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Posted: 05/12/21 02:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are planning to move from Luray VA to Elkins WV in a couple of days in a 36' RV with a toad. How is route 33?
Thought someone may know if this is OK or have an alternative route in mind?


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I go to Google maps and then go to "street view" and actually look at the roadways. I don't know much about that area other than it has mountains. You are in Luray, so you probably know all about driving on mountain roads.


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Posted: 05/12/21 04:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

33 from Rawley Springs to Franklin is a motorcycle delight. You will get your workout.





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Retired JSO wrote:

33 from Rawley Springs to Franklin is a motorcycle delight. You will get your workout.


I have had my fill of workouts through Virginia this trip. Do you think Hwy. 250 or Hwy. 48 would be better? I do fine in the mountains just prefer not doing it every few days.

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18 wheelers regularly travel route 33 to Elkins. From Harrisonburg to Elkins is only about 100 miles but it takes 3 hours in a big rig.
Route 250 would be further and no better; probably even worse as far as number of mountains crossed.
Route 48 isn't technically an interstate but it might as well be. It's 4 lanes with a median and the speed limit is 60 or 65 I think. If you really don't like twisty roads that's your best route but it will be about 50 miles further.

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Posted: 05/13/21 06:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you do take Route 33, Seneca Rocks Discovery center does have RV Parking. You could take a break there before the next set of twisting roadway.


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I have been over that 33 route many times in cars, PU trucks, towing a 43ft goose neck, and in my 40ft DP. It is crooked as a snake and nothing but hills but its still your best way to go. Just be careful on the down hill side as brakes will get hot. Good luck.

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OP here. I have decided to take Hwy. 33 tomorrow. I have driven mountains all over the Rockies from Colorado to Canada so it should not be a huge deal. Thanks for all the help. I do appreciate it.

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