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Old 11-06-2011, 08:38 AM   #1
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Monteagle, TN

I'm looking at a trip to visit our son at Ft. Campbell. We live just outside of Atlanta. The direct route to get there is up I-75 to I-24. That would take us right over Monteagle. My husband is concerned about pulling our Argosy 5th wheel over that mountain. We use a Ford 550 Longhorn hauler (a 2002 model) and our Argosy is an anchor. It's 35' with a slideout.

Anyone have suggestions as to another route to get around the mountain without going hundreds of miles out of our way?
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:52 AM   #2
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You can get off I-24 at South Pittsburg TN and go to Huntsville AL and go up I-65 to Nashville and then get back on I-24 to Fort Campbell. Monteagle is not that bad as compared to many other highways in the country. The West bound lanes through Monteagle is not at difficult as the East bound lanes. Going through the I-65 route may add as much as 2 hours to your trip. I do not know of any simple route around Monteagle. The two lanes that bypass the interstate are much worse than I-24 over Monteagle.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:08 AM   #3
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Hi from GA. . . With an F550 I would not worry about Monteagle. Extra slow lanes up and take your time down. I pulled 25' TT w/ F250 over and it wasn't a big deal, really., Regards, Craig
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:06 PM   #4
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Should not be a problem going over Monteagle.. I have pulled it in both directions many times with large fifth wheels. You will have to drop a gear or 2 on both the up and down segments.
I was using a 99 Dodge Cummins 3/4 ton
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:17 PM   #5
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No problem

I live in this area and pull my 24' TradeWind up and down Monteagle, (both sides) with a 1977 ford half ton with no problem.
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