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Old 11-12-2014, 05:44 PM   #1
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We just purchased a FR Micro-Lite 21FBRS. Excited. Our first trip will be in January when we will drive to Florida for 4-6 weeks. Looking for the best route. We've driven to Florida 3 times previously, but never towing a TT. What do we need to watch out for or avoid? How far can we get during daylight hours if we stop every 2 hours for about 15 minutes? All advise is welcome. We are fairly newbies to towing. Towed a pop-up years ago, but never in winter and we never left New England. We are retired and can take our time. Thanks.
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:53 PM   #2
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:58 PM   #3
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Couple of tips:

Be flexible if possible in your departure dates. Leave early/late if weather is going to be a problem (Ice/Snow/etc)

Stay away from the tunnels - no propane allowed in most of the tunnels

As soon as you get into warmer weather - get to a car wash and hand spray the entire rig top/bottom/etc to get rid of road salt (it will play havoc with all the systems)

Running for daylight hours only and stopping every 2 hours for 15 or so minutes you will need two full days and possible getting into a third day. (Assume you travel 8:00am - 5:00pm)
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Old 11-12-2014, 06:05 PM   #4
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DO NOT plan to stop in Virginia for over night all CG are closed down 95 south. Might find a private open but you will add miles off 95 to get there From Richmond south I don't remember any and I live here.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:29 PM   #5
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I can tell you our 'normal route' from NH to Fl. We go 90-87-287-78-81-77-26-95, much easier than it sounds. If weather is a concern than we'll go from 81-64-95. All depends on weather my friend. Take 3 days, 55-60 mph stopping for our yorkie, OK me. Great ride, be safe.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:50 PM   #6
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You will need to take 695 around Baltimore as propane is not allowed in the Baltimore tunnels on both 95 and 895. Avoid DC at rush hour!!!!! Nice overnight campground in Jacksonville fl just off of 95 is pecan park rv resort. We stayed there on our way to Disney last year. I have seen many post about Carolina crossroads for an over nighter in NC.

Check your tires for heat at every stop. Check your tire pressure before leaving home. Being a newer tt, check your lug torque before leaving. At every stop double check your hitch and trailer pigtail to make sure nobody monkeyed with it. Take it slow and easy. When we went to Disney we did 9-10 hrs first day and 3 hrs the second day going down. Coming home we did the whole thing in one shot, never again. 8-9 hours is a good expectation. We didn't make reservations but took the exit now book with us. When we felt stopping would be a good idea, we pulled the book out and found a campground. We called ahead to verify availability. This worked well.
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Along with what asquared said, being a new trailer, I would check the torque on the lug nuts at least 2 or 3 times until they no longer move. ESPECIALLY if you have alum. wheels. 110lb/ft torque for 1/2" studs.
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:15 PM   #8
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We've driven south from Nova Scotia every winter the last few years. First time we took 95 all the way. Never again. The route easiest on the blood pressure is 95-495-280-90-84-81-77-26-95. It adds a few miles, but you miss the insanity of NY and the GW bridge, the tolls through NJ, the tunnel in Baltimore and the suicide drivers around DC.

We drive hard for 2 days and by the third night we make it to New Green Acres RV park in Walterboro, SC. $30pn full hook up with cable. All pull through and you can wash your rig to get all the salt off.

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I can tell you our 'normal route' from NH to Fl. We go 90-87-287-78-81-77-26-95, much easier than it sounds. If weather is a concern than we'll go from 81-64-95. All depends on weather my friend. Take 3 days, 55-60 mph stopping for our yorkie, OK me. Great ride, be safe.
Agree with King Yankee's route, I do the same route except starting out here in Central NY State by going down 81. Some things though to keep in mind is that you're going though the mountains on I-81 which can be colder and more prone to bad wx compared to the I-95 route. Also, I-77 around Statesville, NC has a stretch of rough pavement. Avoid Charlotte around morning and evening rush hours....
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I plan on driving from Mass to Clermont FLA in Feb 2015. I have mapped out my route on Microsoft Trips and Streets. If you are interested I could email you my plans and campground stops. I know the stops I have decided on will be open at my travel time. Let me know if your interested.
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