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Old 09-25-2011, 06:00 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me how difficult it is to pull an AS on Skyline Drive. Our TV is a 2007 yukon with 4WD
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:48 PM   #2
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I was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley, and my parents still live here. Skyiine drive is just beautiful! I can't attest to how it is for towing because we have never towed there. I hope you get to go!
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:20 PM   #3
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Can anyone tell me how difficult it is to pull an AS on Skyline Drive. Our TV is a 2007 yukon with 4WD
I think it depends on what you are pulling. I drove through a lot of the Skyline Drive a number of years ago pulling a 34' triaxle Avion, with a 2500 Suburban with no problems. "Some" of the corners are a little tight but nothing you can't handle. Generally speaking the grades are reasonable with nothing real long. Careful with the pull offs, many are dead ended and would be difficult with a trailer; you can usually tell that as you approach them. It is a beautiful ride.....pay attention to the road and not the scenery.
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:37 PM   #4
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I regularly drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just south of The Skyline Drive, towing my 24 ft. Tradewind and have no problems at all. My only caution to you is to downshift on the downhill inclines to control your speed and save your brakes. Enjoy the drive. It is one of the best.

There are several nice campgrounds on the Skyline drive. Our favorite is Loft mountain. The Appalacian Trail skirts the edge of it and there are great places to watch the sunset from some rock outcroppings along the AT.

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Old 09-25-2011, 09:36 PM   #5
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skyline drive

We drove skyline from North to South this summer. 30 ft. Classic, towed with Dodge pickup. No problems at all. Beautiful drive and lots of good pulloffs. Take your time and enjoy.
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I too can attest to the beauty of the Skyline Drive. Don't plan too much driving of miles on a daily basis. Give yourself plenty of time for 'sudden' stops. Waterfalls, Overlooks, Nature Areas and such.
Spent too summers on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Guess we had it figured to be about 70 miles of driving per day. Left camp around 9am, and tried to be at next campground by 4pm. Plenty of time for hiking, stopping, and just generally enjoying nature. Sure you'll have a wonderful time on the Skyline. Why not leave the Skyline and continue south on the Blue Ridge Parkway. That's my plan, just in reverse next summer.
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It's a beautiful location and towing is very easy for a short rig.

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I agree also, should be no problem. It will be hard on the brakes, so let the tranny help. Enjoy yourself. Safe & happy travels. John
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My thanks to all. I will have to look carefully at the various campsites to see their availability and book ahead of time.
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My thanks to all. I will have to look carefully at the various campsites to see their availability and book ahead of time.
Probably too late to book anything if you are talking about fall, at least on the weekends...
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Can anyone tell me how difficult it is to pull an AS on Skyline Drive. Our TV is a 2007 yukon with 4WD
You won't need 4WD. You won't have any problems.
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Much of Skyline drive has been repaved this year, it will not require use of 4wd....speed limits are 35mph....Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
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I miss Virginia! My folks still live in Staunton. I went to college in Lynchburg.
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Was in the Skyline Drive around the Big Meadows area after July 4th this past summer. Can attest to the repaving, thank goodness it was for the other lane. Folks were backed up a bit. Beautiful area, don't miss it!
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