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

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  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 12-28-2009, 10:19 PM   #15
iRV2 Marketing
 
DriVer's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Coastal Campers
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Conway, SC
Posts: 23,304
Blog Entries: 70
From what I've recently heard is that they are installing bolts and anchoring them deep into the rock face. This process I expect is going to be time intensive but they're working on it. They expect I40 to remain closed for months.
__________________

__________________
DriVer 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 12-29-2009, 09:48 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 13,699
DriVer, add EPA to your list of government agencies with a dog in that fight. Wonder how many $1,000 hammers will be billed to US-again? I suggest TN and NC utilize convict chain-gangs to clear the mess.
__________________

__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 10:12 AM   #17
iRV2 Marketing
 
DriVer's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Coastal Campers
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Conway, SC
Posts: 23,304
Blog Entries: 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray,IN View Post
I suggest TN and NC utilize convict chain-gangs to clear the mess.
"What we have here, is failure to communicate!"
__________________
DriVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 10:39 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Groveite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Brights Grove ,Ontario, Canada
Posts: 398
We took the shorter non Interstate detour coming back a couple of weeks ago....Pleasant drive in the truck (but slow as there are several long stretches where you cannot get past a big rig that is struggling in the hills) however when we tow the Cougar back at the end of March I'll use the interstate rte....not a fun tow on the 2 lane stretches. We'll likely use the interstate rte on the way down in 2 weeks too with the car.
Ian
__________________
Ian & Lyn. 2011 white Scab F150 4X4 ecoboost with max trailer pkg...now towing a North Trail 21 FBS .
Groveite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 03:39 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
CoastieSCPO's Avatar


 
Tiffin Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Monterey, Tn
Posts: 1,081
I agree with Groveite regarding the non-interstate route. Nice, but it can be slow. One of our daughters lives in Waynesville, NC and this problem on I-40 has really impacted the travel plans between our place and hers. Also, our RV friends just got back from Waynesville, NC yesterday...they tried to take the scenic route through the Great Smokies National Park on US 441 and it was closed. The gate was down. It must have been because of the recent snow. Oh well, it's not a route that I would take my rig and toad anyway.

Bob
__________________
2012 Tiffin Allegro 34 TGA
Ford V-10 22000 lb chassis
Brake Buddy Advantage,
CoastieSCPO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 06:28 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
skipwil's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Greeneville-North East Tn.
Posts: 632
News this A.M.: The rock slide MIGHT be clear by the end of March. If you come around on I-26; take time-out in Upper East Tn. - its' full of history. Jonesborough,Greeneville, Elizabethton & Kingsport are all first in early American settlement. DO NOT speed on I26 between the N.C. border and I-81. Its' not a speed trap but they (leo) do expect travelers (and locals) to obey the posted speed limits.Visit,shop,eat stay over night - we're just glad you come thru.
SAFE JOURNEYS
__________________
JOE.. LEO(ret.)-active USCGAUX-
'01 FLEETWOOD DISCOVERY-'03 VUE pushing
ck. our website:www.overmountainsams.com
skipwil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 02:32 PM   #21
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Socorro, NM (until ?)
Posts: 1,552
I40 West of Asheville used to have slides all the time (several times during the winter). In the late 70's they widened the road a bit and scraped the mountainsides to lessen slides. Once a year road closing seems an improvement to me.. especially when you take into account the Raleigh thinks the NC state line is at the western side county line of Buncombe county!! As for the length of time... we were always told that "engineers" need to check out the road after a slide. Before there was I-40, everyone used US Hwy 441. If you want a really scenic route try Cherohala Skyway Robbinsville NC - Tellico Plains TN
Does get a bit snowy in the winter.
__________________
Lorna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2010, 05:59 PM   #22
Administrator in Memoriam
 
Hitchhiker's Avatar


 
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Buladean, NC
Posts: 8,127
It was announced today by DOT that Interstate 40 won’t open before late April because winter weather has slowed work on the rock slide.
__________________
'11 GMC Acadia SLT AWD
'11 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Extended Cab
Hitchhiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2010, 07:44 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 135
!40 East Bound?

Want to go from Knoxville to Charlotte next week. I've read this thread but don't get a clear idea of the best/easiest route. Would appreciate best recommended route. Thanks.
__________________
'06 W Journey,36G,'07 Yukon,Rdmstr, M & G Brake,Alpine Nav, KVH R6, Direct TV, PortaBote Under,
Bill Barclay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2010, 01:01 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
GaryKD's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 12,318
Hi FlyFish,
There is no magic bullet for the detour.
1. For all interstate driving consider I81 north to I26 East
2. If you can time your travel to miss the heavy traffic consider the route through Sevierville/Pigeon Forge. Go through the GSMNP to Cherokee,NC. The Rt 19 over to I40.

I've done both, several times. Normally I prefer the interstate/cruise control route. If this is a straight shot to Charlotte, with no stops. This is the route to choose.

However, if I have some time and the time of day is that I can miss the traffic in the Sevierville/Pigeon Forge area I'll take the "back" way. The climb over the GSM is nothing to worry about. The roads are good quality. You may even see a place or two you might want to stop along the way.
__________________
Gary
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 07:27 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 135
Yesterday took 81 to 26 to Asheville as recommended by thread and NCDOT. Worked fine, road better than expected with plenty of diesel stops. Only slight negative was heavy local traffic around Johnson City. One of the rest stops said additional rock slide of equivalent 40 dump truck loads had delayed completion. Detour is no big deal, just 53 more miles. Thanks for advice.
__________________
'06 W Journey,36G,'07 Yukon,Rdmstr, M & G Brake,Alpine Nav, KVH R6, Direct TV, PortaBote Under,
Bill Barclay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2010, 07:22 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
Luv2go's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Appalachian Campers
Ford Super Duty Owner
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,889
The News and Observer reported that I-40 is open as of yesterday, both lanes eastbound and one lane westbound.

Here's the link: http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/04/...o-traffic.html
__________________
Stewart, Brenda and kids
2008 Newmar Canyon Star 3410
2006 Roadtrek Versatile 210
Luv2go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2010, 09:07 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
Groveite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Brights Grove ,Ontario, Canada
Posts: 398
Great news but 3 weeks too late for us...we took 77 up instead!
__________________

__________________
Ian & Lyn. 2011 white Scab F150 4X4 ecoboost with max trailer pkg...now towing a North Trail 21 FBS .
Groveite is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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
Going-to-the-Sun Road Closed Ding-a-ling Navigation, Routes & Roads 3 06-30-2009 02:40 PM
ALASKA HIGHWAY closed TW Navigation, Routes & Roads 3 06-07-2009 05:50 AM
Mississippi River Bridge Closed in Memphis, Tenn. Jayco1 Navigation, Routes & Roads 2 08-28-2007 01:23 AM
Plumbers Putty vs Closed Cell Foam Mike-n-Teri Travel Trailer Discussion 4 03-04-2007 04:20 PM
I 75 Southbound closed Fulltimer2 Navigation, Routes & Roads 2 03-07-2005 09:06 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.