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Old 12-10-2013, 06:49 PM   #11
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sorry mrtodds but you recommended taking 64, we don't. just another way around and as you said beautiful scenery.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:05 PM   #12
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:42 PM   #14
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All those routes as far as I know are fine. Rte 17 just south of Richmond turns into a busy 2 lane road with lots of lights and businesses. I've taken it several times to avoid traffic.
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:21 PM   #15
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I like Brian's suggested route. I also like my suggestion:

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Old 12-11-2013, 08:27 PM   #16
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We're heading for Florida early January from NJ. I like the route laid out using 81 - 77 - 26 - 95 but was concerned using 81 that far down because of the hills and potential weather problems. I95 was recommended as the flattest route, but we are going to avoid Baltimore and Washington at all costs. Was planning on using 81 to 64 (runs into Richmond 295 loop). We've done this before and while really busy around Richmond, not too awful. Doesn't Route 81 south of route 64 gets kind of mountainous? Just worried about icing. Would be a much nicer ride.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:53 PM   #17
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81 runs thru the valley beside the mountain range. Its not bad at all but no it is definitely not as flat or straight as 95. I think the steep grades that people talk about on 81 are further south, in the Smoky Mountains, You would get off on 77 before that. 77 is a little hilly for a stretch until you come down into Charlotte, but again, not too bad. After that, flat.

One area to watch out for in December on the 81 route is between Scranton and Hazleton PA. Some mountains to deal with and they get a lot small sudden snow storms that dump just enough snow to make the roads icy.

As far as weather goes. Odds of bad road conditions are the same either route in my opinion.

95 is definitely the faster route but if your willing to sacrifice an hour or 2 at the most for a lot less stress, 81 is better I think.
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X2 on the I81 in PA. Pick a nice weather day to be in that area. When you get through that and need to stop, get off exit 9 (second exit south of the PA line) in Maryland, turn left, go about 1/2 mile, get fuel at Sheetz and stop in to see me at the Auto Zone across the street (we have a big parking lot) to say hello and get supplies for the MH.
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We're now stopping by to visit friends in Troy, VA which is west of Richmond on Route 64. From there heading to I95 south. My question is for the best route choice to hit 95. Choices are 64 straight to 95; 64 to 288 to 95; or 64 to 295 to 95. I did 295 once before around Richmond which was busy and lengthy but otherwise not too bad. Just wondering if either of the other routes are better? Plan now is to hit this area on a Sunday but with the weather, who knows.
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FYI all "snowbirds"...

Please be aware of our new Florida Statute, taking effect as of January 1, 2014: Florida Code 714.86/ "...in order for any person intent upon visiting Florida during the period 01/01/2014 thru 04/31/2014 to be granted admission, they must first show proof of having willingly spent a period of at least one full, sweltering week in Florida (excluding Disney World and its confines) during the months of July and August. No exceptions. ..."

From what I understand, you'll be required to show all appropriate travel documents and permits, plus photo ID at the Welcome Centers just south of the state line as you cross.

As a native Floridian, I must say, I don't know why you folks would want to come here in the first place! ...the weather is always "iffy", there's very little to do, most of our long time residents are unfriendly towards strangers, all beaches are now off limits due to the recent rash of deadly shark attacks, the mosquito population has recently acquired handguns (thanks, in part, to our entirely corrupt state legislature) and the local cuisine really stinks. Sooooo, I mean,... don't you think you might want to reconsider undertaking such a long, arduous journey? Boston, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Fargo...they all sound like lovely places at this time of year...why leave?
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