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Old 06-06-2016, 03:42 PM   #1
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Best route from Western Md to Williamsburg KOA then to Va Beach

We're heading out in a couple wks from Western Md (near Cumberland) and heading to Williamsburg VA (staying at KOA there) for a couple days, then moving on to VA beach (still deciding on campground). What is the best way to travel with a 35ft 5er? As the DW & co-pilot, I'm often the only 1 navigating maps. DH has no sense of direction & is a very stressed out/anxious driver, especially with 3 loud kids in the back.


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Old 06-06-2016, 04:48 PM   #2
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See if I81 to I66 to 29 to 17 to I95 will work. Those roads are good to tow on and will keep you out of the majority of I95 traffic north of Fredericksburg.
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Old 06-06-2016, 05:00 PM   #3
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From Cumberland, Take I68 to Hancock, MD and then 522 South to Winchester, VA.
Take the 37 bypass south around Winchester to I81 south.
Then follow Teamfour's directions above to get you onto
I95.
Take the I295 bypass around Richmond to I64 into Williamsburg.
All good roads for a 5th wheel.
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When you leave Williamsburg you can take I64 south but NOT through the Hampton Roads Bridge tunnel if you are tall, going to VA Beach. Having a fifth wheel you probably are.

VDOTs help :


http://www.virginiadot.org/VDOT/Trav...le902_2210.pdf


Also if using a tunnel you may be required to stop and be inspected to ensure that your propane bottles are off, watch signs State Police will not play.
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we stayed at the Holiday Trav-L-Park in VA Beach. Holiday Travel - Virginia Beach
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From Williamsburg take I64 East to the I664 cut off which will take you through the Monitor Merrimac tunnel. That route is not as congested as the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. The Monitor Merrimac is a newer tunnel as is taller and wider than the HRBT.
I664 will connect you to I64 West into Virginia Beach.
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Old 06-07-2016, 02:03 PM   #7
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So take 81S to 64E and hop on the Richmond Bypass (295) till it hooks back on to 64 east. That will bring you to the Williamsburg KOA.
From there you can continue directly on 64 to Va. Beach turning on 264 IF you are less than 13.5' which is the clearance in the Hampton Roads Tunnel. I go through this with my ClassA at 12.5' all the time with no issues and no inspections ever...though I suppose it could happen.
If you are over 13.5' you need to hit I664 toward Newport News and go through the Monitor/Merrimack Tunnel and will then bring you back onto I64 and you can hook up with I264 to Va Beach proper.
These are easy interstates and should be relatively stress free for driver & navigator!

There are only 2 campgrounds close in to the beach...KOA & TravL park...suggest you get on the phone if you want a spot at either.
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Old 06-07-2016, 02:08 PM   #8
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From Cumberland, Take I68 to Hancock, MD and then 522 South to Winchester, VA.
Take the 37 bypass south around Winchester to I81 south.
Then follow Teamfour's directions above to get you onto
I95.
Take the I295 bypass around Richmond to I64 into Williamsburg.
All good roads for a 5th wheel.
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There are only 2 campgrounds close in to the beach...KOA & TravL park...suggest you get on the phone if you want a spot at either.
First Landing State Park (formerly Seashore State Park) if you don't want the cost and crowd of a KOA or the TravLpark. Drawback to First Landing is a reservation is not site specific. Some sites are difficult for a Fiver. Book thru ReserveAmerica. If by chance you are eligible for access to military installations, Seamist RV park and campground on Dam Neck base is really nice.
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Old 06-07-2016, 02:37 PM   #10
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From Cumberland, Take I68 to Hancock, MD and then 522 South to Winchester, VA.
Take the 37 bypass south around Winchester to I81 south.
Then follow Teamfour's directions above to get you onto
I95.
Take the I295 bypass around Richmond to I64 into Williamsburg.
All good roads for a 5th wheel.
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