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groundhogy

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Posted: 04/11/19 07:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What are the least mountainous routes if you wanted to cross?

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What state?


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This might help...
flattest route


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Posted: 04/11/19 09:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Typically it will be the freeway routes.


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Flattest route is an awesome website.

So looks like two main routes through the middle get chosen by the program.

The Cumberland-Uniontown route. Route 40 and 68.

The Charlottesville VA to Charleston WV route. Route 64.

Im not sure which would be easier on the tow vehicle. They both get up to an elevation in the 2500 ft range.

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Im going to say the Cumberland route is easier?

The elevation changes seem spread out much further and they seem more stepped shaped rather than roller coaster up and downs over and over.

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The flattest route algorithm doesn't seem that smart though.

If you are going from basically the same starting point.. Savannah GA or Charleston SC, traveling to Nashville TN, it picks two different routes. One much flatter than the other.

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Does Mountain Directory East cover that area? If so, it is a great reference.

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groundhogy wrote:




Im not sure which would be easier on the tow vehicle. They both get up to an elevation in the 2500 ft range.


If 2500 ft is even a thought, you need to rethink your RV choice.





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