Well, I'm cheating and not taking my SMB. We've been thinking of doing an Alaska trip, driving from our home in Philadelphia, for a year or two, but didn't really have the time to drive it both ways. I've thought about buying a regular van and doing a minimal sleeping conversion on it, driving it to Alakska and selling it up there. But it never seemed to work out.
So, anyway, I was browsing Alaskan RV rental sites and found a killer one-way RV deal from Seattle to Anchorage for $750 total, including 14 days and 2500 miles included. Brand-new F350 4x4 king cab with a very nice slide-in camper on the back. We're adding on another 10 days for a total of 24 days on the road.
It's not an SMB, but we'll still be bringing our campervan mindset and doing a lot of backroad exploring and remote camping! Thankfully they allow gravel road travel, which a lot of the rental agencies do not. Planning on doing the Denali Hwy, Top of the World from Dawson City to Alaska, McCarthy Road, and maybe some others as time allows. We're excited to show our 13 year old son places that we love from our summers living in Alaska in our younger years.
If anyone is interested in checking out the offer, I think they still have 1-2 units available for the one-way discount. These are new units that they need to have transported to Alaska for the season. See Last Minute - GoNorth
Anyone else on an Alaskan roadrip with their van this summer? We'll be looking out for you!