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 08-07-2012, 10:03 AM   #1
Senior Member
Jeff753's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,386
Jacksonville FL to Binghamton NY

Leaving next week for a norhbound trip for a few weeks. 40' Dynasty with Jeep Wrangler Toad. SnowbirdRVtrails.com has a good route. They propose 95 to 64 to 81. We were considering 95 to 26 to 77 to 81 to run along the smokey mountains....anyone have any comments on these routes? Or places to stay/things to do? Is 77 a bit too treacherous?

Thanks for any and all comments


Jeff753 is online now   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 08-07-2012, 10:32 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: hanson ma
Posts: 195
fla to ny

i have travled fla to newengland several times first few times used 95 all the way then switched to 26/77/81/84 and i feel it is much better no tolls good veiws of the mountains and miles of farmland heavy truck trafic but not congested. plenty of fuel stops ect lee

hometool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 10:53 AM   #3
Senior Member
Dr4Film's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Varies Depending on The Weather
Posts: 7,566
You have chosen the best route, stick with it. I have done that same route twice and it is a very easy drive. Lots of great scenery so enjoy the ride.

I refuse to compete with all of the truckers and traffic on I-95 plus the tolls, UGH!

Dr4Film ----- Richard
2002 Monaco Windsor PBT 40Ft. (R HOME) - 30Ft. 2006 Pace Trailer (R JUNK). Trailer Has 06 VUE (R TOWD) 04 Victory Alen Ness Edition (R RYDE). Full-Timer for 14 Yr's BUT now a Part-Timer. Cummins ISC-350 With Banks Power Pack and Upgraded PRXB PacBrake.
Winter Home in Flagler Beach FL - Now Staying in Dansville NY for the Summer.
Dr4Film is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 05:29 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 230
We live in Jax as well, and just made this trip last month, only kinda in reverse, since we went from NY on up to the UP of Mich. The second route (95, 26, 77, 81) is the most scenic, as well as the best roads. Once you get past SC on I-95 the roads get rough. You will have no problems on 77, we didn't find it difficult. Have a safe trip.
Jim and Shirley McGehee
2004 Beaver Monterey Laguna
2013 Honda Fit Toad, 2003 Jeep Liberty Toad
jollyjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 07:04 PM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4
We live in Bingo and have made the trip many times. The route you picked will be easy and very scenic. 95 is absolutely a " have to get there fast road". Ugly, nasty traffic, REALLY not fun.
larryb10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 08:12 PM   #6
Junior Member
Garand1's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Central Ny
Posts: 29
My daughter lives in Jacksonville & we live just above Binghamton which is right on I81....... Definitely take 95 to 26 to 77 to 81.........traffic is usually much lighter than taking I95 the majority the trip. The scenery is also nice on 77 & 81 though there is a pretty good climb on 77 as soon as you cross into VA. If I don't run into any bad traffic delays I can be down to Jacksonville (from Cortland Ny) in 18 to 19 hrs, with gas stops & a 1hr dinner stop at Cracker Barrel in Daleville VA.(in the car)

1996 Bounder M32h, Ford f53 chassis, 7.5l(460)
Onan Micro-Lite 4000
Garand1 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

» 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 01:50 PM.

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