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Just Moved to Alaska - Ready to Explore

Discussion in 'New Members' started by whiteyAK, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Nov 18, 2009 at 10:24 AM
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    whiteyAK

    whiteyAK [OP] New Member

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    Anchorage, AK
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    Snugtop Shell
    This is my second toy pickup. Had an 87 std that I drove to 225K miles and still kicking at that. Happy to talk about that one with anyone, though I'm pretty middle of the road mechanically. Bought our current 97 this past summer - the truck I always wanted pretty much - 4x4, 5 speed, shell, great shape at 90K miles. Of course it's due for it's 90K mile service - a few questions on that.

    Living in Anchorage, I've got a database marketing background - I've sent a lot of spam in my time... the good kind if there is such a thing :rolleyes:. My wife got a job and now I'm looking. We love Alaska and the outdoors. Didn't mind moving up in the winter even after living in SoCal.

    Looking forward to chatting with you all and possibly meeting other AK toyotites.

    Best, John
     
  2. Nov 18, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    AvsFanTRD

    AvsFanTRD Oh gravity, thou art a heartless bitch!

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    Welcome to TW.

    Always wanted to visit AK. I bet there are some awesome places to take a tacoma up there. Plus all the wonderful hunting and fishing.
     
  3. Nov 18, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    whiteyAK

    whiteyAK [OP] New Member

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    Sittin in Kaladi Coffee on Tudor watching the sun come up over the Chugach. Stunning stuff. I think everyone should visit this place once in their life. :)


    ".....Ill make sure to keep my email addy out of ur hands."

    "I done gave up my spammin' ways"
     
  4. Nov 18, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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    Doc.SS

    Doc.SS ︻╦╤─

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    welcome to TW..!!

    I was born there, haven't been back since I was 4. I need to go visit some time.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    welcome to TW.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    Anathollo

    Anathollo www.saveadane.org

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    Welcome to TW! I went to Alaska for my second time the first week of August. Best fishing ever there! I want to go back again next summer. Absolutely beautiful place!
     
  7. Nov 18, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    adktacoma

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    welcome to tw, sure do miss ak. chilkoot charlies...lol
     
  8. Nov 18, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    08WhiteTRD

    08WhiteTRD Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to AK! Up here in Anchorage too. Your gonna love it here. I hope your ready for the darkness.....
     
  9. Nov 18, 2009 at 2:08 PM
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    whiteyAK

    whiteyAK [OP] New Member

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    Thanks all.

    Only here a week, but liking it so far. We visited last March for a taste of winter. Got a south facing apt. Seems like more sunshine here than Seattle due to fewer clouds. We'll get out on x-country skiis to help keep sane.

    Air Force? What do you do? I've got a cousin at McChord, Load Master.

    Also looking for a good shop in the area, non dealer, if you recommend any.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    topgun155

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    Welcome to TW from TX.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    DellGSG5

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    Welcome to TW !!!
     
  12. Nov 18, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    whiteyAK

    whiteyAK [OP] New Member

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    It's bad in budget terms. Hopefully they do some constitution re-writing. But Cali will rebound no doubt. Lots of other states in crappy shape too.

    Pic of the truck during the move:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Nov 18, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    08WhiteTRD

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    Fox Suspension 2.5 Front and 2.0 Rear, All-Pro Skids, BAMF LCA Skid, Leer 100R, Scangauge II, WeatherTech Floorliners, WeatherTech window visors, Satoshi grill with HomerTaco mesh, Sockmonkey Tailgate Decal, BHLM, Center Console lock, ImMrYo Rear-view bracket, Rally Armor mud flaps, Crawford Eco-Block, USA-Spec PA-15
    Yeah the darkness isn't too bad right now but just wait. It get worse. Not as bad as farther up north but it stays pretty dark. I think the worst it get is like 4-5 hours of daylight. Summers are just the opposite though which is really nice.

    I work ammo. Only got about a year and a half left up here though. Leave here around the beginning of 2011.

    Don't know about any shops up here. Bought my truck brand new and haven't had any problems yet.
     
  14. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    Yeah....I have about had it with California, It's a very beautiful state and there is plenty to do. But it is so poorly managed and corrupted it makes me sick to my stomach. Plus there is way too many people here.

    I was actually thinking about Alaska as a state to go to if or when CA completely takes a dump. But I have a question, what is the ratio of girls to men? Is it a sausage fest or is there a good amount of good looking girls in Alaska?
     
  15. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    08WhiteTRD

    08WhiteTRD Well-Known Member

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    The girl ratio is not that bad. There are quite a bit of good looking girls out on the weekends. I wouldn't say this place is the best place to go looking though. I am not saying that there are no good girls up here just the pickins are slim.
     
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