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So im driving from florida to alaska...

Discussion in 'Travel' started by Davidson, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Sep 1, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    Davidson

    Davidson [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday i get home from work (home is tyndall afb, panama city fl) and check my email to find out i got orders to Elmendorf. just outside of Anchorage Alaska. i can fly and the military would ship my vehicle to alaska along with all my belongings. but truthfully, i think i'm going to just man up and drive it. how often do you get the chance to drive across north america and get paid to do it? i wouldn't be doing it alone. my dad would be accompanying me. what do you guys think? am i crazy for wanting to do this drive? or would you do the same? suggestions would be nice!:D

    ps. im looking for a camper shell for sale, i've wanted one for awhile and now i have a reason to get one haha.
     
  2. Sep 1, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    Props to you bro, all I have to say.
     
  3. Sep 1, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    definitely a good chance for a great road trip with your father. give yourself lots of time and do it!
     
  4. Sep 1, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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    BulletToothTony

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    Theyre paying for gas? And thats alot of miles on your truck too..... but it would be a good father son bonding time............ Do ettttt
     
  5. Sep 1, 2012 at 8:01 AM
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    x2 on this, my recent colorado trip with the old man will be remembered forever, I don't regret it one bit.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2012 at 8:01 AM
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    RoninTaco

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    Do it, you wont forget it.
     
  7. Sep 1, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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    This.

    And this. I had them move my stuff and drove myself. That may be an option depending on the amount of HHG you have.


    I would do it in a heartbeat, I love to drive, especially long distances.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2012 at 8:05 AM
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    well i found out that they run a ferry from washington to alaska. about 6 days long. but it would cut out ALOT of driving. and i pay for the gas upfront and would eventually get reimbursed.
     
  9. Sep 1, 2012 at 8:06 AM
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    honestly you'll miss the most beautiful part of that drive if you take the ferry haha
     
  10. Sep 1, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    when i moved from california to florida my dad and i drove out here together. and it was alot of fun surprisingly. he was stoked when i told him we might be driving to alaska. so at this point. its looking like its going to happen. but its only been one day lol.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    Do it! I'm stationed up there and when it comes time for me to PCS I want to drive too. Every person I know that has done the drive is very glad they did it that way. The drive through Canada is supposed to be amazing.
     
  12. Sep 1, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    so do you think i should skip the ferry and go for the drive thru canada?
     
  13. Sep 1, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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    jjew18

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    Sounds cool, I would do it.
     
  14. Sep 1, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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    definitely. some cities to check out would be vancouver B.C it's one of the most beautiful cities in the world. banf and jasper in Alberta is gorgeous as well, and if you can make it happen, check out lake louise...
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    I think the drive from norther bc or alberta into alaska would be beautiful as well.
     
  15. Sep 1, 2012 at 8:17 AM
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    my orders say i need to be there by april, do you think weather will be an issue? idk how the weather is in canada during that time of year
     
  16. Sep 6, 2012 at 7:09 AM
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    if you go through bc/alberta over the winter you'll hit lots of snow, but you are headed to alaska, getting used to snow might be a good idea haha
     
  17. Sep 6, 2012 at 7:13 AM
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    Man that's awesome I'd love to make that drive. I'd have to get an oil change and a tire rotation on the way haha
     
  18. Sep 6, 2012 at 7:17 AM
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    I would definitely drive as long as your truck is reliable. I wish I ha the time to do it! Make sure you post pics if you do it.
     
  19. Sep 9, 2012 at 8:54 AM
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    its a toyota, of coarse its reliable haha. i plan on taking lots of pics. i wish it was march already, i cant wait!
     
  20. Sep 9, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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    I would totally drive especially since you'll get some of the gas $$ back. It's such a great opportunity!
     
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