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Old 03-13-2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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Which route to take?

Hello,
We will be travelling from Ontario to S.C. next week. We must first go to London Ontario to the RV dealer and then will leave from there. I understand that if we head South from Niagara Falls that we must travel through a few cities but if we embark from Windsor/Detroit it is a bit longer but will have bigger or better highways.
1) Is either route preferable or better?
A factor in this is that we have just purchased a Jeep Laredo which has a diesel engine.
2) Is diesel fuel easily available in the United States? -------we are new to this and a dumb question like the latter is a real worry for us.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:37 PM   #2
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having been to both areas, the highways are about the same and yes it is a longer travel from detroit more senic and nicer roads from niagara would head south towards I95 and I95 to SC. Yes diesel fuel is readily available in the US at all major fuel stations.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:40 PM   #3
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It's actualy shorter to go through Detriot but the highway is a mess of construction in Detriot. The other good thing is you can stop at Jackson Centre on the way.
There is lots of diesel in the U.S. but it cost more then gas, not less as here.
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:11 PM   #4
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Thank you for the Information. My wife agrees wit hyou in saying that Niagara Falls route is the way to go.
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having been to both areas, the highways are about the same and yes it is a longer travel from detroit more senic and nicer roads from niagara would head south towards I95 and I95 to SC. Yes diesel fuel is readily available in the US at all major fuel stations.
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:24 AM   #5
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Having been on I-95 in the Carolinas, I would say you made a good choice. South Carolina is the worse of the two, so if you are not going somewhere directly on I-95, I'd stay completely off it. The road is horribly rough, and at least before the economy went sour, it was clogged with big rigs.
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:51 AM   #6
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All of the major N/S routes have lots of truck traffic but I think that I95 also has a lot of 4 wheeler traffic mixed in and generally it's too stressful for me.

I'd come out of Windsor and pick up I75 south and stay on it 'til I40 where you then have your choice of I40 into N Carolina (if you want to see the Smokies - which are beautiful BTW) or I26 down to Columbia, SC.

Watch for Flyin' J truck stops. They're easy to get in and out of for food, fuel, rest rooms, etc. and the showers there have beaucoups hot water.
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I would also avoid Rt 95 unless you anticipated snow.

Consider Rt 81 down to Rt 77 into NC.

Scenic, low key, interesting stops and good services along the way. No trouble finding diesel.
You won't be disappointed.

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Old 03-15-2009, 08:03 PM   #8
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Not sure why some don't like I95, I use it all the time, great route.

Just remember to go round Baltimore (beltway 695?) to the west then back on 95

Don't hit DC (east beltway 495?)
7-9AM or 3:30-7PM if you can avoid it.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:04 PM   #9
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Hi Terry, after we cross at Niagara Falls is it better to cut across to #81 or jsut head for #95?
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