As the “Frontier State”, Alaska is almost overwhelming in its wildness. This vast land has been welcoming adventurers and explorers for decades. But even the most adventurous travelers can sometimes be intimidated by Alaska’s sheer size and massive spaces that are devoid of people. As the oldest RV rental center in Anchorage, the staff at A&M RV Center have a few tips for new visitors to our incredible state. 

3 Tips for RV Travel in Alaska

1. Camp anywhere

Alaska is one of the few places in the world where it’s legal to pull over anywhere and park for the night. Highway pullouts, shoulders, and other areas off the road are prime spots for getting some sleep and prepping for the next day’s travel. Still, there also are plenty of reputable RV grounds, resorts, and campgrounds. You can use some of your favorite RV clubs, like Good Sam or Passport America, to find the best parks. If you’re not a member of a club, you can still use a site like RVParkReviews or Trip Advisor to find a prime camping spot.

2. Keep an eye on the gas gauge

In Alaska, gas stations can be few and far between. That’s why it is imperative to plan your route. You’ll want to get at least 200 miles per tank of gas to avoid being stuck on the side of the road. So, if you are coming up on a gas station and aren’t sure where you’ll be able to fill up next, pull over. 

3. Drive carefully

Alaska has a decent system of highways and roadways, but the harsh climate can take its toll. Keep an eye out for potholes or other hazards, particularly in the spring before “construction season” has started up. If you need to pull over to the side of the road, make sure that the shoulder is wide enough and solid enough to take the weight of an RV. 

When you want to take your motorhome rental on an adventure to Mount McKinley and Denali, the travel experts at A&M RV Center will provide you with the ideal RV rental for your great Alaskan adventure. Contact us today at (907) 279-5508.