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Old 11-11-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

Has anyone here pulled a large fifth wheel over this bridge? Would you do it again? I may go that way next summer. Just curious.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:49 PM   #2
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I drove it last summer in my 40 foot MH towing a CRV. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:50 PM   #3
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Take our class A w/toad many times. Nice scenic ride and they will stop you at the approach to wait if the weather is not good to travel (high winds). As I recall it was a little pricey but we enjoy it much more than the 95 route.
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They will check to be sure your propane tank is turned off before you enter the toll plaza.
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Thanks for the info. It looked a little scary on U-tube videos.
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:28 PM   #6
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Traveled many times over and under the Bay both ways to avoid the DC & Balti areas.
There are spots to pull off road both sides to turn off and on your LP.
We stopped on pier and had lunch a couple of times pick up #64 than #58 and your on your way on 95 south.
If you time it right can take a picture of ship going over you as you enter the tunnel Va. side.
Have a safe trip.
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They will check to be sure your propane tank is turned off before you enter the toll plaza.
I don't know about the bridge, but if you carry propane, you cannot go through the Baltimore Tunnel.... You have to go around.... Even if the tank is turned off. I would check...
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Bridge info on the Internet says you can have propane tanks but they must be turned off. There is also some restrictions on the size of the tanks . They will be checked at the toll booth.
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Bridge info on the Internet says you can have propane tanks but they must be turned off. There is also some restrictions on the size of the tanks . They will be checked at the toll booth.
Been across it twice. The propane check consists of the toll taker saying "do you have a propane tank" and me saying "yes, it's off". There is no checking, only the question. $35 later and you are on your way.

There is a very nice over night parking lot at the north end off the bridge at the toll plaza.
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Talking Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel

This is so interesting! We've traveled down to Florida from MA for the last 4 years and always thought we could not use this route. What a welcomed surprise to find out that it's doable with a motor home. Thanks to all of you for your input. It was really helpful!
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Very interesting history. When I was stationed on the East Coast back in the early sixties they were still building the tunnels. In Baltimore there were thousands of junked cars stacked in yards by the harbor. The tunnel sections were welded up these as well. When a section was finished it was towed into place and sunk. Then junked cars were dropped over it. Over time the old cars filled up with silt forming a protective covering over the tunnel.

Been a long time since I went through it now, but it is really a unique experience. I love that area. Spent a lot of time on both sides.
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Way better than the alternatives and a beautiful ride.
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Very interesting history. When I was stationed on the East Coast back in the early sixties they were still building the tunnels. In Baltimore there were thousands of junked cars stacked in yards by the harbor. The tunnel sections were welded up these as well. When a section was finished it was towed into place and sunk. Then junked cars were dropped over it. Over time the old cars filled up with silt forming a protective covering over the tunnel.

Been a long time since I went through it now, but it is really a unique experience. I love that area. Spent a lot of time on both sides.
Cool to know. Thanks for sharing!
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We just went from Cape Cod to Key West and took the Cape May Ferry and then the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel the over to 95 south it is a very nice ride.
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