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Old 02-04-2011, 07:33 PM   #15
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Wow...so what is the truth...this can not be the only spot in the US of A where this is an issue..I have driven through lotsa tunells, pulling a TT in a Class C or in a DP...What is the real deal
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:41 PM   #16
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Around Baltimore

I have been travelling up and down I-95 for years. When I get to Baltimore I go around via I-695w It is about 2 miles longer than the Key bridge, but a lot easier, no longer in time (probably faster), and no toll. It is about 27 miles. Here is the North Bound info:


"In Md I95n Exit 49b toward Towson (left exit) is I-695W around Baltimore. The only road you can travel cause you have propane (Hazmat allowed)
I 695 Exit 33 is I-95N and on to NJTP Look for NJTP signs in the left lane."

Believe me it is a lot easier than the Key bridge which is sometimes hard to find.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:43 PM   #17
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I'd follow Joe!
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:55 AM   #18
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Thanks everyone for all the advice. After playing with Google Maps & reading everyones suggestions here, I am going to follow Joe also. But don't expect to see me in NJ, if you do stop me & turn me around please. I will be in a 2004 Coachman with a bright yellow Toyota FJ Cruiser following me (not being towed). Hope to be in Bar Harbor RV park & Marina set up & watching the Steelers kick some butt well before game time.
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I live in Maryland & can assure you that folks HAVE been stopped at the tunnels.That being said there are several ways to reach your destination,especially if traveling on a weekend.I prefer 95 north through Richmond to exit 104.This will take you to 301,across the Harry Nice Bridge,through southern maryland.Take 301 north to 97 to 695 east,across the F.Scott Key bridge {no propane restriction} back to 95 north to Abingdon.
Interesting route. Is 301 2 or 4 lane? Does 301 have many small towns & traffic lights to go through? I may try this route in the car in May when I take my DW her Mazda MX5 & bring home my FJ Cruiser
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I was told it had something to do with their ventilation system. Propane being heavier than air settles and the system they have will not remove it.Don't know how true that is.
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I have been travelling up and down I-95 for years. When I get to Baltimore I go around via I-695w It is about 2 miles longer than the Key bridge, but a lot easier, no longer in time (probably faster), and no toll. It is about 27 miles. Here is the North Bound info:


"In Md I95n Exit 49b toward Towson (left exit) is I-695W around Baltimore. The only road you can travel cause you have propane (Hazmat allowed)
I 695 Exit 33 is I-95N and on to NJTP Look for NJTP signs in the left lane."

Believe me it is a lot easier. than the Key bridge which is sometimes hard to find.
I like the idea of no tolls and probably less traffic. I'll do it. Thanks to you and the OP because having done at least 100K on that road I95 I did not know there might be a problem. At first I was bothered but the no tolls idea fixed that.
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Interesting route. Is 301 2 or 4 lane? Does 301 have many small towns & traffic lights to go through? I may try this route in the car in May when I take my DW her Mazda MX5 & bring home my FJ Cruiser
301 is 4 lanes most of the way. The 301 bridge over the Potomac does raise the pucker factor for some--it's a narrow two lane. You will be going through many smaller towns, lots of traffic lights, several with cameras.
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301 is dual lane in each direction.There are small towns, but unless there is an accident or you hit morning rush hour{6a.m.-8:30a.m.} heading north is no problem.The bridge is narrow,but be calm & it is no problem,also no toll northbound.Obey the speed limits & enjoy the ride.
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The Nice bridge over the Potomac is my least favorite part of the trip, but taking Rt301 to bypass Balt. and D.C. is worth it.
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Baltimore tunnel

In the spring of 2002 I was on I-95 approching the tunnel. Above the road signs said to slow down. Every 100 yards it said go slower. A policeman standing in the middle of the road with a STOP sign siginaled me to pull-off. They directed me into a narrow parking area where they made me shut off my propane tank and lectured me. I just was able to make a U-turn with a 32 ft MH and toad. Then came the scary part. From a dead stop I had to make a sharp right turn back into traffic coming at 65 MPH.

It was a dangerous move dictated by the requirement to pull off into this area.

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Agree with Route 66 pleasant ride.
Take this route all the time on way south or back north.
Get off Del. bridge 95 to 888 before 95 toll road, 301-50 to 301 to just north of Richmond on route 95.

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007, that's a route I would not have considered before and I'm local to the area. Taking Rt 50 east in the summer time can take forever as it seems everyone in DC heads for Ocean City. Thursday-Saturday being the busiest days. The Bay bridge can not be crossed by trucks and RVs if the wind is above 35mph (I think that's the speed).

My recommendation would be, for those wanting to take 301:

Take Rt-301 to Rt-3 (this is were 301 and 50 intersect)
Take R-3 to I-97 (taking Rt 3 is shorter than taking Rt-301 to I-97)
Take I-97 to I-695 East/North
Get back on I-95

If you do take route 50 and want one of the best places on the bay for crabs, stop at Harris', just off Rt 50 after you cross over the Kent Narrows bridge.

Enjoy the trip, which ever route you choose,

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The key bridge has way better scenery anyway,thats the reason I am mobile.Why take the chance,your not saving enough time to worry about it,imho.
I agree with Frankie, the Key bridge scenery is alot better than looking at a Semi passing me about 6" away.
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