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Howdy from the Alaska tundra

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tundraboomer, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Oct 31, 2017 at 9:43 AM
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    Tundraboomer

    Tundraboomer [OP] New Member

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    Yep, a Tundra on the tundra. Well, not really. I live in Anchorage, Alaska. The tundra starts a few miles into the interior of Alaska, Anchorage is coastal.

    Lot's of Tundras here, all 4X4. You cannot buy a 4X2 here unless you special order it, which will produce some strange looks from the folks at the dealership.

    Anyway, I have a 2012 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4X4 5.7L V8 with a Transfer Flow 46-gallon replacement fuel tank, a SnugTop XV (Xtra Vision) color matched truck cap (shell), block heater, Husky Liner floor liners, Power Stop Z36 front brake, and I keep a set of Kool Vue towing mirrors on hand for when I have to tow something. It currently has Bridgestone Revo II Dueler A/T tires but I hate them and want to go back to Falken Wildpeaks, which I had once before.

    So far this is the best vehicle I have ever owned. It has made a dozen trips between California and Alaska as I go back and forth between these two locations. I have driven it in every imaginable condition, sometimes while towing. I have only had to perform routine maintenance and replacement of consumables. It has never actually had to have anything repaired on it, although after a dozen trips on the Alcan, it's due for a windshield.

    Here's a shot of it from one of my northward trips on an early morning last spring as I entered the Yukon from British Columbia.

    Cheers!

    DSC_5249_yukon_apr2017.jpg
     
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  2. Oct 31, 2017 at 9:44 AM
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    AlexWV

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    Alaska is on my bucket list! Would love to do some fly fishing up that way on the mouse pattern especially. Welcome!
     
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  3. Oct 31, 2017 at 9:45 AM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 Independentoffroad who? That's cute. Staff Member

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    Welcome from CO! @matluth is familiar with Alaska.
     
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  4. Oct 31, 2017 at 9:45 AM
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    PRO BLANCO

    PRO BLANCO Dirt biking & fishing

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    Welcome from :canada:
     
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  5. Oct 31, 2017 at 9:45 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN'

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    Welcome from Texas!
     
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  6. Oct 31, 2017 at 10:03 AM
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    jdg1982

    jdg1982 New Member

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    Welcome! I'll be headed to Anchorage next week. Possibly towing a trailer up there.. Kind of nervous about the Alcan this time of year.
     
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  7. Oct 31, 2017 at 10:05 AM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar. #PSL

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    Welcome from CO!
     
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  8. Oct 31, 2017 at 10:19 AM
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    Viper3G

    Viper3G Why isn't work more like this?

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    Welcome from CA!
     
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  9. Oct 31, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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    jburson250

    jburson250 Pensioner

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  10. Oct 31, 2017 at 11:19 AM
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    Tundraboomer

    Tundraboomer [OP] New Member

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    I towed a 17-foor Bigfoot travel trailer back and forth for a few years, including several trips in the dead of winter. The road can actually be smoother in the winter as the ice fills in a lot of the potholes. But it can also get a bit slippery. Make sure you have chains for the truck and trailer. You may not need them but if you do, you'd better have them with you. Buy gas often and bring extra gas. You won't have much range while towing and gas stops in the off-season, especially farther north, are few and far between. That is how I ended up with the Transfer Flow 46 gallon tank. If you think putting gas into the tank from a 5-gallon plastic gas can is a PITA, try doing it when it's 20°F below zero. Best to avoid needing the gas cans, but bring them anyway. Feel free to ask any other questions about the trip. I may be able to help out. It's cold up there right now but it hasn't snowed a lot yet. Should be a nice drive. I'm in Southern California right now...too hot for me.

    DSC_8147_dawsoncrk_bigfoot.jpg
     
  11. Oct 31, 2017 at 12:48 PM
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    kstateskier

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    The state of Alaska has such allure. I really need to get up there before Im too old to fart without concern.
    Welcome!
     
  12. Oct 31, 2017 at 12:53 PM
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    4x4_Angel Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....TTC #132

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  13. Oct 31, 2017 at 12:57 PM
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    Welcome from Ohio!
     
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  14. Oct 31, 2017 at 1:15 PM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Welcome from eastern CO! Would love to get up there someday to hunt and fish.
     
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  15. Oct 31, 2017 at 2:45 PM
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    htw_hawaii

    htw_hawaii Tundra N00b

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    Welcome from your opposite weather state
     
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  16. Oct 31, 2017 at 7:51 PM
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    Welcome from AZ
     
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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  18. Oct 31, 2017 at 8:07 PM
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    Welcome. I moved out of AK a few years ago but it is still home for me. 20171008_134042.jpg
     
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    aperezsh Blessed are the peacemakers

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  20. Oct 31, 2017 at 8:21 PM
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    MotoTundra

    MotoTundra The Ocho

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    I have read the kids story of "Balto" many of times. First thing I think about anymore when Alaska comes up, haha.

    Anyway, welcome from PA!
     
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  21. Oct 31, 2017 at 9:10 PM
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    Welcome, I’m working up on the slope, I pass through anchorage every 3 weeks.
     
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    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

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  27. Nov 3, 2017 at 9:10 AM
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    Tundraboomer

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    We still call it "Snowmageddon". LOL
     
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    Welcome from Texas!
     
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    Sunnier “DO it!”

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