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Old 08-30-2018, 10:22 PM   #1
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Road less traveled.

Have any Newmar owners taken highway 36 from Eastern Indiana to Denver Co?
I have driven on I-70 many times and want to enjoy the drive this time. I have 4 days to get there, so time is no big deal.



Thanks for your input!!


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Haven't taken that exact route so I can't say. This week we were going from Nappanee to central Illinois. I didn't want to go up to I-80 and bump across close to Chicago traffic. We went west, then south, then west all on US routes and it was very enjoyable. Got about 1mpg more and it only added about an hour to the run.

I always check my Truckers Atlas for trips involving US routes and state routes. I check for possible low bridges or possible issues when they go through towns. If I suspect any tight intersections or issues I use a sat view on my I-phone or computer to check it out the night before. Plus I consult my little blue pocket truckers book and several I-phone apps for possible fuel stops and prices.
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Yup, i see in the Motor Carriers atlas there in no restrictions on the route. We use "Trucker Path" app for fuel and service. Many small towns, but i am not scared of entering ALL lanes of in town traffic if i have to, most see us coming to a corner and start backing up!! Maybe it's the crash helmet i wear when i drive.......


I am really looking forward to the drive.
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Have any Newmar owners taken highway 36 from Eastern Indiana to Denver Co?
I have driven on I-70 many times and want to enjoy the drive this time. I have 4 days to get there, so time is no big deal.

Thanks for your input!!

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Holy mackerel, it takes us 4 days to get from Nashville, TN to Asheville, NC.
A trip to CO would take at least 2 weeks each way.
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Great route that I have done multiple times. Good roads, lots of places to stay at uncrowded city parks. Less traffic. Nearly as fast as being on I70. Some 4 lane between Decatur and the Mississippi River. Lots of historical sites to see. Another similar route would be US 34 and US 6.
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Took part of this route from Springfield, IL, to Cameron, MO, last September. We've also been from Belleville, KS, to St. Joseph, MO, too. The speed limit is mostly 65 MPH on those stretches so that's as fast as I need to go. The only thing that bothered me a little was the Mississippi River bridge. It just felt more uncomfortable than taking the I-80 Mississippi River bridge. I haven't taken the I-70 Mississippi River bridge in a motor home to date so I cannot compare that one.
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Holy mackerel, it takes us 4 days to get from Nashville, TN to Asheville, NC.
A trip to CO would take at least 2 weeks each way.
I am driving solo to meet my wife in Denver, she has been there for 8 weeks so far, tending to family matters. I could do it in 2 days if i wanted. If we were together we would take more time for sure.

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Great route that I have done multiple times. Good roads, lots of places to stay at uncrowded city parks. Less traffic. Nearly as fast as being on I70. Some 4 lane between Decatur and the Mississippi River. Lots of historical sites to see. Another similar route would be US 34 and US 6.
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Took part of this route from Springfield, IL, to Cameron, MO, last September. We've also been from Belleville, KS, to St. Joseph, MO, too. The speed limit is mostly 65 MPH on those stretches so that's as fast as I need to go. The only thing that bothered me a little was the Mississippi River bridge. It just felt more uncomfortable than taking the I-80 Mississippi River bridge. I haven't taken the I-70 Mississippi River bridge in a motor home to date so I cannot compare that one.

Nothing more fun for the driver than a narrow lane bridge, builds confidence for some and turns other away. Safe Travels!!!
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Nothing more fun for the driver than a narrow lane bridge, builds confidence for some and turns other away. Safe Travels!!!
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my all time favorite is the hood river bridge over the columbia river gorge, connecting hood river, OR and white salmon, WA.....
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my all time favorite is the hood river bridge over the columbia river gorge, connecting hood river, OR and white salmon, WA.....
we used to go back and forth about everyday growing up. haven't done it in the MH yet
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my all time favorite is the hood river bridge over the columbia river gorge, connecting hood river, OR and white salmon, WA.....
We went across the Mississippi on the I-64..Poplar Street Bridge in St Louis, mixed with Semis...running mirror to mirror, was a tight fit. I now use I-70 to go thru the city. Cant wait to spent more time in the N/W
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