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Posted: 01/14/19 08:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One thing I recall was people warning us our F-150 (5.4L) pulling a smallish TT (Trailmanor) would have a tough time with the 'mountains' in NH and VT. We did see some hills but missed the 'mountains'. F-150 didn't even notice them.

If trailer/truck match properly there SHOULD be no issue. The "hills" up north are indeed mountains, just not the same as you'd see in say WY or MT. What catches some people off guard here is we have many roads with long, somewhat steep grades that don't appear obvious.


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Back Roads work - Upstate NY is Beautiful as are N.H. and Vermont - Fall is to Die for - watch for a Surprise of low Overpasses and Thruways (Old Toll Roads that have low overpasses and can provide an issue)


I think you mean to look out for "parkways", not "thruways." Parkways in New York and Connecticut (and maybe a few other states) are nearly all limited to autos only (though signed as "non-commercial vehicles only," which is not quite right) and often have quite low clearances. The New York Thruway is a not super old toll road that does not have low clearances and is ideal for travel by an RV and a driver who happens to have excess money.





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Swartswood State Park...in north western NJ not on your list, but near the Pennsylvania border, and good for a stop over on the way to Ny


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Also Vermont Lake Dunmore Kampersville. Dog friendly and plenty of adult activities like bingo and adult social events

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DrewE wrote:

Busskipper wrote:


Back Roads work - Upstate NY is Beautiful as are N.H. and Vermont - Fall is to Die for - watch for a Surprise of low Overpasses and Thruways (Old Toll Roads that have low overpasses and can provide an issue)


I think you mean to look out for "parkways", not "thruways." Parkways in New York and Connecticut (and maybe a few other states) are nearly all limited to autos only (though signed as "non-commercial vehicles only," which is not quite right) and often have quite low clearances. The New York Thruway is a not super old toll road that does not have low clearances and is ideal for travel by an RV and a driver who happens to have excess money.


Thanks for the correction, I had a Brain F*rt on that one, just couldn't find Parkways in the Memory bank [emoticon]

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To avoid the NYS T-way, alternate routes are 104, 5, 20, 17/86, 88


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Busskipper wrote:

DrewE wrote:

Busskipper wrote:


Back Roads work - Upstate NY is Beautiful as are N.H. and Vermont - Fall is to Die for - watch for a Surprise of low Overpasses and Thruways (Old Toll Roads that have low overpasses and can provide an issue)


I think you mean to look out for "parkways", not "thruways." Parkways in New York and Connecticut (and maybe a few other states) are nearly all limited to autos only (though signed as "non-commercial vehicles only," which is not quite right) and often have quite low clearances. The New York Thruway is a not super old toll road that does not have low clearances and is ideal for travel by an RV and a driver who happens to have excess money.


Thanks for the correction, I had a Brain F*rt on that one, just couldn't find Parkways in the Memory bank [emoticon]

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The Wilbur Cross Parkway in CT (state rd 15) is autos only. The Highway and most importantly, the unique architecture of the overpass bridges were built during the depression which was part of FDR's public works programs.

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I will be repeating probably what most others have mentioned.

In MD assateague state park is a must stop, even better if you can get a site in the sought after electric loop. Book now, who knows you might get lucky.

In NY, Letchworth State Park and Watkins Glen state parks were rated the top 10 in the USA. This said we enjoyed Watkins Glen better as Lots to do around scenic Seneca lake besides Watkins Glen Gorge. Cooperstown if your a baseball fan is a must. Lake George area, maybe take a day trip to Ausible Chasm.

NH, Licoln/Woodstock area is a great home base and centrally located to exploring all of the White Mountain Attractions

RI, Fisherman's Memorial Campground in Narragansett is another great homebase for exploring Newport RI & Mystic Seaport CT. Take the ferry down the street and visit scenic Block Island or enjoy the local beaches.

MA, Cape Cod is a must visit. I would strongly suggest booking just after Labor Day as traffic is just awful. Alantic Oaks Campground is at the halfway point up the cape and gets very good reviews. Watch out for the sharks while swimming! (I'm not Kidding as they have had problems)

ME. Acadia NP

VT, Our personal Favorite is Winhall Brook in South Londonderry, lots of country charm at the campground and in the area. Also suggest the Lake Champlain Area in VT, Champlain Adult Campground

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Thanks everyone! Looks like I have lots of studying and planning to do. Lots of helpful hints. Deb


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Pa.
Flight 93 Just off of Route 30
Gettysburg most monuments on any battlefield
Hershey
Philly (Independence HallLiberty Bell etc

Western Ny
Chautauqua Lake and Chautauqua Institution
Jamestown Ny -everything Lucille Ball museums/festivals/gravesite

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