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Old 10-04-2016, 06:55 PM   #1
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Pigeon Forge in February

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Our son has asked the wife and I to drive our motorhome up to pigeon Forge to join them for a week excursion. I am having some serious concerns about traveling there at that particular time due to the perceived extreme weather. We have a 40 foot class A motorhome which weighs 32 Thousand pounds. We live in southern Louisiana. Advice? Thanks, Rufus
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Watch the weather , but I doubt if you will have a problem.
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We have stopped in pigeon forge several times in the last two years during cold weather on our way to Denham Springs LA without any problems. Are you concerned about driving conditions or just the cold weather ?


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Weather that time of year can be highly variable from mild weather to cold and snow. Pigeon Forge is at the foot hills of the Smokies so it is somewhat sheltered. They have improved road access and February is a month of less visitors so it is easier to get around.

Watch the weather and if it looks favorable you won't have any problems.
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We have been there several times and besides the chilly weather, I don't think you would have any issues.

The last time we visited, we stayed at Twin Creek.
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Hi there,
Our son has asked the wife and I to drive our motorhome up to pigeon Forge to join them for a week excursion. I am having some serious concerns about traveling there at that particular time due to the perceived extreme weather. We have a 40 foot class A motorhome which weighs 32 Thousand pounds. We live in southern Louisiana. Advice? Thanks, Rufus
The motorhome will be fine. If you like Winter weather you will be fine too. Be careful of letting ice freeze on the slide toppers. Been there done that.
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We have stopped in pigeon forge several times in the last two years during cold weather on our way to Denham Springs LA without any problems. Are you concerned about driving conditions or just the cold weather ?


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The cold weather.
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should be a lot of good deals on room that time of year, if you felt better driving the 4 wheeler
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Totally weather dependent but usually fine. Even if bad weather hit the roads would be open the next day. There are no major hills to worry about coming in from I-40 by way of Kodiac, Severville, and Pigeon Forge, 4 or more lanes all the way. Coming in from the south isn't advisable due to narrow windy roads in the Smokies that may be closed in winter at the higher elevations. You'll have the place almost to yourselves compared to the summer and fall crowds. Many of the RV parks there stay open year round.
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I lived in the area for several years. The winter weather is not a big threat in the region. You have the occasional snow and very rarely an ice storm. Normally all of the highways are restored the next day.
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I live 2 hrs away in sc. You just need to watch the weather a week prior to see the conditions. Our snow usually starts around feb. It can get mighty cold in the mountains. Remember your hoses outside if the temperatures drop below freezing. But pigeon forge is beautiful and we love it. They may still have it decorated up like Christmas. Check their website for dates. They have an awesome outlet mall. If you decide to stay in a hotel, there is one at The Island that has a heated roof top pool.
Check out Cades cove also. You may see deer while you drive thru, the bear will be hibernating. Enjoy.
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Could be a crap shoot. Weather in the mountains can be beautiful or crappy that time of year. As others have said, keep an eye on the weather. Good news is, if it snows, it is usually gone in a day or two. We go to Gatlingburg/PF several times during the winter and have only experienced any significant snow on one occasion over the last 30+ years.
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