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Old 07-20-2020, 01:55 PM   #1
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Maine to Iowa: 80 or 90 ?

I've driven 90 before and it's a nice road (or was then), but tolls for a motorhome are much higher than for cars.


80 is supposed to be in great shape now, but I have recollections from my childhood of steep hills, sharp corners, and deep cuts in rocks with cliffs on either side.



Should I be worried about driving 80 in eastern PA? Very low time driver towing a car on a dolly. 34 foot diesel pusher.


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Check the toll rates on the NY portion of I 90, New York State Thruway, before you decide.
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Old 07-20-2020, 03:09 PM   #3
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Iíd run I-90 as far as I-84 in Mass and stop contributing to Mass and NYís economy. I-84 to I-81 south to I-80 west is quite doable and not at all bad. I-90 IS a better road but HOOBOY what fees! Itís not that much better!
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I would take I/495 to the Mass Pike, I/90, to I/84 to I/81 to I/80. Mass Pike is about $ 3.00 in tolls and that's it until Ohio. To me it's worth the extra 100 miles to take I/71 to Columbus to I/70 to I/74 back to I/80 at the Iowa border. There are no tolls and the roads are much better.
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I've driven 90 before and it's a nice road (or was then), but tolls for a motorhome are much higher than for cars.


80 is supposed to be in great shape now, but I have recollections from my childhood of steep hills, sharp corners, and deep cuts in rocks with cliffs on either side.



Should I be worried about driving 80 in eastern PA? Very low time driver towing a car on a dolly. 34 foot diesel pusher.


TIA,


David
even without tolls 90 will take you through Chicago where 80 will take you through the southern suburbs. just one toll in Illinois on 80 but 80 is notorious for traffic in NW Indiana. time your passage on 80 between I-65 and I-355 for 10a-2p.
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