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Old 05-15-2016, 01:30 PM   #1
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Route out of Lakewood, N.J.

Any suggestions of the best, lowest traffic route west out of Lakewood, N.J.? Thinking about purchasing from Colonial Airstream and looking at the map, it appears there are many, busy interstates in that area and would prefer a good more rural, or at least less traveled highway. Don't mind going miles out of the way but would like to avoid as much heavy traffic as possible. Would eventually head back to Texas. Anyone who has traveled that area with an RV that has info, please chime in. Very familiar with the traffic and road situation south on 95 through Baltimore/DC and would want to avoid that. Don't mind I-81 south through Virginia but getting there is unknown to me.
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Old 05-15-2016, 02:31 PM   #2
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We just drove from Lexington, KY to northern NJ yesterday, over 700 miles. We were plesently surprised by lack of traffice, there were hills, nothing too big,, and very little, one small area of construction going on. Here us hiw we went home.

Lexington to Cinn to Pittsburgh on 70 to 76 thru PA to 81 to 78. Now if we were going to Colonial I would have then stayed in 78 to Garden State Parkway to their exit, 99 I think. My husband commented he felt it was enjoyable ride. He id all driving except last 100 feet. That is my job! He can't back up, and I can!

A good gos will map this, and it can take you on the next level of roads.
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You might just want to call them up, as this is likely a frequently asked question. It's a lovely area, and not all roads there are super-busy, depending on the time of day. I bet Patrick and his colleagues there know all the secrets.
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Thanks to both of you. I have found the Patrick is the standard all other Airstream dealers should aspire to be.
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:39 PM   #5
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Going back to Texas with some free time, I would suggest heading south from Colonial to Cape May NJ, taking the ferry to Lewes MD, then going south on The Eastern Shore to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel to Norfolk and Virginia Beach VA. This is a relatively low key route which is a bit slower sometimes, but misses all major traffic problems. From Norfolk you can go west on 58 to I-85 south to Durham NC where you pick up I-40 westbound. There are a number of options from there of course to get to Texas.

I have taken this route a number of times with and without our 25' AS back in the 90's. The scenery is gorgeous, and the pace slower. Patrick will be able to comment on this route and others as well, as everyone recognizes.

There are earlier threads about driving from NY to FL which go over more details of parts of this route, for instance:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...fl-144724.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...se-150168.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...se-150168.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/i-95-or-125786.html


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Thanks, thought about going south along the coast.
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For my information,..can I pull Airstream bay bridge tunnel? In Ny York you can, but PA Turnpike you can. Never towed that way before, would like to.
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For my information,..can I pull Airstream bay bridge tunnel? In Ny York you can, but PA Turnpike you can. Never towed that way before, would like to.
Yes, but you have to turn off the propane manually at the tanks. There are opportunities to do this before you get to the actual crossing but planning ahead simplifies things.

The following link was found by searching the Internet for "Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel propane off" --

http://www.cbbt.com/travel-informati...s-regulations/

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PS -- Regarding the other locations, propane is forbidden in all NYC tunnels IMO, and also in the Baltimore tunnels. On most bridges, propane may only be carried on the upper deck. [George Washington, Verrazano, etc.] On ferry boats you also have to turn off the propane tanks before you board the vessel.

PS2 -- Sbb, have you ever been to the coast of Connemara? This route has similar light and salt water everywhere, although no rocky terrain nor sheep on the mountainsides. Still spellbinding . . .
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Thanks, thought about going south along the coast.
One aspect I forgot to mention is that -- at the south end of the CBBT, when you arrive in Norfolk/Virginia Beach proper, right after the toll plaza -- you are immediately in an urban environment, and must make route choices fairly quickly. The signage is OK, but after the mesmerizing drive down the DelMarVa Peninsula, with amazing ocean and bay coastal views, it is a real "wake up call" as you re-enter civilization.

Route 58 westbound is well-marked, but it is helpful to know exactly which moves you want to make, well before you get there, when towing . . .

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We just drove from Lexington, KY to northern NJ yesterday, over 700 miles. We were plesently surprised by lack of traffice, there were hills, nothing too big,, and very little, one small area of construction going on. Here us hiw we went home.
Yes, but you also went on a Sunday if the date in your message is right. One of the reasons Bergen County closes everything on Sunday is to reduce traffic. Now, Colonial is much further south, but the 18 months I lived in NJ I noticed a huge difference in traffic weekdays vs. weekends.

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Great thoughts and helpful info here, thanks.
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Might a good source for traffic info be Patrick @ Colonial?

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As suggested in a number of earlier posts . . .
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Our route

We are from Nashville, Tn and travel yearly to visit family in Manchester Twp NJ, which borders Lakewood. This is our route. From Colonial in Lakewood get directions to Interstate 195. Take I 195 west to the NJ turnpike; south on the NJ tpk to the Pa tpk; west on Pa tpk to Carlisle, Pa where you pick up I 81 south. We always stop in Lancaster Pa, which is Amish country, for a couple of days which is before Carlisle. The traffic is not bad as long as you avoid rush hour. I195 is not busy, you are only on the NJ tpk for about 10 miles and also is not busy, and the Pa tpk is only slightly busy as it skirts Philadelphia. NJ tpk and Pa tpk are toll roads. Hope this helps.
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