After leaving Talkeetna we went to the town of Wasilla. It is 70 miles from Talkeetna and about 40 miles north of Anchorage. It is over 300 miles from Fairbanks to Wasilla and there aren’t any grocery stores in that distance. There are a few convenient stores that sell non-perishables and one near Denali that also sells milk and bread (bread is $6.99 a loaf). So our first stop was a grocery store. Raider has many allergies and needs to have a special dog food, we also needed to pick up more of his food.
By Friday afternoon we had taken care of everything and were discussing how long to stay in Wasilla and where to go next, when we notice that all of the lights were out on the refrigerator. A call to the local dealer and another local RV Repair place both said no problem “Bring it by Monday morning and we will take a look at it”. This solved our question of how long we would be staying in Wasilla. I called a mobile RV repair service that came out and after two hours determined that the refrigerator was fine, but it wasn’t getting any electricity. He strung a wire outside the trailer from the power panel to refrigerator to get us through the weekend. We are experiencing the coldest and wettest summer in Alaska since they have been keeping records. So, it pretty much rained all weekend.
Monday we dropped the trailer off at the local Montana dealer and they determined that one of the connectors for the wire to the refrigerator was corroded, they replaced it and we were good to go. We picked up the trailer in the afternoon and decided to stay one more night in Wasilla and leave in the morning. Naturally, it rained all night.