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Old 08-12-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Orlando to Hiawassee Ga

Ok, old to RVing, but new to pulling a TT.
I am heading out of Fl heading to the north GA Mountains.
What might I expect on various routes and pulling the TT ?
Heading to River Bend Campground in Hiawassii, mid September.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:29 AM   #2
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Curves and more curves
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:08 AM   #3
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Don't run into the back of your trailer going up Blood mountain on US129.

Seriously, beautiful country and drive, take your time and enjoy.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:54 AM   #4
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I expect you can get to Forsyth, Ga on I-75. Exit on hiway 83 and head north to Monticello and on up to Madison. From Madison head up US 441 to Athens. Stay on US 441 to Clayton (4 lane from Athens to Clayton)
In Clayton, turn left on US 76 toward Hiawassee. This is a good road but has some small doable turns and a few small hills. As you approach Hiawassee, look on the left and see Kelly Road. This is a small two lane road that runs beside the Hiawassee River. Turn left on Kelly Road and drive maybe a mile or so. You will see a bridge over the H river on your right. Turn right and you will immediately see RiverBend CG on the left. Driveway is on the left.
Suggest you stay off US 129 and DO NOI go up through Helen with a trailer or MH.

We were just up at RB last friday, visiting with friends from Florida
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Hey Doc thanks for the directions. Google was taking me right through Helen, just didn't look good to me on the satellite map.
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North Georgia's my old stomping ground. Doc's right about staying out of Helen with a RV. (I suggest staying out of Helen period.) I would like to suggest an alternate route. If you're not afraid of Atlanta traffic, and it depends on the time of day, you can stay on I 75 north into Atlanta where it becomes I 75/85. Exit on to I 85 north a little ways passed midtown. Stay on I 85 north passed spaghetti junction (when you see it you'll know it) a few miles until you see I 985 to Gainesville Georgia. I 985 will become hwy 441 straight into Clayton Georgia. Follow Doc's directions.
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That would work also stringpicker. It is a aggravating haul from Forsyth to Madison, but I figured it might be the lesser of the two evils. Also thought about sending him to Macon and then up 441 from there, but just didn't have the heart to put him through Milledgeville and the road construction between there and Eatonton.
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Also thought about sending him to Macon and then up 441 from there, but just didn't have the heart to put him through Milledgeville and the road construction between there and Eatonton.
You ain't just whistling Dixie. Actually, your route through Madison is a much prettier drive than the interstate.
We are leaving for the Land Between the Lakes (Piney Campground) on tomorrow with a 30ft Puma TT. I'm tryng to decide whether to go through Birmingham or Atlanta (from Columbus/Ft Benning GA)
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That would work also stringpicker. It is a aggravating haul from Forsyth to Madison, but I figured it might be the lesser of the two evils. Also thought about sending him to Macon and then up 441 from there, but just didn't have the heart to put him through Milledgeville and the road construction between there and Eatonton.
From Macon to Eatonton, you don't go through Milledgeville. At Gray, take US129 to US441 at Eatonton.
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Lou,

My wife doesn't like curves, so I would go the route that a trucker suggested when we leave Blairsville Ga. to come back to Florida. It's been a great route, not too steep and curvy.

I would take I75 all the way through Atlanta, take I575 to 5 and then pick up US 76 over to Hiawassee. Nice easy relaxing drive, except through Atlanta

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That's a good route Ron. He wouldn't have to get off I75 until he exited to I575 near Marietta. Just stop before you get to Atlanta and not again until pass Canton up I575.
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Over the years we have done a lot of camping close to Blairsville Ga over in the Chattahoochee National Forest, and when ever we would leave to come back to Florida we would come down 129 and the wife would always get car sick.

So one day I was talking to a camper at the Cooper Creek campground, who happened to be a truck driver, and I was telling him about my wife getting car sick and we were looking for a better way out of Blairsville. He suggested the route US76 down to Ellijay and then pick up 5 to I575,and it is by far the best route.

No more car sickness

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