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Two Hands

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Posted: 03/09/21 12:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Mountain Directory (east and west) is an excellent way to check routes for mountain passes and grades.


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Posted: 03/09/21 03:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Old Biscuit is right. We also use a paper Atlas and read the signage.





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Another question is do you want to avoid tolls. In the NE, many of the highways and bridges have tolls. Pulling a toad means some of the tolls are rediculous.

We are going to Maine in August from Maryland. We've driven I95 through NYC and up to Boston in cars so don't need to see that again.

In our RV pulling a toad, we'll go up I83 and other interstates to Birmingham. Then wander our way through Vermont and New Hampshire before getting to Maine. Should be a nice, scenic trip.


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If a big rig uses the road, you can too.

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We plan our route to avoid tolls. Some are unavoidable. Our GPS does a fair job avoiding tolls.


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Lots of low clearances in the towns and cities of the NE. Other than that not to worry.

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For grades I like Google Earth (not Google Maps).

Once you get your route input, right click on the line and you can show the elevation along the route including grades.

As long as you aren't underpowered and semis are traveling the road, you should be able to manage it fine.


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In general, if you go on US labeled roads/routes you'll be good. I.E. US301, US1 etc.


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