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Old 06-07-2015, 03:04 PM   #11
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We are going to South Dakota in August. My route is 94 west out of Michigan onto I-80 west. We are going to continue on I-80 west through Iowa to I-29 north. We are staying at a campground just off 29 in Onawa Iowa that night. We are leaving Michigan at 3am to avoid the traffic on 80 south of Chicago.

We'll see how that works out.
Have you ever went that way? How is 29? Seems like a decent way to go on the map.
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Old 06-07-2015, 03:25 PM   #12
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Have you ever went that way? How is 29? Seems like a decent way to go on the map.
I have only been as far as Joliet Illinois for work. In my experience I-80 can be horrible for traffic in the area but timing is everything. Usually before 7am it's fine. That's why we are leaving at 3am. I have seen it after 10-11am and traffic is not bad at all. I think the day of the week also plays into it.

A friend of mine delivers campers all over the U.S. He recommended this route to me. From Kalamazoo to Onawa Iowa is about 8hrs. We are staying at a CG right off 29 called On-Ur-Way. Just an overnighter then on to our destination.

He says the roads are ok. Not the best but better than some.
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I 29 & I 90 in SD are pretty good, maybe some construction. Was on I 29 today from Sioux Falls to Watertown, good road.

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I live in NW Indiana outside of Chicago. Traffic is terrible during most times of the day. Avoiding interstates (SR-2, US-20 etc.) is doable but a lot of stops lights and such. I recommend what others say. Take the interstate and try to get through Chicago during the off hours. Because of construction, I recommend 80/94 to 294 to 80 if going straight west. 294 to 94 or 90 if going northwest. If you don't understand the issues, look at a national map and see how anyone going from Maine to Seattle goes through Chicago along with anyone else. You'll understand. Once through Chicago, state highways may be possible but stay on the interstates to get through. Do NOT take toll road to Skyway (I-90) through town with an RV!
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