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Old 05-26-2015, 10:37 AM   #1
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Northeast experience please

Making a summer trip with our 36ft fifth wheel and returning south through New York. Your knowledge is appreciated.

Planned return:

* Leave Mystic, Connecticut

* 95 south to NYC

* cross Tappan Zee Bridge

* connect to I 287 W

* take I 78 W towards Harrisburg

* good to go from there.

Your input via the forum or PM will be appreciated.

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Old 06-04-2015, 06:35 PM   #2
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Good luck getting out of CT and through New York. Never an easy trip through. . Roads still are just patch jobs and DOT is working continuously with lane closures. If you leave an a workday may be ugly.


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Old 06-04-2015, 06:45 PM   #3
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If it were me towing a 36 ft 5r I would go to 84 then to 87 and then south.
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:04 PM   #4
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If it were me towing a 36 ft 5r I would go to 84 then to 87 and then south.

I agree, from Mystic route 2 to 84 to 87. I would stay away from 95.


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Old 06-04-2015, 08:15 PM   #5
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Will consider that

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If it were me towing a 36 ft 5r I would go to 84 then to 87 and then south.
Tnx for input. It is BZ up there for sure!
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:15 PM   #6
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95 through New Haven, Bridgeport and the rest of lower Fairfield County is a nightmare. You can go south on 95 to RT 9 north, follow that to 91 south, then 691 west/south which connects to 84. 84 west to 87 south will give you a lot fewer headaches. It is longer going all the way up 9 to 84 than following 95 but you couldn't pay me to drive anything bigger than a pickup truck on 95! My parents used to tow a 30' trailer with a Suburban to eastern CT going the 84/691/91/9 route with no problems at all.

Be aware that you may hit traffic in Waterbury on 84 due to construction, it's about a 3 mile stretch that can slow down a bit.

New York is currently working on the Tappan Zee bridge...if you hit it at the wrong time you can get stuck on it for hours...I sat there for 2 hours without moving one time. Rush hour there is an absolute nightmare.
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Old 06-05-2015, 06:39 AM   #7
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Thanks

Fly Bob says Route 84. Capt Skip gets me there 👍
Nothing better than experiences to AVOID from lessons learned!
Advice accepted!! Appreciate both replies.
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Once on I-87, (exit 15) change to I-287 and proceed south to New Jersey around Harriman State Park. Continue south on I-287 to I-78
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Once on I-87, (exit 15) change to I-287 and proceed south to New Jersey around Harriman State Park. Continue south on I-287 to I-78
287 is a nice ride, good way to avoid the NYC traffic!
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Tnx

Deaver; noted. Tnx.
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