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Old 04-16-2015, 05:53 PM   #85
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Hmmm.... well I've certainly got lots of options and got a lot of feedback from first hand experience. Since the ferry won't be in operation yet by the time I go (unless I'm leaving a couple of weeks behind schedule), then that option is out and I'll either take I-80 during an off-peak period, or just take a more southerly route. Another time, when I won't be in a rush to get there, and have time for sightseeing, I'd love to explore the upper peninsula in Michigan and take the ferry.

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Old 04-17-2015, 06:36 AM   #86
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I think someone already mentioned it, but plan you route to take I39 to I 80 east. You miss Chicago and except for a stretch on I80 from I294 though the I69 area, traffic is pretty normal rural Interstate.


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Old 04-24-2015, 10:33 PM   #87
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When traveling North from DFW, Texas, I like to use I 35 North, I 30 NE, I 40 North, I 55 North, to US 51 North, to Bloomington, then I 39/90 on up into WI. Very pleasant drive and no large cities.
If you think Chicago's tolls are expensive. Stay away from Texas and the NTTA. A three axle trailer will cost you four (4) time your TV only toll using the "TollTag", and 7.3 times the "ZipCash" (no toll tag) rate. The NTTA requires the TT "TollTag" to be in the TV glove compartment , not displayed on the TT upper front window, even though, it is a mini-transponder. On another note, it was cheeper to join the Denver ExpressPass and give them a $40 deposit than not doing so. In two trips I saved the deposit and some more. But, they just keep the deposit with no refund option. Not as bad as Texas. I have complained to NTTA, but have not received an answer. Unfortunately, All these toll authorities are not connected electronically. It would sure make travel around the country easier if they were.
Maybe someday they will all join together in the the electronic world.

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