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Old 09-02-2014, 09:01 PM   #29
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If it snows and it is melting be alert and watch for spray coming from the tires of the other vehicles. If you don't see any spray coming up from them get off the road ASAP because you are on black ice. If you have never driven in snow or on snow it may be a challenge even without a trailer. You have to be able to read the driving conditions. Snow is a lot better than ice but for an inexperienced driver neither is good. The only time I've stopped driving in snow is when the HP closed the highway (I wouldn't do it pulling a trailer, I'd be parked).
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What part of TN are you going to? I lived there for 8 years and could tell you your chances of snow accumulation depending on area. Based on hills, valleys, mountains, etc.
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:08 PM   #31
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What part of TN are you going to? I lived there for 8 years and could tell you your chances of snow accumulation depending on area. Based on hills, valleys, mountains, etc.
we will be going from Dollywood to Nashville then southeast to Georgia

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Unless a major snow storm comes in you should be fine. I lived 30 min from gatlinburg/pigeon forge and most heavy snows (which in the past came in later January thru March) were in the Smokeys. I'm not a weather man and there's always that chance of course. So to ease your comfort. In 8 years I was there I only I saw more than 3 inches of snow twice in the valley. Dustings at best otherwise. And the area your going is considered the valley. And another positive note. TDOT is one of the best when it's treating roads and keeping them safe. They get ahead of the game QUICKLY! Not like Atlanta last year that had me stranded for hours on the roads with thousands of other people. 😡What I would be more worried about would be freezing rain and black ice. And that I only encountered once. I think you will be fine unless you decide to venture further north.
Great location for vacation and camping. I live in Atlanta now and miss the heck out of east tn. Good luck and enjoy.
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Unless a major snow storm comes in you should be fine. I lived 30 min from gatlinburg/pigeon forge and most heavy snows (which in the past came in later January thru March) were in the Smokeys. I'm not a weather man and there's always that chance of course. So to ease your comfort. In 8 years I was there I only I saw more than 3 inches of snow twice in the valley. Dustings at best otherwise. And the area your going is considered the valley. And another positive note. TDOT is one of the best when it's treating roads and keeping them safe. They get ahead of the game QUICKLY! Not like Atlanta last year that had me stranded for hours on the roads with thousands of other people. 😡What I would be more worried about would be freezing rain and black ice. And that I only encountered once. I think you will be fine unless you decide to venture further north.
Great location for vacation and camping. I live in Atlanta now and miss the heck out of east tn. Good luck and enjoy.
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I have never towed in snow and never will. I will turn around and go back or just stop where it is safe. I am sure there are those that have towed on a snow covered road, but it ain't going to be me.
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One of the things I was told was that as soon as you knew you had it all handled, it was time to pull over and stop. Over-confidence is what puts people in the ditch. I have a stomach problem that prevents me from driving on ice and snow. It is calle4d "no guts."
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It is strange that when you grow up in an area that gets more than 14 feet of snowfall annually you develop a knack of driving on the stuff and also for pulling a trailer while you are driving on the stuff. To each his own and with a little forethought it isn't hard at all.

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It is strange that when you grow up in an area that gets more than 14 feet of snowfall annually you develop a knack of driving on the stuff and also for pulling a trailer while you are driving on the stuff. To each his own and with a little forethought it isn't hard at all.

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Those ice road trucker'd make it look easy
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It is strange that when you grow up in an area that gets more than 14 feet of snowfall annually you develop a knack of driving on the stuff and also for pulling a trailer while you are driving on the stuff. To each his own and with a little forethought it isn't hard at all.

YMMV
If it were just me, I'd be fine. It's when you add traffic, especially in areas that aren't used to snow, that I get real concerned. All it's going to take is one jerk hitting his brakes...... and I don't care how used to driving in snow you are......
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How about taking the trailer up there before the snow can show up.. park it someplace safe, winterize it, and then come back in Dec.. takes a lot of worry out of it.. Living in mid Missouri and driving in the snow every winter there is no way I would be pulling a TT in snow. Just my personal opinion
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My F-I-L and I would go hunting and ice fishing all winter. We towed trailers behind our trucks all the time because it was what we had to do to have our fun.

If driving in snow ain't your bag then it is OK with those who think driving in snow is OK.

We had a three axle heavy duty unit that had a sleeping / cooking area in the center and room for two ATVs or Snowmobiles forward and the same aft. When you live where the ground is snow covered five or six months a year not driving in snow ain't an option.
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I will watch the weather , and be very careful

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Living in Alaska and the northeast now, I will say one thing. Snow turns to ice before you know it happens. If the road is wet and and temps below 35f. Watch for shaded road and nighttimes. Ice will hurt you. My recommendation rain or snow in the forecast with temps in the low 30s, find a place to stay off the road!

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