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Old 03-23-2015, 10:51 AM   #1
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Upsized from TT to 5th Wheel...

We just upgraded from a TT we have had for over 6 years to a new Sabre Silhouette 312 RKDS 5th wheel. After reading about everyone's experiences on the forum for a few months I must admit I'm a little nervous.

We do a lot of local (100 mile radius) camping with friends and family every year but we are going to be making our first long pull out to D.C. this summer to stay at Cherry Hill Park and see the historical sites for a week. This might belong on a different thread but are there any areas to avoid on the east coast (i.e. turnpikes, interstates, "mountains", etc...) when pulling a 5th wheel?

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Old 03-23-2015, 12:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Sabre family and congrats on your new Sabre Silhouette 312 RKDS. I just looked it up - great looking camper. Now if only the weather would cooperate so you could use it, I'm so done with this winter stuff.

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Old 03-23-2015, 12:32 PM   #3
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Congrats on the 5ver, we upgraded to a 5th wheel from a class c. Love every minute in it!
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:27 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by BuckyBadger View Post
This might belong on a different thread but are there any areas to avoid on the east coast (i.e. turnpikes, interstates, "mountains", etc...) when pulling a 5th wheel?

Thanks and I really enjoy the forum.
Congrats on the purchase! We love our Sabre!

As for travel- I haven't done a ton of travel and typically stick to interstates. Haven't had an issue in my travels. I did have one really tricky road in Alabama, but that was well of the highway and that's really it.

I have read that the north east can have low overpasses. But generally if you stick with interstates and where big rigs go, you'll be fine.
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:40 PM   #5
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You're not allowed on all parkways in New York and Connecticut, have to stick to turnpikes.. Try ways, George Washington Bridge if carrying propane have to use upper level as well as having to go around Baltimore in Maryland. I bought an atlas for motor carriers, shows routes for trucks, has low overpasses and heights. If the trucks can fit so can I.

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Old 03-23-2015, 04:57 PM   #6
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Cherry Hill Park is a great place stay with the Metro Bus coming right into the park so you don't have to drive out. I would try to select your site rather than just take one they assign so you can get close to the front where you can access the buses.

You won't have any trouble on interstates and we travel extensively in a large 5th wheel and don't have any trouble (and prefer) good US highways. Be ready to patiently navigate the traffic as you get closer to the DC area and select a lane that will allow you to go where you need to go when you can get into the lane. There's lots of traffic and everyone is in a hurry.
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:15 PM   #7
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Welcome from Ontario. Sounds like the local experts have the route in tow.


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