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Old 06-22-2011, 12:25 PM   #1
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Least mountain route to Florida

Which way to Florida from Michigan would have less mountains. I-75 through Knoxville or I-65 through Nashville?


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Old 06-22-2011, 12:35 PM   #2
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Probably I-65 would have less mountains but both ways do have mountains. The highest on the Knoxville route is about 2300' and the highest on the Nashville route is about 1900'.

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Old 06-22-2011, 02:33 PM   #3
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Is there a particular problem with driving over mountains. The reason I ask is that both of these routes on the interstates is not like really driving in the "mountains"
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:46 PM   #4
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As mentioned you won't have any problem with either highway.
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:22 PM   #5
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Thanks, I know this sounds stupid since my whole childhood was spent going down 75 to Chattanooga and it doesn't bother me in a car but in the motorhome sitting up so high I hate the drop off views heading south.
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I jus came back from St. Augustine, Florida to Toronto via Detroit ... I-75 the whole way ... you know, there's really only one very small spot on the whole drive where you feel you are close to the "drop off" and even that's not close at all ... the vegetation has grown in so much and the road is cut back so it's really quite ok ... DW is the same way, ask her ... I-65 can be a bit "hairier" run too I find due to trucks and what seems to be higher rates of speed on those long, sweeping, downhill curves ... I took it to Red Bay a couple of times going to Tiffin ... I prefer 75. GL
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:47 PM   #7
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I have traveled both and I-65 is much less mountainous. I prefer it for that reason, and to avoid Atlanta traffic.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:39 PM   #8
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Just last week drove from Ocala Fl to Cleveland OH via I 75 and I 71 and not I 77 because it is easier too. We were surprised how few construction sites there were along the whole stretch. Also the truck traffic was reasonably light. And yes we drive straight through Atlanta without any problems and have done it many times. just get through before 3PM !!
Since we are towing an CRV our speed is limited to 65 mph which is a good thing, the cops or out everywhere!!!
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:05 PM   #9
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I must have missed the mountains when I toured the east. Saw some foothills but no mountains.

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