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Old 05-04-2016, 04:20 PM   #15
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Any input as far as "resting spots" going further west (I-80) west of Chicago. From Ohio I-80 to I-29 to I-90. Looking for spots (rest areas / Wally-docking) on our way to Alaska later this month.

Was also thinking about heading further North after Chicago staying on I-90 till we get to Sweetgrass MT. (I-15) to enter Canada.

I know one thing is, we will travel on the weekend to get past all the truck traffic in and around Chicago. `
I just drove through the Chicago area 2 weeks ago with our MH. My recommendation is to continue on I-94/I-80 to just past Tinley Park, IL. Take Exit 140, I-355 North to I-90 Westbound to Rockford/Madison/Minneapolis. This will help you avoid most of the bad traffic. We did this on a Tuesday approx. 11:00 AM and were able to keep highway speed except for 2 toll booths on I-355.
I would avoid the I-294, Tri-State Tollway as it gets very busy at any time of the day.
Most Wal-Marts in the metro areas do not allow overnight parking. We were able to overnite at Hollywood Casino in Joliet, IL for $25. Water/electric and dump station. Very nice, widely spaced level pads and only a short drive off I-80.

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Old 05-04-2016, 04:22 PM   #16
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Not a problem on I90. Have done it for years.


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f the number of hills make any difference to travelers ... there are lots of hills on I-80 from Grinnell to Council Bluffs ... not steep hills but large hills to go up and down ... {the drainage valleys in that part of Iowa are north/south and the road is east/west} ... and there are lots of trucks on I-80 from Chicago to Omaha.

A less hilly route is north on I-380 ... west on US 20 ... north on I-35 and west on I-90 .... this is all four lane divided highway ... this will also be much easier driving because of significantly less traffic (particularly trucks)
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