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snipe

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Hello all, I would like to ask for suggestions of a driving route from Eastern Canada/New England south to the Carolina's and possibly Florida. The reason is to avoid the usual places like NYC, Boston...etc. and if there is a route that minimizes routes thru mountainous regions if that can be done. Looking for your experience in driving this route.

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stay to the west. avoid I-95, take I 81.
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This route avoids most of the big cities.

https://freecampsites.net/#!Halifax,+Nov........Index=0&routeAvoid=Tolls&roundtrip=false


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Our traffic here in Florida has tripled since last month. Be careful out there the interstates are crazy!


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lap527 wrote:

Our traffic here in Florida has tripled since last month. Be careful out there the interstates are crazy!

You aren't joking! People drive like idiots down here and I'm not referring to Floridians only. I've almost been taken out twice since we arrived on November 25th and there's been one accident 1.5 miles South of where we are near Titusville that was a quadruple fatal. I've yet to see a Highway patrol car anywhere on the Interstate near me. I now use US 1 and the local roads to get to where I need to go.


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check out our roads and routes forum made for questions like yours. Welcome to the forums.


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Moved to Roads and Routes forum from 5th wheels.

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Here is what I would do. Get on I/95 in Maine, just into MA get on I/495 to I/90 (Mass Pike Toll) to I/84, just into PA US 209 to I/80 just a couple of miles to PA 33 to I/78 to I/81 (to avoid mountains just into VA take US 17 to I/95 to FL) I stay on I/81 to I/77 (some mountains 2800') then into NC on I/77 (flat from here south) to I/26 to I/95 into FL.


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My usual route is basically Interstate 81 to Interstate 77. Interstate 81 does somewhat go through the mountains, but the terrain is really more like rolling hills than significant grades. Interstate 77 descending Fancy Gap is a significant grade and can be a little trecherous at times due to foggy conditions. They have variable speed limits for that reason. Taking reasonable care and properly downshifting and such are necessary, but if done it's a perfectly good route and in my opinion much preferable to needlessly going through NYC, Baltimore, Washington DC, etc.





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This year from New Brunswick;

I95>I495>I90>I87(toll)>I84>I81>I66>VA15>I95>FLORIDA

Not a fan of I84 thru Hartford to Newburgh. Prefer I 90 thru Mass and I87 along the Hudson. $20 toll but worth it to me.

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