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Old 10-19-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
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We are leaving the Toronto area to Disney for Christmas & New Years on December 17th. We have never driven down that way before and this is our first winter trip in our Class A Bunkhouse. Therefore, I have a few questions:

Should I go via Sarnia/Port Huron, Windsor/Detroit or down through Buffalo I-90 & I-71 to Cincinnati?

Once at Cincinnati, should I stay on I-75?

At what point in the journey should it be safe to de-winterize?

Where would I find a dumpstation where I could dump the antifreeze?

Obviously weather is a concern on the early part of the journey down, if there is snow is there a better road to travel than I-75?

Is the likely to be traffic delays due to construction at that time of the year?

Any good spots to stop for the night along the way?

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We are leaving the Toronto area to Disney for Christmas & New Years on December 17th. We have never driven down that way before and this is our first winter trip in our Class A Bunkhouse. Therefore, I have a few questions:

Should I go via Sarnia/Port Huron, Windsor/Detroit or down through Buffalo I-90 & I-71 to Cincinnati?

Once at Cincinnati, should I stay on I-75?

At what point in the journey should it be safe to de-winterize?

Where would I find a dumpstation where I could dump the antifreeze?

Obviously weather is a concern on the early part of the journey down, if there is snow is there a better road to travel than I-75?

Is the likely to be traffic delays due to construction at that time of the year?

Any good spots to stop for the night along the way?

Thanks
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Old 10-19-2008, 03:11 PM   #3
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I will answer part of your questions. In Cincinnati, I always follow I75. We usually are able to add water to the system at Knoxville or Chatanogga, Tenn., but that depends on the weather, etc. Sometimes Atlanta will get temperature in the 20's.

We usually get a full hookup site the first night. The antifreeze goes into the sewer drain. Frankly, you do not have enough antifreeze in the system to make much impact on your tanks.

The purpose of the full hookup is to add water and to provide 110 AC. Our 5th wheel only has 1 battery and the furnace fan will kill the battery in about 4 hours. The campground in Clinton, Tenn. (Knoxville Suburb) also has cable to check on weather, football, etc.

You really need to watch the weather forecast and adjust accordingly.

My limited experience would be to cross at Sarnia, take U.S.23 (4 lane limited access) to Toledo, Ohio which connects in Perrysburg to I75.

Take I75 through Atlanta (watch the time of day). In Macon, Georgia, take the I475 bypass.
Buffalo-Cleveland is in the snowbelt and can have wild weather in November.

Happy Trails!
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:56 PM   #4
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We always cross at Detroit, and head South on I-75 right to Florida. Our 1st night is in Berea KY "Walnut Meadow RV Park" they are a Passport America park $12. Our 2nd night is in Perry GA "Fair Harbor RV Park" also a Passport America park $14. We add water in KY the 1st night. With our Itasca MH we have Aux Coach heating that heats the coach and the holding tanks as we drive.

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Old 10-27-2008, 07:15 AM   #5
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Thank-you for the replies. Looks like I-75 is the better route versus going down through NY, PA, WV, NC etc....

Hi Suncruiser, we are neighbours. We are in Burlington too.
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I agree with Suncruiser. We have used that stop on that trip also. Depends on the weather where you can dewinterize but certainly no problems by the second night. For sure watch your weather forecasts, we always looked for a 2 day window to get out of town and down to where it is warmer.
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