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Old 08-22-2012, 04:10 PM   #11
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Thanks Old Car for the compliment on the trailer!
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:38 PM   #12
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Will try to report back when I reach my destinatiion in a few weeks. This will be our first long haul since we got our tt. We have to pass over Monteagle Mountain on 1-24, so I will just join the truckers in the right lane and go with it. I have driven this one many times but I wasn't towing.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:58 PM   #13
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are you happy with the 2904SS, we got one in Feb. this year, we love it, been on 5 week long trips. I have been thinking about a trip that would take me through Atlanta but I have not got my nerve up yet.
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I was going to ask did you stay on I-20 through Atlanta?
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:24 AM   #15
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I was going to ask did you stay on I-20 through Atlanta?
So far I'm enjoying the 2904SS. Living out of it in a campground in NC.
I've got every crook and cranny stuffed with the essentials.


Other than a crack and leak in the skylight, which I fixed myself and then the heat/sun coming in through the clear skylight
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I stayed Saturday night at the Jelly Stone Campground in Bremen/Waco Ga. just across the Ala/GA line. Then left out around 7am EST and took I-20 straight through Atlanta around 8am with no problem.
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I went to Michael's/Hobby Lobby and bought some foam squares and I stick them in the vents and skylight to help control the heat. I pull them out when using the shower or we want to open the vents. Seems to help some.
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I don't think there is any stress-free route in and around Atlanta. Even the 285 bypass can give you white knuckles...and not just because of traffic volume, but rather the number of bonehead drivers out there.

It really depends on the day and time of day that you are traveling through. Sunday morning is probably the best time for traffic volume. Avoid late afternoons during the week; rush "hour" generally starts around 4 pm and lasts 2-3 hours; 3 pm on Fridays and days before holidays.
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I don't think there is any stress-free route in and around Atlanta. Even the 285 bypass can give you white knuckles...and not just because of traffic volume, but rather the number of bonehead drivers out there.

It really depends on the day and time of day that you are traveling through. Sunday morning is probably the best time for traffic volume. Avoid late afternoons during the week; rush "hour" generally starts around 4 pm and lasts 2-3 hours; 3 pm on Fridays and days before holidays.
I40 or I10 bypass works great!
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Will try to report back when I reach my destinatiion in a few weeks. This will be our first long haul since we got our tt. We have to pass over Monteagle Mountain on 1-24, so I will just join the truckers in the right lane and go with it. I have driven this one many times but I wasn't towing.
Well, I said I would follow-up on this thread after I made the trip. We left Smyrna, TN on Sept. 8 a little after 5AM, made it over Monteagle Mountain, no problem. From I-24 at Chattanooga we headed down towards Atlanta via I-75. I took the 285 W bypass around Atlanta to I-75 South, was really amazed how it went, must have been the time of day. We stayed over at the KOA north of Macon, GA in Forsyth, got there a little around 1 PM. Sunday it was I-16 to Savannah, GA, 160 miles of bumpy concrete road. Savannah was no problem going through downtown on Bay Street, left lane. Lots of construction in the right lane, even on Sunday. We left the Rivers End Campground at Tybee Island yesterday morning, back through Savannah. I told the DW, sure would like to have a cup of coffee and we need some gas so I was going to stop at Exit 49. I was complaining about the condition of the concrete road, etc. because we were bouncing along. A car passed and a fellow was pointing...I looked in my left mirror and seen smoke. I then felt it, my left rear tire on my tv decided to fly apart. I managed to get everything off the road safely, had two nice people stop to see if we were okay. I called AAA and they called a local tire repair. Within 30 minutes Johnson Tire arrived on the scene, changed my tv tire, and I was back on the road. I was amazed that it was so quick. With all this happening, I hit Atlanta on Sunday afternoon at 3PM..it seemed like all the trucks were on the same route that I was on, 285. Lots of concrete repair needed in GA. We stopped over at Red Top Mountain State Park, near Cartersville, GA. Made it through Chattanooga and over Monteagle Mountain with no problems, truck did great up the mountain. About 40 miles from home the bottom fell out, more rain than I have ever seen, first time pulling our tt in traffic with all that rain. We made it home, into the drive, without floating away. I told my dw that I was beginning to be a seasoned RV puller....still have my hand prints imbedded on the steering wheel.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:31 AM   #20
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Sounds like you had a lot of obstacles to over come in your trip.
Sorry to hear about the flat.
I bet going around Atlanta on 285 at 3pm, even on a Sunday was white knuckle.
Any damage to the trailer from the tire flying apart?
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