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Old 09-23-2015, 04:12 PM   #1
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Blue Ridge Parkway

We are going to experience the BRP in a few weeks, heading south from NE.

We would prefer not to clog the road with our motorhome and feel that we will get a better experience by selecting a few sections to travel in our toad.

Can someone suggest a few areas which might be "don't miss" stretches of the BRP to visit?

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Can you tell me what BPR stands for? I'm thinking Burlington Pacific Railroad.... but there is no such I am aware of, it used to be Burlington Northern...


Oops on Edit I see it's BRP.... no clue...
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Can you tell me what BPR stands for? I'm thinking Burlington Pacific Railroad.... but there is no such I am aware of, it used to be Burlington Northern...


Oops on Edit I see it's BRP.... no clue...

Blue Ridge Parkway is my guess.


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Well, OP is going south from NE. Is BRP south of Nebraska?

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He titled this thread "Blue" so I'm guessing Blue Ridge Parkway as well. However, we'll wait until he posts back...then all of us here will know & I'll change the title so everyone else will know.

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Old 09-24-2015, 11:53 AM   #6
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Blue Ridge Parkway

Apologies to all...my computer/typing skills are minimal.

Yes, "BRP" is the Blue Ridge Parkway. We'd like to park the motorhome and experience some of it in our toad and are looking for input regarding a few sections that might be good for this type of visit.

Any advise on compatible RV parks would also be welcome.

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You can travel the entire BRP in your motorhome without causing much in the way of delays. We have traveled it many times in a fifthwheel, motorhome and chartered Greyhound. There are not a great deal of large elevation changes once you make it to the Parkway's entrances. The overlooks are large and plentiful.
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You can travel the entire BRP in your motorhome without causing much in the way of delays. We have traveled it many times in a fifthwheel, motorhome and chartered Greyhound. There are not a great deal of large elevation changes once you make it to the Parkway's entrances. The overlooks are large and plentiful.
X2 The entire parkway is speed reduced so there should be little worry about backing up traffic.

We drove the entire length and for the first while stopped at every turnout. The views became quite similar in many of them but every once in a while there was a new marvelous sight to be seen.
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If you take your RV check out this reference on all the tunnels and their height restrictions !

http://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisi...el-heights.htm

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Yes the low tunnel is about thirty miles from north entrance. Think it was 13,2" but it is well marked. Sped limit is 35 mph so not sure you will slow anyone down needlessly.
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Only issue I can recall is many of the roads off of the parkway are narrow and have lots of switchbacks.
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Yes, I agree, you will not tie up traffic. The only time I have seen traffic be an issue was the weekend of the leaf Change. Otherwise, The traffic is really a non issue-be sure & have a meal at one of those National Park Restaurants-and-spend at least one nite in a Parkway Campground. We have visited the Parkway , probably 30 times, and I still yearn for the beauty that changes with every drive.
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Well,there are always jerks who want to go fast - even on the Parkway which was the first highway built in the US entirely for recreational purposes. To this day it still doesn't really go anywhere, so there is absolutely no reason for anyone to be in a hurry. You will have no problem maintaining the posted speed limit in your motor home.
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The tunnel heights are measured at the fog/outside line and in the roadways middle. We were 13.3 with our fiver and had no problem by hugging the center line on short height tunnels.Click image for larger version

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