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Old 12-26-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Interstate highway information

We don't travel Interstates much but I am tired of pulling off an exit for fuel or food and finding no way to maneuver my coach around obstacles. There must be a good guide that will tell me what I will encounter before I commit to an exit. I am especially interested in I-95, I-75 and I-85 in NC,SC,GA and FL.

Thanks in advance of your assistance.
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I realize this isn't one of the Interstates you mentioned, but if you click on it and do some searching around, you may find one like it for I75, I85, or I95.
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:47 PM   #3
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Smartphone apps do that:

Apple:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iexi...401746066?mt=8

Android:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...terstate&hl=en

Hope that helps...
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:26 PM   #4
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The Next Exit publication is an great investment. I use it to find fuel and grocery stores. It will tell you which direction off the interstate & if it's big rig friendly for fuel, restaurants groceries & motels/hotels.

Here's a link:

The Next Exit 2015: The Most Complete Interstate Hwy Guide: Mark Watson: 9780984692132: Amazon.com: Books
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:28 PM   #5
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With Truck Stops located at decent intervals along all Interstates it shouldn't be to hard to find one when needed unless you're letting your fuel get to low before looking for fuel.
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You didn't mention if you have a smart phone. There is an App for the iPhone and the PC called ALLSTAYS Truck & Travel... can't be beat for finding truck stops and then viewing satellite imagery of the stop! It also has a filter so you can specify what stops you are looking for.
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Not to forget that Google will let you view any perspective stops while sitting somewhere with a connection. The real issue is to plan ahead and pick a couple of stops based on your estimated need. I usually pick two or three possibles for any expected stop like fuel, shopping, or flatspotting for a short night. Easier to see where they hide some places that way. ;-)
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Sounds archaic but I still use a Garmin 760 GPS that recognizes limitations based on the size of my coach. You can also set it up with specific avoidances, such as no tolls etc.

Overall it works good. I can search for points of interest such as food, fuel, or specific stores. I can also search for POI's near a specific city which is an improvement over the older GPS's.
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Old 12-26-2014, 09:19 PM   #9
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We always stop at truck stops for fuel. Usually Flying J or Pilot, because I have their discount card.

There is ALWAYS room to maneuver in a truck stop!
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Check out this link for Truck Stops on Interstate highways. You can view fueling locations via satellite to plan you approach and exit. http://www.findfuelstops.com/truck-stop-interstate
I also like Flying J, most have a separate drive and pumps ans parking for RV's.
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The Next Exit publication is an great investment. I use it to find fuel and grocery stores. It will tell you which direction off the interstate & if it's big rig friendly for fuel, restaurants groceries & motels/hotels.

Here's a link:

The Next Exit 2015: The Most Complete Interstate Hwy Guide: Mark Watson: 9780984692132: Amazon.com: Books

Good advice. Big rig friendly stops are high lighted.
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We don't travel Interstates much but I am tired of pulling off an exit for fuel or food and finding no way to maneuver my coach around obstacles....................

Maneuver around obstacles?? Sounds like you're trying to get into small gas stations! Just watch the signs as you travel down the road. Only go to truck stops-- plenty of room. You're driving a 40 ft bus. You've got no business diddle-farting around local gas stations.
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Maneuver around obstacles?? Sounds like you're trying to get into small gas stations! Just watch the signs as you travel down the road. Only go to truck stops-- plenty of room. You're driving a 40 ft bus. You've got no business diddle-farting around local gas stations.
Have not heard the df saying before but it does apply. If you are looking to save a few cents a gallon you may end up in some tight situations. By the time you maneuver around, unhook the toad, etc any savings you may have made will have been minimized. Plus the possibility of bumping something in the tight quarters.
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I had an app for the I95 exit guide, worked pretty well
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