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Old 05-29-2017, 11:52 AM   #1
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I95 south Thru Connecticut

I will be traveling from Warwick RI to Wilmington NC on a Sunday in mid September in a 40DP with F150 toad.

How will the traffic and road condition be on I95 south thru Connecticut???

Any suggestions for a better route??

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Unless you just love traffic and tolls, I'd avoid I-95 anywhere north of Richmond, VA. Either get west onto I-84, to I-81 in PA, or in Connecticut from I-95 take I-287 W around greater NYC. At I-78W go into PA until you meet up with I-81, take that South until I-77 E , then I-74 to Winston-Salem. I-40 then runs right into Wilmington, NC.

Much more restful and prettier drive, no tolls or major cities.
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I prefer I/84 to I/95 but we have taken I/95 to avoid snow and ice farther inland (I/84) in the winter and it hasn't been too bad. We would take it to I/287 into NY then NJ to I/78 across PA to I/81. It just more intense driving at the best.
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Really a piece of cake done many times, the trick is to hit the GW Cross Bronx Exp before 2pm

Best is 5-7 AM to be near the bridge.

But even the worst cast is 90 minuets of hard traffic.

I'll take 95 over 81 anyday

the other issue you have is Baltimore tunnel , yes you can go thru it!

DC take the beltway 495 east signs say Richmond, be there 9 am to 12 pm

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Last time I went through Baltimore, signs said no propane in either tunnel. Period. Also, the OP is traveling in a DP with a toad, 4 axles. What's the toll through NYC, NJ Turnpike, Delaware River Bridge, toll road in MD? It really starts to add up. Why not go around the megapolis from NYC to Washington? I've driven a bus through the region, no fun on I-95 in NYC, Phila, Wilmington, Baltimore, or especially Washington Beltway. Vehicles constantly pulling into my braking space in front of me, passing on both sides, etc.
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Last time I went through Baltimore, signs said no propane in either tunnel. Period. .
Sorry but that's incorrect.

it really relates to loose tanks not permanent, been thru over 50 times

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no fun on I-95 in NYC, Phila, Wilmington, Baltimore, or especially Washington Beltway. Vehicles constantly pulling into my braking space in front of me, passing on both sides, etc.
It may depend on your driving ability and level of comfort, no different than any other city traffic
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Sorry but that's incorrect.

it really relates to loose tanks not permanent, been thru over 50 times



It may depend on your driving ability and level of comfort, no different than any other city traffic
I've driven buses since I was 19, Driven a bus on the Staten Island Ferry and up the length of Manhattan. My driving ability is pretty good, experience driving a bus through Chicago many times, also driven in Australia and New Zealand. (right hand drive) I still would prefer highways other than I-95 through NYC, Phila, Baltimore, Washington. I believe most folks in an RV would. Not looking for bragging rights, just safe, lower tension travel than inner city highways, especially when alternate routes are available, without tolls.
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Jimbo you've been thru the tunnel 50 times. Have you ever been stopped. Propane even in a MH is not permitted.
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For the OP. If you want a nice adventure consider going down the Garden State Pkwy. and take the ferry to Lewes DE. It is not expensive, it will break up the trip and you save on tolls and fuel. The ferry is easy to take. I've done it many times. Then take Hwy 13 down the Del-Marva pennisula over the bay bridge tunnel to Norfolk Then take Rt 58 to Emporia VA. where you'll get back on I-95. It's a great way to miss all the big cities and their traffic. Plus it's a nice road and great vistas.
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Jimbo you've been thru the tunnel 50 times. Have you ever been stopped. Propane even in a MH is not permitted.


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Maryland/Baltimore: Baltimore Harbor and Fort McHenry (I-95) tunnels. Alternate route for RVs with propane over the Francis Scott Key Bridge is I-695.

New York/East River: Between Manhattan and Brooklyn: Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Between Manhattan and Queens: Queens Midtown Tunnel.

New York and New Jersey/Hudson River: Between Manhattan and Jersey City: Holland Tunnel. Between Manhattan and Fort Lee: Lower level George Washington Bridge (I-95 South) and George Washington Bridge Expressway. Lower level Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Between Manhattan and Weehawken: Lincoln Tunnel.

Tony Di, I've done that route but not in an RV. Aren't tolls on the Delaware ferry pretty steep for an RV with toad? Garden State also isn't free, nor the Chesapeake Bay/Bridge Tunnel.
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