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Old 11-13-2015, 07:37 AM   #1
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Florida highway 60

Anybody ever take FL60 west from I95 to the Tampa area in an RV?

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Old 11-13-2015, 07:46 AM   #2
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Only as far as Bartow. From there is a quick shot up 98 to the Polk Parkway and on to I4. I would think from Bartow west would be painful with way to many traffic lights

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Only as far as Bartow. From there is a quick shot up 98 to the Polk Parkway and on to I4. I would think from Bartow west would be painful with way to many traffic lights

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I've done it both ways and the Polk Highway (as above) is the easiest in an RV or any vehicle. Polk Highway is a toll road (Sunpass or cash). When you get to I-4/I-75 you have some variations on getting to Tampa ... none are good.
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Old 11-13-2015, 07:42 PM   #4
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Ditto above. We're from Lakeland and that's how we'd go - 60 to 98 to Polk Parkway to I-4. If you stay on 60, you'll go thru Brandon & you do not want to go that way in your RV. Tons & tons of traffic.
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We just got back from Florida Saturday. We traveled 60 from I-75 to Bartow then south on 17.

During the busy hours as you get close to 75 there is lots of traffic. Once away from 75 I didn't think it that bad.

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We do it every once in a while, I have no issues with the road or traffic. Sure, a bit of traffic in Lake Wales and then when you get into Brandon.
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I've also bypassed the 98/Polk Parkway(570) and stayed on 60 until I got to County Line Rd. County line Rd runs from 60 to I-4 west of Lakeland.Pulling my tandem axle trailer it saved $5?. in tolls LOL.
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I've done it dozens of times. Rt 60 is okay for any type of RV but much of it is 2 lane and no passing, so not particularly fast. Rt 98 at Bartow to the Polk Parkway to I-4 is the fast way to go but has a toll. If you go all the way on Rt. 60, you will save the toll but encounter slow going and many traffic lights.
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Yeah, 60 is a great run. Don't know where you are leaving from- but Sebring, Okeechobbe are great too. If you can work in a little 27, 441, 98, 17- you will love them all! That part of the State is "Less Traveled" but, it is real Florida-you will see lots of Big Trucks, 18 wheelers, etc. You can go anywhere they go. Lake Wales is gorgeous-See the Bok Tower & Spook Hill- We love it all.

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