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Just got back from Alaska this am at 6:00. When we wake up will try to put up some photos. 2,000 miles in 10 days. Tooling Along All who wander are not lost.


JKB

88 28' Regal 454
Blue/Silver metalflake
 
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In the Regal? A 1988 Regal?


Jim and TereJim and Tere

1985 Regal
29' Chevy 454 P32
8411 3172 29FP3B
Gear Vendor 6 Speed Tranny
 
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it is 3720 miles from Chicago to Anchorage. I think he cheated on his Regal with one of this airplane things. nono




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I can not lie, we flew up with friends and rented a 31 ft Sunseeker with 2 slides. It's a bear having to have a job get in the way of fun. Next time it with be for much longer and in the BARTH. I see a large fuel bill for that trip. Smiler All who wander are not lost.


JKB

88 28' Regal 454
Blue/Silver metalflake
 
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Originally posted by Sloop John B:
It's a bear having to have a job get in the way of fun.


But you have to be grateful to have 1 to afford trips like that. That is a trip that is still on my bucket list.


1986 31' Regal -1976 Class C
454/T400 P30 -350/T400 G30
twin cntr beds - 21' rear bath
 
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86 Barth (a Regal!) has over 7,500 miles this year. One trip to Denver was over 3,000 miles in 8 days.

I flew from Mi to Alaska in a small plane in 2002. I would probably do that again, only took about 25 hrs airtime. Remarkable scenery.

A Barth trip to Alaska would be awesome... take 3 weeks at least, though.

3700 miles...about $2,000 for gas and a couple quarts of oil each way... Let's do it! Tooling Along


8607-3346-33TFPOB------9708-M0037-37MM-01
86 Regal SE 33 Tag axle--"98" Monarch 37
Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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One of our great trips back in '07. In fact this is the reason for buying the Barth. Took a 5 weeks to get from Yuma to Vancover Island. We went up by ferry and returned by road. Total trip time was over 6 months.

Yea, sometimes it is great to be old and retired.


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2000 Allison
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We were gone for 30 days, all driving. 8050 miles $4000 for fuel, 1 quart of oil, rear brake pads! (frozen caliper), seized transfer case on the Amigo @6000 miles.

Took in the major places with a few off road excursions. Road from Destruction Bay to Beaver Creek, (border of Alaska and Canada) was exactly that, tried to destroy the Barth, Frost dips and swells of over 5 feet. Very slow going.

Denali park was good, took a LONG bus ride all the way to Wonder Lake.

People with us had made this trip the week before and it was so HOT, they said mosquitoes were so bad then that they could not get out of the bus. Even the caribou were in the road out of the dark areas trying to shake off the mosquitoes.

Wasn't that bad for us but was not good either.

Very enjoyable boat ride to the Columbia Glacier from Valdez, got with in a 1/4 mile from the face, glacier is one of the most active calving glaciers. Amazing to watch those huge chunks of ice falling into the water. Tour operator is an independent operator and gave a spectacular tour with no time table to return. About 8 hours.

All in all an OK trip


Ed
94 30' Breakaway #3864
30-BS-6B side entry
230 Cummins, Allison 6 speed
Spartan chassis
K9DVC
 
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hi ga
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Originally posted by Gary Carter:
One of our great trips back in '07. In fact this is the reason for buying the Barth. Took a 5 weeks to get from Yuma to Vancover Island. We went up by ferry and returned by road. Total trip time was over 6 months.

Yea, sometimes it is great to be old and retired.
Hi Gary,what did you think of Vancouver island?Iextend an invitation to any Barther to look me up.Ishould be able to take you out either salmon or trout fishing.This winter I plan to go to Yuma,cross over to Mexico for dental work.I have a couple of references,wouldnt mind more.Wally prould owner of 34ft monarch-Campbell river BC-salmon capital-
 
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8050 miles $4000 for fuel,


How does that compare with your US trips?


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We tried to avoid buying fuel in Canada, was a good buck higher. Alaska was cheaper than I pay in CA.

Probably $700-$800 more in fuel than a comparable trip in the lower 48.

Surprisingly the MPG was no lower towing as no towing, sure I was driving a it slower but even at higher speeds MPG was quite good. I'll bet there was a drafting factor involved. I got two tank fills that I averaged over 11 MPG! I really never knew the Amigo was back there, until the transfer case seized,GRRRR


Ed
94 30' Breakaway #3864
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230 Cummins, Allison 6 speed
Spartan chassis
K9DVC
 
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Canada uses the Imperial gallon which is 20% more than the US gallon. Multiply your US price per gallon times 1.2 to see a comparison.$4 per gallon diesel fuel US in Imperial gallons would be $4.80 per gallon for the same amount of fuel.


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Not any more. Canada sell by the metric system, litres.

Price per litre was CN$1.39 in most places to as high as CN$1.69 per litre. One place was CN$1.29 per litre.

Without factoring in Exchange rates, using 3.785L/US gal the cost of fuel varied between CN$4.88/US gal (only one place that low) to CN$6.39/US gal. Most were at CN$5.26/US gal.

I did all my calculations converting litres to US gallons and also their money is slightly different and that was factored is as well so I was comparing apples to apples. In most Canadian areas the fuel was well over $5.00/U.S. gallon and in one place it was over $6.00/U.S.gal.


Ed
94 30' Breakaway #3864
30-BS-6B side entry
230 Cummins, Allison 6 speed
Spartan chassis
K9DVC
 
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Wally, i have gone to Roberto A. Navarro a couple of times. Good dentist, good prices. Address is Calle Primera 101-F Flamingo's Plaza in Algodones. He was recommended to me by a friend and i have referred other people to him, and all have been happy with his work.
 
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