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Old 05-03-2014, 07:40 PM   #31
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So did you do the Skyline Drive ??

Yes we did! Started at Front Royal at 10 am and got off in Waynesboro around 1:30. So we may now skip BRP now that we know our F150 Ecoboost Ford Lariat can handle it! Only hit one tunnel and it was short-DH couldn't figure out how to get the lights on!
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:56 PM   #32
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We were in Asheville two weeks ago.

A section of BRP was closed north-east of Asheville (milepost 376) north-east to milepost 355. Don't know if it is open now, website says it was to reopen this spring, but what we saw it was no where done.

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Old 05-03-2014, 10:55 PM   #33
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This whole trip of yours is on our bucket list!
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:39 PM   #34
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If you are ever close or need campground ideas I live 20 mins from Staunton where I was born and raised.

Glad you had a great trip. Lobe the mountains and valley ♡
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:59 AM   #35
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Started at Front Royal at 10 am and got off in Waynesboro around 1:30. So we may now skip BRP now that we know our F150 Ecoboost Ford Lariat can handle it! Only hit one tunnel and it was short-DH couldn't figure out how to get the lights on!
That is a quick trip for that drive !!

Any trouble going through the Mary's Rock Tunnel ?? What is the height of your rig ??

That could be invaluable information for members looking to do the trip in the future.
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:37 PM   #36
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The Blue Ridge Parkway is a beautiful drive, however it's a very slow, crooked road. I wouldn't begin to drive it 400+ miles in my Jaguar XK8 convertible, much less a 30' RV.

I wouldn't hesitate to get on and off it in 20 mile segments, however.

I did find the parkway southwest of Asheville, NC to be incredibly beautiful one Fall morning at daybreak watching the sunrise. But to get on top of that mountain I had to experience 20 miles of the most crooked, gut wrenching drive you've ever seen.
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:39 AM   #37
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That is a quick trip for that drive !!



Any trouble going through the Mary's Rock Tunnel ?? What is the height of your rig ??



That could be invaluable information for members looking to do the trip in the future.


We had no problems. The Skyline Drive only had one tunnel at 12'8". But it is slow, so we skipped the BRP! We did it in 3 legs, from front Royal to Staunton, then to Natural Bridge and had the time to spare. But the problem was a few hot dogs who felt they could drive it fast coming in the opposite direction and needing to be in our lane around the bends! Fortunately our grill scared them back in their lane. So we skipped the BRP, except for a little drive on it without towing while in Asheville.
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Forgot to say our rig was 11'11" at highest point.
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:43 AM   #39
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The Blue Ridge Parkway is a beautiful drive, however it's a very slow, crooked road. I wouldn't begin to drive it 400+ miles in my Jaguar XK8 convertible, much less a 30' RV.

I wouldn't hesitate to get on and off it in 20 mile segments, however.

I did find the parkway southwest of Asheville, NC to be incredibly beautiful one Fall morning at daybreak watching the sunrise. But to get on top of that mountain I had to experience 20 miles of the most crooked, gut wrenching drive you've ever seen.

We enjoyed the Skyline Drive but did skip the BRP as noted in previous response!
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When in Asheville, the Biltmore estate is good for at least 1 full day. Takes about 2 hrs just to tour the house which is unbelievable as to the modern conveniences it had when built between 1889 and 1895. It has 250 rooms and 178,926 square feet with a complete bowling alley in the basement along with walk in freezers which were state of the art in 1895.
We've done the Biltmore 3 times. WORD OF ADVICE, don't go in summer, some of the rooms are not AC'd and the one's that are, aren't very much! Last trip was the first day of Christmas decorations in early November. Well worth the price of admission! Got there at 8:00 am and left at 5:00 pm. Still didn't see everything but saw things we didn't see on the previous trips.
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