Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-22-2016, 12:04 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
fayliss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Hilton, New York
Posts: 24
Route from Mass. to Maine

Looking to travel with my 30' fifth wheel from Massachusetts to Lubec Maine and would like to use Route 1 for a more scenic trip and stop different places along the way. At a height of 12'-6", am I going to have issues on this route? Has anyone done this and if so, any suggestions. It will just be myself doing this.
__________________

__________________
Fayliss
Hilton, NY
2016 Rockwood Ultra Lite 8286ws Fifth Wheel
2011 Silverado 2500 HD, Garmin RV760MT
6.6 Duramax Diesel, Allison Transmission
Travel Companions - Rocky and Emmy
fayliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2016, 12:35 PM   #2
RETIRED
 
n-e-d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Not camping in New England
Posts: 761
Shouldn't think so. Ran our rig from Acadia to Worcester last year without a problem. There are a couple of narrow main streets in Rockland(there is a bypass),Camden and Rockport, and a sharp right at the end of Main St in Ellsworth. Beats the Maine turnpike any day.
__________________

__________________
Mary and Me
2015 2650s "Finally"

2015 Jeep Cherokee
2016 Ford Race Car Red 350HD Cargo Van HR DRW EXT DIY Daytripper "My Little Red Corvette"
n-e-d is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2016, 02:40 PM   #3
USN Desert Storm Vet
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Wherever the work is
Posts: 28
Send a message via Skype™ to bfhammer
The biggest issue will be the constant starting and stopping with traffic. I went up that route just with my truck over the 4th last year and it got so annoying we went back to the turnpike after a hour or two. It's pretty but tight for turns and traffic.
__________________
bfhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2016, 03:10 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
fayliss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Hilton, New York
Posts: 24
I'm looking into visiting Novia Scotia as well and as I look at the campgrounds web sites they all talk about "Serviced Sites". Does anyone know what that means??
__________________
Fayliss
Hilton, NY
2016 Rockwood Ultra Lite 8286ws Fifth Wheel
2011 Silverado 2500 HD, Garmin RV760MT
6.6 Duramax Diesel, Allison Transmission
Travel Companions - Rocky and Emmy
fayliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2016, 12:58 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
wnelsonfl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Mount Dora FL
Posts: 146
Camobello?

I recommend to go to Campobello. It is in Canada but was FDR's summer home. It is run by the US park service.
There is also a very nice Provincial RV park there. There is a ferry from St John New Brunswick over to Nova Scotia. Nice trip across the Bay of Fundy. Can accommodate big rigs.
__________________
Warren
2014 Silverado Z71 4x4- 5.3
Flagstaff 21 FRBS
235 nights camping this past 30 months
31000 miles
wnelsonfl is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2016, 01:43 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 301
Quote:
Originally Posted by fayliss View Post
Looking to travel with my 30' fifth wheel from Massachusetts to Lubec Maine and would like to use Route 1 for a more scenic trip and stop different places along the way. At a height of 12'-6", am I going to have issues on this route? Has anyone done this and if so, any suggestions. It will just be myself doing this.
Took Rt. 1 last fall class c. No problems, in fact I don't remember going under any bridges.
__________________
Myrle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2016, 02:00 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
MilCop4523's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In a big child free home - except for me
Posts: 1,341
Quote:
Originally Posted by fayliss View Post
I'm looking into visiting Nova Scotia as well and as I look at the campgrounds web sites they all talk about "Serviced Sites". Does anyone know what that means??
Serviced sites have their own water, and sewer and power. Mactaquac Provincial Park has community stop for water and a pull up dump station.
Huge difference when you have to wait for unloading mother natures liquids.
__________________
09 Sundance 31.5 XLT Bunkhouse
17 Greywolf 22rr Toy Hauler
and
The new toy hauler - 2016 Ford F150 Supercrew XTR ECOBOOST.
MilCop4523 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2016, 02:04 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
MilCop4523's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In a big child free home - except for me
Posts: 1,341
Nova Scotia & New Brunswick Ferry Fares | Bay Ferries

$8.50 per foot for vehicle and trailer combined

that's like as the Mayans say Cheapie Cheapie in American dollars - almost free at 30% exchange to your advantage.
__________________
09 Sundance 31.5 XLT Bunkhouse
17 Greywolf 22rr Toy Hauler
and
The new toy hauler - 2016 Ford F150 Supercrew XTR ECOBOOST.
MilCop4523 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2016, 02:11 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
shughey00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 161
I live on route 1 in southern Maine. I don't even like driving it in my Sonata in the Summer.

I would consider maybe taking 95 north of Portland maybe then head over to the coast at some point. Nothing that is really too impressive south of Portland..just tourist traps and the traffic is downright horrid.

Also they are completely tearing up route 1 in Ogunquit and it will be one lane most of the early summer. It is already a nightmare in Ogunquit in the summer much less at one lane. I live in town..believe me it sucks. We head to inland NH for seasonal for six months and stay away from this area...period.

Now from say Brunswick north the coast of Maine is nice and maybe once you pass Freeport (south of Brunswick) the extreme tourist traffic may not be as bad on Route 1.

As locals we never drive route 1 in the summer..ever. Anything but. I know how to avoid the tolls on 95 as well as route 1. So take it from locals...heck no..not south of say Freeport at least.

Besides..the coast of Maine STARTS in Brunswick. South of Portland it is just cold Atlantic waters and pasty white tourists.....and o.k...the Nubble Light but you ain't making it there pulling a 5ver so...

Can't say about north of Brunswick for summer traffic...maybe another local up there can advise that stretch.
__________________
shughey00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2016, 02:13 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
Posts: 569
Quote:
Originally Posted by MilCop4523 View Post
Serviced sites have their own water, and sewer and power. Mactaquac Provincial Park has community stop for water and a pull up dump station.
Huge difference when you have to wait for unloading mother natures liquids.
Some/most Provincial Camp sites do not have full service hookups. If you are planning a trip to N.S. google and request that a "Doers and Dreamers" book be sent to you.....Lists all CG's and sites/attractions of interest...... (J from N.S.)
__________________

__________________
Jim in Halifax is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:13 PM.