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Old 07-18-2007, 08:22 AM   #15
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95 through NYC is OK on weekends but I would avoid it on a weekday.

84 -> 684 -> 287 -> Garden State Parkway -> 95 is a good alternative if you are not particularly toll sensitive. You can also stay on 287 and take the loop into western NJ and back but I find the extra miles too painful (but I pay single axle trailer tolls). Note that the Tappan Zee bridge (287 across the hudson) can be a parking lot - you don't want to go south/west bound during the evening commute.

Actually my big piece of advise would be to see if you can get someone to rent/loan you a smaller propane tank. Going south through Del/Mar/Vir is a lot nicer and shorter than dealing with Baltimore/Wash/Richmond.
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:55 AM   #16
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If you don't mind traveling at night it is by far better traffic wise .Two or Three in the morning you can go thru most of the problem areas easily. To avoid the NYC area take I 84 to the NY thruway , I 87 . Take I 87 south to I 287 south . This will skirt all of the conjested part of NYC and NJ and join back into I 95 . It will add a few miles but much nicer road and less traffic . The Del/MAR/VA peninsular is more direct and again , nicer ride . I can't help on the regulations for the bridge . Have fun
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Thank you all for your help. I think I will feel better taking the long way around the cities. We are staying at General Booth Trav-L Park as Joe is doing a marathon in Virginia Beach on Labor Day. Then we go on to GA, TN, KY, OH, NY. Any suggestions of things we absolutely need to see would be appreciated., as well as campgrounds to stay away from! BTW, we are driving a 2005 Landyacht and towing a Saturn. I'd give you my WBCCI # but it hasn't arrived yet
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:32 AM   #18
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Thank you all for your help. I think I will feel better taking the long way around the cities. We are staying at General Booth Trav-L Park as Joe is doing a marathon in Virginia Beach on Labor Day. Then we go on to GA, TN, KY, OH, NY. Any suggestions of things we absolutely need to see would be appreciated., as well as campgrounds to stay away from! BTW, we are driving a 2005 Landyacht and towing a Saturn. I'd give you my WBCCI # but it hasn't arrived yet
That would be the "Rock and Roll 1/2 Marathon" if I am not mistaken. Either way, let us know how you like the Trav-L Park down there.
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:38 PM   #19
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Some of the Stone Mountain, Georgia camp sites are good some are real cliff hangers...literally. But in general it is a nice camp ground convenient to most of what Atlanta has to offer. I haven't stayed there but my brother-in-law has and recommends Stone Mt. Park. You don't want to stay at any of the camp grounds near Six Flags.

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain, GA is a really nice State Park. It is near the "Little White House" museum and very near Calloway Gardens. It is an hour-and-a-half or so south of Atlanta. Great programs on the weekends and has catch and release fishing. There is also nearby horse back riding and a nearby wild animal park.

McKinney State Park has hosted several forum rallies and is thought highly of by many on this forum and is located half to three quarters of an hour north of Atlanta on I-75. In the North Georgia Mountains, there is "Top-of-Georgia Airstream Park". You have to be a member of WBCCI to stay there, but for $7/night with cable and WI-FI, you can't beat it. There are no other amenities there, but it is near Helen, GA and doesn't require reservations. Helen is a picturesque alpine village in the N. GA Mountains. There are lots of shops and restaurants there. On the other side of the mountains on the TN/GA boarder is the N. GA Fairgrounds. This campground is on a lake and offers beautiful views from its water front sites. It is near Helen and the town of Hiawasee, GA.

It just depends on how far into Georgia you plan on going. Those are the only campgrounds I am familiar enough with to comment on. Hope you enjoy your trip to our fair state. If you head farther south, say to Jekyll Island or to Valdosta for Wild Adventures, let me know.
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Old 07-21-2007, 12:48 AM   #20
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Might I suggest I-90 (Mass Pike) west over to I-87 (NY Thruway) south to I-287 South to I-95 / NJ Turnpike south.....cross the Delaware Memorial bridge and take US 301 south. Cross the Cheaspeake Bay at Annapolis and then stay south on 301, cross the Potomac (bridge is a little narrow, but 102" wide tractor trailers use it all the time.) There's a really good seafood restaurant in MD a couple of miles west of 301 and 5 or so miles before you get to the Potomac bridge.It's right there on the river. I've taken tractor trailers down there before and had no trouble turning around or parking. When you get to Port Royal, VA, go south on US 17. Unless you absolutely must go through Hartford or New Haven or NYC or Philadelphia or Baltimore or DC, this is a pretty good, well-traveled route.
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:04 PM   #21
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EZ Pass...

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Hey now, driving thu NYC is fun, really it is only a 5 mile stretch that's bad.

No tolls on the GWB headed south.

I have an Ez pass so I don't pay attention to the tolls that much, but I guess it's $20 from Boston.
Does EZ Pass automatically detect if you're towing?
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:10 PM   #22
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Does EZ Pass automatically detect if you're towing?
Yes...it charges me the single axle towing rate when I am pulling my Bambi.
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Old 07-31-2007, 04:41 PM   #23
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Yes...it charges me the single axle towing rate when I am pulling my Bambi.
This is off topic on this thread, but does anyone know how it does that? I correctly get charged for two additional axles when we are pulling our 23'.

