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Old 07-30-2016, 07:29 AM   #15
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I wouldn't get off I-90 at Fonda as that puts you on NY 5S or across the Mohawk River on NY 5. Neither road is great. Amsterdam Exit 27, Rt 30 North to NY 67 or 29 will work but also not a particularly fun ride in a MH hauling a toad to I-87. I-90 to Exit 24 (Albany) then I-87 North. I-87 Exit 20 then NY149 to US 4 to Rutland or Exit 31 to the Essex - Charlotte Ferry will put you about 10 miles South of Burlington. You can also consider I-87 Exit 28 then NY 74 to Ticonderoga on to Crown Point, then NY 9n N to the Champlain Bridge to Vermont.

We have 'done' all those roads mentioned above hauling fairly large 5ers plus much of Vermont's hills and dales.
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I wouldn't get off I-90 at Fonda as that puts you on NY 5S or across the Mohawk River on NY 5. Neither road is great. Amsterdam Exit 27, Rt 30 North to NY 67 or 29 will work but also not a particularly fun ride in a MH hauling a toad to I-87. I-90 to Exit 24 (Albany) then I-87 North. I-87 Exit 20 then NY149 to US 4 to Rutland or Exit 31 to the Essex - Charlotte Ferry will put you about 10 miles South of Burlington. You can also consider I-87 Exit 28 then NY 74 to Ticonderoga on to Crown Point, then NY 9n N to the Champlain Bridge to Vermont.

We have 'done' all those roads mentioned above hauling fairly large 5ers plus much of Vermont's hills and dales.
FWIW both routes I pointed out bypass significant miles and tolls. You will go a bit slower but get there as fast because it is shorter. They routinely handle large truck traffic so we do find with a MH and towed. We prefer it to going through Albany with any vehicle.
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FWIW both routes I pointed out bypass significant miles and tolls. You will go a bit slower but get there as fast because it is shorter. They routinely handle large truck traffic so we do find with a MH and towed. We prefer it to going through Albany with any vehicle.
I guess we all have our preferences but getting off of I-90 does not run you through Albany to access I-87/Northway then on to the desirable exits to Vermont. And a few bucks more in tolls - well worth it if time limited.

That potential slow truck traffic on rough NY 5, 30, 29 or 67 (Walmart and Target distribution centers) along with a very nasty bump filled stretch of NY 67 after you figure out the turn off NY 5 to 67 in Amsterdam through Galway and on into Ballston Spa to NY 50 then Saratoga (during horse race season) will turn your brains to mush. Stop and go driving, dawdling along behind a semi truck over hill and dale just is not my idea of an idyllic vacation. Rt 29 - just more of the same with a little different scenery. Of course you could wander down NY 5 to Schenectady ........

But, as I've already said, we each have our driving preferences
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