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Old 02-20-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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Maine to Key West

Going to Key West, we want avoid 95 as much as possible. Plan to go 84 to 81 then ? 15/17 to 95 south of DC. Any pit falls or short cuts we should be aware of?
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You missed taking I-66 between I-81 and Rt. 15/17!

Try to buy fuel in VA, SC, and GA to save some money. I have an iphone app that tells where the cheapest fuel is.

Where are you staying in the Keys?
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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We are Staying at Boyds Camp Ground
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How about RT. 15 to I-66 to RT. 234? Is that a better route? The other hurtle is getting around Miami.
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I've done Rt. 15 past Gettysburg and down to Frederick and it is a lot of lights. Never went on Rt. 234.

Once I get to Ft. Pierce, I get off I-95 and stay on the FL Turnpike until Florida City. What you pay in tolls is well worth avoiding the hassle of Miami.

We're going down to the Sugarloaf Key KOA on March 22.
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Boyd's is fantastic I stayed there in 2011. I think every campsite is on the water, and it is spotless. Plus its within bicycle distance to town. The only thing I didn't care for is it seems to be on the edge of the industrial section of town, but you couldn't tell from inside the campground. I would camp there again in a heartbeat.
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I come to Key West every winter. To avoid all the traffic in big cities I go:

I-81 south to I-77 south clear to Colombia, SC. I-26 east from Colombia to I-95 south. Stay on I-95 to about Ft. Pierce and then jump on the turnpike all the way to Florida City(the end of turnpike). It dumps you off on US1. US 1 to Stock Island where Boyd's is located.

Watch your speed on US 1. Strictly enforced and most is max of 45.

One of the best pizza places is almost across the street from Boyd's. Roostica. The ABSOLUTE best pizza I've eaten since I left Naples in 1961.

We're at the navy base RV park. Weather has been gorgeous since 15 Dec. Two days in the sixties, at least the high 70s every other day. 80 today. Almost no rain.

If you go the route I suggested you'll completely avoid the Philly, Baltimore, DC, Richmond mess. Charlotte has a by pass as does Jacksonville. Colombia no problem.

You DO NOT want to stay on I-95 into Miami. The traffic is horrid, drivers EXTREMELY rude, and it dumps into heavy congestion that IS NOT RV friendly.
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I come to Key West every winter. To avoid all the traffic in big cities I go:

I-81 south to I-77 south clear to Colombia, SC. I-26 east from Colombia to I-95 south. Stay on I-95 to about Ft. Pierce and then jump on the turnpike all the way to Florida City(the end of turnpike). It dumps you off on US1. US 1 to Stock Island where Boyd's is located.

Watch your speed on US 1. Strictly enforced and most is max of 45.

One of the best pizza places is almost across the street from Boyd's. Roostica. The ABSOLUTE best pizza I've eaten since I left Naples in 1961.

We're at the navy base RV park. Weather has been gorgeous since 15 Dec. Two days in the sixties, at least the high 70s every other day. 80 today. Almost no rain.

If you go the route I suggested you'll completely avoid the Philly, Baltimore, DC, Richmond mess. Charlotte has a by pass as does Jacksonville. Colombia no problem.

You DO NOT want to stay on I-95 into Miami. The traffic is horrid, drivers EXTREMELY rude, and it dumps into heavy congestion that IS NOT RV friendly.
Hi Chief. Are you at Trumbo or Sigsbee ? How crowded this year? Any improvements in the park? We have been down there for the last 6 years, but got a bit tired of the dry camping. Now at Davis Montham AFB. This is a fantastic park. Only dry camped two nights and now in full hookups for three weeks. From here on to Nellis, another really nice park. Enjoy Key West, try the happy hour at Kelly's, I miss their chicken wings!
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Thanks for all of the help. We are headed out early tomorrow will be in Key West Monday.
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