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Old 04-30-2016, 12:25 AM   #1
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Travel from NJ to the Rally in Shipshewana IN

I will be in Williamstown NJ for the 2 weeks prior to the Redwood Rally in Shipshewana IN.

Anybody have any tips or suggestions for my travels from NJ to Shipshewana ?

I am going to make it a two day trip, leave NJ on Saturday 7/30 and arrive in Shipshewana on Sunday 7/31 so I also have to find a mid point to overnight on the way.
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:19 AM   #2
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Williamstown is about an hour from me , that's where my RW dealer is. I would take 42 North , cross the Walt Whitman Bridge into my PA and get on 76 west... Follow 76 west to the PA Turnpike. Get on the PA turnpike and go west... Go through Pittsburgh , 76 and 80 will merge , stay on 80 west through Ohio , into Indiana...

If you want to avoide the PA pike tolls , you can run the North east extension ( 476 ) North to router 80 and then go West,, the NE Extension is tolls , 80 is not, all the trucks run 80 and it is very congested with them..it will be about 13 hours from Williamstown to Shipshewana ,
I can't help with half way , the few trips I made out there was a 1 day run out for me.. This year we are going to MorRyde in June , but will be stopping at one of our office in Berea Ohio first ( Cleveland ) we are staying in Streetsboro Ohio ,which is about 8 hours from Williamstown...
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:52 AM   #3
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I agree with Joe's suggestion. We come from Baltimore and pick up the PA turnpike in Breezewood, PA. It's pretty easy traveling, though the tolls in Ohio are brutal.

Word of caution: watch your clearance on the PA turnpike, especially on the eastern half. They have these older, curved overpasses that can make your heart skip a beat. Follow the truckers' leads and try to be in the left lane going under some of the older bridges.
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Old 04-30-2016, 11:27 AM   #4
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One place we have stayed a couple of times and is a good overnight is Fox Den in Donegal PA. This would be your best option as closer to Pittsburgh there really isn't much. Probably would be about 7 hours or so from Williamstown. We're headed to the Rally also but haven't firmed up yet when we are leaving for IN. Our reservations start 8/1 at Shipshewana.
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I have traveled the turnpike many times in a big truck... I had a regular run from PA to Pittsburgh in a 48' dry van...
I believe that the only area's that MAY be directly before the tunnels, if so they are clearly marked.. And the nice thing is all RV's are allowed to travel the tunnels with no restrictions..
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Two bridges come to mind, both are marked 13'3" in the right lane. My coach is 13'3".
One is just after Breezewood and the other after the last tunnel at Somerset.
I make it a practice to be in the left lane for those !!
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Woodland Campground is right off I-80 in PA. Many extralong pull-throughs. We don't even unhook the truck. 50A & full hookups. Leave next morning at 8:30 and get to rally around 3:00.
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I would agree with what Joe said as I travelled this route more times than I could count while living in the Republic of New Joisey. Don't know if this is far enough West for you but I'd recommend Dogwood Acres as an overnight possibly.

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I would agree with what Joe said as I travelled this route more times than I could count while living in the Republic of New Joisey. Don't know if this is far enough West for you but I'd recommend Dogwood Acres as an overnight possibly.

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Where abouts in NJ ?
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