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Old 06-03-2015, 06:43 AM   #1
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We are going to Highlands NC, thinking of going 64 from Maggie Valley thru Chasiers.
Anybody familiar with this route ?
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Coming from Maggie Valley, I would suggest taking hwy74 to exit 81, this will put you on hwy441 going towards Franklin NC. When you get to Franklin take hwy64 to highlands/cashiers area.


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I would suggest you see this link if you're thinking of taking your MH from Frankiln to Highlands via 64.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._...North_Carolina
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I have read several posts that say avoid 64 between Franklin & Highlands, I am thinking of coming from the east on 64 thru Brevard & Chasiers ?
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I have read several posts that say avoid 64 between Franklin & Highlands, I am thinking of coming from the east on 64 thru Brevard & Chasiers ?

Yup. Driving a car is tough enough ( I've driven it a few times ) . A MH would be harrowing especially with a toad.
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While neither route is very easy, there are literally rocks jutting out on a blind right hand curve that will be very hard to make the turn and not scrap the MH going from Brevard to Highlands on 64. Either route will require caution. I would not take my 31" with toad on either route.
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NC highway 64 is not a highway I'd want to drive in a big rig. The best advice you've been given is Robin's post #2
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I drove by this morning and a 20,000 lb maximum is posted going from Franklin to Highlands along with a warning of sharp curves (EEK) .
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You didn't say what your exact destination is, but if it is an RV resort that caters to big rigs they probably will have a suggestion as to how best get there. I know Mountain Falls at Lake Toxaway does (it can be found on their web site).


It's been a long time since I've done the stretch of 64 you're talking about and at that it would have been in the toad. I suspect I may be forgetting some harrowing narrow and blind curves - highway 64 in general is not meant for big vehicles.
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That road is a blast on a sportbike though some are even better

That said you might want to avoid from Franklin to Lake Toxaway if possible in an RV. Also the bit through the Ocoee if you are getting US64 at I75 and heading east (sounds like you aren't). I think you could do both but they would be slow and stressful IMO.

Getting to Maggie Valley will also entail some hilly winding roads as even I40 has a intense section.

If you go take your time and pull over once in a while to rest/let folks by. They will appreciate it and so will you.

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Cliff tall is correct about the 20k restriction. There is also a max vehicle length. I went to NCDOT.GOV http://www.ncdot.gov/travel/statemap...uckrestrix.pdf and found on page 14 that the 20,000 lb restriction goes from Franklin all the way to Henderson county which is on the other side on Brevard. I would not want to drive a MH on that section of hwy64.


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Today I came up 64 from Ashville /Brevard to Highlands, it wasn't that bad.
I went into the Lowes in Brevard & unhooked the Silverado & DW followed me. I don't think I would bother doing that the next time, from Brevard to Mountain Falls there where a lot of 25 mph curves but from there west to Highlands it was a little more difficult but nothing like RT 14 in Wyoming going to Yellowstone!
There are several places to pull over & two sections where there is a passing lane to let people pass. My destination is a small place "Hidden Creek"in the Highlands & the owner recommend 64 from the East, I was told not to try 64 west of Highlands to Franklin & the link that Clifftail sent also said to avoid that section, that's why I didn't follow Robins post #2. I didn't see any signs saying anything about weight or length, the only caution signs where west of Brevard saying "trucks use caution ahead sharp curves" I also saw several semis.
I wouldn't recommend somebody who wasn't comfortable with mountain roads to drive this route, but if you take your time & don't worry about causing a backup behind you it's very do able.
Thanks to all for your suggestions & information.
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Glad you made it without difficulty, did not mean to add any anxiety to your trip.


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