Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Navigation, Routes & Roads
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-16-2015, 01:33 PM   #1
Senior Member
denlock's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Posts: 2,724
I68 Through Maryland / W Virginia

Has anybody take I68 from Hancock MD to Cheat lake, WV? I was thinking of going this way on our way home from the Outer Banks this fall. I would pick up I79 and follow that up the west side of Pittsburg and join onto I76 there. What is the road like? Hilly? Steep climbs? I will have a friend following me in a Chevy 1 ton diesel pulling a fifth wheel and wonder if there are any steep climbs how he would do.

Thanks in advance for any info.

Tricia & Dennis Lockhart
2010 Ventana 4333
Spartan MM w/Cummins 360 ISC
denlock is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-16-2015, 01:38 PM   #2
Senior Member
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Middletown, NJ
Posts: 249
I have done that route in my Tiffin Phaeton 40QBH with no problems.

Randy & Sharon & Ella (terrier mix rescue)
2013 Tiffin Phaeton 40QBH
2014 Ford Edge
mricet1005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 01:41 PM   #3
Senior Member
tomwalt's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 1,195
I've use it a couple times with a 16,500 lb motorhome (Chevy 454 ) pulling a small car. I recall mostly rolling hills and one long hill that slowed me down, but was very doable. Just build up momentum and take what the rig will provide for you.
P.S. It's a beautiful drive.
Tom and Amy from Northern Virginia.
2000 Allegro 454/Workhorse P32/TST/Crossfire
Life is a DIY project - enjoy it.
tomwalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 04:56 PM   #4
Senior Member
JFXG's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Today? Bellingham, Massachusetts
Posts: 3,138
Yup, I-68/79 is my southern route of choice through there, just to avoid the PTPK and associated construction and tolls. It's been a couple of years now, but I recall the ride was pleasant and gentle, and the road quality excellent.
John & Diane, Fulltimers. RVM103 NHSO
On the road since June '12 with Lincoln, the guard cat.
2002 Dutch Star 40, Freightliner, Cat 3126, 2004 Element
JFXG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 06:21 PM   #5
Senior Member
lgarcia's Avatar
Pond Piggies Club
Appalachian Campers
Forest River Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 519
I go through there regularly in my car and occasionally with the TT. It is hilly, but you have long approaches. There are also runaway truck ramps through there, but have never seen anyone that needed them.

The biggest white knuckle area is Cumberland, where it goes to 40mph. It isn't you and your friend's RV's that make it a challenge, but the other vehicles that like to dart around. There was construction as recent as fall, but none when I was through there last weekend.

Keep an eye on the Frostburg, Md weather report. It was 7 degrees and dry in Hancock and 0 degrees and snowing in Frostburg last weekend.

I am old enough to remember before they did the Sideling Hill cut through. Now, that was white knuckle all the time on that ridge.
2016 Shasta Oasis 18BH, 2015 Ram1/2 ton Hemi
lgarcia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2015, 05:27 AM   #6
Senior Member
denlock's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Posts: 2,724
Thanks for the responses everybody.
Tricia & Dennis Lockhart
2010 Ventana 4333
Spartan MM w/Cummins 360 ISC
denlock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2015, 01:46 PM   #7
Senior Member
JiminJersey's Avatar

Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Mid Atlantic Campers
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Salem, NJ
Posts: 289
I agree, that's a nice route, so long as the weather doesn't bite you in the ass...
Always remember, you're a unique individual - just like the other 7 billion people on the planet...
JiminJersey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2015, 09:49 PM   #8
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: On the road
Posts: 137
It is a few steep pulls on I68. I used to run it a couple times a year, but now mostly stick with the turnpike and pay the tolls and the pulls are fewer and mostly not as steep.

'13 Ram Laramie 3500, Aisin auto,4:10, Reese adapter and 20K hitch, '10 HitchHiker 36LKRSB
Larry is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Virginia trip Straycat2161 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 4 08-28-2014 06:30 AM
Hwy 50,West Virginia nena Navigation, Routes & Roads 3 03-26-2014 07:15 AM
Hwy. 52 West Virginia nena Navigation, Routes & Roads 3 02-27-2014 07:24 AM
West Virginia State Parks Reservation ? Superslif Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 3 02-05-2014 06:38 PM
Windshield repair in Virginia Beach Mitchone Class A Motorhome Discussions 4 01-17-2014 03:38 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.