Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-04-2016, 01:18 PM   #15
4 Rivet Member
 
2015 30' International
FREDERICK , Maryland
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 250
With a speed limit of 45 expect to take your time, which is of course the best way to make this drive.

See FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions - Blue Ridge Parkway for more info.

Of note is
Q: Can large RV's travel the Parkway?
A:
Yes. Explore the list of all tunnel clearances on the Parkway.
Q: What is the lowest clearance of tunnels or bridges over the Parkway?
A:
TheSouth End between Route 19 and terminus at Cherokee is 106. Explore the list of all tunnel clearances on the Parkway.
That is cutting it a bit close
__________________

__________________
Doc Foster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 03:18 PM   #16
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Nemo , South Dakota
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by featherbedder View Post
I agree that the idiots speed and tail gate. I don't no how some don't go over edge.
Most of these are locals that use the parkway daily as a commuter route to get to points north or south across the mountain.
__________________

__________________
clarklaflare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 03:55 PM   #17
Rivet Master
 
Foiled Again's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Vintage Kin Owner
Virginia Beach , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,883
Virginia Highland Haven / BENT Mountain

Is a totally LOVELY park and inexpensive to stay at. Do go to their website and check it out. Highly recommend.

Virginia Highland Haven recommends that those coming from the North EXIT the parkway at Roanoke and use US 221: The reason is Bent Mountain. THAT stretch IMHO would be a bit too white knuckle for moi! My sis and I did the trip in the tow vehicle - and that was fine, but dragging an Airstream NO thank you.

From their website:
From the Blue Ridge Parkway southbound: South to Adney Gap at Milepost 136, exit to US 221, then follow US 221 South to SR 610 West. Then for all of the above: Follow SR 610 West 1.3 mi to SR 649 North, turn right on SR 649 (Conner Road) and proceed 0.3 mile to SR 792 West for 0.7 mile and look for an American flag at the entrance to Virginia Highland Haven on the right.
__________________
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.
Foiled Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 05:11 PM   #18
2 Rivet Member
 
1977 25' Tradewind
2012 27' FB International
Ft Myers , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 81
Thank you EVERYONE! I'm never disappointed with the depth (and girth) of knowledge on this forum. Thanks for the web links, the specific cautions and the overall encouragement. Last time I drove it (with the popup) it was foggy, desolate and scary. Thanks for the confidence that it should be enjoyable vs., dreaded.
__________________
Mike & Laurel
Ft. Myers, FL
1977 Airstream Tradewind
2016 RAM 2500
FL Crackers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 05:28 PM   #19
Everyday is a GIFT !!
 
Nelson428's Avatar

 
2015 30' Classic
Collins , Mississippi
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,702
Send a message via AIM to Nelson428
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gmoore View Post
We travelled the Blue Ridge last Spring with the WBCCI National caravan and had a great time. Our first real towing adventure with a 30' Airstream, and the route was not difficult at all.

Our longest day was about 100 miles and that was enough. I'd suggest keeping your driving ambition down to 75 miles or less to get the full benefit of the views and the experience.

It's a beautiful trip.

Gordon, did you travel with those folks from Mississippi? I understand y'all had a WONDERFUL time. Tell Elly I said Hello. Oh and I loved the way you addressed that Christmas card. 😎


J Nelson
🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
__________________
J. Nelson
TAC # MS-12
WBCCI # 5314
AirForums # 66116
Nelson428 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 05:30 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
Currently Looking...
Nowhere , Somewhere
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,417
Blog Entries: 2
Isn't the parkway a federal road? That means a speeding ticket would be for a federal court.??
__________________
avionstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 05:58 PM   #21
Everyday is a GIFT !!
 
Nelson428's Avatar

 
2015 30' Classic
Collins , Mississippi
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,702
Send a message via AIM to Nelson428
That is correct


J Nelson
🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
__________________
J. Nelson
TAC # MS-12
WBCCI # 5314
AirForums # 66116
Nelson428 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 09:12 PM   #22
3 Rivet Member

 
Currently Looking...
Greensboro , North Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 104
If you are entering the BRP from the Asheville area, probably your biggest challenge will be getting around the road closure north of Asheville near Mt. Mitchell. It is a long term closure because the road literally fell off the mountain. Be sure to check out the road closure link at Real-time Road Closures | Blue Ridge Parkway before your trip so you can plan your detour. Many of the roads in the area are incredibly twisty and you don't want to end up like this guy https://youtu.be/icXipapYSmg

Enjoy your trip! The scenery is a national treasure.
__________________
NC Camper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 09:35 PM   #23
4 Rivet Member
 
Silverbee's Avatar
 
2015 28' Flying Cloud
2012 25' Flying Cloud
2007 20' Safari SE
Fuquay Varina , North Carolina
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 382
I have traveled the BRP many times. There is nothing white knuckle about it except in the fog. Avoid it when foggy!

Silverbee- I am not familiar with the Churches of the Frescoes. What is this?

Dan

Dan,
Here is a link about the Frescoes. They were painted by Ben Long who is a North Carolina native and a world renowned fresco painter.

Attractions: CHURCHES OF THE FRESCOES, Ashe County | Blue Ridge NC Guide
__________________
Silverbee is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2016, 08:46 PM   #24
Rivet Master
 
TCwheels's Avatar
 
2011 20' Flying Cloud
Traverse City , Michigan
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 553
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by NC Camper View Post
If you are entering the BRP from the Asheville area, probably your biggest challenge will be getting around the road closure north of Asheville near Mt. Mitchell. It is a long term closure because the road literally fell off the mountain. Be sure to check out the road closure link at Real-time Road Closures | Blue Ridge Parkway before your trip so you can plan your detour.

Enjoy your trip! The scenery is a national treasure.

Thanks for that link! We drove north and south from Asheville in Mid November. Glad we got to drive it before the tunnel repair closings!
__________________
"Don't let perfect be the enemy of better."
TCwheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2016, 02:28 PM   #25
4 Rivet Member
 
2000 30' Excella
2014 30' Classic
Princeton , Iowa
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 302
Just traveled it from Front Royal, WV to Ashville, NC. with a 30' er. Wonderful drive, but you need to take your time. If I did it again I would take it in 100 mile segments. Some of the Gov. camp grounds are a little out of shape.
__________________

__________________
larryglarson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Argosy Rally in the Blue Ridge Mountains? stinkytwinky Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 19 03-28-2016 01:12 PM
Airstream Park Blue Ridge Pkwy Virginia ncbambi On The Road... 11 01-04-2016 11:23 AM
Campgrounds on Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia 2Tex4Fun On The Road... 9 05-16-2015 10:01 PM
Blue Ridge Parkway happycamper2 On The Road... 11 01-11-2009 06:48 PM
Blue Ridge Parkway? Deluxe21 On The Road... 28 07-25-2004 09:22 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.