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Old 09-03-2017, 02:09 AM   #1
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Recently got back from a two week trip up the Dalton Highway to the Gates of the Arctic National Park. Partly sunny days with rain nearly every evening, with lows in the upper 30’s to mid 40’s. The first night that we needed the furnace, no heat due to the sail switch failing. Fortunately, prior to the trip we had picked up a UCO Candlelier: https://www.ucogear.com/candle-lante...le-lanterns%2f

Got 7 to 8 hours of burn time per candle and since there are three candles in the lantern it put out enough heat to keep the trailer quite cozy during those wet, cool evenings. Also adds a nice ambience for fine dining indoors. The 12 volt mattress warmer was also much appreciated. Scott

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Old 09-03-2017, 08:29 PM   #2
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Thats neat, reminds me I need to pull out my candle lantern but its not the chandelier version
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:37 PM   #3
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I finally gave away most of my backpacking stuff, including the candle lantern. Kept hanging on to it thinking I'd like to go out for a few days on the trails, fat chance. Haven't touched it in the 11 years I've had a trailer.
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What?! Dalton Highway?! 12V mattress warmer?! More info, please.

I was wondering if anyone had taken the Dalton Highway with their Escape. Sounds like an adventure; I'd really like to know more. I wasn't aware of a 12V mattress warmer, either.
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What?! Dalton Highway?! 12V mattress warmer?! More info, please.

I was wondering if anyone had taken the Dalton Highway with their Escape. Sounds like an adventure; I'd really like to know more. I wasn't aware of a 12V mattress warmer, either.
We left Fairbanks on a Saturday to hoping to avoid most of the truck traffic heading to and from the North Slope. Spent the first night at the BLM campground on the hill behind the Arctic Circle sign. Dropped the trailer at the Marion Creek BLM campground south of Wiseman the next day, (which is a very nice campground when the mosquitos are done for the year). Spent the next four days driving and hiking around the area, didn't get further north than Atigun pass. Headed back down to Chena Hot Springs and spent a week hiking, biking and soaking in the rock pool.

On the way back down the Dalton a Semi truck did kick a fair sized rock into the side of trailer taking out a chunk of gelcoat, so Aurora Borealis has a appointment at a local boat yard for a gelcoat repair. Here is the link for the 12 volt mattress pad:https://www.amazon.com/Mattress-Elec...d+mattress+pad

We only use it during early spring or late fall trips. We turn it on 15-20 minutes before heading to bed when cold weather camping, warms the bed up nicely. Scott

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Thanks for the details. I'd like to go up that way someday.
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