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Old 03-18-2016, 10:31 AM   #1
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Savannah GA to Harrisburg PA...which way?

We've done the trip between these two locations, both directions always taking the route I-81 to I-77 to I-26 to I-95. We always split it in half and make our midway stop at I-81 and I-77. I'm aware of the hill climb everyone talks about on I-77 crossing over the Blue Ridge Parkway along the border of Virginia and North Carolina, and the RV with toad does just fine, and this elevation issue doesn't bother us.

Looking at the alternative route of I-95 to US 17 to I-64 to I-81.

Total distance is about the same, so a few questions.

Halfway is just North of Virginia and North Carolina border. Anyone suggest a good campground nearby I-95....easy on/off and pull through sites?

I-295 around Richmond versus I-95 through it?

US 17 good road? Two lane? Many traffic signals/speed zones?

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Old 03-18-2016, 10:56 AM   #2
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Before Va right off 95 is Carolina Croosroads nice easy pull thrus. Then the Yogi Bear in Emporia, to me a ok choice. Past Richmond you have Amercamps and the campground at Kings Dominion, but that might be farther then you want

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Old 03-19-2016, 07:35 PM   #3
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Just came back from Fla to NEPA took 81 to17 95 17 was t bad going maybe last 5 miles before getting on 95 there was road work and red lights. Coming home Charlotte was a mess. Mt airy campground off 77. Verona Shenandoah valley off 81
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Just traveled to Hilton Head from Harrisburg took 15 to 17 to 95. It is a very nice drive through the horse farms.
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:13 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by kenandterry View Post
Looking at the alternative route of I-95 to US 17 to I-64 to I-81.
I presume you mean I-66 ?? If so, I have heard that is a pretty good way to get from I-95 to I-81. And should be beautiful country.

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I-295 around Richmond versus I-95 through it?
For this ol' boy, definitely I-295 around Richmond. It is a hairy ride through Richmond on I-95.........too much traffic and merging vehicles. I-295 is not all that busy, and for me a pleasurable route.....excluding some rough road in places the last time I went that way.

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Old 04-04-2016, 07:33 PM   #6
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I vote for staying out off I-95 through Richmond unless it is the middle of the night.

I use several different routes between Fayetteville, NC and points north. One of my favorite is to take NC-87 north to US421 to US29 at Greensboro, NC then up through Lynchburg, VA to VA6 to VA151 to US250 to I-64 to I-81. It is a bit slower but very doable with an RV. There is a lot of interesting things to see along the way. Not sure where the half way point from Savannah would be using that route.

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Old 04-05-2016, 06:10 PM   #7
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My old stomping grounds. I'd take 95, 295, 95, 17, 66 to 81. Be aware the stretch of 295 is very rough so go a bit slower there, but still better than staying on 95 thru Richmond.

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