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Old 04-08-2010, 07:44 AM   #1
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Thoughts on Blue Ridge Parkway in motorhome.

Planning on heading from Delaware to Tenn. leaving next weekend. We are going to Ashville first and I was thinking about taking the Blue Ridge Parkway in my 37' pusher. A few non RV'ers have looked at me like I am crazy when I mention the parkway in the RV. Should I be concerned or should I be comfortable and just drive at a responsible speed? Any thoughts.

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Some of it may be closed until July, you may want to review the NPS Road Closure details before starting out.

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We have used that road a number of times in a gasser towing. Go for it!!
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Be very aware of: Tunnel Clearances - Blue Ridge Parkway
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Originally Posted by Hitchhiker View Post
Some of it may be closed until July, you may want to review the NPS Road Closure details before starting out.
Good information. We haven't been this spring but I have a neighbor that has made several trips to visit family and friends along the Parkway. He told me about damage and downed trees and with the economy and budget situation in the NPS I would check. There are work-arounds for any closures but it will take some planning. Well worth the effort though.
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Here is another thread from about a month ago.. Blueridge Parkway / Smokys
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You do know that the speed limit in most areas is 45 MPH. Can take a long time to get anywhere if there is a lot of tourist on the road.
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I have travelled the Blue Ridge in a MH, TT, And by car you can travel pretty much the whole thing without an issue unless their is a closure due to construction or damage. I would reference the mentioned websites for that information. Also note that some of the access roads to and from the pkwy. are for passenger cars only. I found this out the hard way. Have fun drive slow and enjoy the trip.

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