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Old 12-16-2012, 06:20 PM   #11
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Here is my route up along NJ and across to CT.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:08 PM   #12
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I think I would rather swallow the barrel of my M-9 rather than take that route through NY.

IMO, you will wish you had belted around via I-287 to the west and took an extra hour to the Tappan Zee Br (not the Verrazano! Damn another brain cell down) rather than spend 4-5 hours in heavy NY traffic.

It is insane at 2AM so best of luck if you take that route.
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PS You also need to rethink your "shortcut" through Baltimore.
you need to take the outer belt I-695 over the draw bridge and stay out of Baltimore traffic. Stay on I-95 between DC and Baltimore to avoid the low overpasses on the parkway.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:50 PM   #13
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Thanks Lou for your route.
I do agree that your way is better considering the madness around NYC.
Here is my Google route I just printed out from Andrews AFB MD to Cheshire CT which is actually my 1st stop in CT.
Take a look at map here>>>. Google Map Link
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:16 PM   #14
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Seriously, you will have a much more pleasant trip taking the long way around.
I have made numerous trips into CT (Mystic Seaport is a MUST STOP), RI and MASS. I have always taken the outer belt and even then traffic can be tough.

IN the city it is beyond insane; and that includes the inner loops.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:57 PM   #15
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Here is my Google route I just printed out from Andrews AFB MD to Cheshire CT which is actually my 1st stop in CT.
Take a look at map here>>>. Google Map Link
Iggy,

I live in Cheshire, CT. When will you be here? What brings you to Cheshire?

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Old 12-17-2012, 12:23 AM   #16
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Iggy,

I live in Cheshire, CT. When will you be here? What brings you to Cheshire?

Dave
My brother and his family live there.
My Nephew lives in Cheshire on Village Drive
I should be ther June 22, 23, and 24th leaving for Boston on 25th and staying there for 3 nights at the Air Force Base.

Maybe a mini FROG coffee rally?
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:52 PM   #17
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EZ=Pass worth getting for Motorhome and toad?

I have been reviewing my 2013 rout from DC to Boston and to Buffalo NY and it seems that DC, Maryland, NJ, NY, MA, and other states I will travel use EZ-Pass for bridges and toll thruways.

Driving a motorhome and pulling a toad it gets a little expensive so I was looking at the idea in setting up a EZ-Pass account just for this trip.

They also have a special discount plan for 2 axle motorhomes pulling a car. You have to send in a form for it. See atttached.

1. Is it worth the time and effort for this one time trip?
2. If so what happens after the trip? Do I send in the transponder back?
3. What is the best way to pay?

Thanks all for your help.

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:56 PM   #18
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Search EZ Pass here for some valuable tips when driving in NY.

NY is one of the states that requires you to stop at the booth if you have more than 2 axles. They will charge your EZ Pass but because they don't have the sensors in the road they have to enter your class manually.

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I live in Mass and highly recommend the EZ pass. Dedicated lanes for pass will decrease your time waiting at tolls! Good luck
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:21 PM   #20
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I have a Florida only Sunpass that I have not used in 2 years; hope to use it this year though.

You pay a reduced toll using EZ Pass over cash (at least in PA).
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