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Old 07-17-2018, 11:00 AM   #1
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New England to Liberty Harbour RV Park and back

I am planning a trip into Liberty Harbor RV Park later in August.

Coming down I-95 through Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Searched forum, and think this is the best approach:

I-95 across George Washington Bridge, then I-78 to Exit 14C to Columbus Drive, then Marin Boulevard.

Can anyone confirm this ? We will be coming in on a Saturday. 41 foot DP with a jeep in tow. Have put some miles on the class A, but not much experience moving in tight traffic, which I expect will be part of this adventure.

So if we agree on the approach across the GWB, then should I get back on I-95 once I get around Boston (I-495), or should I loop around I-90, I-84, I-684, then hit the I-95.

Same question for heading out. There was not as much information on the forum on leaving Liberty Harbor.

I'll be leaving on Wednesday morning, looks like one way out is to start out on I-95 East, then Option 1: I-80 (after Ridgefield Park), then I-87 to Newburgh, then I-84 to I-90 in Mass. Option 2: is to stay on I-95, cross GWB East bound ($$$), then keep on I-95 until I get to Foxboro.

Option 1 is + 50 miles of driving, but we aren't in a rush, and would prefer road conditions/traffic as top criteria. Time and cost aren't as important on this trip. I just want to get out of NJ as quick as possible, so I can relax and enjoy the rest of the drive. We are looking at 5 hours of driving to Normandy Farms, and will probably be getting on road around 9-10 AM.

I definitely appreciate any input, especially on my exit strategy.


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Old 07-17-2018, 12:32 PM   #2
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I drove I-95 from Maine to South Carolina last October, thinking it was all interstate and "how bad can it be?". Just to see the sights, I thought.
I will never do that again. Next time, if there is one, I'll be avoiding I-95 between Boston and the Virginia state line.
Your alternate route sounds about like the one I should have used, had I known how bad it would be.
We did it in a short class A gasser Sunstar 26HE. With a Wrangler JKU in tow. At night, for much of it.
I can't help with the Liberty Harbor part. Have heard about it, though. Should be interesting.
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:49 PM   #3
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I-95

We drove to Florida last year. We got off I-95 at the I-90 just North of Boston. Got back on I-95 south of DC.

Hoping someone has some insight on best approach to Liberty Harbor RV from North.
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We just left liberty landing going North and the way we went was West on 78 to 24 to 287 to 87 across the Tappan Zee bridge to 95 and points North. Your Route would be backwards, but I believe that is the best possible route to Liberty Harbor. We were driving a 45' mh pulling a pickup and had no problems. We were traveling on Sunday. I would avoid the GW bridge.
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Why avoid GWB ?

My fear of heights creates a bit of anxiety in crossing any bridge, but for this trip I will need to get across Hudson River, on either the GWB, Tappen Zee, or Newburgh. Did Newburgh last year, both east bound and west bound.

I found a previous post about taking the GWB across to get into Liberty Harbour RV Park. Made me think about taking the I-95 all the way down, especially since I am coming in on Saturday. From what I found searching this forum, west bound on I-95 across Hudson on GWB (No Toll) seemed like a good option, as reported by others.

Just looking for your thoughts.
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My fear of heights creates a bit of anxiety in crossing any bridge, but for this trip I will need to get across Hudson River, on either the GWB, Tappen Zee, or Newburgh. Did Newburgh last year, both east bound and west bound.

I found a previous post about taking the GWB across to get into Liberty Harbour RV Park. Made me think about taking the I-95 all the way down, especially since I am coming in on Saturday. From what I found searching this forum, west bound on I-95 across Hudson on GWB (No Toll) seemed like a good option, as reported by others.

Just looking for your thoughts.
Not sure if this applies in your case, but you cannot drive across lower level of GW bridge with LP/Propane tanks (even if they're off).

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