An RV Dealer Told Me That Travel Trailers Are Not Sturdy Enough To Go To Alaska
by Rick Collins
Alaska Highway Start Photo By: Yufei Yuan
After Purchasing a 21 ft 2007 Kodiak Travel Trailer to tow behind my 1/2 ton pickup for a trip to Alaska and back; I was told by an R V dealer that was not a good idea. He says that travel trailers are not made sturdy enough to make the trip. I’m now worried, should I be?ANSWER:
Greetings Rick thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.
So let me get this straight, the dealer is telling you that a Kodiak Travel Trailer that is named after an Alaskan Grizzly Bear and an Alaskan City is not sturdy enough to go to Alaska, he must sell a lot of trailers with that sales pitch.
The Kodiak Travel Trailer is a lightweight travel trailer. The only problems that I can see is if you were planning to live in it during the Alaskan winter as it may not have enough insulation to protect you from 30 below weather. If you are just going up to Alaska for a summer trip you should be fine.
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Depending on where you are planning to go to in Alaska you may find some of the roads might be a bit bumpy, etc. but if you drive conservatively you should be fine.
Believe it or not there are people that even tow and camp in Tent Trailers in Alaska, not to mention all of the campers that camp in tents in Alaska.
If I were you I would take some great pictures of your Travel Trailer in Alaska and when you get home take those pictures to the RV Dealer and show him that it is safe to take a Travel Trailer to Alaska.
Now go out there and have some fun on your Alaskan adventure and do not let a little bit of misinformation spoil your trip.
I hope this helps.
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