I'm driving a camper van to Alaska in early February (to see a friend who is getting deployed soon). I've spoken with several people and gotten some interesting starter advice, but I have a few glaring questions:
1. Are there enough RV campgrounds open in winter to allow accomodate us?
2. I think a block heater is a must... is this corrrect? Can you rent one of these, or are they install and keep forever? What is the cost?
3. The camper van is rear-wheel - but has new tires and considerable weight in the back. Would having chains suffice, or are studded tires a must?
4. Is it a must to have a satellite phone? If so, can these be rented? Would a CB radio be enough (combined with cell phone)?
Any info would be great!