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Old 03-02-2008, 06:08 PM   #1
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Traveling from Ohio to Florida would you take US 71 or do the US77 route????

Traveling from Ohio to Florida would you take Route 71 or do the route 77 route????
In a 35 foot LY Gas with NO trailer or NO Toad?
What is the best choice ??
I heard the mountains are bad for an RV?
Please any thoughts ?
AAA says 3 hours shorter thru the route 77 south mountain journey???
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:13 PM   #2
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Traveling from Ohio to Florida would you take Route 71 or do the route 77 route????
In a 35 foot LY Gas with NO trailer or NO Toad?
What is the best choice ??
I heard the mountains are bad for an RV?
Please any thoughts ?
AAA says 3 hours shorter thru the route 77 south mountain journey???
77 is my favorite route, it is beautiful!
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:47 PM   #3
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Traveling from Ohio to Florida would you take Route 71 or do the route 77 route????
In a 35 foot LY Gas with NO trailer or NO Toad?
What is the best choice ??
I heard the mountains are bad for an RV?
Please any thoughts ?
AAA says 3 hours shorter thru the route 77 south mountain journey???
Hi Neighbors! We are in LaGrange, and not too far from you! Welcome! Larry and I have been south to FL many, many, many times from here in OH, as my folks lived in FL for 30 yrs. They lived in the panhandle at Niceville, close to Ft. Walton Beach area. We made the trip down I 71 and to I 65 south. Stayed on I 65 to Rt. 331 at Montgomery, AL. We found the mountains no problem at all and the roads were all pretty good. It will depend on where in FL you are headed. You did not say! I 77 in WV is very hilly and part of it is tolled, I believe.
Maybe someday you will be able to stop by and do some driveway camping. I think Vermilion is only about 25 min. from here. Keep your eyes on the Northern Ohio threads. We have had a bunch of nice of rallies and we would love to meet you! Good luck with your plans.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:27 AM   #4
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It would depend on where you are aiming for in Florida.
I-71 to I-61 to west Florida
I-77 to I-26 to I-95 to the east coast.
I-75 to Central Florida and the Gulfcoast Tampa/St.Pete/ Sarasot/ Ft. Myers.
Or, do you all avoid I-75? Busy but direct. Also a pretty road to Atlanta, then again in Florida.
We live in St. Pete. FL and use I-75 as an escape route all the time.
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the Atlanta loop towing a trailer.

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Or, do you all avoid I-75? Busy but direct. Also a pretty road to Atlanta, then again in Florida.
The loop around Atlanta at 2pm on a friday afternoon: the horror, the horror!
20mph, 8 lanes, Oh, look, the right three lanes ALL have to exit! YUK!
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Been up and down the I-77 route many times to and from Cleveland area. 77 is much shorter, and more scenic. In this period of high fuel prices shorter is better!!
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:18 AM   #7
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OK going to COCO Beach FLA
East Coast
End of March
Sounds like 77 south is the best way to go
I will try it (if weather is bad I'm going back to the 71 route)
I let everyone know which way I went after I come back
I sure I will not be talking to anyone on this site while I'm on the road because nothing is going to break on the beast this trip!!!
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Old 03-30-2008, 04:46 PM   #8
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Just got back
What a night mare !!!
Took 77 to 26 to 95
Traffic on 77 construction near West Vir
Coming home Took 10 hours to go 400 miles
West Virg Tunnels down to one lane
Took 2.5 hours to go 12 miles !!
I'm switching back to 71 to 75
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I 71

If you take 71 to I 65 you go through less congested areas. Not quite as scenic, but a good road. The scenic part of this route takes you down Rt. 331 south from Montgomery into FL. Then east along the FL coast near the Gulf of Mexico. From there the trip east is pretty easy. May take just a bit longer, but traffic is not too bad.
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Old 04-29-2008, 03:44 PM   #10
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I gave up on traveling I 77 years ago. The W Va tnpk is so rough it rattles everything in the trlr or MH. I 75 is a little longer and you have to deal with Atlanta, but I still prefer to go that way.
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