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Old 08-15-2017, 02:16 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any advice about traveling US 441S-129 S
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Old 08-15-2017, 02:46 PM   #2
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We have done 441 from Cherokee to Gatlinburg and didn't have any issues. There is a tunnel or two at around 13.5ft. We were in a 40ft with a toad.
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:05 PM   #3
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US 441 from Cherokee to Gatlinburg is a winding, steep 2 lane road thru most of the GSMNP. Pretty drive but it will make your transmission howl. There are numerous scenic overlooks to pull over and let things cool down if necessary. It's not a bad road. Just don't be in a hurry.
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:59 AM   #4
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Between what points are you asking about as these two roads are very different in different places.
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It is very congested in the Fall, especially on weekends.
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Not sure what you are asking about. The Great Smoky Mountain Expressway is the major East/West corridor between I-40 and Bryson City. US 441S and US129 are North/South roads that cross our intersect with it. As stated above....do you have more details about the route you are interested in finding info about?
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I would avoid HWY 129 in an RV. I've ridden my motorcycle on that road for years with much joy. Tried it in my Suburban once, not really fun.

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Please don't take your MH on the part of 129 known as The Dragon. You will regret it as it's not a place for a MH. Sports cars and motorbikes are much more at home there.
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Thank you to all those that responded to my question. We decided not to travel the roads that I questioned.
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i would think that if EVERYONE obeyed the posted speed limit, or less, you could traverse this road with no problems........it is the one's you see in these video's that make it dangerous..............and yes, large MH's towing or semi's should avoid this piece of pavement...............and i for one, NEVER trust a GPS.............
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i would think that if EVERYONE obeyed the posted speed limit, or less, you could traverse this road with no problems........it is the one's you see in these video's that make it dangerous..............and yes, large MH's towing or semi's should avoid this piece of pavement...............and i for one, NEVER trust a GPS.............
Does EVERYONE obey the speed limits on the Interstates....the secondary roads, the city streets? And just curious, your comment about "the ones you see in these videos"......just who are you referring to....the cars? the motorcyclist? the occasional tractor/trailer that goes through? the bicyclist that ride it sometimes? Who?

I live 18 miles from the start of the "hill" and I can say without hesitation that many of the accidents that happen up there are from out of towners that simply do not know how to ride or drive in the mountains. It's as bad as a southerner that tries to drive in the ice/snow and doesn't have a clue about how to do it. And I agree, the hill ain't no place for a motorhome, especially towing anything behind it. And as I stated before, there are signs that prohibit semi's and trailers over 30' in length.
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