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schlep1967

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Posted: 09/29/20 11:20am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go with number 2. 74 is nice road.
If you would do number one do not take the BRP to get around Cherokee. There is at least one low tunnel on that section of the BRP.


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You get on/stay on US-441 at Cornelia. Don't follow US-23 to Atlanta. Follow US-441 down to Athens, take the eastern bypass, take US-129/441 south from Athens to connect with I-75 at Macon. It's slower but calm, peaceful, not 85mph etc.

I don't do Atlanta any more.

You can get over this by taking trips to the foothills, say Cleveland Ga., Lake Hartwell up near Clemson, or on the west up to the Rome or Calhoun Ga. area. BTW, do not camp anywhere north of Cleveland or northwest up US-129. (see Mountain Directory).

Once you've done a few trips and gotten over the wild willies then push farther into the mountains, small steps.

This is supposed to be fun, remember?

I don't know if you drive the rig at all, but it would help if you do, not necessarily in the mountains but a few hills at least..

* This post was edited 09/29/20 11:51am by johnhicks *


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Drive the toad on the sections you don't like. Or, go in the back and take a nap.

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. . . and this is why we have a fifth wheel. We almost bought a Class A back in 2010. In the test drive, with me in the passenger seat, I was dizzy!!!! Hubby said, we could put stabilizers to keep it from rocking and rolling. For other reasons we didn't buy it and instead bought a FW.


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John Hicks is right. Get on 441 and stay there. There is a bit of a hill coming south just before Franklin NC but the rest is pretty much 4 lane to well below Athens. Much better than even coming close to Atlanta. Numerous places to stay along that route - CGs and parking lots.


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Moved from Beginning RVing.


Good luck with your phobia. It's not something people can just talk you out of, but easier routes definitely make a difference. Hang in there.


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I take this route several times a year...

Leave Cherokee on 441 S
Left on Hwy. 74 to Dillsboro
Right on Hwy. 23 S thru Franklin
Which runs right into I-985 to Atlanta.

A lovely drive with one section of 4-lane mountain road before Franklin.

Simply Google or GPS Cherokee NC to Atlanta GA.

Atlanta is easy.... just be there at 10am or 2pm and ease on south.

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xmush1620x wrote:

So, I am the wife of the motorhome driver.... I'm the one closing my eyes and literally crying on our way up to Cherokee from Florida. I love my flat land. We are staying at River Valley Campground in Cherokee.
Now, it's time to leave and I do not want to go back the way we came which was from Murphy/Blue Ridge area. The 2 lane narrow road ways were stomach churning.
So, looking at the map, here is my question/thought:
In a nutshell, Cherokee to I40. But, I have two options to get to I40 from here....
1) Blue Ridge Parkway to Soco Rd, which turns into 19, go through Maggie Valley and take 276 to I40
OR
2) Go back thru the town of Cherokee, to 441, to 74 thru Sylva, straight to I40

So, which one keeps my eyes opened the most and crying the least? I could careless time lines.... We have a 30 ft ClassA with tow dolly/vehicle.


A flight out is the only way to avoid the curves and inclines.

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xmush1620x wrote:


In a nutshell, Cherokee to I40. But, I have two options to get to I40 from here....
1) Blue Ridge Parkway to Soco Rd, which turns into 19, go through Maggie Valley and take 276 to I40
OR
2) Go back thru the town of Cherokee, to 441, to 74 thru Sylva, straight to I40


US-74 to I-40 is the best. All 4 lane, most divided highway. There are hills and curves, but the other options are steeper & sharper.
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The I-40 route would be the best, if you love to ride for hours. The way I mentioned to Atlanta is less than 3 hours.

* This post was edited 09/30/20 03:05am by Gulfcoast *

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