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Old 06-11-2016, 07:54 PM   #1
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Our Trip To The Smokey Mtns

Left today for a 8 day trip to Smokey Mtn National Park. All packed and ready to go.

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We drove south today on I 75 out of Michigan into Ohio. Michigan roads are still really bad. Glad to be in Ohio. First stop at rest area south of Toledo.

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Had a 20-30 mph crosswind all day with 40+ gusts and 92 degrees. Glad the air in the truck works real good. Had the cruise set on 65. It was a 2 handed drive with no relaxing. If I was retired no way I would of drove in this wind. The TT pulled good in fact I was surprised how well it did. I did have to crank down the sway control but I never got blown out of my lane. We are staying in Lebanon OH. tonight at Cedarbrook Campground. Nice place very clean. Will be headed to Gatlinburg TN. tomorrow
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:01 PM   #2
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Enjoy your trip to the smokies. We traveled through last week and really nice. Lots of great things to see and do. Later RJD
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:09 AM   #3
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We made it down to Gatlinburg last night. Long drive yesterday. Got caught in construction north of Knoxville for 1 1/2 hours. Arrived at the campground at 8:30. Easy drive a lot less wind and not much traffic. TT is towing great through the mountains. Jellico pass was 65 mph a/c and cruise on and rpm's at 3500. Not to bad. Love passing all the semi's going uphill. We are staying at Twin Creek RV Resort for the week. Very nice place. Campsite right on a creek.

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Off to be a tourist today.
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:14 AM   #4
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Enjoy it !

Thanks for posting the pics!
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Going up is the easy part. Go down the mountains, keep your speeds slow and don't burn up your trailer brakes.
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:32 AM   #6
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Actually with this truck having the hill decent option it just automatically down shifts to keep your set speed. Last night coming in on the 2 lanes it did downshift one to many times and rpm's jumped up to redline. Just hit the gas pedal and it turns off though. The real fun option is the hill accent. I am sure a few people have freaked out behind me when I let off the brake stopped on a hill.
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Spent a week in that area (Asheville) just two weeks ago.
Get out and enjoy all that the Smoky Mountains has to offer!
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We made it down to Gatlinburg last night. Long drive yesterday. Got caught in construction north of Knoxville for 1 1/2 hours. Arrived at the campground at 8:30. Easy drive a lot less wind and not much traffic. TT is towing great through the mountains. Jellico pass was 65 mph a/c and cruise on and rpm's at 3500. Not to bad. Love passing all the semi's going uphill. We are staying at Twin Creek RV Resort for the week. Very nice place. Campsite right on a creek.

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Off to be a tourist today.
Enjoy the area. When you see someone in orange and a power T, just say "Go Big Orange" or "Go Vols"........they will never think you are a tourist!!!

The old Sarge sends regards and GBO!!!
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Smoky Mountains are great. Be sure to take a whole day to explore Cades Cove.
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Anything orange with a big T, is worthy of denigration! LOL

But that's a nice looking spot, and a good looking rig. Hope my spot wednesday looks as good.
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