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Old 09-15-2007, 03:26 AM   #1
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Anyone know if RVs (specifically motorhomes) can use the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel? We are considering that as a possible route south, but I remember several years ago LP gas was prohibited. Then I heard the rules were changed to allow RVs. When I check the compressed gas regulations on their web site HERE, it looks like you can have up to 2 non-permanently mounted containers of up to 45 lbs. of LP each, which would be good for most travel trailers and 5th wheels. It also states you can have up to 2 permanently mounted container with a total capacity of up to 200 gallons when used as a motor fuel. This would seem to exclude motorhomes since the LP is not being used as a fuel.
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Old 09-15-2007, 03:26 AM   #2
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Anyone know if RVs (specifically motorhomes) can use the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel? We are considering that as a possible route south, but I remember several years ago LP gas was prohibited. Then I heard the rules were changed to allow RVs. When I check the compressed gas regulations on their web site HERE, it looks like you can have up to 2 non-permanently mounted containers of up to 45 lbs. of LP each, which would be good for most travel trailers and 5th wheels. It also states you can have up to 2 permanently mounted container with a total capacity of up to 200 gallons when used as a motor fuel. This would seem to exclude motorhomes since the LP is not being used as a fuel.
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RVs of all types are permitted to use the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

They do require you to shut off the LP at the tank(s).
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Been through the CBBT many times with mine. As Dirk states, all you need to do is shutoff the LP and I suggest you do it either in the big rest area just prior to the tollbooth.

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Dirk is 100 percent correct....

I was born and raised in the Virginia Beach area and have used the CBBT many times with propane on board.
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:37 AM   #6
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Thanks to all for the replies. I thought I heard all RVs were allowed, but their web site had me confused. That opens up an alternate route for travel to bypass Baltimore and Washington. It's longer than I-95, but potentially more scenic and it takes us to a new area where we have never been before.
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IMHO, Baltimore and Washington are to be avoided whenever possible.

Although you didn't state where you are traveling from and to, there's another way around Baltimore and D.C.

From I95 in Delaware, take Rt 896 to Rt 301, across the Bay Bridge at Annapolis, following Rt 301 south, and getting back on I95 at Carmel Church Va, just above Richmond.
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Dirk, we are traveling from Lancaster, PA to Williamsburg. I agree about avoiding Baltimore, Washington, and the whole I-95 thing. Since almost any other route adds 50-75+ miles and up to 1 1/2 hours to the trip, we thought we might as well try to see a little of Delaware while we were at it as long as we could get across the bridge. Now we are looking for campgrounds. Like you, we have a MotoSAT F1 and and need a campground where we can be fairly certain of not being blocked by trees. Thanks for the suggested route down 301. We'll check that out, too.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">need a campground where we can be fairly certain of not being blocked by trees. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In Delaware or Williamsburg?

I have yet to have a problem with trees. I always ask about trees when calling a campground.
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We're looking at campgrounds in either Delaware or Maryland. We have one picked out (and an alternate) in Williamsburg - we have been there many times before.

We have never had a big problem with trees either - as you say, you need to do check things out. That's what we're in the process of doing now.
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We just did that this summer twice from phili down to nagshead.dually truck an fith wheel 28 dollars cheaper than fuel going around.Camp grounds on route 13 lots one is kitopke state park in maryland just after you cross over bay bridge tunnel going north full hook up on bay very nice.another is assatique island state park i think ele only.
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jrcnic, noticed you're from Butler PA...

Members "JoeK and "TomN" are also from that area...Joe lives off Saxonburg Road and Tom's over off 356 in Sarver...
I myself lived in Saxonburg for seven years from 1994-2001 and worked at the County 911 center...
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On topic, the diversion around the CBBT is something a lot of my Redskin friends do in order to get to the games...
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Kiptopeak State Park on the eastern shore of Virginia and just north of the Ches. Bay Bridge Tunnel is a nice place with open sites...
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Thanks for all the suggestions of places to stay. We heard Kiptopeke (or however you spell it) was nice, but it is only about 1 1/2 hours from our destination of Williamsburg. We have decided to stay at Assateague SP because it is a little farther north and will split the travel distance closer to half way.
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