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RKins 04-19-2019 05:21 PM

Knoxville to Asheville via I40
 
Knoxville to Asheville via I40
How is the drive in a big rig with towed?

Being an interstate highway I guess it means the roads are 6% grade or under? Looks like it is right through some of the Blue Ridge Mtns.

EdInArk 04-19-2019 05:34 PM

We did it last year in our little gasser pulling a RAV-4. No sweat.

:)

El Chapo 04-19-2019 10:22 PM

Lots of twists and turns, 2 tunnels, rest stop near the state line EB, a little further if WB.
I've towed over it a few times with little issue. You'll average about 45 mph.

Right now i think it's closed because of a rock slide at MM7.

RKins 04-20-2019 05:54 AM

Thanks, it does look full of turns on Google Earth, that's why I asked. Where are the tunnels at?
Sure saves a lot of miles versus heading NE and picking up I26 S.

Big Dude 04-20-2019 07:01 AM

We travel I-40 often and it is THE way to go as it goes thru rather than over the mountains following the Pigeon River so it is curvy but I drive it at 50-55 mph in my coach with no problem and the tunnels are a non issue as well.

EdInArk 04-20-2019 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by RKins (Post 4735968)
Thanks, it does look full of turns on Google Earth, that's why I asked. Where are the tunnels at?
Sure saves a lot of miles versus heading NE and picking up I26 S.

I sort of figure I can go anywhere a semi can go. ;)

momdoc 04-20-2019 08:03 AM

We did it last fall in our 40 ft DP towing a car and no problem.

George Schweikle 04-20-2019 08:19 AM

The 18 wheelers are restricted to the right lane only in the curvy sections through the mountains. However, as the road straightens, look for the "LANE RESTRICTION ENDS" sign and get out of their way :eek:

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Originally Posted by EdInArk (Post 4736115)
I sort of figure I can go anywhere a semi can go. ;)



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