Originally Posted by The Alaskan
Thank you for the welcome,
I'll have to look into the shackles upgrade because the ALCAN was not kind to the trailer on the drive up. The worst frost heaves I've seen on the ALCAN since the first time I drove it in 1998 when I was heading to my new duty station Elmendorf AFB. and I don't want to start chewing up those new tires...
Yep, the frost heaves sneak up on you when they not well marked. The worst thing we found last year was Hwy 1 heading back to Tok from Anchorage. We come around a curve and found the asphault ripped up, there was a drop off about a foot. I think that was the beginning of the end for the suspension on our camper.
When we got home I looked at the tires on the left side of the trailer and couldn't believe what I was seeing. The front tire had been rubbing on the rear tire, looked under the camper and found a broken shackle. I don't know how long it had been broken, but it was somewhere in the last 250 miles, everything was still good when we stopped for fuel in Prince George.
I'm glad I had upgraded the tires to 14 ply, if I hadn't there would no doubt I would have blown all four tires.