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HavingABlast 05-29-2016 08:46 AM

DC towards Louisville
We have a 37' Class A DP with toad. After Cumberland, there are two options: 1) take I-64 through Charleston, WV and Lexington, KY, and 2) I-70 through Columbus, OH and Cincinnati, OH. Option 1) is marginally shorter, no tolls, but has a few lengthy downgrades. Option 2) is marginally longer, it appears to have tolls, and I don't see any significant downgrades on the map.

We will overnight somewhere along the way. Which route would you choose?

grumpy0374 05-29-2016 09:00 AM

We live in the Staunton Va area, and have travelled I 64 and I 66 numerous times. On both once you get about 20 miles west of either DC or Richmond, traffic thins out quite a bit.
Your route, I 64 all the way is the easiest, and you shouldn't run into any problems at all. You'll have a 20 mile dogleg onto I 81 south to reaquire I 64, but again, no problems or road construction.
Plenty of exits for gas, food, and rest stops. Busiest area, traffic wise will be I 64 as you go thru Charlottesville between about mm 130 to mm 118. Just moderate traffic. Longest pull up you'll have is the Afton Mountain area, about mm 102 to mm 98, but there are truck lanes, and I've never had a problem with our class c towing a Subaru.

HavingABlast 05-29-2016 09:16 AM

Thanks Grumpy. That route looked more scenic. I was concerned when I saw two runaway truck ramps listed on the map on a 13 mile 6% down grade. I will be taking it slow and easy.

HavingABlast 06-01-2016 10:08 PM


We ended up taking the 270 off of the 495 out of DC then transferring to the 70 then down through Charleston, WV and on to Lexington. The road, although hilly, travels through some very scenic areas.

Glad that we took that route!

Thanks for the reassurance!

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