We just got back from a trip through NY, where we stayed overnight at Floyd Bennett field
, a national Park campground in Brooklyn. Whatever you do, try to avoid this entire area on a Friday evening during rush hour on a 3 day weekend (don't ask how I know)! The campground is a good place to stop if you are an aviation buff. It would have been smooth and easy to get to if we were allowed to use the Belt parkway, but RV's are prohibited on the Belt parkway so we had to use surface streets after getting off I-278.
We wanted to stop at Liberty Park in NJ to view the Statue of Liberty as we left the next day. My initial plan since I couldn't use the Belt parkway was to use the Holland tunnel. Waited in line for the tunnel in stop and go traffic and as we got close, finally saw the "NO RV" sign, with a recommendation for RVs to use the George Washington bridge. Continued North (GPS then wanted me to take the Lincoln tunnel as I passed by it but I wasn't sure if that was allowable). Continued past the Lincoln tunnel and used the lower level of the GW bridge (oops, was supposed to use the upper level).
NY Port Authority has a webpage that lists most restrictions
with references to their "red book" that seems to allow the following RV propane exceptions;
"Division 2.1 or 2.2
DOES A CAMPER/RV MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR M.O.T
• Not over 100 kg (220 pounds) in a cylinder, or
• Not more than 70 gallon water capacity for a non-liquefied Division 2.2 material
with no subsidiary hazard in a permanently mounted tank manufactured to the
Another thing you have to be wary about is the tolls on those bridges and tunnels
. They are free leaving NY to NJ, but can be pretty steep if you enter NY via the bridges or tunnels. If my math is correct, a 4 tire tow vehicle pulling a single axle
trailer would cost $33 cash (as low as $20 with EZ pass), and a dually pickup pulling a double axle
trailer would cost $84 (as low as $68 with EZ pass).
I would also recommend getting an EZ pass if you don't have one. Tolls are cheaper and usually no lines to wait in. We got ours for free from the state of MA a few year ago since they seemed to have the best deal (no fee and no annual charge) even though we don't live there. It can be used in Delaware. Illinois. Indiana. Kentucky. Maine. Maryland. Massachusetts. New Hampshire. New Jersey. New York. North Carolina. Ohio. Pennsylvania. Rhode Island. Virginia. West Virginia. and Ontario Canada.