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I'm going to disagree with that, I spoke to them directly, the pass is set for a specfic car, or a specfic car and trailer.

When you call they will ask you all kinds of questions about the trailer make model axels and weight.
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I'm going to disagree with that, I spoke to them directly, the pass is set for a specfic car, or a specfic car and trailer.

When you call they will ask you all kinds of questions about the trailer make model axels and weight.
I was curious about that as well (hence my previous post)... Check here:
"I sometimes pull a camper or trailer with my vehicle. Can I still use my tag?"

Yes. In this instance the equipment in the lane is designed to identify that your vehicle is pulling a trailer and you will be charged accordingly. However, if you think this will be a regular occurrence, you should call the Customer Service Center and have them send you a tag programmed for the vehicle classification you use most frequently. You should never use your tag in a vehicle type other than the one you initially requested (i.e. Car tag in a tractor-trailer).
Looks like they must have sensors under the pavement that counts axles. I have EZ Pass, but to be honest, I never check my account (dumb, I know). The first time I went through a toll plaza with the Basecamp, I went through an exact change lane and the attendant waved me through. I kinda figured it MUST work (no violation letters), but I've always been a bit nervous that I was just being lucky. Tonight, I finally looked at my account activity and sure enough, they DO catch the extra axle.
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With E-Z Pass, all you have to do is go through a manned toll booth. Don't stop, just drive thru at the posted limit (usually 5mph in NY). The tag be charged, but the person inthe booth will adjust for the number of axels you are pulling. I do it all the time.
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:27 PM   #27
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Thank you all for your help. I think I will feel better taking the long way around the cities. We are staying at General Booth Trav-L Park as Joe is doing a marathon in Virginia Beach on Labor Day. Then we go on to GA, TN, KY, OH, NY. Any suggestions of things we absolutely need to see would be appreciated., as well as campgrounds to stay away from! BTW, we are driving a 2005 Landyacht and towing a Saturn. I'd give you my WBCCI # but it hasn't arrived yet
I've lived here since 1972 (gawd I'm old!) and traffic on I-95 has gotten horrible. When I have to drive it, 4 AM til the butt-crack of dawn is my preferred time! Vern (53FlyingCloud) has a good, very complete route for those of us who aren't adrenalin junkies. His way is actually doable in 2 days if you (A) can switch off driving or (B) are an endurance driver as well as an endurance runner.

The facilities at Holiday Trav-l are certainly the best in the area, but I hope you already have reservations because it is almost surely booked up. I warn you it is a huge campground but when 900 trailers and moho's are on it, it feels claustrophobic to me if you aren't on the expensive "super sites". Hey, but you're here for the Shamrock, not the campground so it'll be fine. There's another campground almost on the N. Carolina Line called North Landing Campground that usually does have sites because it's quite rural. Feel free to PM me if you want their number or if there are other ways a "local" can help you.

Stuff to see - the Marine Science Museum is almost walking distance from Holiday and you'll be wow'ed, even if you are from a coastal city. If I could only see one venue in VB, that would be it.

If you like history, Williamsburg is the place to go - and eat at one of the historical inns too.

If you prefer country roads and scenery when you leave the Beach go out on Route 10 (it's on the south side of the James River and there's miles of beautiful land, Bacons Castle, other historical houses, a wonderful state park with primo campsites all recently redone (name escapes me at the moment), but it's foundation is an old plantation and it's opposite Jamestown... Route 10 will ultimately take you through a few little towns that are trips back in time, then dump you near Richmond/Petersburg and the infamous I-95.

I also (as a grateful recovering Yankee) actually enjoyed touring the heart of the Confederacy in Richmond... it's a little eerie to see what a fanatic's shrine it was and is to "the cause".... but it's fascinating none the less, and quite startling when you find out a few details that I never learned going to school in Ohio.

Did y'all know that Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy considered freeing the slaves if they would fight for the South? (States rights - not slavery per se - was the reason for the war.) The The Confederate Congress shouted him down. Did y'all know that immediately following the war there was nearly a bloody incident in a Richmond church when a Negro walked to the front of a "white" church and knelt down to take communion at an otherwise empty communion rail..... and that the incident passed when an elderly bearded white man walked up and knelt beside him. Who else could object when Robert E. Lee knelt in communion with a free man of color?

I don't know how your route will shake out, but a GREAT campground is Virginia Highland Haven - Airstream only and in the BEAUTIFUL mountains of Virginia. Four wineries in easy driving distance too. Depends on where in Georgia and Tennessee you're going. Worth a 50 mile detour easily - but check their website and take their directions! The map says there's an alternate route but it's an engine buster for an RV.

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another thing to avoid on 95 is the friday night exodus from washington and the return on monday.Crossbronx is rotten during rush hour but it does move , albeit slowly and it is only 5 miles
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