Dave I rode the whole state of Alaska on a motorcycle from Fla, I understand what you are saying, bet you didn't use cruise on the Alcan. Anyway I got the 26 foot version with a Blue ox stabilizer.
Tomb I checked out reviews and talked direct to manufacturer, all indications are that my truck would have no issue handling the trailer, the sales guy was adamant I get a anti away device, he of course recommended I buy one from him but also suggested U Haul and another company close by me for a cheaper one, he was pretty insistent on this so I bought the blue ox. am sure I will have to play with cargo adjustment for a while to get it perfect. Thanks for the advice.
Originally Posted by daveak
I can post a pic later, at work.
We tow through mountains in Alaska, not quite like towing through some of the roads that take you up and over and down the Rockies. I am running below 65 mph 99% of the time and use the cruise control frequently when on roads with a speed limit over 55 mph that are pretty straight (helps keep me from going to fast).
My most frequent trips are between Anchorage & Seward and Anchorage & Cooper Landing (Fishing destinations). You can check those routes on Google or elsewhere if you want to find good elevation and distance information. I keep it between 60 - 65 mph in most instances (Unless the curves require slower speeds) even up some of the steeper grades. I think the worst grade is 7% (There might be a short 1-2 that are steeper) and the longest uphill/ downhill is just over 6 miles.