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Old 06-30-2016, 07:19 PM   #15
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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.
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I totally agree
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:54 AM   #17
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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.
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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.
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