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Old 08-19-2016, 10:41 PM   #11
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Wow, that is some price he's asking.
I hope he gets it. Will make the rest of us look inexpensive, if/when we ever decide to sell. Not a lot of used class bees out there that I've seen, and those that do exist, seem priced like they are just that rare. "Spendy" as booster, et al, would say.
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:53 PM   #12
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Hoping Davydd's comments are an accurate evaluation of typical Alaskan touring. I'd bet they are pretty close to reality. Might be taking a crack at it next week. We'll see how it goes, or more accurately how far we'll go. Long drive, late in the "season" perhaps, but the historical weather data would seem to imply it's not impossible. As I said, we'll see.
In preparation for wherever our next trip takes us, 4 new Bilsteins are on the automotive enhancement menu, to try to improve the ride. I think 14 years, and 300,000 kms on the original shocks isn't too bad, and they owe us nothing. Not looking to lift anything, just a better overall ride and maybe better handling at all speeds. Might even help cure the "curb roll". We'll see if anything else might look interesting, at the truck suspension shop. Maybe a set of air bags, who knows? Any suggestions, anyone? Brand names/models would help. I see Firestone bags mentioned on a lot of threads and at a lot of suspension shops.
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Old 08-19-2016, 11:16 PM   #13
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Davydd's observations were pretty much spot on according to our experience 4yrs ago. And probably more so now w/ more traffic & worse road conditions.
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Old 08-20-2016, 12:43 AM   #14
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What you do see for RV rentals once you are in Alaska are a lot of truck campers rented out of Anchorage. Are truck campers really needed over a Class B or C? Not really but they seem to match the mystique of wild Alaska better.
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Old 08-20-2016, 02:47 AM   #15
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I expect a well maintained and equipped class B van on any road up there, good or bad, will do just as well or better than a top heavy truck camper, or some sort of truck/towable combination. Perhaps not quite as well as a Jeep on the rough stuff, but who wants to live in a Jeep for a month?
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Davydd's observations were pretty much spot on according to our experience 4yrs ago. And probably more so now w/ more traffic & worse road conditions.
So, what you're saying is, even he gets it right once in a while?








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Yup! But we really got of topic of value vs. Cost of our class "Bs".
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He didn't get it sold on ebay, but it did sell on Roadtrek International site.

The price was reduced a bit to $83K or best offer, but they don't list the final sale price there.
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