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Old 05-02-2016, 01:46 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by J. Morgan View Post
My advise for a new tow'er would be to get out to I 81 as soon as practical.
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Excellent advice as discussed in that other earlier thread also. I-81 is a joy compared to the coastal routes.

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Old 05-02-2016, 02:06 PM   #16
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I always would go west to I-81 when I could, it is a lot less stressful than I-95, and not much further into FLA via I-77, I-26, and back to I-95 above Savannah.

I HATE DC traffic. Just missing DC makes it worth the detour for me.

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Old 05-02-2016, 02:19 PM   #17
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If you do consider 77 or 26 over the Smokes keep this is mind. You Always go down a mountain in the same gear you went up the mountain in. That is not a joke and why they have run off ramps along the road for those who do not follow that suggestion. You do that so you will not have to use, and possibly lose, your brakes
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Old 05-02-2016, 03:59 PM   #18
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one more vote for I-81.
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:00 PM   #19
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I see you have Tampa South RV Resort as your Plan B. We stayed there last June and are doing so next week. We really like it -- very clean with a new pool and the bathhouses are as nice as we have ever seen. Great people, too, and not very busy this time of year. The lots are kind of small and plain unless you can wrangle a spot overlooking the River.
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:01 PM   #20
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I notice you are taking I 95 most of the way so I was wondering have you given any thought after crossing the Delaware Bridge to taking Route 1 /13 over the cheseapeake baybridge tunnel to Virginia Beach around Norfolk to route 58 to Emporium VA and get on 95 from there. IMO it has a lot less traffic then going around DC and through Richmond.
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Check out Travelers Rest in Dade City, Fl. It's an Airstream park & I hear it's very affordable if you're a WBCCI member. Good luck on your trip & Congrats! I have my Airstream in a nice park in Zephyrhills. Parks here are inexpensive.
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:42 AM   #22
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Colonial to the South

Having driven for years from NJ to NC. I would suggest US 301 through Delaware across Md. Bay Bridge staying on 301 to I295 around Richmond then south on I95.
That's the less stressful route, especially pulling a new trailer.
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Old 05-03-2016, 03:18 PM   #23
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We, too purchased at Colonial and drove home to Florida (east coast!). We took the mountains to the ocean route to sightsee. We took 5 nights but should have taken twice as long. We now plan trips with 3 driving hours per day and two days per week without going anywhere.

That said, our stops included Cunningham Falls Stat Park, Thurmont, Maryland; Little Bennett Regional Park in Clarksburg, Maryland (near family), Grasyon Highlands State Park, Virginia; Myrtle Beach State Park, SC; Ft. Clinch State Park, Fernandina Beach, Florida. I would stay at any of those parks again. In particular I'm trying to find a way to get back to Grayson Highlands. It's 4,500' up in the Blue Ridge, though. Getting there and back is a bit of a trial for man and machine.

We are not commercial RV park people. Anytime we get a glimpse in a roadside KOA or Happy Camper RV Resort (you know the type) my wife says she'll leave me if I make her stay in a place like that.

I hope that helps (sent from Copper Breaks State Park, Texas)

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