Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Navigation, Routes & Roads
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-30-2016, 07:19 PM   #15
Senior Member
Tiffin Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Chesterfield, Virginia
Posts: 252
Just an FYI. There are quite a few cyclists touring and doing day rides to look out for but shouldn't be any other problems other than steep climbs and descents north of Asheville. I remember riding my bike through the tunnels and not having good visibility. I was on the Parkway today in my toad and it wasn't crowded. Didn't see any large RVs.

Catch14me 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 07-13-2016, 05:16 AM   #16
Junior Member
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Boca Raton
Posts: 10
I totally agree

FL_Ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2016, 05:54 AM   #17
Junior Member
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Boca Raton
Posts: 10
I just don't think that it's the right thing to do. :-(
(1) You'll be holding people up that also have a right to see and enjoy the parkway.
(2) Why would you want to do a drive that is most likely going to be VERY STRESSFUL.
(3) Many of the exits are flat out not possible in an RV.
Take a look at the exit to Candler NC. Take that one by mistake and your in big trouble.
(4) Lastly, Think about your taking a tighter and blind right bending turn, and your forced to overhang the center-line just a little bit. And all of a sudden your see a motorcyclist coming at you from the opposite direction and his upper half of his body is also overhanging that same center-line as he is leaning into the same turn. I'm not willing to put other people in danger for my enjoyment.
FL_Ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2016, 06:19 AM   #18
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 243
I live in Asheville and drive the commuter section of the BRP everyday. I occasionally see an rv on the road, but not many. I have seen some 40' diesel rigs up there, and have driven a small 31 footer on parts of it. I won't drive it in my current 40 footer.

While it is a beautiful and peaceful drive in a car or on a motorcycle, it is my opinion that there will be a lot of white knuckle times where the driver will not be looking at the scenery. They will be much more focused on staying on a narrow two lane road with very steep drop offs. Some of the descents can also be very long and steep. I remember having my brakes overheat and fail one time many decades ago. You can probably navigate most of it fine in a motorhome, but in my opinion, it is much more enjoyable from a car or bike.

znt1186 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
Blue Ridge Parkway XBoater Navigation, Routes & Roads 10 11-10-2007 08:25 PM
Blue Ridge Parkway Teach Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 3 09-10-2006 01:18 PM
Mt Pisgah NC, Blue Ridge Parkway Ron & Dee Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 3 06-22-2006 12:58 PM
US 21 from I-77 to the Blue Ridge Parkway NC Ron & Dee Navigation, Routes & Roads 3 06-17-2006 01:56 PM
Blue Ridge Parkway begete Navigation, Routes & Roads 6 03-20-2005 05:07 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.