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Old 11-10-2018, 10:12 AM   #1
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Heading South in January

Hi everyone,
I am looking for some advice on the what you think is the best way south from Southern Ontario to the Orlando area in early January. This is our first winter away towing our Surveyor 243 and plan to be gone for 4 months or so.
Wife is a little concerned with the possible weather / grades going through the mountains if we follow I79/I77.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Paul.
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:35 AM   #2
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While no one can predict the 'weather' for January, especially in your neck of the woods, I would suggest going thru Detroit and taking I75 ALL THE WAY to Orlando, or at least Wildwood Florida, where you veer onto the Florida Turnpike the rest of the way to Orlando.
The trouble with using the other interstates, and eventually I95 I suppose, is that you are in very mountainous terrain thru several parts of West Va, and Virginia, and you're dealing with the poor conditions and traffic of I95 - not fun.
I75 is basically FLAT the vast majority of the trip, except for the mountains north of Knoxville TN... but that's it. Travel right thru Cincinnati, Knoxville, and Atlanta mid-day, or on a weekend, and you'll be just fine. In Atlanta, stay in the HOV lane ALL THE WAY from North of town thru to the South of town... no worries, no turns, no nothing.
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:39 AM   #3
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Most if not all your travel worries will be before you break break off I79/I77.

By the time you intersect I81/I77 the rest of the run should be easy going.

Alternatively.....I75 all the way is your most traveled and flat route.....but major cities to get through.
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Thanks for the replies - it looks as if I75 is the way.
No rush heading down and should do it over 3 days. Getting tired of the snow already, but wife wants Christmas in the cold.
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I75 is the best way to go. Get a copy of Dave Hunters book, "Along Interstate -75". You'll enjoy the info and the maps.
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