So as some of you know my wife and I are itching to move our family (2 sons) to AK... preferably in the Soldotna region. We have our house here in TN on the market and are downsizing everything we can to prepare for this move, whenever the good Lord allows it to happen. I've went over numerous scenarios in my head about the trip up, finding a job, finding a place to stay, etc. I really liked Cowboys plan, in a separate thread, of buying an enclosed trailer, packing it up and towing it himself. That made a lot of sense and seemed economical to me as we would like to drive and make a semi vacation out of the trip ourselves.
Over the past few days I've been mauling over another idea... Since I'm still not sure where we would live when we got there at this point (other than renting an apt.), I thought about selling our 2 vehicles and buying a small (20' - 30') Motorhome. In addition, I would still buy a small enclosed trailer to pack all of our "home" stuff in and pull it up with our stuff as we came. This would allow us to stop anywhere there was a campground on the way up and stay, saving money we would otherwise spend on motels. In addition, we could camp in AK once we got there and until we found a place to call home (Apt., House, etc.). Once we arrived we could buy a small used vehicle to get around the area until permanent employment and housing were secured.
Given this scenario I have a few questions I would like to ask...
1.) What do you think about that plan? Pros... Cons... etc?
2.) Is it realistic to think someone could live in a motorhome at a campground or other location in Soldotna or the surrounding area during the winter?
3.) Are campground facilities open year round in that area?
4.) Has anyone else made a similar trip and/or move?
Please don't hold back, if you think this is the most absurd idea you have ever heard, I want to know that too. Better to hear you say it now than for me to think it when I get there.
Thanks in advance for your help!