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Old 10-13-2021, 06:29 AM   #15
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We once traveled non interstate from Sebago ME to around Macon GA in a 25' class C. Not sure that I would want to do it in our class A. From I 81, we sometimes pick up 321 around Charlotte and take it to I 95 just north of Savannah. From Savannah, you can take 17 along the coast.z4 Zeus zss We get 301 just north of Jacksonville and take it to Ocala.
If we are coming down from the Ashville area, we take 441 south to about Macon, the 75 to the FL line. We then pick up 98 and then 17 into south central FL.
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Not sure of the OP's exact height and length, but the best advise I can give if attempting to travel off main interstate routes is to purchase a commercial road atlas (Trucker's Atlas). They are sold at every truck stop and if you buy the paper one they are usually about $12 to $16.

You can check your desired route to make sure there won't be one of those pesky little 11' overpasses in your way.
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We have done 17 from NY to FL a few times and it is a good route.
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More very helpful posts. We were away for a few days with the coach, I wanted to test out the SafeTplus steering control and the air bag motion control units. By far the motion control units made the biggest difference.

That's a convenient park off of 95, you mention Cyber, no hookups though. Do they offer a dump station?

All these suggestions, I can't thank you all enough!
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Not sure of the OP's exact height and length, but the best advise I can give if attempting to travel off main interstate routes is to purchase a commercial road atlas (Trucker's Atlas). They are sold at every truck stop and if you buy the paper one they are usually about $12 to $16.

You can check your desired route to make sure there won't be one of those pesky little 11' overpasses in your way.
I use 12' as a guide which allows a few inches for error. The Garmin RV is supposed to warn of hazards, however, it really doesn't help with planning. I'll make a note of the Trucker Guide.
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We have done 17 from NY to FL a few times and it is a good route.
Going to check it out
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We avoid Interstates whenever possible for the reasons you cited. From western NC to Fla we always use US 321. US 1, 301, and 17 (depending on where you are starting from) are great for our 40' MH and much more relaxing. We often go from NC to Tampa area and never get on an Interstate for more than a few miles.
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It depends on the individual location. Sites in the Harvest Host web page list space length and the number of RV's they can accommodate.



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Do the Harvest Hosts sites accommodate Big Rigs (42Ft)?
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I do NJ to FL Keys runs about 6-8 times a year.

I take 81 but get off on Rt. 50 in Winchester, VA and take that to Paris where I make a right onto Rt. 17. 17 goes on 66 for a while but you veer off and stay on 17 all the way to Fredericksburg, VA where I hop back on 95 past all the Philly/Baltimore/DC mess.

17 is the nicest part of the trip with rolling farmland, estates, some fuel stops and BBQ near Opal, VA.

Plus there's a Walmart right before you hit 95.
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We like this route.
Also, we stay at New Green Acres in South Carolina right off I95.
Itís a good stop with giant pullthru sites, no unhooking
Here is a video I did of the CG
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If memory servers me right there are a few passpost Americas alone 77. We normaly stay at a federal forest that is about 7 miles off of 77 one or two exits north of I-81. We use either our lifetime or disable vetern 50% discount.

We are not big into staying in parking lots.
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I go down through Delaware and over the bridge tunnel to Norfolk over to 95. If you donít want to travel 95, check route 301. Itís the old road and goes down right through Florida.
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Don, we line just east of Charlotte NC and frequently go to the Keys or Southwest Fl just south of Lake Henry. When I worked I did the I95 thing but no more! Just east of Charlotte I take US 601 to Orangeburg SC then US 301 to Ocala FL. There is no traffic at all on 301 until you get south of I-10. Just north of Ocala I get on I-75 for about 30 miles then the FL turnpike and take FL 33 south toward Polk City then end up on US27 in Haines City for the remainder if the trip. We are in a Tiffin gasser smaller than you but the US hwys are good and most of the Florida state/ county roads involved are good too. Thereís always thru trucks on these roads. Look at the street view on Google maps to check your comfort level. The good thing is you can always mix it up and get on the interstates anytime. Hwy 301 through SC and GA is very good. In SC itís mostly divided 4 lane and usually completely deserted. We sometimes go for miles and donít see another vehicle. 301 was 95 before 95 was built. The abandoned 1950s style service stations and motels are amazing to see.
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Don, we line just east of Charlotte NC and frequently go to the Keys or Southwest Fl just south of Lake Henry. When I worked I did the I95 thing but no more! Just east of Charlotte I take US 601 to Orangeburg SC then US 301 to Ocala FL. There is no traffic at all on 301 until you get south of I-10. Just north of Ocala I get on I-75 for about 30 miles then the FL turnpike and take FL 33 south toward Polk City then end up on US27 in Haines City for the remainder if the trip. We are in a Tiffin gasser smaller than you but the US hwys are good and most of the Florida state/ county roads involved are good too. Thereís always thru trucks on these roads. Look at the street view on Google maps to check your comfort level. The good thing is you can always mix it up and get on the interstates anytime. Hwy 301 through SC and GA is very good. In SC itís mostly divided 4 lane and usually completely deserted. We sometimes go for miles and donít see another vehicle. 301 was 95 before 95 was built. The abandoned 1950s style service stations and motels are amazing to see.
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Just be careful of your speed through the small towns on 301 south of route 10. They are famous for their speed traps. Nice drive, lots of horse farms especially as you get closer to Ocala.
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Sorry for the late reply, been tied up trying to get trees trimmed, another FD fundraiser etc... Hoping I'll be able to put some of this together in the next few days.
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