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Captain Fred 12-22-2019 04:39 PM

Southbound on East Coast
 
What is the general consensus on the best route from Boston To Fla. we are thinking to take 84 past Ny ( thus avoiding the dreaded GW bridge ) and joining 95 at "some" point South of that. Question would be should that be after NJ or after Baltimore ? Plan on using Trip Wizard and a Garmin 770. Trip not until Feb. but trying to get my ducks in a row and not depend completely on high tech, if you know what I mean. Suggestions ?

Phil Wells 12-22-2019 05:07 PM

Trip north to south east coast
 
Hi capt we lived in Shirley ma made that trip a lot over the years I would like you said 84 then pick up 81 then take 77 that will put you on 95 in SC rember the weather very easy roads no tolls we live in SC don't make that run anymore thank god

oldmansax 12-22-2019 07:04 PM

I ran Boston to Virginia twice a week for about 5 years when I was trucking. There are several ways you can go. All have some trade offs.



The western route has lots of hills and you can run into some very bad weather in February. The eastern routes(s) are flatter, better weather, (mostly), but have traffic and tolls.


I ran 95 right across the GW but if you don't like that you can run I-84 thru Danbury then I-684 to White Plains, NY. Pick up I-287 across the Tappan Zee Bridge and then either NJ-17 back down to I-95 OR just follow I-287 all the way around to I-95. Once you cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge, follow the signs to Dover, DE. That's DE-1 South. It's like Interstate, 70MPH. In Dover you will pick up US-13 south. Good, flat road, lots of places to stop but no campgrounds. Oasis Truck Stop in Laurel DE usually has the cheapest fuel and a decent restaurant. There is a huge rest area at the toll booth for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel where you can spend the night in comfort and safety. There is also a scenic over look just after you pay toll but no over night parking. US-13 down to Virginia Beach and then pick up I-64 EAST!!!! around VA Beach and Norfolk. Do NOT TAKE the GPS route through Norfolk!!! Pickup US-58 West in Suffolk VA to I-95.


All roads are 4 lane and most are limited access.


Have Fun!


TOM

markusfmeyer 12-22-2019 07:11 PM

Time of day makes a huge difference as well. I regularly go from PA to MA. I don't like NJ and CT. But off hours not too bad. I take Tom's route of 84 to 287 then across 78. 95 gets a bad rap but at the right time it's an ok way to go. 81 is much hillier.

tsdevane 12-22-2019 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldmansax (Post 472901)
I ran Boston to Virginia twice a week for about 5 years... folk!!! Pickup US-58 West in Suffolk VA to I-95... TOM



And be mindful US-58 has Smokey Bear hideouts all the way to I-95. :eek::eek::eek:

Timothy

oldmansax 12-22-2019 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tsdevane (Post 472904)

And be mindful US-58 has Smokey Bear hideouts all the way to I-95. :eek::eek::eek:

Timothy


That's true but he should be behaving in an FC! :D:D


TOM

Crit Bliss 12-22-2019 08:21 PM

95S to 287 to the GSP to NJTP over Delaware memorial bridge, stay on 95S till Florida

thomas_sorrentino 12-22-2019 08:34 PM

What Crit said. We have done it many times. Timing is everything!

Crit Bliss 12-22-2019 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thomas_sorrentino (Post 472910)
What Crit said. We have done it many times. Timing is everything!

Timing is everything

Crit Bliss 12-22-2019 08:58 PM

If I leave the Cape at 930 or 1000am I can sail right through


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