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OnIslandTime4Now

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Hi! We have a trip planned from Vermont to the Florida Keys in April and are VERY new (and nervous) to pulling a 5th wheel. We want to avoid NJ, at least for the first time and have been told that if we start in Plattsburg, NY on I-87 to Albany then on to I-88 to Binghampton, NY then on to I-81 to Winchester, VT, then Route #17 over to Fredricksburg, VA and on to I-95 the rest of the way, we can avoid the most difficult areas. Does anyone have any advice for us on this idea? We are also trying to route out campgrounds ahead of time to make reservations for each night - is that a good idea or a bad idea? We Really appreciate any feedback from folks experienced in this! Thanks!

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I'm not familiar with the routes from Vt to Interstate 81. But I-81 S to 17 to I-95 in will take you around Baltimore/Washington. It's a good choice.
If you plan to do any boondocking on your trip there are two casinos in Pennsylvania that allow overnighting. They are both a couple miles off I-81 and easy access with any type rig.
PM me for info on the casinos, they're at Wilkes-barre PA and near Harrisburg PA

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That route works well, and is often our choice from NH to FL....you will be fine in April, but we have had difficulty finding open cg's for the northernmost first or last nights in March and October. Most cg's in the northeast open April or later.

Generally, the cg's along the highway specialize in one nightovers....reservations the morning of the stay are usually fine.

We have never taken the route 17 cutover, but there are several to get you back over to 95. We try to stay on divided highways.

Should you ever feel like a change, try the DelMaVa route down through Delaware and Virdinia. You will miss Baltimore and Washington that way and it is vary laid back!


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81 to 66 to 17 then over.
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If you want to stay out of the mountians don't use I88 to Binghamton go rt. 87 to 287 just north of ny city through jersey to Penn.78 to 81south to virginia rt 66 to 95 south. This bypasses Washington and NYC. This is a flatland rt. compared to 88.There is little traffic in Jersey and good roads. A nice place to stop is Falling waters West Virginia Nice campsite.





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I did this route the last 2 years, did the route to Binghamton once hauling my 5er, you want a good truck. If any ques. shoot me an e-mail I live just south of Plattsburgh.

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Posted: 02/28/10 01:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Take 81 to 77 to 26 to 95


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cwit wrote:

If you want to stay out of the mountians don't use I88 to Binghamton go rt. 87 to 287 just north of ny city through jersey to Penn.78 to 81south to virginia rt 66 to 95 south. This bypasses Washington and NYC. This is a flatland rt. compared to 88.There is little traffic in Jersey and good roads. A nice place to stop is Falling waters West Virginia Nice campsite.


I-66 does not go to 95, it goes to the washington beltway which you want to avoid. cut south on 17 to fredericksburg.
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I sorry wife says 67 but Bumpyroad your right 17 is a good road to.

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Once in Fl take the FL turnpike extension / Sawgrass Expressway west from Boca Raton all the way to Fla City. I also suggest Card Sound Road from Fla City to N Key Largo. It is a toll road as well as longer and narrower than US1 but a much more laid back scenic ride. US1 from Fla City to Key Largo is a death trap of idiots in a hurry. Take it from somebody that lived in the Keys for 15 years and only travelled north of Marathon when it was absolutely necessary.

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