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Old 03-05-2021, 07:40 AM   #99
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I live in Atlanta. There is no standard time that is good to travel through Atlanta. It could be great at 2pm today and hell at 2pm tomorrow. The day of the week doesn't matter. My suggestion is to just pray everything is ok when you come through, be patient, think good thoughts, and enjoy being in your rig.

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Leaving for Bushnell Florida next Friday and plan on hitting Atlanta around 8pm. Rv and toad runs just over 55' but the DW has real time traffic info on her smartphone but was still thinking about taking the bypass. Sounds like the new 4 camera system might get put to good use!
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Old 03-06-2021, 08:39 AM   #101
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We had the same concerns 5+ yrs ago when we first got our 33ft motorhome, and a few months later also towing an F150 Toad. We have taken the west bypass early on only once or twice in all that time. Never the east bypass.

We have been thru the big A dozens if not scores of times now. And we just go thru town come hell or high water. We usually embark with a plan to go thru at night well after rush hour but coming home is usually daytime and have been in bumper to bumper and construction/accident stops or creeps several times. And we have been stopped for construction even at 10-11 PM. So it doesn't really matter.

Just pay attention, get in a middle lane (or the HOV lane if you have 2 people or more where it exists), use GPS or know your route, don't go too fast, be ready to brake/stop/creep, don't change lanes a lot, use your turn signals if you do, have your navigator check mirrors and help spotting when needed, be polite with others in big vehicles and most of them return the favor. Just following a truck is sometimes a good choice if you have the patience. But stay back enough to see the signs so you don't accidentally get on I85 (don't ask)! Let the cars go around you if they want to go faster.

PS: DW doesn't drive the rig. If she did, we'd probably take the bypass.
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Old 03-06-2021, 06:43 PM   #102
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Choice of evil

Just came south for the first time. Took the west bi-pass. Full of construction and packed. Not sure it was any better than going thru town. Talk to a guy at gas station He goes thru late at night straight thru town and hopes for the best. Makes trip quite often from the sounds of it. Save travels.
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We plan on hitting Atlanta between 8 and 9 pm. Hopefully traffic will be light and we can drive through on 75 if not we'll hit the bypass and take our time. We could hit Atlanta a little later if it gives us a better shot at less traffic on a Friday night, not sure if it will make a difference or not.
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Old 03-08-2021, 08:07 AM   #104
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I just went through on 03/02/21 ON I285 West around the middle of the day. Outside of ramp construction where we got on it was in reasonable shape. Mostly stayed in the middle lane unless I needed to move over for a faster truck, ran about 67mph, and had smooth sailing. You must travel near the speed the trucks are running and its not that bad.
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