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Old 01-08-2008, 09:04 AM   #1
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Any ideas or experiences traveling South from Vt to Fla. First time going so far, want safest
not quite so busy route.
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Any ideas or experiences traveling South from Vt to Fla. First time going so far, want safest
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:19 AM   #3
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If you want the safest and less traveled route, get over to I81 and take it South to I77. I77 South to I26 East. I26 East to I95. I95 to Florida.

This is the route I take.
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Thanks so much. If you can suggest any campsites along the way, thanks again1 We are heading down without a lot of extra time to see the sights, but on the return trip we will have a week or so to take in the sights. ive got two exchange students and DC, Wiliamsburg, disney are some good spots they' like. As for camping I like the natural, not show and tell places.
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We have lots of RV friends in the east and the route Gary suggested is the one most seem to take. WE also used that route when we lived in eastern Ontario.
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Campgrounds were open once we got to Virginia.
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I stayed at the following KOA's. Pine Glen near Harrisburg - Excellent. Natural Bridge KOA. Good. Road in is dirt and sites are somewhat hilly. Wytheville KOA - Good. Pull Throughs sites fairly level, other sites hilly. Fancy Gap - Good. Pull Through sites hilly and a little difficult to get into if towing.
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I live in CT and agree with GaryKD...take 84 and work down to 81. Stay off 95 as it's a rough route thru CT and NY. You'll pick-up 95 on the other side of DC. If you are heading south soon many places in CT, NY and PA are closed for the season.
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I take the I-81 route too. Depending where I'm going to I sometimes I cut over I-66 and pickup 95 around Richmond. I've stayed at the same KOA's as Ottawa can vouch for those KOA's.
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:30 AM   #9
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Thanks soooo much for feedback, I sur wish the fuel to get to Fla. was cheaper, i don't know if anyone has done a deisel/veg oil conversion but I am sure looking into it. If I do it, I'll hand out French Frys on the way.
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Because of the difference in state gas tax, South Carolina is cheaper than North Carolina or Georgia, when you get in this area.
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If you don't care about getting there fast you could meander down the Eastern Shore of Delaware/Maryland/Virginia and avoid D.C. traffic altogether. There are some really pretty spots to stay (Chincoteague, Cherrystone) on the water.

We've travelled between D.C. and New England many times, and other than rush hour around D.C., the only other slow down is on the Garden State Parkway during rush hour, and any of the cities on Fridays. Just try to avoid D.C. from 6am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm and you'll be fine.

Don't know when you're going, but last time we came home after spring break, I-95 was a parking lot for 2 days. We gave up after going only 200 miles in 5 hours and pulled into a campground at 3pm in the Carolinas. The staff said it's like that every weekend in March because of Snowbirds going home and spring breakers.
We are going to Islamorada again this year and coming home through Tampa/Atlanta/Asheville this time to see something different and avoid the return I-95 mess.

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Carlisle Pa has a nice campground. Western Village RV Park. From there you can visit Gettysburg and Harrisburg has a good Civil War Museum also. Carlisle is off of I 81.
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