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Old 02-04-2019, 11:08 PM   #1
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Need your opinions NE Travels

Need your experience travelers who have driven across Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and heading into Connecticut.
I have my Georgetown Motorhome 38ft towing my car and experienced driving all around the USA and Canada.

In September I'm planning a trip to Watertown Connecticut which I have been to a few times with my motorhome.

What I need to know is which route is better from Columbus Ohio to Newburg NY and onto to Watertown is my route.

Should I head north from Columbus on I-71 then east across NY to Newburg NY and onto Water town CT. Picture 1

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From Columbus Ohio east on I-70 to Harrisburg PA and up thru NJ etc to Newburg NY Picture 2


Number of available campgrounds on each route as well as other things like rest stops and food.

What do you think? Which is better in your opinions?
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:45 AM   #2
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Take I 80
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:28 AM   #3
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Many years ago I would have voted 80...

I only did a small section of 80 last year across northern Ohio so please weigh this accordingly.

The traffic was heavy and fast with more semis than I have seen on the road in one place before...the only way you could switch lanes was if someone made a hole for you. Fast speeds I like but only if I can maintain distance from the vehicle in front of me and if I slowed down to give myself more distance another vehicle would just fill the gap so I just kept slightly slower than pace until our stint on 80 was done.

-Granted my experience was only a small window on your route but if I was going to your destination that experience would have me taking 70.
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:02 AM   #4
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Last year 71 in Ohio was terrible as far as conditions go, but I would avoid the 70 route thru Pa and then into NJ unless your good with expensive tolls. 80 thru Pa is toll free.
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:12 PM   #5
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So far friends it look like the northern route on I-80.
It seems by that route I stay away from the coast and NJ and NYC traffic.
I can handle it with semi-truck as I usually travel at their speed.

Now that we are probably taking the northern I-80 route can anyone suggest any good rv campgrounds about midway?

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Old 02-05-2019, 02:05 PM   #6
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I-80 is a busy truck route, and the roadway itself is rough and beat up in spots. In the summer there's lots of road construction. But it is very scenic and you save $$ by not taking toll roads. Probably the most practical route.

If you are only stopping for one night you should have no trouble finding a campground, esp. on a weeknight in summer. Don't know what time of year you are traveling, as some mountain campgrounds are closed November to May for the winter season. Call ahead if you're traveling before May. Some campgrounds may rent you a space and provide electric even if "closed."
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:25 PM   #7
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Take 70 to Harrisburg then 81 north to 84. 84 across New York and Connecticut. This route bypass all the city traffic in New Jersey and New York. 81 is a little more hilly but the roads are good the whole route. Campgrounds are sparse on 84 in Pennsylvania and New York but this is only about 100 miles. There are rest areas where you can stay the night. I travel this route to avoid the high tolls. The only toll is eastbound at the Hudson River crossing.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:34 PM   #8
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PLAN B to the North East from Arizona

After reading many notes and your messages I have decided to go with PLAN B...............

Plan B is to stay south in the US and head north from TN.
This trip will start the end of August as I calculate.
The reason I switched is that this route has a lot more to see and a whole bunch more available campgrounds.
Take a look at the map and let me know if this seems a bit better.
Miles may be a few more but I have plenty of time and no schedule.
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:29 PM   #9
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Conneticut Trip

Our experience up that way was on I-80 then on to I-84. Pennsylvania fuel (especially diesel) was the most expensive I have ever seen, anywhere. Fuel before if possible.
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:37 PM   #10
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I would take 81 north from Harrisburg PA to Scranton and then 84 east. Roads are very good and not a lot of traffic but some pretty good hills. 84 will take you right into CT and avoid the major cities and tolls.
DW and I travel that every year going from NH to NC and back. There is some truck traffic but I don't find it bad at all. Only down side is not a lot of campgrounds but you should be able to make it between Harrisburg and Watertown in one days drive. There are a couple of campgrounds in the Port Jervis area but then you would be only a few hours from Watertown.
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I live Southeast of Columbus and travel to Newburgh NY to visit my brother. The best route I've found (done all the routes) is to take 1-70 to I-76 (PA Turnpike) East -and exit at Bedford PA. .... Pickup I-99/220 North to I-80, to I-81 North, to I-84 East to Newburgh. The shortest route all Interstate.
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The route is set from Arizona to Watertown Connecticut and back home.
Leave Phoenix AZ on August 24th
Tucson AZ
Deming NM
El Paso TX
Odessa TX
Abilene TX
Rowlett TX
Texarkana TX
Little Rock AR
Memphis TN
Nashville TN
Pigeon Forge TN
Roanoke VA
Gettyburg PA
Newburge NY
Watertown CT
Clarksboro NJ
Cherry Hill Park MD
Urbanna VA
New Bern NC
Myrtle Beach SC
Chattanooga TN
Nashville TN
Memphis TN
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Be home by October 20th

My estimate is a total of 6,100 miles.



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From what I have read, there are 4 rest areas on I80/90 in Ohio that allow overnite camping for a $20 fee. I believe that includes electric and water hookups.
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Wear and why you stopping in Newbugh, NY? That is my neck of the woods. If you need to know something Just ask.

In Pigeon Forge, I would suggest Anchors Down Campground, been there, Very Nice!
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