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Old 07-16-2015, 07:02 PM   #1
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Best route for Orlando to Goshen

I will be in Disney World with my family and will be heading to the FROG International Rally in Goshen from there. Has anyone made that trip and if so, what is the best route?
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:42 AM   #2
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We live in Orlando and have family in Nashville, so we've driven part of this route many, many times. In fact, we're driving it tomorrow in the car to pick up our grandsons for a couple of weeks with us.

I checked the maps and it looks like the best way to get where you're going is I65, which you can hit in Nashville. That in mind, here's what I would suggest since you're leaving from Disney:

1. Get to the Florida turnpike and head north; make sure you have quarters for toll money as some of the booths may be unattended. Believe me, it's worth the cost to stay off of I4!

2. The turnpike will end into I75 just north of Orlando. Stay on I75 until you get to Chattanooga. Depending on the time of day, you may want to take the loop around Atlanta or you may opt to drive straight through town. I've done both in our RV with toad and without any issues. Both ways are quite a bit of traffic, but the loop around town is a bit easier to drive, just a little bit farther. Just follow the signs that point you to Chattanooga or Nashville.

3. When you get to Chattanooga, you want to get on to I24 North and follow it to Nashville.

4. In Nashville, you'll want to follow the signs to I65 North, then on to the north lands.

Good luck - drive safe. The fools on I75 can be total idiots, so set your speed and keep to the right side. If you have problems, get as far off the roadway as possible. For some reason, it seems like every time someone pulls off on the shoulder on I75, some moron comes along and plows into them full throttle.
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:47 AM   #3
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Tom that's the way we go also. From Indy we will take 31 N but it's risky as the construction has been going on for a couple of years. I'm not sure if it's done yet. Maybe someone will know. If it's done it's a pleasant drive with a mix of freeway and divided highway.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:18 PM   #4
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Just last month we drove from Lexington KY to Elkhart FR plant. We took 75 to just south of Cincinnati, took the bypass to 65 to Indy where we picked up 31. The construction was ongoing but no delays. 31 was fine, a little bumpy at times but fine.
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Good to know. They are making 31 from Indy a great way to save miles and time getting to the South Bend area. The bi pass around Kokomo is great.
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:21 PM   #6
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The 3rd week in June the intersection of US 31 and I-465 on the N side of Indy was a mess and lasted for abt 4 miles going north. 31 is a bit rough but I have been on worse. There is some construction in Louisville, check KYDOT. Lots of flooding up here.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:15 PM   #7
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Recently made a similar trip & Grew up near Goshen

The way noted in one of the earlier threads, using I24 from Chattanooga to Nashville, is the way I have gone in the past. However... there is a lot of construction on I24 & I65 in multiple places. Family members took that route within the past month and all experienced multiple slow downs and delays.

Based on their experience I took I75 north all the way to Cincinnati. It is about 50 miles further, but there was virtually no construction and another plus is there are fewer mountains to go over this way.


I grew up about 30 miles from Goshen and here is the route I would take from Cincinnati to Goshen...

Take I74 to 465 in Indianapolis. Then take that north to US 31 north. There will be some construction on 31 for about 10 miles, but nothing that should slow you down too much.

Following US 31 north take it to US 6 and then head east to State Road 15 (a very good road). Take 15 north right into Goshen.

There are a few slightly shorter routes, but this will be the quickest.
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:44 PM   #8
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I wanted to thank everyone for the route suggestions. I have given the info to my navigator and she compiling it and mapping our route as we speak!
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When getting to the North side of Indy you may want to exit off I465 to Keystone parkway to get to 31 North. Fewer stoplights. Just get to the left 2 lanes. Safe travels.


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Old 07-18-2015, 02:10 PM   #10
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Can I go on Keystone Parkway with my 40' Berkshire? Around here in New York, I can't go on any parkways due to the very low overpasses.
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