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Old 08-11-2019, 08:15 AM   #1
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We are planning a trip to Yellowstone. We are stopping over in St Louis and heading to Ft Collins. RV trip wizard routes us off I 70 between St Louis and Kansas City and another section between Salina and Ft Collins. Does anyone know why we could not stay on I 70 the whole way?

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Toll roads. You can stay on them if you like, but most Rvrs like to avoid the high cost of tolls for big rigs.


Does RV Trip Wizard have an "avoid" function that lets you designate whether to avoid things like bridges, tunnels, ferries, and toll roads? If so, adjust to suit your desires.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:45 AM   #3
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I don’t think there are any tolls on I 70
maybe there was bad traffic, construction, or an accident when you planned a route?
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I don’t think there are any tolls on I 70
maybe there was bad traffic, construction, or an accident when you planned a route?
X2, there are no tolls on I-70
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I don’t think there are any tolls on I 70
maybe there was bad traffic, construction, or an accident when you planned a route?
I70 from Topeka to Kansas City is toll, very annoying just went through there, always forget and keep trying to figure out why Copilot routes me around. They should really get rid of that toll:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_Turnpike
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Toll roads. You can stay on them if you like, but most Rvrs like to avoid the high cost of tolls for big rigs.


Does RV Trip Wizard have an "avoid" function that lets you designate whether to avoid things like bridges, tunnels, ferries, and toll roads? If so, adjust to suit your desires.
Yes, go for the avoid functions. Possibly routing shortest distance or something like that.
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There is a toll on I70 just west of Kansas City and Lawrence. It's the Kansas Turnpike, and the toll is cheaper than fuel trying to avoid it.
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X2, there are no tolls on I-70
There are actually two toll sections on I70, one in Kansas the other in Pennsylvania.
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There is a toll on I70 just west of Kansas City and Lawrence. It's the Kansas Turnpike, and the toll is cheaper than fuel trying to avoid it.
Any idea how much with toad? Looked expensive was kind of a nice drive around on back roads.
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I do not have “avoid tolls” enabled and there is no apparent hazard disclosed. Clearance is the only thing I can think of but shouldn’t an Interstate have adequate clearance for an RV?
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There are actually two toll sections on I70, one in Kansas the other in Pennsylvania.
Sorry, I forgot about the short toll west of Kansas City, the toll in PA is not in the subject.
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We are planning a trip to Yellowstone. We are stopping over in St Louis and heading to Ft Collins. RV trip wizard routes us off I 70 between St Louis and Kansas City and another section between Salina and Ft Collins. Does anyone know why we could not stay on I 70 the whole way?

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So the Toll may be your detour off I-70 - I'd suggest you just avoid I-70 completely West of the Mississippi - if you get to Hannibal, MO and take RT 36 out West - great road - no toll - not even a little one - - less traffic - good road - fewer trucks - not nearly as boring - and IMHO just a better way to get to Colorado.

Then get back onto I-70 to get deep into the Rockies, allowing many possible route options on up to Yellowstone.

If you have not done the West before you just might enjoy the drives that wind around the Interstates and use the other options to travel - most of the time they are More Fun - More Beautiful - Less Traffic and Better roads for driving.

If you were able to give us a little more info I'm sure we could give you a lot of Options that avoided the I's.

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Every interstate I've been on has plenty of clearance.....and that's 4 coast to coast round trips....
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You may also consider going north to I-80 it’s closer to Yellowstone and you can take I-25 south to Ft Collins from I-80, a half hour drive.
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