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Old 12-20-2015, 09:45 AM   #11
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If your planning on heading to Orlando from 95, I-4 has construction pretty much the whole way. Its worse going from O to 95, but Ive done it a few times now and there are a lot of bumps, pot holes and general rough road. There are a few lane changes too, as the road is being redone and you go from one side to the other. Its not terrible, but you'll see what I mean. Drive slow.
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:59 AM   #12
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Thank you all very much. Looking forward to the trip and I'm getting antse to get moving.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, a Happy and Healthy New Year and something we can all use, Peace on Earth.
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:21 AM   #13
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Just drove it 2 weeks ago. No problems at all. Minor construction, mostly in northern Florida. Wife put the Waze app on her Iphone, it's a really great tool. Let's you know about accidents, traffic slowdowns, road hazards, etc. We went straight through Richmond on 95, granted it was a Sunday around 5pm, so there wasn't much traffic. I hate everything north of Richmond on 95, south of there to Florida is my favorite part of the trip.
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:27 AM   #14
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Don't take 95. I don't know where you are in jersey. I'm from north jersey and do the trip all the time. Just did it last week. Moving down for good in a few weeks. I'm not sure of the roads but head towards Charlotte, NC. Route 81 to something. I go through phillipsburg. Out 78. It's an hour slower but with 95 traffic and construction it's way faster. Plus a beautiful ride to boot. I set my GPS to Charlotte. Then reset it to Daytona. Eventually you will hit 95 but down in South Carolina.
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Old 12-20-2015, 01:43 PM   #15
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Been down that way 5 times in the last 1 1/2 years. Just pass Richmond is a sweet ride all the way down. Some traffic in Jacksonville FL. Don't take the bypass(295) it takes you way far from 95 it's not worth it. Traffic always keeps moving. Over the years there were many stops and traffic due to construction. Recently it's been good most of the construction is complete. Have a nice trip. Been running that road 50 years. Used to take 301 when I was a kid in my old man's car 3 day trip.


PS: The worse part of the trip is from PA to Richmond, from Richmond all the way to FL is a piece of cake. I always hate the first 5 or 6 hours. Phila, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Petersburg, VA. Oh! I have tried them all.
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Old 12-20-2015, 01:52 PM   #16
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Towed a TT on 95 through VA into Florida Nov 28-Dec 1. Came back north Dec 13-15 with just the truck. No problems, except for a wreck that slowed traffic down to 20 mph for a few hours. Road is good. Just stay alert, and drive safe.
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Old 12-20-2015, 03:05 PM   #17
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Just did Richmond VA to Jacksonville FL on 95. No problems at all. Worst portion, pulling a FW, is 295 around Richmond which is very rough, and most of SC, also rough. By that, I mean some chucking, etc.
295 around Richmond is @&*%** Did it twice---First and Last.....Just plan to go I-95 during non peak hours!!!! Hope to be thru there on 1st Jan on way to Fl...... J
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295 around Richmond is @&*%** Did it twice---First and Last.....Just plan to go I-95 during non peak hours!!!! Hope to be thru there on 1st Jan on way to Fl...... J
"Non peak hours is the way to go. That 295 around Richmond is bad and long"
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Old 12-20-2015, 05:25 PM   #19
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I travel from Okeechobee, Florida to Fredericksburg, Virginia 2 times each year pulling a 5th wheel that is almost 13' high and I can assure you there are no height problems. 95 is a main truck route and they are all taller than most travel trailers. Your biggest problem will be accidents that are always going to cause traffic backups.
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Old 12-24-2015, 02:31 PM   #20
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Just be real careful when in Johnston County on 95 in NC. For some reason there is always a serious collision through there. Otherwise, its a good ride on south.
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