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Champagne38el 03-15-2020 12:16 PM

Heading home
 
We will be heading home mid April from Brunswick Georgia to Wisconsin. Our RV gps takes us through Knoxville Tennessee and so on. We have an F350 diesel truck towing a 42í fifth wheel. How are the highways through the mountain region? Is there anything we should be aware of? First time going this route. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

A32Deuce 03-15-2020 01:06 PM

If you run the Interstate system, they all have the same amount of grade so they would be good. State highways can have different grades.

geeman53 03-15-2020 01:09 PM

Welcome from SW Ohio .

5picker 03-15-2020 01:14 PM

Without knowing the exact route(s) your GPS is saying to take, we are all just guessing.

There are mountainous routes in just about every state we have traveled that I wouldn't want to tow our 5th wheel on due to grade, sharp curves, low bridges/underpasses, narrow roads, etc.

I've never been on an Interstate where I thought... "Gee, I wish I'd have taken another route" because of grade. Potholes/construction... yes... but that's another issue!

Champagne38el 03-15-2020 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by 5picker (Post 2287482)
Without knowing the exact route(s) your GPS is saying to take, we are all just guessing.

There are mountainous routes in just about every state we have traveled that I wouldn't want to tow our 5th wheel on due to grade, sharp curves, low bridges/underpasses, narrow roads, etc.

I've never been on an Interstate where I thought... "Gee, I wish I'd have taken another route" because of grade. Potholes/construction... yes... but that's another issue!



We can setup the gps to the height of trailer and total length so we donít take a route with low bridges. Itís a great gps for RVers. Garmin 785.

rsdata 03-15-2020 04:25 PM

I live in the Cincinnati area. I have traveled North and South on I-75 and I-65 as recently as February. You will not have any trouble on either route as these are major truck routes. However, I prefer I-65, as the hills are lower and more gentle then the long up and down pulls north of Knoxville and into southern KY. The city traffic around Knoxville is about the worst part of the I-75 route, not counting the nightmare on I-75 at Atlanta. I shun that area unless I am passing thru after 8 PM, and then it is iffy.

After taking I-75 northbound, I would go NW at Chattanooga, taking I-24 to Nashville and picking up I-65 north from there.

That would be my preference.


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