1. What is the speed limit on highways in Alaska?
The maximum speed limit on most highways in Alaska is 65 miles per hour (105 km/h), and in populated areas, it is usually reduced to 45 mph (72 km/h).
2. What type of driving license do I need to drive an RV in Alaska?
Usually, a standard car driving license is enough to drive an RV. If you have a foreign license, it is recommended to have an international driving permit.
3. Are there speed radars on Alaskan roads?
Yes, Alaska uses both fixed and mobile speed cameras as a means to ensure road safety.
4. Do roads in Alaska have tolls?
There are no toll highways in Alaska, but some tunnels and bridges may require a fee.
5. What are the general rules of road safety in Alaska?
Basic road safety rules in Alaska are no different from the rest of the U.S. It includes obeying speed limits, road signs, and not driving under influence.
6. Where can I park my RV in Alaska?
Alaska has plenty of RV parks which allow overnight stays, as well as some rest areas and parking lots. However, it's not allowed to park just anywhere in the national parks and other protected areas.
7. Where can I find gas stations for my RV in Alaska?
Gas stations are available throughout Alaska's road network, although they can be sparse in remote areas. It's advisable to fill up when possible and keep an eye on your RV´s gas gauge.
8. On which side of the road does Alaska drive?
Like the rest of the United States, traffic in Alaska drives on the right side of the road.
9. What is the state of the roads in Alaska?
The majority of Alaska's roads are well-maintained. However, some roads, particularly in remote areas, can be unpaved or prone to harsh weather conditions. It is recommended to check the latest road conditions before setting off on your journey.
10. Can I drive an RV in Alaska during winter?
Yes, but it requires careful preparation and driving. Winter in Alaska can be harsh and road conditions may be challenging with snow and ice. Chains for RV tires may be necessary.
11. Are there rules regarding wildlife encounters on the road?
Yes, encountering wildlife like moose on roads is common in Alaska. It's crucial not to speed and to be vigilant, especially during dusk and dawn when animals are most active. If an animal is on the road, slow down and do not honk as it may cause the animal to panic.
12. Can I drive my RV off-road in Alaska?
No, off-road driving in Alaska is not recommended and mostly illegal. Stick to designated roads for your safety and to protect the natural environment.
13. What should I do in case of breakdown on the road?
Keep a roadside assistance contact handy. If you are in a remote area without cell service, raise the hood of your RV which is a universally recognized sign of distress.
14. Can I camp in rest areas in Alaska with my RV?
Several rest areas in Alaska allow overnight stays for RVs, but it's advisable to check specific rules of the rest area you intend to stay at.
15.Can I cross borders with the rented RV?
Crossing into Canada from Alaska with a rented RV is possible. However, it is advised to inform the rental company beforehand and check for any additional documentation requirements.