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Old 06-02-2013, 09:10 PM   #15
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the tolls will be way less then the fuel would be. you wont have any problems. just use gps and watch signs. good luck and have fun.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:17 PM   #16
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if you can make it to walcot iowa they have the worlds largest truck stop. there is a truck stop by ottawa and a couple just past i80 and i39. dont stay at the first one i think its a ta or 76.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:28 PM   #17
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UPDATE:

We just got back from our big trip out west, and figured I would update this thread with our experience taking I-80 south of Chicago.

In my opinion, the choice to take this route was probably the right one. Fuel is a bit more expensive across 80 between PA and Chicago, and the tolls are ridiculous (I think around $40 for our rig) but it was definitely a clean straight shot to get to where we were going. I-80 just south of Chicago had very little traffic at 11:30 on a thursday night, and all went well. We ended up at the walmart of our choice in Ottowa.

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