RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-08-2010, 08:44 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 5
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.

majormaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-08-2010, 09:03 AM   #2
Administrator in Memoriam
Hitchhiker's Avatar

Appalachian Campers
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Buladean, NC
Posts: 8,127
Some of it may be closed until July, you may want to review the NPS Road Closure details before starting out.

'11 GMC Acadia SLT AWD
'11 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Extended Cab
Hitchhiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 10:10 AM   #3
Senior Member
bdaball's Avatar
Nor'easters Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: MAINE, The way Life should be.
Posts: 1,091
We have used that road a number of times in a gasser towing. Go for it!!
Tiffin Allegro Bus, 425 Cummins Freightliner XCR, Camp Freightliner, Acadia Denali, tow-N-4 Down, Blue-OX tow bar, TST Monitors, Seelevel II Monitors, Samsung Res Fridge, Progressive 50A-EMS, No Kids-No Pets, Full Time.
bdaball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 10:20 AM   #4
RV Mutant #14
Wayne M's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 13,369
Be very aware of: Tunnel Clearances - Blue Ridge Parkway
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse) RVM14
2015 Winnebago Tour 42QD
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 11:21 AM   #5
Senior Member
Knotdodger's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Coastal Campers
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 116
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.
Larry and Cindy
Safari Cheetah 38PDQ
Towing a Jeep Wrangler
Knotdodger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 11:28 AM   #6
Senior Member
Superslif's Avatar
Thor Owners Club
Pond Piggies Club
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: NE. Ohio USA
Posts: 5,563
Here is another thread from about a month ago.. Blueridge Parkway / Smokys
Jim, Diane & Robert ~ NE. OH.
2018 Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 24 RKS
2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L
IRV2 Photo Album ~Let's Go Places~
Superslif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 06:28 PM   #7
Senior Member
Wizard's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Home on the hill in Georgia
Posts: 2,528
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.
Jerry & Patsy Potter, Taz & Jake Jr.
2000 Winnebago Journey
2006 Ford Explorer 4X4
Wizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 07:20 PM   #8
Senior Member
Monster99's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 168
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.

Monster99 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fifth wheel vs Motorhome pitcrew18 5th Wheel Discussion 29 06-28-2009 04:53 PM
Motorhome wreck jeeprubi RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 6 06-12-2009 02:03 AM
Blue Ridge Parkway tiger63 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 13 06-04-2009 05:35 AM
Natchez Trace Parkway in Spring Snuggery Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 5 05-06-2009 05:04 PM
Blue Ox -- Pender, NE Rally Deemed a Success DriVer RV Industry Press 3 10-01-2006 11:38 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.