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Old 03-14-2016, 03:23 PM   #11
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Should have followed advice posted here. Good Sam GPS took us right to the tunnel. Now sitting ny the entrance.

Did you get stopped by the police?
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Old 03-14-2016, 04:38 PM   #12
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Did you get stopped by the police?
We pulled into a service road/parking lot about ten yards before the tunnel. There was a police shack there with a friendly helpful officer inside.

He said we could have gone through the tunnel but he wouldn't let us drive back onto the roadway.

Gave us directions to 95 south via the service road. Eventually went through another tunnel. I don't know which one. Finally arrived at destination over an hour later than expected.

Navigator was fired. (Just joking) she spent the previous 30 miles telling me not to worry about the tunnel.

Roads were great until we got to Baltimore, then went to crap.
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:24 PM   #13
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We pulled into a service road/parking lot about ten yards before the tunnel. There was a police shack there with a friendly helpful officer inside.

He said we could have gone through the tunnel but he wouldn't let us drive back onto the roadway.

Gave us directions to 95 south via the service road. Eventually went through another tunnel. I don't know which one. Finally arrived at destination over an hour later than expected.

Navigator was fired. (Just joking) she spent the previous 30 miles telling me not to worry about the tunnel.

Roads were great until we got to Baltimore, then went to crap.

If you went through another tunnel- it was on 895 and you weren't supposed to go through that one either.

Funny that the cop admitted that they wouldn't have hassled you if you didn't willingly stop. Guess that's the price you pay for trying to be honest!

Next time, take the exit for I-695 to the south. There's a toll bridge, but it is so much better than the other side of 695.
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:18 PM   #14
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If you went through another tunnel- it was on 895 and you weren't supposed to go through that one either.

Funny that the cop admitted that they wouldn't have hassled you if you didn't willingly stop. Guess that's the price you pay for trying to be honest!

Next time, take the exit for I-695 to the south. There's a toll bridge, but it is so much better than the other side of 695.
Thanks. The tunnel we went through also had 18 wheelers in it.

I wanted to take 695 but my was certain that we were supposed to take 895.

Will try to take 695 on return trip tonight.
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:30 PM   #15
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Yes trucks go down through that tunnel too. They are kind of scary going through that tunnel next to you; feels kind of tight.
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Yes trucks go down through that tunnel too. They are kind of scary going through that tunnel next to you; feels kind of tight.
They blew my doors off.
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Lol not surprised at that at all.
Did you notice the scrapes in the roof where trucks are a bit to tall to really be going through there??
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That is a trek for a day outing.
what time of day would you be going through Baltimore?

You will have to get off 95 and go around Baltimore on the beltway (695). Either way (the west or east would be fine though going East would get another toll when you go over the Francis Scott Key bridge there). Rush hour would be very slow no matter which way you go.

There is no weight restrictions that I am aware of, but I think they have the big trucks use the ez pass only lanes located on the right end of the toll plaza. I see the trucks going through those all the time. I would just follow them if you are not sure. I have used those lanes with just my car, so they are not truck only lanes.
We started out the trip planning to use your advice re: 695 but I think my wife may have gotten mixed up.

Thanks to all who replied with their suggestions.

We used 695 on the return trip and it was a pleasure. I didn't get to see much because it was dark and misty. Virtually no traffic, at times we did not see another vehicle heading north with us and not much heading south bound.

From now on it is 695 if in a rush but I plan to try the route suggested by Unduh camping and Flybob next time.

The Good Sam/Rand McNally GPS still wanted to take us through that tunnel on the way back. I also noticed that it thinks the speed limit is 55 and not the posted 65 on long stretches of highway.

I want to mention that my Sunseeker 2250 on the Chevy chassis was flawless on the trip and exhibited perfect road manners.

Thanks again for your timely help,

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Lol not surprised at that at all.
Did you notice the scrapes in the roof where trucks are a bit to tall to really be going through there??
No I didn't notice the scrapes , ha ha. I was too wasted by then to look around much. Hopefully I will not have an opportunity to look for the scrapes in the future.
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We started out the trip planning to use your advice re: 695 but I think my wife may have gotten mixed up.

Thanks to all who replied with their suggestions.

We used 695 on the return trip and it was a pleasure. I didn't get to see much because it was dark and misty. Virtually no traffic, at times we did not see another vehicle heading north with us and not much heading south bound.

From now on it is 695 if in a rush but I plan to try the route suggested by Unduh camping and Flybob next time.

The Good Sam/Rand McNally GPS still wanted to take us through that tunnel on the way back. I also noticed that it thinks the speed limit is 55 and not the posted 65 on long stretches of highway.

I want to mention that my Sunseeker 2250 on the Chevy chassis was flawless on the trip and exhibited perfect road manners.

Thanks again for your timely help,

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No I didn't notice the scrapes , ha ha. I was too wasted by then to look around much. Hopefully I will not have an opportunity to look for the scrapes in the future.
Hopefully not. Glad you had a safe trip and may your next one better.
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