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Can anyone tell me if a 38ft motorhome is advisable to drive on Natchez trace hwy in Mississippi ?

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The trace is a two lane road with a 45 mph speed limit. You will need to check any height limits. Yes you will be fine traveling the trace. Watch your speed, stay in your lane, get on it with full fuel. There are 3 campgrounds with no hookups. Sites are pull thru. Will fit any length. No dumps. There are commercial campgrounds just off the trace along the way. Go and enjoy.

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Just made the trip 3 weeks ago, could drive miles never see another vehicle, apparently they have raised the speed most of the way it is 50, no clearance proplems , some low hanging limbs Beautiful Drive , probably most of the time won’t be doing the limit anyway, drove the entire 444 miles


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It is a beautiful drive...enjoy!


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You do have to watch for turkeys and deer but other than that it is an easy drive. Lots of neat places to stop along the trace.

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I’ve been traveling the trace for many years. There is a 50 MPH limit posted, but as long as you stay under 60, you’ll be fine. X2 on the deer.

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We have been up and down it several times. Only time we had a problem they were paving the road. I had to get out and move the cones over so we and those behind us could pass. There was no real shoulder on that portion. I understand from others here on the forums new RV parks suitable for Class As are now on the Trace.
In Tupelo, Mississippi, that of portion it is used ad part of their major road plan, which is illegal in my view and certainly counter to the intent. A lot more traffic on that portion and even banned semis and other commercial vehicles get away with using it at times..but they do catch some of them and the fines are very stiff..

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hogbob wrote:

Can anyone tell me if a 38ft motorhome is advisable to drive on Natchez trace hwy in Mississippi ?


yup. we drove our 35' + toad fron N'ville to at least Tupelo, MS wifhout issue.


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hogbob wrote:

Can anyone tell me if a 38ft motorhome is advisable to drive on Natchez trace hwy in Mississippi ?


We have run the total trace a number of times and another few partials. If you are doing it from the south, there is are several visitor centers. They should have the book that I cannot find on their site. there is an historic site about every other mile of the 444 mile length. Some are fascinating most are at least interesting.

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Thanks guys.

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