Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-12-2014, 11:35 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
2015 30' FB FC Bunk
Ayer , Massachusetts
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 886
Need help getting home: NJ to Boston

Picking up my new trailer tomorrow and I need to find the easiest route Lakewood, NJ to Boston. We came down 95 today and it was a horror show. Took 10 hrs, many bad accidents, road construction closed the road, had to get on 15, getting onto the GW Bridge was crazy, divers were absolute crazy, one bad car fire....how am I going to get home with a brand new Airstream?!?! Help!!!
__________________

__________________
Ted S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2014, 11:43 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
mandolindave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,116
Images: 4
Got you covered here

287
87 to the Tappanzee Bridge
684
84
90

This is the route that in the know locals use to get to Beantown. check it out on a map. I nicknamed it " The Broosta Way " ( because it goes through Brewster )
__________________

__________________
mandolindave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2014, 12:03 AM   #3
3 Rivet Member
 
eliset123's Avatar
 
Newport , Rhode Island
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 119
Take the Tappan Zee. We made the same mistake from RI last year to Lakewood ,About 8 hours with GW bridge traffic. We head sourh next week and will take tappan zee as its smooth sailing. Take it slow and you will be fine.

Go pats
__________________
eliset123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2014, 04:25 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Wayne&Sam's Avatar
 
2014 25' Flying Cloud
Cuddebackville , New York
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,101
Images: 21
What mandolindave said.


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________
2014 25' Flying Cloud Rear Twin
2012 Dodge Durango Hemi/AWD
Wayne&Sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2014, 07:03 AM   #5
2 Rivet Member
 
supergg's Avatar
 
1969 31' Sovereign
middleboro , Massachusetts
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 49
I would go parkway north to the Tappanzee Bridge and than 95 north. The Tappanzee bridge is the longer way compared to the GW, but the GW is a time thief. 95 north goes towards boston, than grab 93 or whatever you need. Best of luck!
__________________
supergg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2014, 07:07 AM   #6
Full time Airstreamer
 
SCOTTinNJ's Avatar
 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Anywhere , USA Living.Somewhere.Yonder
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,161
Also pick your travel day/times wisely. This time of year weeknds should be fine and obviously early morning over the bridge is preferred.
__________________
@living.somewhere.yonder | Instagram
SCOTTinNJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2014, 07:34 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
2015 30' FB FC Bunk
Ayer , Massachusetts
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 886
Thanks everyone.
__________________
Ted S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2014, 07:58 AM   #8
Full time Airstreamer
 
SCOTTinNJ's Avatar
 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Anywhere , USA Living.Somewhere.Yonder
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,161
Hey, good luck and congrats! This should be a happy time. Even if you hit traffic enjoy the trip!
__________________
SCOTTinNJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2014, 09:17 AM   #9
3 Rivet Member
 
BearScream's Avatar
 
2007 20' Safari
Chelmsford , Massachusetts
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 109
Lakewood to Boston.

I travel to Phily from the Boston area, and last trip I detoured to Colonial on the way back.
Avoiding traffic generally means going nowhere near NYC, including the Tappan Zee (I had a bad experience going West on it, probably picked a bad traffic time). A relaxed, easy route, even if a few miles longer is my pick.

Take Rte 9 N to 195 E
195 E to 18 N This avoids a lot of traffic and stops on Rte 9 N
Rte 18 N to 287 N The southern part of 18 is divided highway
287 N to 87 N
87 N to 84 E Crossing the Hudson at Newburgh, not Tappan Zee
84 E to Mass Pike

Alt 1.You could take Rte 9 N to 18 N instead, if you prefer the slower pace and more lights.
Alt 2.You could take the Garden State N a short way to 195 E if you can stomach it.
__________________
"I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself
a king of infinite space..." -Shakespeare (Hamlet)
BearScream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2014, 01:46 PM   #10
silver.villa
 
silver.villa's Avatar
 
2011 20' Flying Cloud
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 33
We had to make an emergency exit from the Sawmill River Parkway enroute to the TappenZee Bridge as our Bambi was too tall for the 8'6" stone bridges. Check out Allstays.com and search "low clearance New Jersey locations". This site recommends staying OFF the parkways in general.
__________________
silver.villa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2014, 03:16 PM   #11
Flying Cloud 27
 
smlbob's Avatar
 
2015 27' Flying Cloud
Union Hall , Virginia
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 90
What Mandolindave said.....
__________________
smlbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2014, 03:32 PM   #12
Refurbished 89 Excella
 
DKDarrow's Avatar
 
Sugar Valley , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 241
For me, it's not the traffic that you run into........BUT.........the SALT and corrosives on the road that WILL eat up the rivets on the underside of your trailer. It only takes a bit to get this action started and then it is a forever battle......If possible to wait until rain and such has washed the road really clean and then try to drive on dry roads.....Do what you need to do; but take this fact into consideration..........God bless........Dennis
__________________
Dennis & Susan
D&D Farms, Sugar Valley, Ga
Registered Boer goats
DKDarrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2014, 04:07 PM   #13
2 Rivet Member
 
patentguy's Avatar
 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Pennington , New Jersey
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 27
I live in NJ and always wondered if it was legal to pull my airstream on the GS Parkway. I did some digging into the GS parkway rules and concluded that I couldn't, but some of you are advising it's ok. Can you point me to something that says it's ok to pull my 30ft FC on the GS Parkway.

Thanks.


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
__________________
patentguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2014, 06:12 PM   #14
Rivet Master
 
paiceman's Avatar

 
2017 30' Classic
Upper St Clair , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,434
Images: 1
I second this route offered by Mandolindave. Used to have responsibility for a number of tractor trailers moving product from the South East - GA up to Boston area and this is the route they would always us.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mandolindave View Post
287
87 to the Tappanzee Bridge
684
84
90

This is the route that in the know locals use to get to Beantown. check it out on a map. I nicknamed it " The Broosta Way " ( because it goes through Brewster )
__________________

__________________
SAFE TRAVELS
2017 30' Classic - F350 6.7 Diesel Crew
USAF - Military Training Instructor (TI) - 68-72
paiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need a Suspension Shop near Boston, MA Ted S. Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 3 12-13-2014 07:51 PM
Need ideas on getting A/S back home... Perfetto Shipping & Export/Import 2 05-28-2010 07:58 AM
Northeast need boston area boondocking twiggy137 Boondocking 0 06-08-2008 05:47 PM
Vintage Airstream for a fashion Photo Shoot in Boston HELP!! ecorsano Member Introductions 8 05-15-2008 01:04 PM
Any body out there?? NEED HELP GETTING IT HOME!!! Anna Our Community 2 11-09-2002 02:54 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.