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Old 02-11-2008, 07:05 AM   #1
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First Time driving to Orlando Florida, will be the first week of March. Would like some input from RV's that have made this trip in March. Since I am new at this I'm still torn if it would be safer using the I-95 or I-97 at that time of the year.I have not driven an RV in winter so I do not know what to expect.
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First Time driving to Orlando Florida, will be the first week of March. Would like some input from RV's that have made this trip in March. Since I am new at this I'm still torn if it would be safer using the I-95 or I-97 at that time of the year.I have not driven an RV in winter so I do not know what to expect.
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:09 PM   #3
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Where are you leaving from??? We are going from Toronto and are going down I-75.

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We are also leaving from Toronto. Thinking of going I-90 to 79 than 77 than 95. Is there a better way for a newbie with a 34' MH?
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:46 PM   #5
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Caa always advises to take 75 in winter. I have been both ways many times and I prefer the route you mentioned 95 79 19 77 but you could get bad weather. Safer to take 75. Less hills to.
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:40 PM   #6
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That very helpful Steve and Kathie, thanks for the input. What don't you like about taking route 75? That would help me also.
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75 is not a bad route but you have to time it right for traffic through the big cities Cinn, Atlanta etc. Less chance of snow though.

I like the other route because theres usually no traffic and its a little shorter. Also its better to cross the border in the morning. about an hour and half Toronto to Fort Erie. 4 hours to Windsor. I hate driving through Windsor with all the traffic lights.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:46 AM   #8
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I'm from Pittsburgh and use I77 to FL often. Never had a problem with bad roads. I would check the weather before leaving.

Toronto-Orlando I-75 1406.3 miles
Toronto-Orlando I-79 I-77 1279.6 miles

Difference of 126.7 more miles via I-75.

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The bad streches (snow) of road are I 90 to Erie and streches of 79 between Erie and Pittsburgh. Of course if the weather is going to be warm dont worry.

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Old 02-15-2008, 11:15 AM   #10
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I like to thank everyone for all their helpful input. I think that I will take the advice that if it is calling for bad weather to use the I-75 route if not than go the I-79. Again I like to thank the experienced RV's for all the info it helps set my mind at rest.
Once I get some trips under my belt I hope to be able to help others out like you have helped me.

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Sorry not have caught this sooner. From Buffalo area. Agree w/the routes everyone has mentioned. Although I never take 75 even in bad weather. West Virginia has redone all the interstate and toll road. It is great now.

One problem w/this route is the lack of places to stay until you hit Fort Chiswell Virginia. We have found an RV friendly Wal-mart at Meadville PA and Flatwoods KOA in West Virginia to be the only worthwhile stops North of the Mason Dixon. Flatwoods BTW, has sites you don't have to disconnect and you have access to the adjacent hotel amenities such as the indoor pool and hot tub.

There are no Flying J's and the only Pilot I called said it can get touchy w/the truck drivers.
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When taking the I 79 route we easily make it to the Flying J in Wytheville Virgina. ALso there is an easily accessible Walmart in Summersville Wv.

75 route has many Flying JS

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There is also a new Walmart just north of Beckley on US route 19.

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Fellas!!! Thanks for this info, We are going to go Southbound on I-75 and return
Northbound I-89,19,90.

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