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Old 07-26-2017, 10:49 PM   #1
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Pigeon Forge to Asheville via Cherokee nc, also Blue Ridge pkwy

Looking to travel from pigeon forge to Asheville nc via Cherokee in a 31 ft class a. Any issues with this route? Wife worried about narrow roads etc. I know could take i40 but thought better scenery along the route through Cherokee.

Also after time in Asheville looking to do a loop from Asheville south catch Blue Ridge parkway north avoiding the low clearance tunnels beyond mile post 458. Is it real windy and narrow or lanes reasonable?

Thanks in advance. Btw wife trusts you guys more than my route planning. Lol
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I took the route you are asking about only in the opposite direction. I was in a 28' rig. We had no problems other than low hanging branches. Saw lots of other campers of all shapes and sizes (not a one of them gave a friendly wave). Click image for larger version

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Looking to travel from pigeon forge to Asheville nc via Cherokee in a 31 ft class a. Any issues with this route? Wife worried about narrow roads etc. I know could take i40 but thought better scenery along the route through Cherokee.

Also after time in Asheville looking to do a loop from Asheville south catch Blue Ridge parkway north avoiding the low clearance tunnels beyond mile post 458. Is it real windy and narrow or lanes reasonable?

Thanks in advance. Btw wife trusts you guys more than my route planning. Lol
good, you know about the low tunnels. the road is windy but it's a good 2-lane road with no commercial trucks allowed. speed limit is 35 or 40. we traveled the entire length of the parkway in our 35' class A towing a jeep. no issues. btw, the BRP transitions into Skyline Drive at the northern end of the parkway. Skyline Drive is the same type of road as it winds thru the Shenandoah National Park.

we also crossed thru the Smoky's to Cherokee from Sevierville, TN but we either picked up US 19 at Cherokee and took that to the parkway or we followed US 441 south to US 74 and then US 23 at Sylva to the Balsam Gap interchange with the parkway. we've done the parkway a couple of times but it's been a few years and I just don't recall which one we used but either should get you past MP458. just fyi for you. US19 east from Cherokee will also take you thru Maggie Valley which, I'm told, is beautiful to see and 19 will take you to Asheville.

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(not a one of them gave a friendly wave).
That's because they had both hands death gripping the steering wheel. That U.S. 441 through the GSMNP is a steep and twisty road. We just towed our 26' trailer thru there two weeks ago. Beautiful drive.
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Thanks

Thanks to all. Well I took the drive thru great smoky mtg national park. It was very pretty but windy and long. Stopped numerous times to allow cars to go by. Arrived in Asheville unscathed.
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Glad you made it safely. That route definitely tests your transmission.
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