Alaska RV hire

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  1. injebreck99

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    Hi all, we are going to Alaska next year, (early planning), going on a cruise from Seattle or Vancouver to Anchorage, then planning to drive back to Vancouver, (family there), would like to hire a smallish RV in ANC, anyone have any experience of this, any RV companies to avoid ??. Any help appreciated.
     
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    Hi, Can't help with hire companies, but the area around Skagway (Klondike country) is very popular. Much further south, but a great area if it fits with your plans driving South.

    I worked on a ferry / cruise ship from Vancouver, we would fill with RV's to go North, Skagway always seemed to be the destination of choice.
     
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    Hi, we set off next Saturday on our third RV trip in the US, this time for 4 weeks . We have hired from Cruise America and El Monte , the latter being cheaper but still provided a reasonable quality RV and service.
    Its worth looking out for special one way moving deals to keep the cost down. We have organised our present RV hire through www.cruiseamerica.co.uk which will bring up a company in Kent who specialise in RV hire.
    The deal they got us was far cheaper than normal , as we are picking up a brand new RV in Chicago which is one of many which Cruise America need taking to Las Vegas and other destinations.

    If you need any more info please PM me .

    Larry
     
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    Alaska RV

    We have now decided to forget the criuse and just hire an RV in Vancouver, we had one before from a firm in Delta and were very disappointed, anyone driven from Van to Anchorage ?
     
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    Hi. We've hired from FraserwayRV and found they were great. Hired a truck camper which we loved and found ideal for 2 people.

    We flew from Vancouver to Whitehorse in the Yukon, picked up the camper there and toured the Yukon and Alaska and left the RV back at Whitehorse. We then used a hire car to drive through BC and Alberta to visit relatives in Athabasca and eventually back to Calgary for return flight. Fraserway have a depot in Calgary so you could drop off an RV there.

    I enjoyed the planning for that 8 week trip. To me it's part of the adventure. Just thinking about the amazing things we did and saw makes me want to go back now!

    Let me know if you need any more info, I have loads. We fell in love with Western Canada 12 years ago and have been back 5 times since.:thumb:

    Gill
     
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    Hi Al & Gill, we have been to BC and AB many times, like you, we love it too, my cousin lives in Port Coqiutlam, YVR, we usually fly Canadian Affair to YVR, which internal airline did you use to get to Whitehorse, was it expensive, I've been told internal flights can be pricey.
     
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    Yes, we're lucky we have relatives in Langley, on Van Island, Calgary and Athabasca and they make us so welcome.

    We use Canadian Affair too. Sometimes to Van and sometimes to Calgary.

    We flew to Whitehorse with Air Canada as we had some credit with them which covered the flights. About £100 per person then (one way) but probably more expensive now.

    Fly Air North might be worth checking out. They'll be cheaper than Air Canada. The flight north is great, as you can imagine the scenery is amazing.

    Al & Gill
     
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