not sight seeing. One thing you can believe the mosquitos are monsters and are everwhere. Stock up on the repellent. You will have to do a little panning for gold there but buy the pan at wally world or somewhere. We bought ours up there at one of the trading post and I found out quick who was gettin rich and it was not me. Didn't take me long to find out my back was not up or down to it. Wouldn't want a bargin in a pan would you :laugh: :laugh: ? By the way Archer NO SNAKES THERE :laugh: