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Old 10-04-2014, 09:18 AM   #1
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Starting to plan our annual migration south,from PA.I am considering laying over the first night at Winchester va. Flying j.We usually stop at candy hill campgrounds,but l thought l might save a buck. Has anyone done this? Any issues? Any info. Would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. RICH.
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There are 2 of them, I have stayed at the one at exit 77. No problems, just gets noisy sometimes.
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Stayed at the Flying J several times and no issues. On my journey from Ohio to NC we always stop there because gas was always very inexpensive compared to other areas.
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What is the route south you take from Winchester. We usually head north in the spring along that area but some of higher elevations are subjected to severe winds we are looking for alternate routes in Virginia
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Noisy, as most truck stops are, but no problems. It's fairly small as FJ's go, though.

There is a somewhat less expensive campground than Candy Hills a bit further south at Middletown. Just off I 81 a bit below the I66 junction and handy for an overnight, but lots of resident RVs and not much to look at. Usually have a few sites available for transients and we've stayed there a couple times. The price is still high for what you get, but doesn't hurt the wallet quite as bad as Candy Hills.
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There are 2 of them, I have stayed at the one at exit 77. No problems, just gets noisy sometimes.
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I think you are thinking Wytheville?
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That is correct, I was thinking of Wytheville.
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We usually take 66 to 17 then 95s to Ga.Straightforward and relatively flat.
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yes, I was thinking of Wytheville, sorry, what I read and what my mind thought I read were different.
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What is the route south you take from Winchester. We usually head north in the spring along that area but some of higher elevations are subjected to severe winds we are looking for alternate routes in Virginia
Take I-81S to I-66E to Rt 17S to I-95S for an easy grade trip. There is considerable road construction for a couple miles on route 17 (lane widening) where Rt 17 meets I95 (near Fredricksburg, Va.). We just took this route last week.
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Starting to plan our annual migration south,from PA.I am considering laying over the first night at Winchester va. Flying j.We usually stop at candy hill campgrounds,but l thought l might save a buck. Has anyone done this? Any issues? Any info. Would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. RICH.
Winchester Flying J is right over the Va/West Va line (exit 323 I think). As others have said, it is ok. A little busy because fuel is significantly cheaper than Pa/Md/West Va so lots of folks fuel up there. I parked on the far right side as you enter - I was 30 ft. and not towing.
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We'll be making a trip through there in January but beginning in New Hampshire. We were thinking of going further south on 81 and cutting across on 77 then 26 to 95. I hadn't thought of 66 to 17 to 95. Is there much difference between those routes? Is one better at this time of year? I know we'll have to watch the weather but we have plenty of time and can stay put to ride out any bad weather if we need to.
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There is a RV friendly Walmart right off the interstate in Winchester. We have stayed there twice and I found it to be quieter then the Flying J. As Flyng J's go it is definitely one of the smaller ones
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Starting to plan our annual migration south,from PA.I am considering laying over the first night at Winchester va. Flying j.We usually stop at candy hill campgrounds,but l thought l might save a buck. Has anyone done this? Any issues? Any info. Would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. RICH.

Don't know your route or timing but the Winchester J is fine. We've stayed there a couple of times. The lot is not big and it's a very busy station. If Stanton, VA is on your route, there is a great Walmart there. Huge lot with lots of RV space.


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