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Old 06-16-2016, 10:08 AM   #11
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a bit breezy?

The Tappan Zee is currently under construction in that a new bridge is being built next to the old.. Its two miles long.. most of it near water level

So how do you get there. Port Jeff ferry or Orient Point?

When we visit, it's not with the trailer. We stay at my sisters house. We take the V-N bridge then the parkway all the way out. I've crossed that bridge a thousand times and have always said I'd never tow anything across it.
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Remember your only way across NYC is the GW Bridge or the Verrazano Narrows.
Unless you come down the NYS Thruway (I-87) to the Major Deagan Expressway, then north (actually east) onto I-95, the Cross Bronx Expressway.
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:03 PM   #13
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Unless you come down the NYS Thruway (I-87) to the Major Deagan Expressway, then north (actually east) onto I-95, the Cross Bronx Expressway.
Having lived in Westchester county for a long time.. that is not a good route.

yes it uses the TZ bridge. The Cross Bronx is what I wrote of. What a god awful condition that road is in where it goes under apartment buildings in a sort of tunnel.

TZ to 287 ( Cross Westchester Expressway) to 95 south and then Throgs Neck is way better.

You can also use Whitestone but that dumps you more in Queens

Last month we went ( towing the TT)from Rockland County NY to Maine.. and used that 287. It had years of construction and is all better now. In good shape. No holes
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I would either take I80 across the GW bridge then the Throggs Neck Bridge to the LIE (I495) OR go across MI to Port Huron,then across Ontario to NY. Take the NYS Thruway south to I84 east to I684 south. You can connect with I95 south and take the Throggs Neck Bridge. You would avoid the GW Bridge if you prefer. I have taken both ways and timing your entry is important to having a less stressful trip. If you get caught in traffic just be patient. Just out of curiosity what campground have you chosen?
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:25 AM   #15
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TZ to 287 ( Cross Westchester Expressway) to 95 south and then Throgs Neck is way better
I drive to LI from ALB at least 2x per month for work. Doing it again this morning, in fact....

All the times the Ive done it, trying all the various routing options, this is a route that I've never done. My usual route (non-towing) is 287 to Sprain, to Cross-County, to Hutch, to Whitestone, to Cross Island Pkwy, to LIE...

I guess I have a new route to try this morning!!!
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I drive to LI from ALB at least 2x per month for work. Doing it again this morning, in fact....

All the times the Ive done it, trying all the various routing options, this is a route that I've never done. My usual route (non-towing) is 287 to Sprain, to Cross-County, to Hutch, to Whitestone, to Cross Island Pkwy, to LIE...

I guess I have a new route to try this morning!!!
Well that would be fine.. except TT are banned from Parkways.. Gritted our teeth and fought through Stamford the last time in i 95 as the Hutch was verboten.

CBS 880 radio has annoyingly frequent traffic updates. But usually are the best and latest when something plugs up.
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My usual route (non-towing) is 287 to Sprain, to Cross-County, to Hutch, to Whitestone, to Cross Island Pkwy, to LIE...
Wow, that seems like work. I lived in Rockland for 25 years and drove back and forth every week to Long Island for the last 10 (I now live on Long Island), my route is/was always TZ Bridge, 287 to 95 to Throgs Neck, Clear View to LIE.

I've tried to dip between Sprain, Hutch, Cross County but just taking 95 may add 5-10 minutes in travel time and a few extra miles on the car, but it's a straight shot and aside from the usual traffic trying to get on/off at the Hutch right by the Throgs, its the least stressful.

The Hutch is just a nasty, nasty narrow winding road.

And to the one who said the Cross Bronx is an awful road, you're 100% right. Potholes have their own potholes. I used to drive from Long Island to Newark Airport twice a week and was in constant fear of blowing out a tire. The benefit of taking the Cross Bronx with our Jayco is that at 2 in the morning we can go slow enough it's not too much of a danger.

Any other time of day when you're not towing, if you're not sitting in standstill traffic, you better be going 70mph (all of New York traffic is that way, I suppose!)
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Tried the 287 to 95 route today. Very good route!!!
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We are extremely overwhemed after reading all of the responses. We are thinking that we may have to find a place to stay. Hauling the camper may just be too hard. It isn't the distance that bothers us, but the route to get to the campground.
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We are extremely overwhemed after reading all of the responses. We are thinking that we may have to find a place to stay. Hauling the camper may just be too hard. It isn't the distance that bothers us, but the route to get to the campground.
Please don't give up.

All of the options mentioned are within 15 miles of each other. We just have so many roads in the NYC area. None of them are any good.

Because you want to pull your trailer, stay with the Interstates! Very Important.

We have something around here called "Parkways" and anything bigger than an SUV or 1/2 ton truck is absolutely forbidden! Overpasses are under 13' (some as low as 9').

So if you keep to I95, I84, I684, I287, I278 and/or I295 and keep to the edges of NYC, you'll be fine.


[Its quite the pass-time in these parts to argue what is the best way to get from A to B. Because no route is any better than any other. ;-) ]
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