RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Entegra Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-08-2019, 11:24 PM   #1
Member
 
HouseDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 53
Guidance, literally

Need some guidance please.
In a couple of days Iím driving our Anthem from the middle of Massasachutes to Lexington, Kentucky.
What is a better drive? Smoother?
I guess it is either I 80 to I 71 or I 90 to I 71.
Does anyone know a site or app that addresses road surface conditions?
I know we have the quietest coaches on the planet but tell that to my dog after crossing some of the bridge decks in the NE.

Thank you in advance.
__________________
Tom, Deanna and Lucie the dog
Anthem 2019 44F
Aspire 2017 42DEQ gone
HouseDriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-09-2019, 08:10 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Gary.Jones's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 7,822
Blog Entries: 1
Tom

There some things that you just have to learn on your own through personal experience. My experience is that all the interstates vary from very nice to simply terrrible. I-80 in PA used to be simply terrible. Last fall I traveled it from west to east and back several times and PA has done some excellent work and by and large, 90% of it is very good these days. You can pay for your travel on Turnpikes and Interstates and pay through the nose for the privilege (be sure to have an EZPASS for your coach) but all of the roads have places that are just terrible. Of all the things that the government spends money on, the one that would benefit us, and everyone else, is infastructure. Our interstates are not in good shape.

Frankly often the US highways are in better shape, but of course take longer and more fuel to travel, but we have found some very nice non-interstate US highways.

And bridge transitions are just as bad in California as they are in Colorado and Massachusetts.


Gary
__________________
Gary and Dee, Zowie and Bowie (traveling cat sibs)
2019 Cornerstone 45B, X15-605hp, Imperial, Spartan K3,
2013 Honda CR-V toad, Demco Excali-Bar II,
Demco Baseplate, Demco Toad Light system, 73 de W5Fi
Gary.Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2019, 09:07 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Entegra Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 339
I-90 is in generally good shape. Western NY smells like grapes, and of course Niagara Falls is just a few miles out of your way.

I-71 is also in generally good shape. Be careful to detour around cities. I made the mistake of not taking the truck route around Cleveland and ended up going over one of those double-decker bridges on the bottom level. Pucker factor was extremely high. Aside from that, it was an entirely pleasant drive. Although I did get tired of looking at soybeans.

The only road in that area that I would specifically recommend AGAINST is I-81 in PA. But it doesn't look like you were considering I-81.

I would guess that the 90-to-71 route will be longer (both in miles and time) but more relaxing. If I were making your trip and didn't have any time constraints, that's probably the way I'd go.
__________________
2019 Entegra Reatta 39BH
2018 Winnebago Minnie Plus 27BHSS, "Raspberry" (retired)
2017 Ford F-150
schad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2019, 09:44 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
dmm588's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 167
Guidance, literally

If you want to save some $$ on tolls (plus I hate giving our Governor anymore $$ than I already do in taxes), avoid the 90 in NYS and cut across I-86 to the 90 in PA. 90 going through the Indian Reservation in WNY is like a war zone. The road is in horrible condition both east and west bound. 90 to Cleveland is pretty decent. Last time I went through 271 it had a lot of construction. 71 down to Kentucky overall wasnít too bad but that was about a year ago I went down that way...
dmm588 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rally



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
We Were Robbed - Literally groswald iRV2.com General Discussion 39 12-04-2014 04:46 PM
Ants in mah pants....literally kenn_chan Travel Trailer Discussion 19 05-15-2014 09:59 AM
Ready for wide open spaces!!! Literally! Momma Cella New Member Check-In 10 04-03-2014 10:06 AM
A Couple (literally) of Newbies from Florida TandCplusRV New Member Check-In 20 02-20-2013 06:32 PM
haste makes waste (literally) frazierdee iRV2.com General Discussion 8 01-01-2013 05:55 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.