Originally Posted by homer1959
Guys need your input here, which loop is the best to go around washington with a travel trailer I495 west or south ? Going to Orlando for a month Thanks
IMHO, based on frustrating recent experience, go around Washington on the east side, not the west. There are more lanes of traffic. But no matter what, do not try it on a weekday, during the day. Do it on a weekend, or wait until sometime late at night. If you've never done it, you won't believe the backups on I95 south from Washington to Fredericksburg. 30 miles can take 2 hours or more.
I had no issues going around D.C. during the day on Saturday or Sunday on recent trips.
Good luck, and enjoy your trip!