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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Big Trip to Florida - Advise Please

I am planning a trip to Naples Florida leaving Oshawa, Ontario very end of November. I just purchased a covered trailer to drive as far as North Carolina on the first day. Then need to park SUV and trailer and carry on with my trip on the Glide. Feel that I can get through North & South Carolina and Georgia the second day and through Florida arriving in Naples some time on Sunday December 2nd. Will stay almost 2 weeks heading back north in the reverse order. I have never riden that far but am very excited about the trip. I have always done the trip via airplane. Looking for any help with advise on where I might park my SUV and trailer, where to stay, places to avoid etc...PS I am a female rider. Thanks in advance

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Park it at home and ride the whole way just my two cents.


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Thanks for the 2 cents but its a motorcycle not a snow mobile!

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Not sure what dealer they parked it at but Gman trailered down last October from Maine to Biketoberfest in Daytona. They stopped in North Carolina at some Harley dealer that he had contacted ahead of time and they agreed to let him park his truck and trailer there.


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What is your planned route, there are a couple of ways you could go.
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Contact a Harley dealer close to where you want to start riding they will usually have a place to leave your vehicle and trailer for a couple of weeks. I've done it several timesin south Georgia and north Fla.


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I will look into local dealerships. I will get the route I hope to use and list it.
Thanks for the input so far.
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Be sure to visit the Keys, also from Naples you can take 41 and go to Everglade City, stop at a place called City Seafood for lunch, a lot of neat and fresh food on the menu.

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The dealer idea is the best. If you can't work something out I have a brother and a nephew who live in Knoxville TN who may have room for the trailer for a bit.

As for riding advice... take back roads as much as posssible. You really won't miss anything by not taking 75 or 95. They are only good for making up some time.

I just came back from a trip to New England and took 129 from Knoxville to Macon GA. Great ride.

As others have mentioned, the Keys are a relatively short ride from Naples and there are some other pretty cool places in SFL also.

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What is your planned route, there are a couple of ways you could go.
I plan to cross at the 1000 Island Bridge east of Kingston into New York. Use #81 to avoid the Belt in Washington.
Will hope to get to Richmond VA and stay the night there. In the morning drive to Fayetteville (I will have to pre check with this delership about parking). This hsa me on 95 and willlook for advise from there south to Naples. Would like to spend 2 days riding to get to Naples. Will check to see if there is a dealershipin Richmond, VA too.

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