Friday, July 30, 2010

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We started the day out with an 11:10am flight to Atlanta. After a 1.5 hr flight, we laid over in Atlanta for two hours. Our flight from Atlanta to Anchorage was a little longer. We got in at 6:33pm, but the 4 hr time change masked 8 hrs in the air.

In Anchorage, we were planning to pick up a rental SUV at Enterprise (GMC Yukon, Chevy Tahoe, Ford Expedition, or similar). They claim this class of vehicle can accommodate up to 7 passengers. We were just hoping it would accommodate 5 of us and two weeks worth of luggage. We were thinking of packing one of those fabric car-top carriers in case we had to put some luggage on the roof.

I say "were planning" because we decided to rent an RV. Even though we were going to get the rental car half off (P&G Personal discount), the RV was cheaper than the SUV plus the lodging. Woo hoo! Thanks June for finding one at a great price! We taxied the ~4 mi from the airport to Clippership Motorhomes. (Great Alaskan Holidays was already booked up and ABC Motorhome Rental could only manage a split reservation - come back halfway through and exchange.) Since we didn't get in until after business hours, we spent the night in a small cabin on the Clippership property and completed our registration in the morning.

Here are the highlights...
  • Taxi from the airport to Clippership Motorhome Rentals on 7/30
  • Spend the night in one of their two cabins on-site ($108 total)
  • Finalize paperwork on 7/31 and depart with our 36' RV ($1864.80 + $0.15/mi)
  • Return the RV on 8/7 by the same time we departed (they take care of all the emptying/cleaning - no extra charge)

Here are the blog entries from today...
    Leg 1 of Alaska 2010 Begins
    Rebekah gave me a ride home from work yesterday and picked up the boys from our house. Chief and Kolder will spend the next two weeks with Aunt Rebekah, who will no doubt spoil them rotten. Thanks so much for... continue reading -->

    Clippership RV
    We're in Anchorage and have our luggage tucked away in our cabin at Clippership RV. Now we're out to dinner at The Peanut Barn. Dinner at 12:30am EST. This should be interesting. Update: Dinner was good... continue reading -->

RV Info
  • 36 Foot ENDURAMAX TOY MOVER - 2005, Class C
  • One queen bed over the cabin, Two double-beds in the "garage"
  • Two single-beds (converted from couch & dinette)
  • Thermopane Windows, Heated Holding Tanks
  • 60 gallon fresh tank, 52 gallon gray & black tank
  • 15,000 BTU Roof A/C, 4.0 Onan Generator
  • Swing-out 20" flat screen TV, Color Back-up Monitor
  • Heated and Remote Ext Mirrors
  • 1,600 Lift Gate, Rear Entry Garage (11' deep, 8'5" wide)
  • Roll Down Security Garage Door, Roll Down Screen Door
  • 20' Awning, Electrical Step


Clippership Motorhome Rentals
    5401 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage, Alaska 99518
    Toll Free: 1-800-421-3456
    Phone: 907-562-7051
    Fax: 907-562-7053

Enterprise Car Rental
    ANCHORAGE, AK 99502
    (907) 248-5526
    6am-12am, 7d/wk