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Post Info TOPIC: Best route from Dover Delaware to Knoxville, Tn


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Best route from Dover Delaware to Knoxville, Tn


Has anyone traveled a low traffic route from Dover to Knoxville?  I would like to avoid Washington D.C.

I will be pulling a 5th wheel.



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50/301 down and around thru Annapolis. You can either stay with 50 to 95 on the southeastern side of D.C. or you can drop down 301 and pick up 95 further south of D.C. towards Fredericksburg or stay with 301 to Richmond. to 64 -81

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You can go across pretty much anywhere in between. Lots of great Civil War sites along the way!

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Thanks for the assistance. We are debating now on heading to the New England area and then head for Knoxville.  So much to see/ so little time.

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Where in New England?

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Our thoughts right now would be to go up the coast to NB and then back south through Quebec and the northern area of New York. We would then head south into Kentucky. Planning on about 6 weeks.

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Would not do that right now as have you checked the weather! Looks nice now; but this coming weekend chances of Ice storms; snow and cold weather returning! I would go the route CJXS2fromCT suggested!! RVs don't do well on Ice!

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Thanks Pieeere. I am planning the trip for mid June. We are coming up from Florida at that time and thought that"What the Hey" lets extend and see a little of the Northeast before we head back south



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A hitch and hop wrote:

Our thoughts right now would be to go up the coast to NB and then back south through Quebec and the northern area of New York. We would then head south into Kentucky. Planning on about 6 weeks.


 We're also going to NB this summer…crossing the border into NB about mid June and coming back over the end of August…but then we've got 3 weeks out on Newfoundland that you're not doing.

As for Delaware to Knoxville…get over to 95…we used to live in the DC area and unless it's rush hour when you're going through I would skip the 301 suggestion as that has you coming across the bridge down by Dahlgren, very narrow and tall bridge. Once on 95 go south to Richmond then get on 360/460 over to 81 through Farmville and Appomattox then 81/40 down to Knoxville. We've been that way many times…our son and DIL live in the Richmond area and my sister in Knoxvegas as the locals call it.

 



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Thanks Neil.  Now how does one avoid driving through New York City coming north from Dover, Delaware?



-- Edited by A hitch and hop on Sunday 27th of December 2015 03:56:54 PM

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A hitch and hop wrote:

Thanks Neil.  Now how does one avoid driving through New York City coming north from Dover, Delaware?



-- Edited by A hitch and hop on Sunday 27th of December 2015 03:56:54 PM


 I would head north to Wilmington get on I95 N to Chester PA, then N on I 476 (becomes NE extension of PA Turnpike) to Scranton area,  take I 84E crossing the Hudson river at Newburg NY continuing east through Danbury and Hartford CT to I90 at Sturbridge MA.....onward to NE destinations.   Plan your route and make reservations early, especially for weekends or you may have trouble finding a spot in season.  Safe travels! JohnM



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OK John,

I now have a plan to get to NB.  Now I want to return down through Quebec and then on to Niagara Falls.  Any suggestions on RV parks or campgrounds?



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A hitch and hop wrote:

Thanks Neil.  Now how does one avoid driving through New York City coming north from Dover, Delaware?



-- Edited by A hitch and hop on Sunday 27th of December 2015 03:56:54 PM


Go farther west. We will be coming up from the Washington DC area and our first stop will be in Harrisburg PA then up into the Hudson River valley. From there we'll go across CT to Boston and then northwards. I can't think of any reason we would try to drive the rig through NYC.

You could the same…Dover to Harrisburg and then north into NY. There's a bridge near Red Hook over the Hudson to get you on the east side of the river…then you can head east on state roads or north to Albany which isn't too bad traffic wise before heading east on either I-84 or I-90…if you're not interested in Boston then just stay a bit west of it and take 495 around the city then 95 north. We've been that way before (albeit without the rig) and it's not too ad once you get around NYC.

 



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Follow the advice of those advising to stay west of NYC.  I know of a couple that went through the city area and their GPS kept trying to put them on the throughway that was for cars only.  They ended up lost somewhere in the city.  Finally with some help from a policeman, they got a route to a better road, but that route included a low overpass that peeled back the roof of their fifth wheel.

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You don't have to go as far west as Harrisburg to avoid NYC, especially from Dover. You could go Rt 1 N to 95 N to 476 N to 78 E to 33 N (or just stay on 476 - it becomes part of the PA Turnpike North Extension - but it's an expensive toll) then 80 W to 380 N to 84 E after that you could pick up the NY Thruway or whichever road to get where you want to go. Not that going to Harrisburg is bad, just more miles than you really need to do. Just avoid Philly at rush hours and you will be fine. Done that route many times.

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Another way north: Del Mem Bridge to I-295, cross over to Jersey Turnpike up around Bordentown, I-287 to NY Thruway to I-84.


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Thanks Neil. Now how does one avoid driving through New York City coming north from Dover, Delaware?

Having been driving truck over 20yrs in New England area,many of those yrs in the "big apple" area there are many ways to avoid the dreaded "big apple" I'm use to it though and don't mind it. From Dover... 301 north to 95... stay on 95 through Phillie... cross over to NJ and take exit 4 to 31 north... Follow 31 north to 202 east... to 287 north .... Now depending on where you are looking to go you can do a couple of different routes. 287 over the Tappen Zee (toll) bridge to 95 (the lower part of Ct) if you have no need to go that way then stay away. 287 over Tappen Zee to 684 up to 84 east into Danbury Ct. or 287 to 87 (toll road) up to Albany. This is the free way to go if you are looking to avoid tolls, no matter what bridge you cross over into New England you pay a toll...The higher north you go the cheaper the toll. Mah Wah NJ (route 17) is about the cheapest you will find fuel before crossing over. If you don't mind driving at night.... the later the better. Any more question feel free to ask. Safe travels. Chris

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CJSX,
How are the road conditions/ traffic on 95 thru Philly? I find PA roads to be some of the worse maintained in the northeast. Also, what is 202 like in Jersey as far as traffic?
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95 through Phillie you are on for about 40 miles line to line, They weren't to bad the last time I went through there. 31 to 202 is a single lane (parts are double) 202 to 287 is double lane with stop lights. like I said it's free all the way to you get to the river. later at night the less traffic.

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