Hi all ! Newbie to posting but have been a lurker for ages. I live in the Knoxville area and have made the trip up 441 from I 10 MANY times. Its beautiful 4 lane country road all the way. The towns are nice and easy to pass through for an RV. You will love it. Pay VERY close attention bypassing Athens, being a college town the traffic can be a bit heavy but not bad at all. When you come into NC, turn east at Dillsboro onto 23/74, this will take you towards Waynesville, Lake Junaluska area in NC. If I may make a couple camp recommendations. When you get to Waynesville, stay at Trails End Campground. Its 2 miles off I 40 and dead quiet, small, beautifully landscaped and in farm country. Its one of my favorites. When you leave there, i 40 coming down "the gorge" from Waynesville towards Knoxville is a breath takingly beautiful ride through the eastern end of the GSMNP and very easy to do in a motorhome. In the Pigeon Forge/ Sevierville area, try and stay at Up The Creek Campground. Again, it's small, beautifully landscaped and in the country. Check out their website but be aware its more beautiful than the pictures. Its one of my favorite local escapes. And please feel free to email me for more local info, I'll be glad to assist. Sorry for such a long first post...LOL Happy Travels !