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Old 07-15-2011, 05:19 AM   #1
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Driving Your RV During Rush Hour(s)

Do you try to avoid driving in major metro areas during rush hour(s)? I must admit to a momentary resentment when all I'm trying to do is get home and I see a line of RVs on "MY" beltway during heavy traffic. I see this more on Thursday and Friday.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:46 AM   #2
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I don't go anywhere in anything during rush hour. Did that for so many years when working. No need now.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:30 AM   #3
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Doesn't bother me much. Never on a real schedule. When we get to where we're going we get there. I do try and avoid potential traffic when planning a route but I usually don't reroute even when the GPS makes the suggestion.

Love it when traffic is stopped and I can fire up the satellite TV, push my seat back and enjoy a cool beverage while looking down on everyone else trying to get somewhere and be the first to get there.
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I try to schedule my drive around them, do not like stop and go traffic with the MH.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:52 AM   #5
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We sure try to avoid it when possible... and it's almost always possible.

I answered "no" to the survey question but it was a bit ambiguous to me as to whether you were asking if we did travel during rush hour or if we avoided it.

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I try to avoid the major cities on the east coast during weekdays,,,
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:01 AM   #7
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We don't think about it. We always use highway bypasses around big cities but even that can be a challenge at rush hour. The only time I can remember being stuck in a traffic jam is around Atlanta, GA.
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Rush hour

We like to stay away from big Centres, but sometimes it just does not work out. We plan our trips far around the cities

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We try to avoid them at rush hour, but don't make major adjustments if it works out otherwise.

However, it does seem that other traffic gives us lots of room.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:06 PM   #10
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I try not to be in Rush Hour. However I have a trip coming up in Aug that is going to take me threw Baltimore & DC during early rush hour. If I wait till my next available time it will be afternoon rush hour. Its a no win this time.
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I try to avoid metro area during rush hours. Drove in Miami rush hour traffic for 30 some years when the job forced me to do it. Not now if possible. By saying "MY" beltway, am I to assume that you are referring to the Washington DC beltway? If so, IMHO, one has to be nuts to drive anywhere near the DC beltway, I-66 or I-95 during, prior to or after rush hour unless one has to!
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Do you try to avoid driving in major metro areas during rush hour(s)? I must admit to a momentary resentment when all I'm trying to do is get home and I see a line of RVs on "MY" beltway during heavy traffic. I see this more on Thursday and Friday.
I try to avoid rush hour, but I live in Metro Atlanta so it's virtually impossible no matter where I go. Frankly, I never considered anyone's "personal" beltway - more that I don't like to be stuck in traffic, myself.

I pay taxes just as every other citizen, and as long as I'm following the law, I'm allowed to drive anywhere I please.

There's a person who doesn't live far from me who has some pull with the powers that be in the area I live in and he decided that he didn't want through traffic on "his" street. Well, I pay to maintain "his" street. If he feels that way, he should have moved on a cul-de- sac or a dead end. I don't pay any attention to "his" sign. My daughter's house is two doors down from the main road and he thinks I should have to drive through 3 other neighborhoods to get to her house. I'll take a ticket any time they want to give it to me, but I won't give in to his stupidity.

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You try to avoid it but sometimes you can't. If you travel in S. CA rush hour lasts all day so you just hit the road and hope for the best!
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Do you try to avoid driving in major metro areas during rush hour(s)? I must admit to a momentary resentment when all I'm trying to do is get home and I see a line of RVs on "MY" beltway during heavy traffic. I see this more on Thursday and Friday.
I live in NW Orange County and traffic is no problem. I drive right though LA area, which ever is the shortest distance. Been doing it for 22 years in 38 footer with toad.

If you need to change lanes or merge just turn on your turn signal and in a short time someone will give you space. There are plenty of truck and buses with you so if they can do it so can you.

Don't understand why people go to such lengths to drive miles out of their way.

In spite of the comments from people who probably not been here or comedians talking about the 405 freeway, traffic moves very well.

Sometime I do get a little ancey when in strange places like St. Louis, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Bay Area or Atlanta but I just get in the flow and go.

I pay 3 or so times more for license on my RV than a car so I figure I have a right to drive anywhere I feel. Same goes for truckers.

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