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Old 04-19-2014, 12:31 PM   #1
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going form south ga to ky on 75. never been this way, anything of interest to worry about, how steep are the inclines. that kind of stuff, thanks
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:07 PM   #2
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Nothing really serious to speak of, if you're going to pass through Atlanta I'd suggest trying to avoid 6-9AM and 3-7PM unless you like stupid bumper to bumper traffic. In the morning, 285 on the west side of Atlanta and in the evening the east side of Atlanta has much better traffic flow.

If you're staying on 75 the whole way, then it's pretty much a steady gradual climb with a few hills but nothing serious. However if you're planning on taking 24 through Nashville then 65 to west Ky, then you'll have to deal with Mont Eagle. Big climb and a test of your downhill grade braking.

75 passes right through Lake Allatoona, with Redtop Mtn state park. Just left there and loved it. Would make a nice overnight stop for you.
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:21 PM   #3
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Nothing real bad. You may want to consider taking 285 around Atlanta on the west side, less traffic than on the east side. Downtown Atlanta can be trying. Watch the overhead traffic signs for any problems that may develop. All thru trucks MUST take 285 around.

You will have about a 5 mile long upgrade in Tennessee starting at La Follette about 40 miles north of Knoxville, called Jellico Mountain. It's 3 lanes up so get in line with the big trucks. And then about the same downgrade down to the Kentucky line. A quite a few hills to climb in Kentucky but once over Jellico Mountain you have it whipped.
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:05 PM   #4
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X2 on taking the 285 bypass instead of going straight up the gut on 75 through Atlanta, though it all depends what time of day and which day of the week

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Old 04-20-2014, 03:38 PM   #5
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I just went that route a couple of weeks ago going down to visit the mouse.
Northbound through Atlanta, take the bypass!!! Tons of construction on the northbound side. And as others said, take the west bound side, think the sign says Birmingham. The east side has what the call spaghetti junction, no fun in a car, wouldn't even think of it in an RV if I could avoid it.
Going south, I stayed on 75 and went downtown, it really wasn't that bad. I was pulling our TT and didn't have any problems, just have to pay attention to what lane you are in for the next exit. I spent most of the time in the number 2 or 3 lane.
The rest of the route is uneventful. Set the cruise and enjoy the scenery.
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:47 PM   #6
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In addition, hold on to your hat. I75 is really rough in places. So rough it tore the screws that hold our dinning table out of the floor, and moved the sleeper sofa around.

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Old 04-21-2014, 07:06 AM   #7
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There is construction between Richmond and Lexington at the Kentucky River that has one lane closed in both directions - the backup around 4-6pm is significant.
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