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Old 12-31-2015, 02:22 PM   #11
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What kind of Rv? Some folks like to sight-see while drive'n.....rumble strips make pass. nervous...
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Old 12-31-2015, 02:38 PM   #12
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How far east of Asheville will you be going? If you are going as far east as Winston Salem you could consider I81N to I77S to US52 to Winston Salem and back to I40. I77 is not as curvy as I40 is thru the gorge. Time wise it is a wash either way. I tend to prefer the 81/77/52 route to avoid motion sickness with the curves.

I have done both with a 7500# boat behind a K2500 Suburban (6.0 gas) without incident

If you will be taking I26 from Asheville towards Greenville, SC I am not much help. I have only traveled that route a few times.
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Old 12-31-2015, 02:48 PM   #13
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The only concern you might have is the bridge replacement near Newport over Douglas Lake. It might be one lane but trucks use it every day and it also passes wide loads. You will not have any trouble all the way east. Weather is good and road is not bad. Be safe and enjoy East Tennessee
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Old 12-31-2015, 02:56 PM   #14
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Travelled that stretch heading to Florida last March. Pulled a Windjammer 3029 with a F150 Ecoboost without any issues. Just stay in the right lane and take it easy. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:01 PM   #15
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It's really not that bad I have traveled over Asheville many times. Just stay to the right with your flashers on and take your time. Worst Mt. Pass I have been on was in Utah, out of salt lake city going east. I think it could be the longest to. Just take your time pulling them and going down. Most of the time the road will divide into 3 lanes at any steep and long decent. I read about that app that was posted it is pretty pricey as was stated. You can plan your route then use Google Earth to see it. Do you have brakes for the toad connected? My best advice is just tap your brakes so you don't pick up a lot of speed and you will be just fine. Also there are no really scary drop offs over Asheville. That I can think of. Maybe someone else will but I don't. Went over it going to Nashville last year had no problems at all. Good Luck on your decision....
Do not drive on the roadway with emergency flashers on it is for off road use only, you may see red and blue flashers in your rear view mirror....
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:04 PM   #16
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depends on where you are going in fla witch you would want to go western fla I75 eastern fla I40 I26 I95
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Do not drive on the roadway with emergency flashers on it is for off road use only, you may see red and blue flashers in your rear view mirror....
??? Why would you need them off road? Nobody behind you then....
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Old 12-31-2015, 06:15 PM   #18
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NC is one state that post signs and also requires 4 way flashers on if on interstate and under 55 miles per hour. They post signs on most uphill grades, TN also requires it
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Tennessee requires emergency flashers on steep up hill grades when traveling under 45 mph.
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I don't know where you are starting from but my folks used to live near Louisville, Ky and I live in the Raleigh, NC area. Even without towing we preferred to to take I-77 and I-64 through the mountains over the I-40/I-75 route. In general I-77 is wider and has wider turns than you see on I-40 west of Asheville. We found while the distance was somewhat longer the drive time was actually less due to the over all better roadway.
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