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Old 10-27-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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VT Newbie snowbirds (hopefully!)

My husband and I are leaving VT and heading for the Gulf coast of Fl for the winter. We've never made the trip before (although we've been camping for over 40 yrs!) and have no idea what the best route is for hauling a travel trailer (22'). Hoping for route suggestions. I am excited about finding this forum.

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Old 10-27-2011, 05:42 PM   #2
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Welcome to iRV2 I would just head down I-95 until you get to I10 or I4..You didn't say where in Florida you were going...Any whooo..
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:56 PM   #4
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Red face best route to fla

i live in so.e mass and have driven to tampa bay and back with my 5th-truck the best route IMO is I84 toI81 toI77 toI26 toI95 toI10 i10 will take you to the panhandle if thats where you are headed. it is a little longer than using I95 but a much nicer ride and a whole lot less tolls and no big trafic problems. also with a tt the tunnel in baltimore on I95 dosen,t alow units with portable propane tanks that most tt carry. lee
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:58 PM   #5
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From VT I would not take I-95 as in Baltimore area you will not be allowed through the Harbor Tunnel due to Propane restriction.

A nice ride would be to get on I-84 then, I-81 and then I-75 to Florida. It is a prettier ride and not so many trucks. You may be able to pickup I-81 with out going all the way to Scranton to get I-81 as It has been a long time since I went that way but definitely take I-81 to I-75.

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Old 10-27-2011, 06:37 PM   #6
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Sorry I forgot to mention we're headed to the Gulf Coast about 2 hrs north of Tampa. Thank you for the suggestions - my husband doesn't mind but I don't like 95! We've got snow tonight so I guess we're headed out early next week before we get snowed in!! Definitely appreciate the help -
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We take the I 81,,,I 77,,,I 26,,,route on the way home in April but we leave in Dec and I am leary of the route heading down in the cold weather with the ice and snow on 81. Its a great route to avoid the DC and Baltimore area also its very scenic. Its about 4 hrs longer overall than the I 95 route,,,,,,Once in Florida take I 10west to I 75south.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:39 PM   #8
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We're leaving next week and hope to avoid the ice and snow on 81 - although it's snowing tonight so we may be "sliding" south!

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