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Old 09-22-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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I-70 or I-80 Denver to Philly

So I will be leaving for our first long trip in our class c on Oct 5. We are heading to the Philadelphia area from Colorado Springs. On our way there we will be taking I-80 cause we will be visiting friends and family along the way in Chicago and State College Pa. I am now just trying to decide if we wanna take the same route back to colorado or take I-70 or possibly a different route back all together. We will only have 5-6 days on the way back so any ideas that can accommodate that timeframe would be appreciated. And we will be traveling with our 2 kids who are only 2 years old and 4 months old as well if that makes any difference.

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Old 09-22-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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If you're looking to save time on the way back, take I-76 out of Philly to the PA Turnpike which leads into I-70. I-70 is a direct shot and you avoid the IL, IN, OH tolls (but pay some of the PA ones...).

I will be leaving on Oct. 4 to drive from NJ to Sacramento on I-80 so I will be sure to wave as I pass you going in the other direction!!

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Old 09-23-2013, 08:04 AM   #3
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If you look at Google maps the mileage difference is only about 50 miles between the two routes. Where will you be leaving from in the Philly area?

Going through Kansas City the 435 bypass can be very busy -- I'd try to plan hitting that stretch in off peak hours or go through early a.m. on a weekend.
St. Louis (if you should go that route) is hectic also - use the bypass road and travel the same as KC - off peak hours (morning and evening travel times) or early a.m. on the weekend.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:11 AM   #4
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I'll be leaving from Delaware county. I have made the trip on both routes a couple of times. But it has always been in a car and doing the whole drive in 2 days. This will be the first time in the rv and with the kids. I was more curious if either was more rv friendly and had more or better campgrounds or good places to stop that my kid may enjoy.
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