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Old 03-04-2019, 07:11 AM   #1
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Route info fromCatawissa PA to Roumulaws MI

Route 1: Looking for any good info on roads to Romulus and is I 80 a toll road and what are cost?

Route 2: From Romulus to Gettysburg PA and want to avoid toll roads. Also any good camp grounds about half way? Thanks Later RJD
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I 80 is free with lots of bad surface thrown in!
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:14 AM   #3
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Avoiding tolls on the way out will be fairly easy. Run I80 west to I76 in Ohio, then thru Akron and take US224 west to US250, US20, and US23. Look at a map and it'll show. Lots of trucks take this route and roads are no better than OK condition.

Romulus back to Gettysburg is basically the reverse.

Both the Ohio and PA Turnpikes are better maintained than the public highways and I never resented paying the tolls on the dozen or more trips with our camper from Cleveland to Gettysburg during the 4 years my daughter went to Gettysburg College. Set the cruise control and steer. No side traffic, no small towns.

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Avoiding tolls on the way out will be fairly easy. Run I80 west to I76 in Ohio, then thru Akron and take US224 west to US250, US20, and US23. Look at a map and it'll show. Lots of trucks take this route and roads are no better than OK condition.

Romulus back to Gettysburg is basically the reverse.

Both the Ohio and PA Turnpikes are better maintained than the public highways and I never resented paying the tolls on the dozen or more trips with our camper from Cleveland to Gettysburg during the 4 years my daughter went to Gettysburg College. Set the cruise control and steer. No side traffic, no small towns.

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Approximate cost of tolls? Later RJD
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Hope that was a rhetorical question and you don't expect me or anyone here to know the tolls.

You can determine the tolls to the dollar easily on the turnpilkes' websites. Charges by weight and axles. Note that using an E-Zpass transponder gets a discounted toll. Pick up one on either of the websites as well for a small deposit and credit card.

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Hope that was a rhetorical question and you don't expect me or anyone here to know the tolls.

You can determine the tolls to the dollar easily on the turnpilkes' websites. Charges by weight and axles. Note that using an E-Zpass transponder gets a discounted toll. Pick up one on either of the websites as well for a small deposit and credit card.

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Assuming you said you ran the toll road to Gettysburg was wandering what you paid towing camper. Yes been to web site. Maybe a bit cheaper with E-pass but then your stuck with it unless you can return it. Big hassle I would think. Also you said route was reversed going back to Gettysburg I was looking for route info and Yes I can read a map asking for best way that maybe folks have used. Later RJD
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We are heading to Mi after the Brass Ring Rally but stopping in Ohio for a week first, plan to head up to 80 and just take that to our stop in Ohio. After that planning to drop down from Cleveland and pick up 80/90 the Ohio turnpike then up the east side of Mi. Can't help you on tolls plus I am sure we are charged more then you.
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We are heading to Mi after the Brass Ring Rally but stopping in Ohio for a week first, plan to head up to 80 and just take that to our stop in Ohio. After that planning to drop down from Cleveland and pick up 80/90 the Ohio turnpike then up the east side of Mi. Can't help you on tolls plus I am sure we are charged more then you.

Thanks dblr as we will be leaving your rally to visit daughters in MI before returning to Gettysburg for that rally. Had to kill time between rallys. We are planning a couple of days Akron before continuing on to MI Later RJD
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Not sure what you are driving/towing, but be careful taking short cuts. There are some mountain roads that will not allow 18 wheelers. If they can't go, I won't go... I would at least stay on US Highways.
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Not sure what you are driving/towing, but be careful taking short cuts. There are some mountain roads that will not allow 18 wheelers. If they can't go, I won't go... I would at least stay on US Highways.
Thanks as kind of info about roads other than interstate I was looking for. Signature tells you what i'm towing and what with. Later RJD
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A disadvantage of E-Zpass is I neither know nor pay any attention to what the turnpike tolls are or were between Cleveland and Gettysburg or anywhere else for that matter. They are what they are and I don't avoid better, faster, smoother routes just to avoid tolls. If I was curious I'd just look them up. Towing thru central PA on back roads can get pretty exciting at times. Ohio and Michigan are no sweat.

And, yes, if the $35 deposit on your E-Zpass is a critical financial strain, you can send it back to the turnpike commission for a refund. Just mail it. Hardly a hassle. Hardly worth sending it back at all unless you're never gonna drive on a toll road or bridge ever again in this part of the country. Worth keeping it just for convenience to me. I still have the one I got 12 years ago -- yep they've been holding on to my $35 deposit for that long. I probably lost 25 a year in interest if it had stayed in my savings account. Cost of a Big Mac.

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In general I will stick to highways and pay a toll if needed. After dragging a race car around PA and NY, now a camper, I have been on roads that I wouldn't want to drive just a truck on.
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A disadvantage of E-Zpass is I neither know nor pay any attention to what the turnpike tolls are or were between Cleveland and Gettysburg or anywhere else for that matter. They are what they are and I don't avoid better, faster, smoother routes just to avoid tolls. If I was curious I'd just look them up. Towing thru central PA on back roads can get pretty exciting at times. Ohio and Michigan are no sweat.

And, yes, if the $35 deposit on your E-Zpass is a critical financial strain, you can send it back to the turnpike commission for a refund. Just mail it. Hardly a hassle. Hardly worth sending it back at all unless you're never gonna drive on a toll road or bridge ever again in this part of the country. Worth keeping it just for convenience to me. I still have the one I got 12 years ago -- yep they've been holding on to my $35 deposit for that long. I probably lost 25 a year in interest if it had stayed in my savings account. Cost of a Big Mac.

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If you're going straight thru in a hurry run I 80 to Toledo I 480 to I 75 to I275 to Romulus. On return e Gettysburg take I 80 to I 76 to Route 15 south in Harrisburg to Gettysburg.
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I think he should take Rt 30 all the way from Ohio to Gettysburg. Save a lot of penny's! Just say'en!
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Have you ever been on 30. Almost all two lanes up and down and around and around. You're going to spend twice as much money on fuel as you would on the tollway. Several sections of Route 39 also have runaway truck ramps. Just letting you know the steep grades.
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I think he should take Rt 30 all the way from Ohio to Gettysburg. Save a lot of penny's! Just say'en!
Hopefully you are joking Deuce.
NOT recommended.

I-80 isn't a toll road but rough as a cob, HEAVILY traveled and full of accidents.
I mentioned this in the other thread Ace posted route questions in but the PA Turnpike is your best bet.
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I think he should take Rt 30 all the way from Ohio to Gettysburg. Save a lot of penny's! Just say'en!
Guess that be the route you taking. always some smart ones here. Never post any good info. See you at the rally Later RJD
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Have you ever been on 30. Almost all two lanes up and down and around and around. You're going to spend twice as much money on fuel as you would on the tollway. Several sections of Route 39 also have runaway truck ramps. Just letting you know the steep grades.
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