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Old 08-05-2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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Heading to Fort wilderness FL.

Heading to Florida from philadelphia area, has anyone gone by way of RT 81 to 77 instead of I95? We have gone 2 times in the past 11 years and both times sat in major traffic. the 1st time we left at 8:00 am and hit it in VA. the next time we thought we would miss it if we left at 4:00am. well that time hit it NC. this time thinking of going out though Harrisburg and down. It will add about 100 miles to trip. has anyone done it? Thanks John
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Just got back from the fort about a month ago. Enjoy your trip!
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:12 PM   #3
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I went via route 13 through De, MD and VA. You run into lights through some of the towns you pass through but no real traffic.
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100 miles will add 2 hours plus the fuel. If you decide to use 77 you have a long downhill grade once you hit Fancy Gap which is South of the 81-77 merge in Wytheville it's not real bad you just need to pay attention and down shift as needed. If I remember correctly it's about 8-10 miles long.

Oh and enjoy yourself, we'll be there in October.
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When you hit the rush hour commute.. find a place to pull over and have a meal.. it is one of the beauties of RVing..
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:28 PM   #7
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I live in central Pa and have done the 81/77/26/95 thing more times than I can count. Traffic around Charlotte can **** real bad if you catch it plus as another said the hills will get you.

I would just **** it up and do 95.... are you going to take 1 or 2 days to get there?

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Thanks everyone, well trailers packed, trucks packed and 1 more day of work. I'd say it will be time to relax but last time we went, we needed a vacation from our vacation. kids kept us running and busy. but well worth it. kids still talk about it.
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Sorry Marty, didn't answer your ? our plan it to leave friday after work and stop in Virginia than to Savannah than from there to Disney, and hope to be there for Sunday afternoon.
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