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Old 03-03-2013, 07:28 AM   #1
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Traveling from Florida to Pittsburgh Route?

I came down to Florida through the West Virgina hills and this Chevy 454 really had to struggle and a lot of down shifting. I know I 75 is a little further but are the hills not as bad.?

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Old 03-03-2013, 08:16 AM   #2
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I think Jellico is probably the worst on that stretch.

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Old 03-03-2013, 11:36 AM   #3
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Hi Gormie,
Nothing is as bad as I77 through WV. On I75 you will encounter some hills in Tennessee. Nothing like in WV. Before and after Tennessee it is smooth sailing.
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We have gone both ways (W.V. / VA vs. KY/ TN) from Western PA to Tampa and home.

The KY/TN route is an easier drive on you and your equipment, and you get slightly better gas mileage (.2-.3 mpg overall), but it is approximately 2 hours longer of a drive, and about 100 miles further.
If you have some time to spare and $25-$50.00 extra for fuel/gas for the return is not to big a concern, go the western route and enjoy a few nights at Natural Bridge State Park or Mammoth Cave National Park, or one of the distillery tours.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:43 PM   #5
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Yea retired so I have the time and the extra money for fuel is worth eliminating the stress on me and the motor home
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