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Old 09-08-2015, 01:00 PM   #15
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Baraff, good choice on rt 30. Most of it is new road. There are a few spots where you slow down for a small town but most of it is 65 or 70.
We took Rt 30 a few years back when we went to Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, OH. It was a nice drive, no problems. Do you know how it is going east into the Pittsburgh area, where we'd pick up I-76 (turnpike)?
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Old 09-08-2015, 01:36 PM   #16
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I've found in my travels the US routes are in much better shape and less traffic outside of the metro areas. Drove US17 from Charleston SC to Newport News VA a while back. Easy drive and only added about two hours to the travel time. One accident on I95 and the travel time is about even. This past summer we drove across central New York on US20 rather than the tolled I90. Very nice drive.

Chicago to Chincoteague Island, VA, I'd take US30 as far east as possible before turning south into Delaware and beyond. The Turnpike is OK but the tolls are a bit much. If you find US30 isn't to your liking the interstate is only a few miles away.
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Thanks for this info. We are planning a trip to Chincoteague Island, VA, leaving from Chicago and we were wanting to avoid the toll roads. I was thinking about heading down I-65 and I-70E but I see that conditions have not improved over the last few years.
A few years ago while heading south on I-65 we hit a pothole so large and deep that a chunk of blacktop flew up and cracked the fiberglass sidewall of the motorhome, causing $1500 in damage. I had hoped they would have the road repaired by now but I guess not.
Perhaps we'll take RT 30 across Indiana and Ohio and join up with the turnpike in Pittsburgh. I REALLY hate the tollroads, as they're not much better and extremely expensive.
Take 30. Then Then the PA Pike over to Breezewood. That section is just fine. We drive our rig on it all the time then pick up 70 east. Or after 30 go south on 79 to 68 in Morgantown. Watch your self around Washington PA. I think its the Maple street exit that is all a mess. But again drove the MH thru no issues. The PA Pike from the PA border to Bteezewood costs us less than $20.
If you take 68 there are a couple long pulls but the road is great
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Do not take 30 east of Breezewood. There are 2 nasty hills. Very steep nasty grades. Bypass those at all cost. This from the Gal who found driving the Powder River Pass a piece of cake!!!!
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Thanks for this info. We are planning a trip to Chincoteague Island, VA, leaving from Chicago and we were wanting to avoid the toll roads. I was thinking about heading down I-65 and I-70E but I see that conditions have not improved over the last few years.
A few years ago while heading south on I-65 we hit a pothole so large and deep that a chunk of blacktop flew up and cracked the fiberglass sidewall of the motorhome, causing $1500 in damage. I had hoped they would have the road repaired by now but I guess not.
Perhaps we'll take RT 30 across Indiana and Ohio and join up with the turnpike in Pittsburgh. I REALLY hate the tollroads, as they're not much better and extremely expensive.
We take I65 south and connect to I64 east. Tolls in WV aren't too bad, and one of the nicest interstates you can run. I'll even run I64 on the Harley.
You can also take US50. A few traffic lights, but good road and lots of things to see. We prefer that sort of route ourselves.
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We have driven the Trace a couple of times by car. Just wondering about our 37ft Adventurer. Is it allowed? I remember trucks are not. As I recall there are some restrictions.
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I have driven the Trace a number of times with my MH and toad without issues, the restriction on the trace is for commercial vehicles.
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