We are traveling in my Suburban towing a 28' travel trailer with 3 kids. I have traveled this same trip with my parents 4 times growing up and have done 2 trips to NC in the last 5 years on vacations in April. But not towing something this big. I am concerned about going through NYC on Friday the 29th of June and right now we are planning on avoiding NYC all together. Our itinerary has us staying the night in Danbury, CT on the 28th, getting an early start on the 29th and taking 87 into NY. My parents take this route to go to my aunts in western NC but they arent concerned with getting back to 95. My idea is to take 287 and pick up the Jersey Pike just south of Newark. I dont want to deal with all the tolls and stopping and starting on the Garden State Parkway. Our goal is to get from Danbury to Richmond VA that day, possibly pushing to Fayetteville where my wifes sister lives, where we are planning on spending a day. It all depends on how I am doing driving, the time and how well the kids are riding. Any suggestions, alt routes, tips would be very helpful. 287 looks like it goes a little bit out of the way but is it a comfortable road and is it good shape? Thanks for any info.