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howdy35

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Posted: 02/20/20 06:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has any one traveled the Blue Ridge Parkway south out of Ashville, N C? in a motorhome? If so, how far? Am looking to travel back to Texas and see some scenery on the way. Thanks for the help. Happy Travels. Arnold.


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Tunnel list for BRP

https://www.virtualblueridge.com/parkway-places/tunnels/

Everything from MP 397.1 Grassy Knob Tunnel on down are south of Ashville. They are all round roofed, the height is at the edge white line. Max height is at the centerline. You need to know your height accurately, not just guess.

Otherwise, its a nice ride. Too many people want to drive thru like its a freeway. If you drive 40 or so, people will tailgate you, honk horns, look annoyed, etc. (speed limit is 45).

The last section from US 19 to the south end in Cherokee is bad pavement, broken up. The rest is nice. There are numerous pull offs and overlooks, so lots of places to stop and look, or simply get out of the way of others.

Once on it at Ashville, with your big rig, I would not get off until US 74/23 at Balsam. US 276 and NC 215 are steep and winding going down.

Lickstone Ridge and Bunches Bald tunnels are both between US 19 and the south end. They are the shortest ones that could be a problem for you, so you might consider getting off at US 19 and taking it south to Cherokee.

Follow this link to the official maps of the BRP. Click on #4 to see an enlarged version of it.

https://www.virtualblueridge.com/maps/

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Posted: 02/20/20 08:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Traveled the Blue Ridge Parkway many times...one of my favorite drives. Don't be scared by the posted low clearances. The tunnels arches, and the clearances are for the sides where it is, naturally, lower, The center line will accommodate any RV. You may have to hug the the painted center line of the road in a tunnel, but that is the only problem. The road is very drive able. Peaks of Otter campground will b difficult in a big rig, but the other campgrounds should be OK.

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Traveled the complete BRP with absolutely no problems. An excellent scenic leisurely drive.

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Posted: 02/21/20 10:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Bleu Ridge"? Is that somewhere in France? [emoticon]


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Tom N wrote:

Traveled the complete BRP with absolutely no problems. An excellent scenic leisurely drive.

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Tom, what is the height of your Suncruiser ?


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mockturtle wrote:

"Bleu Ridge"? Is that somewhere in France? [emoticon]



Really cheesy place! [emoticon] [emoticon]

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Way back had an '88 34' motor home. Did it for a bit. After transmission getting hot tried to find way off. Corners very sharp. STRONGLY ADVISE DON'T DO IT.

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Posted: 02/21/20 06:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Blue Ridge Parkway is fine but some of the access roads are not. Choose wisely.

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