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Old 07-06-2019, 04:24 PM   #1
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I'm planning a trip to DC from North East Ohio and wasn't sure what the grades on the turnpike and stuff are. Just wanna be prepared before I set out etc.. Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:47 PM   #2
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Interstate 68 has some good grades but nothing very severe. The 80/90 interstate 67 path has less grades but there are tolls. Tolls pulling a camper are rather steep in my opinion.
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:26 PM   #3
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Not helpful, but parking in DC sucks. My Sierra hd is apparently 1-2" less than the 6'4" parking garage we were able to find. Holy frack it was close. Drove in with most of my body out the window, watching the clearance bar.
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:41 AM   #4
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Do not drive in DC, find a spot near the metro and use the subway! The roads in DC are tricky on a good day with one-ways, and roundabouts. It is easy to all sudden find yourself in the wrong place.
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:17 AM   #5
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Do not drive in DC, find a spot near the metro and use the subway! The roads in DC are tricky on a good day with one-ways, and roundabouts. It is easy to all sudden find yourself in the wrong place.
The key to easier navigation for a newcomer to DC is to avoid using any road with a State name. Also, using a GPS — especially WAZE — in DC is a big help. A GPS that uses satellites works well because there are no really tall buildings to block satellite signals like there are in most other big cities. Any cell phone-type GPS will work well, also, because there’s not a carrier I know of that doesn’t cover all of DC.

I have been driving in DC for forty years, so I know the streets like the back of my hand, but it is still easy to get into a jam where I have to make last-minute changes that add thirty minutes onto a trip that would otherwise take a total of only five minutes. Last-minute road closures are common the closer you get to the area of the White House, the Mall and the Capitol due to police and Secret Service caravans escorting important people through there, but they are usually not long-lived and it is best to wait it out and stick with your planned route.

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Old 07-07-2019, 08:26 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help guys. I'm planning on camping outside of DC and using the metro etc.. Mostly trying to get info on steepness of hills etc.. Most of my travels are on flat to long uphill/down hill slopes etc..
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Headed to DC also... any RV Resorts near metro or near capitol hill worth visiting? 35ft forest river Trailer here.. Thanks!!
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Headed to DC also... any RV Resorts near metro or near capitol hill worth visiting? 35ft forest river Trailer here.. Thanks!!

See if this helps:
https://learntorv.com/washington-dc-...ound-round-up/
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Interstate 68 has some good grades but nothing very severe. The 80/90 interstate 67 path has less grades but there are tolls. Tolls pulling a camper are rather steep in my opinion.
I live off I-68 and I can atest to some decent grades, but nothing my Sunseeker pulling my toad can't handle at 55mph.
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Headed to DC also... any RV Resorts near metro or near capitol hill worth visiting? 35ft forest river Trailer here.. Thanks!!
I highly recommend Cherry Hill Park in College Park, MD. It's only a few minutes drive from one Metro stop, or there's a bus that will pick you up right by the park office and take you to the Metro (although it takes longer by going through College Park and to the University of MD).

We've held two FROG rallies there during the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC, and they could not have treated us better.
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