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Old 03-02-2021, 06:04 PM   #15
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Steer clear of DC as well.

Yes, indeed!!! Thanks
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Old 03-02-2021, 06:06 PM   #16
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Stay off any "Parkways" , they usually have low clearances, stay out of the tunnel in Boston and the one in Baltimore if you get that far down. There are a good number of low clearance roads in the NE so check the roads out ahead of time the best that you can (Trucker's atlas, RVparky/Allstays, RV GPS and Coach Net has a PDF you can download that lists a lot of low clearances)



You will love the White Mtns in NH, we try to get up there every year....go up the Cog Railway on Mt Washington , the steam engine only makes the trip early in the day if i remember right then the diesel engines run up and down


Thanks for the info. The White Mtns look beautiful, canít wait to visit.
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Old 03-02-2021, 06:11 PM   #17
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First thing to do is to get a Free EZEE PASS - in the North East they often Charge to use the Highways - and almost always charge you to Use a Bridge. -



In New York specifically the throughways often are closed to High Loads - old overpasses often are arched and not tall enough on the sides -



On the way to the Black Hills - Custer - have you Considered running up into Colorado - Just a thought to make it more fun.



In the Northeast there are not as many RV Parks and there is a LOT of Traffic - driving is not fun in rush hour.



Those are the Broad Strokes from a guy who has done the entire east Coast - Roads will beat you to Death, Not Smooth - Truck Traffic and Rush Hour Traffic is Wall to Wall - Bumper to Bumper, just not fun - Reservations are a Must - Wal*Marts are often not in what I'd Call Safe areas - so without a reservation - you could be in trouble, in the Country - not nearly as Bad but still be carefull.



With all the Above - Upstate New York and Connecticut are actually often Almost Wild and Beautiful, and if traveled in the right time and Season can be really Memorable.



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Thanks for your input, yes, I always consider going to Colorado anytime I go anywhere!!. Our son settled in CT after graduating from West Point (got married to a CT sweetheart) so we donít get out to Colorado as much as I would like. We have traveled many places in and around CT, but there are many places yet to see. We have not yet taken our 5th wheel into the northeast, but look forward to it.
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Much more traffic & going through old towns which did not have cars in mind when the town was founded.
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If your travels take you thru New York, I would recommend stopping at:
Niagara Falls, Letchworth State Park, Watkins Glen State Park and anywhere in the Finger Lakes area. Sampson State Park is a nice park from which to tour the Finger Lakes area. In upper NY, the Adirondacks can't be beat. Lake Placid is a nice area to tour around. Home of 2 Winter Olympics.
The New York State Thruway, I90, can get expensive toll wise. An alternative would be I86 across the bottom of the state, no tolls. From there you can travel up into the Finger Lakes.
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We are planning a trip this summer from Texas to Mt Rushmore across to St Ignace, MI, then to Mt Washington area in New Hampshire down to Bristol, CT then back to Texas, what are the major concerns for pulling a 40í 5th wheel in the northeast besides staying away from New York City?
If you list the route you planned I can help.
Iíve been all over the northeast in my RV in the past 20 years.
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I90 to I 495 to I 90.
I have tons of tips for all of the northeast
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