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Old 11-04-2007, 08:42 AM   #1
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Planning a trip to Flrida!! Leaving from Toronto area Mid March.
Would you go thru Detroit and down I-75???
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Thru Buffalo??

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Old 11-04-2007, 08:42 AM   #2
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Planning a trip to Flrida!! Leaving from Toronto area Mid March.
Would you go thru Detroit and down I-75???
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Old 11-04-2007, 01:38 PM   #3
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If it were me I would take the shortest route depending on if you are going to the east coast or gulf coast. If I were going to Daytona beach I would go through Buffalo and take 90, 79, 19, 77, 26, 95 interstates. If I were going to Tampa I would probably take 75.
I prefer the border crossing at Buffalo.

Mountains are less prevelent taking the I 75 route and less chance of snow.
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Old 11-04-2007, 03:33 PM   #4
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Hello Rick: I just came thru. Windsor and down I-75 yesterday. There is a lot of construction on the US side, reconstructing the bridge approach and therefore detours. The lanes on the bridge are constricted with traffic pylons and are narrow. However motorhomes and 5th wheels and other RV's are getting thru but it looked tight to me. I also ran into 3 separate sets of construction with reduced lanes, and delay signs on I-75 between Detroit and just south of Toledo. The wait at the border was only 20 minutes at 0900 so that was not bad at all. The construction will NOT be done by March, it is going to be there for some time. I agree with the other fellows comment that I-75 is the better way to go, I've used it for nearly 20 years with the MH. Anyway good luck and have a nice trip, it is nice down here.
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Old 11-04-2007, 04:27 PM   #5
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Well Steve We are planning on a visit with some friends in Ocala, Which would be kinda central and the Punta Gorda to visit some more!!!! That would be Gulf Coast

I was thinking I-75 until a guy I work with just came back and he went thru Buffalo, and my old Chief always went down thru Buffalo.
Novi!! Why do you say I-75 is better???
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I believe I-75 is more direct, therefore faster. Personally I prefer the route Steve suggested. Better scenery, less traffic, and you have to drive through the mountains and tunnels in VA. just once. Road conditions can change very fast in winter though.
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Toronto to Ocala Florida via Buffalo is 1239 miles and via Windsor is 1315 miles. It shows 1 hour and 23 minutes quicker on mapquest going through Buff.

Make sure the weather is going to be well above zero through the Pensylvania area if you decide on going through Buffalo.

One year we got snowed in and only made it as far as Erie pa the first day.

If you dont like mountains and are not in a hurry there is another route that stays well clear of the hills but it brings you down to the pan handle near Destin then you would have to scoot across 10 to the 75 and down to Ocala.
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Hey Steve!! The end of March!! We should have above freezing!!! At least during the day!!!

We 'Should' but it is Canada!!!

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I-75 is more direct and convienent for me, therefore better, and I know it well. It is a busy highway and has lots of services. Might not be as good a route for someone coming from further east. If I lived up Toronto way or further east I would not go all the way to Windsor first I think Buffalo or there abouts would be a better choice.
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The average high and low temp in Erie Pa in the middle of march is 44 and 28 F. so there is the possiblity of below freezing temps. I would hope for warm weather and go through Buffalo and if the forecast is cold then go through Windsor.

We are going to Florida at Christmas and im pretty sure we will be takinig the 75.

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Old 11-06-2007, 03:24 PM   #11
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Hey Stevie!!! I think we will go down I-75 and come back the other way!!! It will be April by then.
Going by Detroit and down I-75 We should get to Dayton first night!! looking for Cracker Barrel or Flying J and second night into Tennesse should be good for a 2-3 day visit!!!

Any recommendation on places to stop/overnight???

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Good idea trying both routes!! I like Flying Js for overnight stops and there is alot of Flying Js along the I 75.

Coming back the other route there is construction on I 79. Down to one land with cement barriers on each side. Learn from my mistake and dont go through there at nite time. Its tight!!

Have a great trip Rick

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