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Old 07-18-2015, 02:43 PM   #11
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Does anyone know many mountains are there going from Atlanta, through Nashville to Goshen, using 75, 24 and 65, verses going up 75 through Cincy ?
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:01 PM   #12
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Can I go on Keystone Parkway with my 40' Berkshire? Around here in New York, I can't go on any parkways due to the very low overpasses.
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You'll be fine. Keystone is actually Keystone Avenue and has no clearance issues. It curves into 31 a few miles north of 465 and saves you from a bit of the construction and lights.
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:45 PM   #13
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Does anyone know many mountains are there going from Atlanta, through Nashville to Goshen, using 75, 24 and 65, verses going up 75 through Cincy ?
Once you get to Chattanooga on 75, if you take 24 west toward Nashville the only really significant mountain is Monteagle (Mount Eagle), about 4-5 miles of 6% grade up and down. You'll hit much more significant grades taking 75 north out of Chattanooga and again near the KY/TN line north of Knoxville (Jellico Hill).
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Old 07-18-2015, 06:10 PM   #14
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Can I go on Keystone Parkway with my 40' Berkshire? Around here in New York, I can't go on any parkways due to the very low overpasses.
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Tom, purduepete has it right, Keystone has had the stoplights removed by having traffic roundabouts put overhead. Clearance is not a problem, stop and go is minimized if you are passing through. After exiting from 465, just get to the left two lanes, the right lanes become exits until finally merging to one lane to join 31. There has been major construction in the Westfield area and has been in the "finishing up" stage, and I haven't been in the area in 2 weeks, or I would go check the progress. Safe travels and enjoy the rally.


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Old 07-23-2015, 12:33 AM   #15
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We live north of Atlanta and in my opinion, you don't want to take I75 through Atlanta. The traffic is bad almost any time of the day. The lanes are not as wide going through Atlanta because through tractor trailers are not allowed. If you are not familiar with going through down town, picking the proper lane to stay on I75 can cause problems. Traffic is bad almost 24 hours a day through Atlanta

Take I285 North on the west side of Atlanta. The best times to avoid Atlanta Traffic are any time from 8:00PM through 6:00AM, from 10:30AM through 11:00AM and 2:30PM through 3:00PM. I commuted through Atlanta Traffic for 20 years and speak from experience.
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:52 PM   #16
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Reb,
Thanks for the heads up on I285.
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Tamar: Normally I would agree with Reb Kitt about the west 285 loop but check for construction. We were through there last Saturday on our way to Nashville and took 285. There were multiple areas where two or more lanes were closed down - a real mess! Thank goodness we were in the wife's Explorer and not the RV. At 1:00 PM on a Saturday afternoon, it took us 3-1/2 hours to get through Atlanta. Bumper to bumper and creeping all the way. Not sure how long it will last, but worth checking. We'll be through there again next Wednesday to take the grandsons home and I'm thinking I may check out 75 instead of the loop.
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If you could, please let me know how it goes next Wednesday.
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Will do. Our biggest issue last week was when they closed down a four lane portion to only two lanes. Even coming in on 75 at McDonough we had issues, too, though. At one point I had a wide load truck sitting next to me and kept playing tag in the stop and go traffic. Had the GPS route us around it and come back in, so off we go on a merry jaunt through the countryside for a few miles (along with everyone else who did the same thing). When we climbed back on 75, I looked in the rear view mirror and merged into traffic..........right in front of the same truck! Could have just been an off day, but it was really terrible!
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My only comment is a potential re-route suggestion (this is the way we go from Huntsville, AL to GA):

Take I75 to I285W then I20W to I65N (In Brimingham)

Yes, there is construction in Birmingham but avoiding the traffic in/around Atlanta will be worth it!

Also, I24 to Nashville is under a lot of construction. It's going to be bad enough going through Nashville (sorry!) why add to the aggrivation.

I65-I40 is pretty open now that the bridge work has been completed.

Here is the TDOT interactive map - if you bookmark it on a portable device you can check conditions out in real time:

https://smartway.tn.gov/traffic
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Following is based on our I65 travel 3 weeks ago:

From @ Mammouth Cave to Elizabethtown, KY there is a lot of construction & sections of I65 where there are split lanes. MAKE SURE you take the 2 lane section or you will be driving several miles in a one lane concrete canyon.

Louisville is a mess, so try to go through it when traffic is low

Kentucky 511 Travel Information

There are sections of I65 in IN under construction and delays are possible.

Indiana Traveler Information

Once you get to Indianapolis, you may want to consider this route to Goshen (it was suggested to us by S&H Campground, where we are staying enroute):

https://www.google.com/maps/place/S+...104d51b59a671f

Drive safe and we'll see you in Goshen!
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