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Old 03-18-2016, 11:16 AM   #11
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I live in Charleston and for the past 14 years commuted to NC via I-95 and I-26. The roads have been much improved over the years. Drove to Maine this past summer I a can tell you the SC roads are a million times better than the ones in the Northeast.


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Old 03-18-2016, 05:11 PM   #12
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No concerns needed. Have a nice trip.
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:07 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the reply's , it appears to be a pretty straight forward trip. Not REAL crazy about I95 but I typically take my time anyway. I will have to stop along the way for fuel, I haven't checked, but there should be truck stops along the way. I would assume they all can service trucks towing campers. Are some truck stops better than others, and are there some to stay away from ? This will be my longest tow, could be around 8 hours. Probably not that long of a tow for you seasoned veterans, but I prefer 5-6 hrs. But the destination is not far enough away to make it a 2 day trip. Thanks again for the responses.
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:51 PM   #14
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Pilot, TA, Petro, FlyingJ and Loves all cater to big rigs. They all have web sites AND mobile apps that will show you all their "stores" near you or on your way and plenty of turning room and other services needed for the "long haul" including parking if you need a nap. Pilot/Flying J offer 3 cent off discounts to Good Sam members...and some have special RV lanes and sections with long handled windshield squeegees, propane fills, etc.
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Old 03-18-2016, 09:33 PM   #15
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Hey Charles Firth.........

Being a "Snowbirder" and travelling Interstates a lot, don't let I-95 worry you.

We travel with car in tow, and I set the cruise for 62MPH (100KMH). It's the sweet spot on the tachometer for best mileage, and the best spot for acceleration performance if needed to get around "Bert & Ethel"

Although interstate speeds may be posted higher than 60 and even as high as 75, (remember that's the MAXIMUM POSTED SPEED) when I travel in the right hand lane, it doesn't really matter to me how fast others travel past me in the left lane.....my lane in front of me is what's important and it's clear. By the time they pull back into my lane, their higher speed has them way out front in MY LANE!! Don't even have to adjust my speed.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!!!!!!!!!!
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Agree with others. I prefer fuel stops that are able to do credit cards at the pump, we typically try to hit the Pilots, and Flying J, just concerns me giving my card to a someone. I usually have my DW stand at the register and hold the card if we have to stop where they don't do cards at the pump
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I prefer I-77 to I-95 Never gave it a thought towing the TT BUT the 7 mile 7 degree hill at the NC/VA line has me thinking. No problem going UP but even with the diesel engine brake coming down could get hairy.
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Old 03-20-2016, 06:29 PM   #18
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Captnjohn, is the 7 degree hill on 95 or 77 ? It's been a while but I don't recall one on 95 but it has been years since I have been down that way.
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I prefer I-77 to I-95 Never gave it a thought towing the TT BUT the 7 mile 7 degree hill at the NC/VA line has me thinking. No problem going UP but even with the diesel engine brake coming down could get hairy.
With your F-250 don't worry about the downhill on I-77, your Tow/Haul mode will keep you under control.
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It is on I-77. Thanks Cool -- I figured with truck, trailer, and engine it should be ok. Used to running that up and down at 60 but now rethinking the down speed
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