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jymbee

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New York route options?
« on: October 13, 2018, 10:15:09 AM »
We plan to travel East to West across NY next week in our Class A w/ TOAD and have the option of taking either 90 (Thruway) or 86. Other than the obvious expense of the Thruway, any insights as to how the two routes compare?

HappyWanderer

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Re: New York route options?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 11:23:04 AM »
Either route is fine, and you'll have no issues. Both roads are in good shape.

I-86 is more scenic and has slightly less truck traffic.

I-90 has more rest areas/fuel stops.
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darsben

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Re: New York route options?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 03:40:56 PM »
86 much more rural. There are a few stretches that have not been converted to interstate, Major construction in BinghaMton. But still a nice ride
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Robert K

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Re: New York route options?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2018, 06:40:03 PM »
When we travel to Maine we take 86 it is alot more scenic. If we take 90 we get on  at Rochester and the toll is $50 to
Albany
90 is only about 30 miles shorter to Albany.
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jymbee

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Re: New York route options?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2018, 09:20:49 PM »
Either route is fine, and you'll have no issues. Both roads are in good shape.

I-86 is more scenic and has slightly less truck traffic.

I-90 has more rest areas/fuel stops.

Great-- good to hear. We'll be coming down I-88 in that case to pick up I-86. Looks like once we get by the never-ending construction around Binghampton it will be clear sailing.

jymbee

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Re: New York route options?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2018, 09:21:41 PM »
86 much more rural. There are a few stretches that have not been converted to interstate, Major construction in BinghaMton. But still a nice ride

Thanks-- rural works for us.  :)

RVMommaTo6

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Re: New York route options?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2018, 10:33:25 PM »
90 is smooth sailing with very little construction right no and has rest stops with food, restrooms, gas etc but it will also cost you because it's a toll road.
86 is free and has exits labeled for food gas but like others have said, that Binghamton contraction and traffic is a bear. I personally hate driving through there and would sticl to 90 but it's a personal opinion.
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HappyWanderer

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Re: New York route options?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2018, 07:48:02 AM »
Route 17/86 has always been my favorite. I use it to bypass I-80 in PA, dropping down I-90 to Ohio then continuing west. It's also my preferred route to Niagra Falls.

Binghamton construction is only a minor bump on the trip. Less of a delay than when Route 17 took you right down Main Street of all the towns along the way!
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Robert K

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Re: New York route options?
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2018, 05:10:11 PM »
I had to run to Syracuse Fri for work.Rochester to Syracuse its a boring ride.
 We made the trip 88 -86 to and from Maine in August. The construction around Binghamton was nothing and probably winding down now.
We like to stop at Cobleskil Walmart pretty quiet for a Walmart
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