Hi group, here's a chance to share some collective knowledge:
We are still wandering from Lexington, KY toward Warwick RI, for an Alfa Romeo convention. However, after driving through lots of construction in Charleston, WV, and the back roads of Pennsylvania to Fallingwater , Fallingwater | Home
I am considering a different route home to avoid Charleston and some of the hills in PA. We want to avoid traffic near NYC, so plan to cross the Hudson River at Newburgh, use I-84, then I-80 to Cleveland, then I-71 and I-75 to KY. I think the PA turnpike, I-70, may not be a good choice due to hills and tolls. I-80 also has tolls, but far fewer hills.
50 - 100 additional miles seems like a good tradeoff to reduce stress on my 454 gasser climbing long grades in 2nd or 3rd gear while towing our car trailer (and watching the temperature numbers climb on the scangauge). All comments welcome, but to you nice DP owners; this alternative isn't in the cards, so please don't offer this as a solution to hill climbing