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Blazing Zippers

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Posted: 05/03/21 09:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hwy 441 -- is it a RV friendly highway for a travel trailer?
We're looking for a route from Ashville towards Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. Hoping the weather calms down, my hair gets messed up in the wind!
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Check your subject. Yes 441 is an ok route. Like most roads in that area it can have curves and a lack of shoulder at times. We last used it 2 years ago prior to covid 19.

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Unless you want to go into the park I would take the fast route 40 to 411 to 441. Lot easier than going over the hill.

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I have done it many times solo, and have commented to my wife there is no way in ___ I would pull my 36ft bumper pull thru there. Can be very steep and curvey.


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NO, it is not through GSMNP.


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Posted: 05/03/21 07:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ferndaleflyer wrote:

Unless you want to go into the park I would take the fast route 40 to 411 to 441. Lot easier than going over the hill.


Agreed. I-40 E to 411 South. I'd avoid 441.


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Thank you. When I saw the tunnels on GE, I wondered. Thanks again..

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There is easily sufficient clearance for an RV along the road; no tunnel issues in that regard.

I've taken my 32' class C over it without trouble. It is a curvy and decidedly not flat route, and so not a quick drive by any means. That said, in my opinion it's neither RV unfriendly nor especially troublesome. Other routes may be better options, though, if you are solely looking to get from point A to point B.





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If you have never done mountain driving don't go through the park on 441. It is steep and very curvy. I see RV's with burned up brakes nearly every time I go through there. Stay on I-40 and save yourself the stress.

Which destination are you wanting to stay in....G'burg or Pigeon Forge? It makes a difference which road/exit you will need to take.

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ken56 wrote:

If you have never done mountain driving don't go through the park on 441. It is steep and very curvy. I see RV's with burned up brakes nearly every time I go through there. Stay on I-40 and save yourself the stress.


This is perfectly reasonable advice. However, the poster is from Northern Idaho, so I suspect they have a decent amount of mountain driving experience.

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