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Old 07-20-2015, 07:53 PM   #1
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first mountain motorhome trip

If anyone has made the drive from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg in a 39'gasser I would be interested in your route and your experience. I have a 8.1 and Allison transmission. What can I expect? I want to find a place around Sevierville to stay. I will be pulling a beetle as well. Any information would be appreciated.

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The most direct route would be I-75 until it merges with I-40. Continue on I-40 to the Tennessee state Hwy 66 to Sevierville, Pigeon Forge. Alternate would be get off in Knoxville onto U.S. 441 and take that to Sevierville. It's much longer in time and many traffic lights along the way.

There are a number of RV parks in Sevierville, call ahead for reservations. It's a very busy region!


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If you look at a map, you may be tempted to get on US-321 in Lenoir City which would be fine if you were just going to Townsend. But there is a nasty stretch of road which is narrow, steep and has switch back curves - no place for a larger motorhome. We live in the area and I would follow the route suggested by
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We go every year, you should not have any problems, one big hill going through Chattanooga that usually has slow traffic in the right lane. We always stay at River Plantation Campground in Sevierville,.
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