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Old 09-20-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Boston
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I take 95 all the way as it's the quickest. You can avoid most congestion by leaving Boston between 6-9 at night. This way you hit the major cities (Providence, New Haven, Stamford, NYC, Newark, Wilmington/metro Philly, Baltimore, Washington) during the late night/ early morning hours to avoid traffic. After D.C., Richmond may get a bit slow, but usually not bad and the rest of the way is easy but long.

Safe travels.
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:01 PM
 
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I will be driving a Ford F350 with a 42 FT fifth wheel RV from Boston to Daytona Beach Fl. Somebody Help. I know there are some roads and bridges I can not go on. there must be a way around. HELP!
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I will be driving a Ford F350 with a 42 FT fifth wheel RV from Boston to Daytona Beach Fl. Somebody Help. I know there are some roads and bridges I can not go on. there must be a way around. HELP!
You can ask this on our Travel forum. Someone there is sure to know.
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:58 PM
 
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We recently drove from Orlando to Boston and ran into that problem. It wasn't a major thing. We tried to go into the lower level of the Brooklyn Bridge and the person at the toll sent us to the top. Then leaving the city there was one road (I believe it was Hutchinson Parkway) that wouldn't allow trucks. It was sort of stressful at the time since we didn't see it coming and were in the final stretch so pretty ready to be done. Google maps couldn't get the picture to avoid it so I had to direct us myself, reading the map. It wasn't a big deal for me but I know some people hate reading maps. NYC was pretty crazy though with a truck period so you may want to either avoid it entirely or at least carefully consider the time as PP have said.
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:17 PM
 
Location: 4222'55.2"N 7124'46.8"W
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Take 84 to Scranton PA to 81 through VA to 77 through NC SC then 26 in SC to 95 south. fastest most beautiful path to FL in the summer And Not one CENT in tolls (saves nearly $70 nowadays) I just took that 3 weeks ago.
Plus you avoid the big 5 (NY NJ DE MD DC)
^ This is the fastest way if you drive during the day. I've done most of this route about 30 times in the past 15 years. I've done it quicker once when I drove I-95 the whole way, but I started after dinner and pulled an all-nighter.
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Boston
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We recently drove from Orlando to Boston and ran into that problem. It wasn't a major thing. We tried to go into the lower level of the Brooklyn Bridge and the person at the toll sent us to the top. Then leaving the city there was one road (I believe it was Hutchinson Parkway) that wouldn't allow trucks. It was sort of stressful at the time since we didn't see it coming and were in the final stretch so pretty ready to be done. Google maps couldn't get the picture to avoid it so I had to direct us myself, reading the map. It wasn't a big deal for me but I know some people hate reading maps. NYC was pretty crazy though with a truck period so you may want to either avoid it entirely or at least carefully consider the time as PP have said.
Do you mean the George Washington Bridge? The Brooklyn Bridge is out of the way (signficantly so) for through traffic and only has one level for vehicles. The G.W. has two decks and only allows trucks on the top deck.

You can skirt NYC by taking the Tappan Zee Bridge (I-287/87) which may be easier than 95 through NYC.

If you do end up taking 95 through the city, lose the map and GPS and just follow the signs for I-95. Your GPS will assume you're a passenger car and disregard truck detours, so ignore it and keep a look out for signs that point trucks or through trucks a certain direction. When you get to the GW Bridge, you'll see signs that point toward the upper deck and they're very clear "all trucks upper deck."
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:39 PM
 
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can anyone recommend a motel/inn chain that is pet friendly.
i'm elderly and traveling alone with my pup from boston to sarasota?
thank you
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:33 AM
 
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I believe the La Quinta hotels allow pets.

La Quinta Inns & Suites Official Site - Hotels, Reservations, Hotel Deals
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Old 01-09-2015, 03:25 PM
 
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Some Best Westerns allow pets, too. Don't know if it's the whole chain or not but we've stayed at the one in Stafford/Aquia VA a few times, including once with three cats.
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Boston
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can anyone recommend a motel/inn chain that is pet friendly.
i'm elderly and traveling alone with my pup from boston to sarasota?
thank you
All Starwood hotels are pet friendly (no additional cost) and provide pet beds, etc. upon request. Starwood hotels include all Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Westin, W, Aloft, Element, Le Meridian, St. Regis and the Luxury Collection (a variety of boutique hotels inc. the Liberty Hotel in Boston). Obviously the St. Regis is a far cry from a motel or inn, but there are Sheratons, Alofts and Four Points all along the route at reasonable rates. (I can personally recommend the Westin, and the Four Points by BWI near Baltimore... great hotels for the money).
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