Since my first trip to AK last June I want to plan a return trip for approx 10 days or so. One of the options for the vacation is to rent an RV from one of the many place in/around ANC. I have several initial questions but will have many more down the line.
1. Have found many RV rental companies in the Anchorage area. What is your experience or what have you heard from others that is the best RV rental outfit to use? Or at least which of the top 3 should I investigate further? Any to avoid?
2. Our travel dates are limited by my son's school calendar. Summer vacation for his school is roughly from June 25th 'ish to the Tuesday after Labor Day so our 10 days or so would have to fall in this time frame. As far as weather, rain, bugs/skeeters, fishing opportunities, crowds, etc go; what would be the best month to visit? July or August?
3. Although we would still have the RV to travel and sleep in what is the best course of action for all the other "gear" we would need and use. Things like typical "car camping gear"? Coleman lanterns, small portable BBQs, beach type chairs, portable camp tables, extra blankets or sleeping bags, etc, etc. since I live in SoCal I can really fly this gear up there and would not make sense to buy and then do what with it after the trip? Maybe cheap enough to air freight it up? I do have a branch office in ANC I could ship gear to I suppose. Cost may be prohibitive though. Thoughts on this?
Thanks for your thoughts so far.