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Old 03-01-2016, 03:01 PM   #1
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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
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have tried both and my conclusion is there is no good one.
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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!

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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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Hey what about Baltimore ? 695 west or south ? with the trailer of course ?
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Go south through Oregon, then come up into Idaho and through the middle of Montana.
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Since Im from Montreal and that English isn't my first laguage I'm not sure to understand your suggestion !! However I've looked at it and despite the price of gas now I wll not follow your suggestion LOL thanks anyway


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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.

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495 is the east side of of Washington and I think is the best. But as others have said,you want to do it on a weekend. Preferably early Sunday morning.
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I travel 495 east of DC frequently (west side rarely). I'd take the east side. Plan to go through early and you'll be fine. Early morning the best or early afternoon. Otherwise I wouldn't...
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Go south through Oregon, then come up into Idaho and through the middle of Montana.
I thought he meant Washington state too.
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