Explore More

Explore More of the Go North Expedition

  In the Go North “Explore More” series, we deep-dive and go behind-the-scenes with bonus features on the Go North Expedition. Learn more about roadtripping to Alaska, visiting the Arctic Ocean, exploring the Northwest Territories, how Truck Campers work, and much more!

  1. Tour the 2020 Lance 1172 Truck Camper – The Go North Expedition Vehicle
  2. How to Load & Unload a Truck Camper on a Pickup Truck
  3. Driving & Off-Roading in a Truck Camper
  4. Generator-Free RV Electrical System – Lance Truck Camper Lithium + Alternator Charging
  5. How to Plan and Budget for an Alaska RV Trip & What it Cost Us to Go

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#1 Tour the Lance 1172 Truck Camper

Many people ask us how we liked the truck camper we used for our Go North Expedition and if it held up for our trip to Alaska and the Arctic Ocean.

Let’s walk-through the interior and exterior of this vehicle:

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Tour the 2020 Lance 1172 Truck Camper – The Go North Expedition Vehicle


#2 How to Load & Unload a Truck Camper

Our “Go North” truck camper trip to Alaska was our very first experience with truck campers, and one of our first questions was, “How do we get this thing in and out of the truck?”

This video goes through step-by-step instructions to load a truck camper onto and off of a pickup truck.

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How to Load & Unload a Truck Camper on a Pickup Truck


#3 Driving & Off-Roading in a Truck Camper

Prior to hitting the road to “Go North” in the Lance Truck Camper, we didn’t have any experience with truck campers.

​Here is what we learned about driving a truck camper as well as taking it off-road on thousands of miles of gravel, seasonal, and two-track roads.

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Driving & Off-Roading in a Truck Camper


#4 Generator-Free RV Electrical System

As part of the build of the Go North Expedition Vehicle, we ditched the generator and instead installed a lithium-ion battery + alternator charging system in its place. This meant our truck was our generator when we drove, and the rest of the time we enjoyed all the power we wanted without the roar of a generator.

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Truck Camper Lithium + Alternator Charging


#5 How to Plan & Budget an Alaska Roadtrip

Many viewers have asked what does it cost to RV to Alaska? While this will differ greatly between people, in the planning we highly recommend putting together a realistic budget.  Caitlin also shares tips on planning resources, Alaska travel time frames, and lots of other planning tips and tricks.

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How to Plan & Budget An Alaska Roadtrip