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Old 08-06-2013, 11:53 PM   #1
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Well i got my assignment today and in October i will be driving out of here to Dyess Afb, Texas.

Any advice about the drive through Canada would be awesome.

What octane gas they have? Best places to stop for it?

I plan on bringing a few cans of 90oct in case. Full spare tire. Some tools.

Any info would be great!

4yrs was a long time here! Love the some and parts of the winter!

Trying to drive to anchorage end of thisonth maybe! Possible dyno on the car as well!

Kevin
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:12 AM   #2
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They have 94 all the way through.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:18 AM   #3
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Don't worry about octane, once you leave Alaska its all better from there. I would take your time through AK, Canada and go through CO, once you pass the mountains in CO that's all she wrote. Flatass land for the rest of your time.

Really, have fun and see all the sights on the way down. We drove from FL and loved it, even with 2 kids, luggage, a cooler and a stroller crammed into my trunk.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:20 AM   #4
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Do you have a passport for everyone traveling?

Any child custody issues to think about with your daughter?
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:41 AM   #5
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Do you have a passport for everyone traveling?

Any child custody issues to think about with your daughter?
Shoot good call, even the lil ones need passports like bjcarter states. They can take a while to get if you haven't already started the process.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:41 AM   #6
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My kid flys back home next week. I dont need a passport on orders and my GF has a passport. So no worries about getting through.

Fillg up with 94 could cause some knock tho right? I know i will need a retune once i get to use it 24/7.


Kid has a passport from coming up here.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:24 AM   #7
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Dyess!? Oh geez my condolences! Or is that a good thing?

Passport but you should be able to get a NO-Fee one through the MPF. You NEED a passport I almost got turned away at the border with orders and a MIL id when I PCSed here from Tyndall.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:32 AM   #8
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Dyess is good compared to Hill and Shaw that were on my listing! Thats were you go to die fixing jets! lol
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:22 AM   #9
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Well i got my assignment today and in October i will be driving out of here to Dyess Afb, Texas.

Any advice about the drive through Canada would be awesome.

What octane gas they have? Best places to stop for it?

I plan on bringing a few cans of 90oct in case. Full spare tire. Some tools.

Any info would be great!

4yrs was a long time here! Love the some and parts of the winter!

Trying to drive to anchorage end of thisonth maybe! Possible dyno on the car as well!

Kevin
Just did the Alcan. 87 octance was between 5-6 bucks a gallon. Once I hit USA, prices dropped bsck to under 4 bucks. This was the non Cassiar route. Depended on where your crossing the border, I'd recommend getting into the US asap to save on your wallet.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:58 AM   #10
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well its the military's wallet. i plan on coming out of Montana.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:38 AM   #11
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well its the military's wallet. i plan on coming out of Montana.
You get a set amount of money for the move per your weight and distance traveled. Gas and moving supplies can be totaled up and used to reduce the amount of money that is taxed but they aren't technically giving you extra money to cover that expense. You'll just get a fraction of it back in reduced taxes. Overall, the less you spend on gas and moving supplies the more money you pocket from the move.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:56 AM   #12
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I know how it works. You dont really make anything at all when moving to or from Alaska. Not like you did a few years back when you could bock 5+ thousand dollars off the move.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:47 PM   #13
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Dyess is good compared to Hill and Shaw that were on my listing! Thats were you go to die fixing jets! lol
I have friends at Hill and they love it! Shaw on the other hand...I'd get out of the Air Force before I'd PCS there. Good luck on your move though!
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:41 PM   #14
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I know how it works. You dont really make anything at all when moving to or from Alaska. Not like you did a few years back when you could bock 5+ thousand dollars off the move.
Last year I maxed out my weight from NC to AK and got about $16,000 for the DITY move alone. Another couple grand in per diem on top of that. Then sold the truck and trailer I bought specifically for the move for a small profit too.

Its true they changed how they calculate the amount. If I did my move a few years ago under the old way it would have been about $26,000 for the move alone.

That was for a separation move. A regular PCS would be even better with the dislocation allowance.
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