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Old 03-01-2016, 08:41 PM   #21
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Thats exactly my plan A, if the forecast are good we will come down I-81 from thousand islands, make our first night at the Flying J in Carlisle, then I81, I66, 17 and 95 to Latta SC for the second night.

With this route we wont have to pay any toll, and we will have more money for brown carbonated beverage a guy have to set his priority !!



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When traveling south from northern NYS I take I-81 to I-66 then 17 to I-95 coming to I-95 just south of Fredricksburg VA. I find the little stretch of 17 to be refreshing after traveling so many interstate miles.
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Old 03-01-2016, 08:43 PM   #22
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I 495 around DC, take 495 east. Its an easier drive than west. Avoid Monday thru Friday from about 6am until 10am, and from 2:30pm through 7pm if you can. If can be an absolute parking lot during those times.

I 695 around Baltimore I would take 695 west. Again, avoid morning and evening rush hours.

Saturday or Sunday would be your best bet, that is what I aim for when returning home.

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Old 03-01-2016, 08:46 PM   #23
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wow..ok LOL thats encouraging lol.....my second option is by I 81-66-17 ! will see , Im just worried a bit by the weather on I-81 ( leaving from Montreal ) ...anyway thanks a lot guys
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The main hazard is trucks after dark on I 81 south of Scranton.

We came up from FL on 95 and we are facing the Washington debacle tomorrow > We may actually take I 64 from 95 to 81 to avoid the Wash-Bal mashup. or up the Delmarva Peninsula. We are headed to Connecticut
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:39 AM   #24
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Great post Homer. We did Ottawa to Disney/Key West 5 years ago and the Washington portion was definitely the most intimidating portion of the trip. First day we went to Hershey to meet up with people we rv travelling with. Looked at map and decided we either needed to get up really early or swing way west. Decided to get up at 2:00 and were on the road by 3:00 am and I have never seen that much traffic at 4:00 am in morning and I could not imagine going through with morning rush hour.


Our Route: I-81 to State Route 15, I-270 to I-95 which we took to Key West. Only done it once back and forth and do not have any other routes to compare it with and look forward to hearing about your success with your route.


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The great news is that gas is under $1.50 per U.S. gallon as some of the central East Coast states.


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Thats exactly my plan A, if the forecast are good we will come down I-81 from thousand islands, make our first night at the Flying J in Carlisle, then I81, I66, 17 and 95 to Latta SC for the second night.

With this route we wont have to pay any toll, and we will have more money for brown carbonated beverage a guy have to set his priority !!
Homer,

IMO, that's the best route to take and what I would take (81, I66, 17 to 95). You may hit some traffic around Fredericksburg where 17 meets 95, but nothing like you would by DC.

When traveling I always try to avoid DC, towing and not towing.

Good luck and safe travels.
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I would not touch anything between Richmond and DC on 95
We tried that today. We have gone 150 miles in five hours.

Should have come home via Charlotte NC and 77 to I 81. And then over 84 to the Thruway north of NY
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