North to Alaska...

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  1. Sunshine

    Sunshine New Member

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    Thinking of a road trip to Fairbanks Alaska from the lower 48 in a F57 Cooper S convertible. Anyone with experience? Can the Cooper handle Alaskan road construction? Anyone take a spare even with run flats? Extra gas cans? Any suggestions appreciated
     
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    #2 Qik, Nov 27, 2018
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    I've considered this myself. After looking into it, apparently it's a popular thing to do and there's gas stations and hotels all along Alaska road. I'd go on a fresh set of tires, cuz why not :) Also the construction is the same as any normal highway construction you've already experienced.
    https://www.travelalaska.com/Getting-Around/Travel-To-Alaska/By-Road.aspx
     
  3. Dave.0

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    Have a great trip.

    Oh and all 49 stars are lower than Alaska, not just 48 of them.

    It’s just that Hawaii is not connected to the main land.
     
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    Welcome to MA! I am of no help but it would be cool if you did a thread on it and posted pictures and kept us up to date on your adventures. Kind of like a blog.
     
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    Agreed - would be great to do a road trip blog!
     
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    We have done the AlCan Hwy 5 times the first was in 1959. that is mainly where all the terror comes from. The last trip was in 1992. the whole thing was paved .camping and fuel stops well displayed. Just remember the Gas is in LTR not Gallons. When it says last gas for 100 miles, believe it. Great trip.
     
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    I've driven the ALCAN more times than I can count. Your MINI will be just fine. No need to carry gas in summer. Between October and April some of the stations are closed, so you have to plan a little better.

    Buy a copy of Milepost. It's a great resource for your first, or fifteenth time.

    My wife had no problem following me in my lowered 2013 GT500 convertible.

    Happy Motoring!
     

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