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Old 09-22-2016, 07:00 PM   #15
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I have to drive my 36' Fleetwood down to Ocala Florida but those high hills of Kentucky and Tennessee just kill me bad.......

Just go east to Erie PA and head south from there once........

Suddenly you will realize there are no hills on I-75......... Relatively speaking.
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Just go east to Erie PA and head south from there once........

Suddenly you will realize there are no hills on I-75......... Relatively speaking.
I have tried many routes but this one is my hands down favorite.
I 79 to 19 to 77 to 26 to 95 but the op will hate the mountains. They make the I 75 mountains look like speed bumps.
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I have tried many routes but this one is my hands down favorite.

I 79 to 19 to 77 to 26 to 95 but the op will hate the mountains. They make the I 75 mountains look like speed bumps.

My point exactly...........
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From all my travels throughout the country, those "hills" of KY and TN will seem like mole hills once you have run them. Your MH is well equipped to handle everything on your trip to Florida without maxing out. If you have a gasser, it might downshift a few more times than a diesel, but let it take its time and enjoy the scenery!
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:52 AM   #19
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I don't like traveling I-75 because of the truck traffic. When I travel south to Fla. I travel I-69 south to I-465 around east side of Indy and pick up I-65 south. I have found that the camp ground at the Cave City exit (east of the interstate behind the resturants) Is a nice easy in and out place to spend my first night. No really bad hills, I then travel down and pick up I-24 out of Nashville and angle south back to I-75 near Chattanooga. No major hills other than one at Mt Eagle. Note another nice campground is the KOA at Manchester Tn. I find this more appealing travel than I-75. Also your timing of travel and not entering major citys during rush hr in the AM or between 3-5 pm always make for a much less trying travel around the big cities. Hope this helps.
+1 on this route and the Cave City Campground. Check out Diamond Caverns while you are there.

BTW, the construction on I 75 in Ohio is worse than any hills you would encounter anywhere.
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This is what this site thinks the flattest route is:

https://www.flattestroute.com/?from=...mentMode=miles
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This is what this site thinks the flattest route is:

https://www.flattestroute.com/?from=...mentMode=miles

To see if that route might actually be flatter, I changed the starting point to Ann Arbor, Mi., just East of Grand Rapids. Guess what? The "flattest" route then becomes a ride straight down I75.

Not so sure if flattest = flattest, or most direct?
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To see if that route might actually be flatter, I changed the starting point to Ann Arbor, Mi., just East of Grand Rapids. Guess what? The "flattest" route then becomes a ride straight down I75.

Not so sure if flattest = flattest, or most direct?
Could be that both even out to be about the same.....


OP - How are you ever going to see Yellowstone if Kentucky is a problem? Just keep thinking "thousands and thousands of RVers have driven this. I can do it."
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How about Chicago - St Louis - Memphis or Indy - St. Louis Memphis - south to I 10 - more miles - what's piece of mind worth ?
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I enjoy mountain driving. It keeps me awake.
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I enjoy mountain driving. It keeps me awake.
Amen...

That's day 2 of our 3 day (twice annual) commute, and ALWAYS goes by the quickest!
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We took our first trip in our new to us 33' gasser back in March to Florida. We were starting just sw of Indianapolis but I had the same apprehension as you. We took I69 south (comes off of I465 as 37 then turns into I69) south to I24 just a little south of Hopkinsville, KY. We came into Nashville from the west and then hit I65 south. Took that south the Mongomery, AL then cut over to I75 in Georgia. Not much different for us in time or milage and the only hills were like very little grade. We are heading west next week and doing something similar. I am taking I40 west to avoid the 2 big passes in Colorado. I'm not hip to mountain driving with 10 tons of rolling mass. Hope this helps and safe & happy travels.

BTW: What is the skybridge of Indianapolis? Lived here all my like and never heard of that?
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