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Old 05-20-2017, 03:12 PM   #1
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Any thoughts on best route from Jacksonville Fl. to Ann Arbor Mi. Traveling in 30 ft. class A with Ford escape on tow dolly ? We're new to RVing so wondered if we should try & avoid the Tennessee mountains crossing over to I-75..? thanks for any input.
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:53 PM   #2
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In my opinion, stay away from Atlanta and Chattanooga on I-75. Both are traffic nightmares. Especially Atlanta with the problem with I-85 bridge work going on. I would take the eastern route.
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:07 PM   #3
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Going in the Northern direction I don't think you'll have that many issues, I-75 pretty much all the way (go around Atlanta and Chattanooga if you don't like the traffic). Along that route I think the steepest freeway is I-75 just south of Cincy at the OH KY border, but going North that is downhill.

When you're in Toledo pick up US-23 (there are exit signs for it on I-75) and take that--it will take you straight into Ann Arbor (and avoid the I-75 mess in Southern Michigan). (There are usually fewer trucks on US-23 than I-75 as well.)
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:11 PM   #4
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Thanks Jamie...I'm familiar with that route...Thought I head N. on 95 seeing I'm right on it here in Jacksonville.
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:52 PM   #5
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We left St Augustine, heading North on 95, the smoothest road in the U.S. We took 26 N.E. to Knoxville, where we hit 75 north to Mich. we were not in a hurry. Spent the night in the Smokies. I didn't make any note's about 26, which usually means it wasn't noteworthy.
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Old 05-20-2017, 05:19 PM   #6
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We left St Augustine, heading North on 95, the smoothest road in the U.S. We took 26 N.E. to Knoxville, where we hit 75 north to Mich. we were not in a hurry. Spent the night in the Smokies. I didn't make any note's about 26, which usually means it wasn't noteworthy.
That's normally the route I take, going thru Ashville, picking up 40 W into Knoxville...thanks
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