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Old 09-08-2013
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Default pigeon forge ten. to asheville n.c.

in a few weeks we will be staying in pigeon forge tennessee. we will want to move to asheville north carolina and don't know which is the best way to cross the smoky mtns. looking at highway 441 or should i backtrack to I-40 to make the crossover. we will be in a 83 fc that does not like steep runs so this is my reason for asking.
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Lots of tight turns on 441 going over the mountain, then hwy 19 to Asheville will be no picnic either. As I remember I40 south to Asheville will be a steep downhill run.
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I've been across 441 many times. I would not take my coach across. Like Kip mentioned many turns. Some of the turns you see your rear end they are so sharp Plus many steep grades.
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in a few weeks we will be staying in pigeon forge tennessee. we will want to move to asheville north carolina and don't know which is the best way to cross the smoky mtns. looking at highway 441 or should i backtrack to I-40 to make the crossover. we will be in a 83 fc that does not like steep runs so this is my reason for asking.
It's not bad to take 411 out of Sevierville over to I-40 then south to Asheville. Since your are going to Asheville you might consider staying at the Campfire Lodgings campground. Great location and spectacular views. If you get one of the Premium sites you won't want to leave. This is what you will see from one of those sites while sitting under you awning.

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I have done it and so have many others, you have to take it slow and easy. You'll be in an FC, not a PT, I might think twice if I were in a 40+ footer PT. You will get many 1 finger salutes. The TN side is fairly easy, the grades are not that bad and there are several pull offs and passing lanes on the TN side. Once you get into NC going down to Cherokee it is a completely different story, sharper turns, less pulloffs and much steeper grades. You will have to run nearly in the center of the tunnels so you will need to watch your height. Your other option would be to take I40 from Knoxville over to Ashville and it is no piece of cake either, more traffic and bigger trucks trying to pass you in the curves in the NO TRUCK LANES.
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I will be in Maggie Valley over the weekend of the 21st
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My first trip in our PT38 was from the Buddy Gregg dealership in Knoxville to Charlotte on I-40 thru Asheville. The twists and turns on I -40 were more than enough excitement for a maiden voyage!
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in a few weeks we will be staying in pigeon forge tennessee. we will want to move to asheville north carolina and don't know which is the best way to cross the smoky mtns. looking at highway 441 or should i backtrack to I-40 to make the crossover. we will be in a 83 fc that does not like steep runs so this is my reason for asking.
Look at two rivers camp ground when in TN, just off of i40 on way to pigeon forge....awesome...

I would drive I-40 mid morning til 500. Excellent drive.. Right lane with trucks, a small grade in NC upto the rest area... My coach a BmC 37 with 300 cummins... Easy 55.

While in Tn Rickys RV excellent for service.

The campfire campground is on my list for the next four weeks to go to... Trying to catch it on a near full moon weekend in Sept. or Oct.

Member B. Altier has stayed there and has recommended it.. Very basic... But the view...Omg...

I have stayed at two rivers three times and will be back this Thursday thru Monday... The fore travel rally will also be there at same time..

In considering your next home you might also consider Greenville,SC. Please call on us for more information.




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