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David Pendleton posted 09-24-2002 07:37 AM ET (US)   Profile for David Pendleton   Send Email to David Pendleton  

What route do you use when trailering from Chicago to FL?

We can take this offline if you like. My email address is in my profile.



lhg posted 09-24-2002 04:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Dave it's simple. I'll leave it here in case anybody else is interested.

I-65 to Nashville
I-24 to Chattanooga
I-75 to Wildwood FL
Florida turnpike to Ft Pierce
I-95 down the East Coast

hauptjm posted 09-25-2002 01:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    

I'm curious. What sort of time did it take? And where are you typically going, Keys, Lauderdale, Naples?

I'd like to one day make a run from N.O. to the Keys. I guesstimate it to be around a 20 hour road trip with the 18 following me. Does this sound about right?


lhg posted 09-25-2002 03:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Jim - Having never been to N.O., I can't be of much help on that trip. You may want to try Hooter!

On I-75, once I cross the Fl border, it's about 8 hours down to Ft Lauderdale with the boat in tow.

Bigshot posted 09-25-2002 03:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
From Alabama border(rt10) to Tampa is about 510miles and 7.5 hours or so. From me to Ft L. is about another 2.5-3 hours.
Draftmanswife posted 09-26-2002 02:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION!!! Just made this trip from Indpls. on down...I sat for 2 hours in Chattanogga due to construction. DO NOT GO THIS WAY!!! I typically do, but construction is so bad on 65 and 24, that I went over 74East in Indy, to Cinn. then 75 south on down. I do however do the 74-75 route when towing a boat, as I can detour around Mt. Eagle, which is a bear if toting, down 65. I have traveled this road for 30 + years,several times a year, and 74-75 seems to be the best way...Good luck and check with AAA before u leave! Regards,
hooter posted 09-27-2002 05:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for hooter    
Jez found dis tread. Mah momma live ova in Clearwater an' mah li'l sister live down in Ft. Lauderdale, so we've driven both ways. From Laf'yette to the west coast of FL, only way to go is I-10, takin' I-12 over da top of L:ake Pontchartrain and back to I-10. Then at I-75 hang a right. Trip takes 'bout 12 hours goin' 72 most da way. It's anudder 4 or 5 hours down to Lauderdale dependin' on the traffic. Wid-out plannin' to stop in the Tampa area, from I-10 you'd pass up I-75 until you almost hit the Atlantic then turn right on I-295, stayin on I-95 when you get the chance. That trip takes about 14 hours on the road. Both ways are likkitysplit interstate the whole way. Watch those FL cops, though. Some of'em, Ah'm sorry t'say, even LIKED Janet Reno:-!
kingfish posted 09-28-2002 02:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Hooter, you are a caution-


(This a is a rarely offered appelation from the kingfish - jimh was the first and is the only other recipient so far.)

David Pendleton posted 09-30-2002 11:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
Thanks Larry.

I'm looking for a route that doesn't take me through the mountains, and won't take me more than 30 hours...


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