Hey there wise GTT friends. I have an upcoming camping trip and would welcome input from anyone familiar with the northeast towing routes.
Here is my challenge:
I am towing my 13k# fifth wheel from Dayton, MD to Bourne, MA
I am traveling in both directions on Saturdays. I know that there are tunnels in NY that will not allow my propane bottles (only two 30# bottles, but hard to convince a toll booth operator that I don't have them!). I also don't prefer to spend $100 each way in tolls, but am open to paying tolls if it is the best route. I don't mind going a few extra miles for a much more pleasant route. I generally prefer highway as stop and go traffic is annoying with the camper. I am also 13'1" tall and have had a few issues where nav programs don't seem to consider height when they route me. Thankfully, I have never gotten in trouble with this, but it is another point of data.
With all of that said, going straight up 95 is a non-starter. I am looking at maybe 83 to 81 to 78 to 287 to 80. That would take me across the George Washington. Does anyone have any input about pulling a trailer across there? Then once I am across that bridge, do I go straight to 95 and continue from there or bypass more of 95?
I am open to suggestions. I did a similar trip 8 years ago pulling a smaller trailer. I honestly don't remember what route I took but I really appreciated avoiding NYC and NJ. That is for sure.
Any input is appreciated.....