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Old 07-26-2016, 08:33 PM   #1
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Exclamation Atlanta to Sevierville Tennessee

Heading to Sevierville Tennessee from Atlanta Ga in 2 weeks. Looking for best route avoiding going over winding mountain. Heard 75N to 40 East will avoid it?
Need some good route advice. Pulling a 33ft bumper pull TT. Weighing 8200 lbs loaded. Thanks Jim
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Old 07-26-2016, 08:39 PM   #2
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Chattanooga or Asheville, is all I know......both go through the mountains. Depends on what you are pulling it with, but many do it daily.
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75 N to 40 E is the way I would go. Roads are fine. No steep hills. Pull 35 ft. 5iver thru there all the time
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75 N to 40 E is the way I would go. Roads are fine. No steep hills. Pull 35 ft. 5iver thru there all the time
Chattanooga isn't steep???
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Not to me.
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Well.......I puckered up.........LOL
But I'm not as experienced as you....honestly.

Afterwards I did think "well, not TOO bad".
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Old 07-26-2016, 09:18 PM   #7
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Well.......I puckered up.........LOL
But I'm not as experienced as you....honestly.

Afterwards I did think "well, not TOO bad".
You're probably thinking I-24 toward Nashville up Mont Eagle Mountain. I-75 to Knoxville is not a problem.
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You're probably thinking I-24 toward Nashville up Mont Eagle Mountain. I-75 to Knoxville is not a problem.
Oh. Maybe I was. My first time. Edit. Looked at map, you're right.......I was confused. (Imagine that!)

Clarksville? That's why I went up that way. Had 7 y/o grandson camping in South Carolina, and had to take him back to his Mama in Clarksville......met in Nashville.

If I'd have known 75 was no hills, I'd have gone that way even if was further!
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Chattanooga isn't steep???
No, not on that route. If you were coming through Chattanooga on the 24 then you have a pretty steep ridge cut to go over. On 75 right around mm 14 or so there is a short ridge cut. The interstate goes to three lanes so if you are slow you will be in the truck lane. It shouldn't a problem.
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I've gone both ways pulling a 30' Windjammer with an F150 Eco. Weigh about 8500 lbs. My opinion is that 75 North to 40 East is the 'gentler' route.
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