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Jim2007

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Posted: 05/05/19 07:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Agree with Mitch150... Jim2007


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leftybj wrote:

please be more specific. 3 and 6? I assume that is not in the morning. What about in the morning. Does this apply to all cities or is this just your opinion?
When I leave Tucson I plan to hit Phoenix after 900am. When I pull into SoCal I try to do so before 3pm. Pretty much applies to any large city I've visited. It's really common sense, as others have said, to avoid morning and afternoon rush hour.


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leftybj wrote:

Does anyone have a good resource to determine the best time to pull your camper through a major city?


Personally in general 6:00am to about 8:00pm, depending on sporting and concert events.


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Before heading out, usually a week before, I’ll use Apple maps our Google maps to plot my route through a certain area. Each of those apps provide real time traffic and give me a general idea of what traffic congestion looks like. It’s certainly not perfect, but it helps us get a relatively good idea of what we might face. We do our best to avoid traveling during rush hour too.


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I give Chicago a wide berth...

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rushhour 5-9am 3-6 pm . I try to time big cities late night

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Goggle maps. Turn the traffic setting on and you can see which roads are jammed during rush hour instantly. If you review over a few days you will be able to determine best time to cross,,,

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IB853347201 wrote:

Goggle maps. Turn the traffic setting on and you can see which roads are jammed during rush hour instantly. If you review over a few days you will be able to determine best time to cross,,,


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Good advice IMHO, major cities will vary slightly. In general I would say stay away from them between 6:00 am tp 9:00 am and from 3:30 to 6:30 in the afternoon commute times. Again this will be different for each major area. Google traffic is your friend!

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Sunday mornings.....at least for Seattle and Portland.


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I use Google Maps on my Smart Phone; or maps that comes with Windows10. They show traffic congestion for the USA. I check various times and days before my trip. One can determine the best time to travel as well as construction. Also Accidents and traffic cams are shown. If you don't use modern technology, you are at the mercy of the stars :-))

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