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Old 01-18-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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towing back to Michigan on I-65

We traveled down to Florida from Michigan taking I-75... The F 150 did a good job.. But.. i have heard that towing back home (going further west) via would be less hilly ?? Anyone with info would be appreciated
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:51 AM   #2
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It wouldn't be quite so hilly, but you may have trouble in the Louisville area, they have a bridge closed and all traffic crossing the Ohio River is detoured to I 65.
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It wouldn't be quite so hilly, but you may have trouble in the Louisville area, they have a bridge closed and all traffic crossing the Ohio River is detoured to I 65.
thanks for the reply... Do you know how long the detour will last ??
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thanks for the reply... Do you know how long the detour will last ??
Sometime in March.
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IF I were you and mileage between I65 and I75 wasn't an issue,
I'd go with I75 due to the bridge closure in Louisville.

Having said that, I have no experience with crossing the river at
Cincinnati. I just know that folks around here avoid the I65 bridge at
rush hour if at all possible.

If you're coming across mid day or at night it's OK.
Don't try it at rush hour with a full bladder or a low gas tank!!
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:56 PM   #6
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If you travel back on I-65 I would try to avoid Nashville at rush hour in the mornings and evenings. It can be a pain downtown at those times because all the interstates come together there...I-40, I-65 and I-24. Good luck on your travel back....
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:25 PM   #7
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If you travel back on I-65 I would try to avoid Nashville at rush hour in the mornings and evenings. It can be a pain downtown at those times because all the interstates come together there...I-40, I-65 and I-24. Good luck on your travel back....
Thank you for the advice..We would like to stop and stay a few days in Nashville anyway !!
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IF I were you and mileage between I65 and I75 wasn't an issue,
I'd go with I75 due to the bridge closure in Louisville.

Having said that, I have no experience with crossing the river at
Cincinnati. I just know that folks around here avoid the I65 bridge at
rush hour if at all possible.

If you're coming across mid day or at night it's OK.
Don't try it at rush hour with a full bladder or a low gas tank!!
LOL..... try Atlanta on I-75
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:46 PM   #9
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I have been through Atlanta many times during rush hours..HOV lane and away I go..but I was either driving our Miata or Dodge Van. We are planning a trip to the Savannah, GA area in the future pulling our trailer....but since I am sort of new at pulling a TT we will do campgrounds around here first...then venture out a little more each time. I will do the bypass around when I go through Atlanta. We go to the North Georgia area all the time.....
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I just came up I-65 yesterday and today, coming back from Tampa, FL to Middlebury, IN. I-65 is considerably less hilly than I-75. We took the west bypass around the airport in Atlanta (came through downtown in December in the rain and the dark -- ugh!) and went to Chatanooga, then west on I-24 to Nashville. From Nashville it was I-65 through Louisville and up to Fort Wayne, IN, then across to Middlebury.

Louisville wasn't bad -- fairly heavy but moving well -- at around 6:45 last night (Tuesday, 1/17). In Nashville, you can avoid the downtown area by using Briley Parkway past Opryland to get to I-65. There's some construction north of Bowling Green, near Mammoth Cave, but no big deal at all.

There are a couple of long pulls on I-24 west of Chatanooga, but less than what you'll find on I-75.
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