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Old 06-08-2022, 08:38 PM   #1
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I will need to go from

1100 Carter Cove Road
Hayesville, North Carolina 28904

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Lake Greenwood Motorcoach Resort, 463 Cane Creek Camp Rd, Cross Hill, SC 29332

My RV GPS takes me back to Ashville and then down 26. If you put the route into Google Maps it takes you down 76 which is obviously shorter and possibly a nice drive than the big gray slab.

Has anyone experience on the roads in the area? I always am careful with a 45' towing.

THanks in advance.

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Old 06-08-2022, 08:59 PM   #2
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Not familiar with the roads close to you, but once you pass Westminister in SC it's an easy drive. You can also take 76 to 23 to 123 to I85. Not sure about those roads but someone might have been to Tallulah Falls State Park?
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Old 06-08-2022, 09:09 PM   #3
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All

I will need to go from

1100 Carter Cove Road
Hayesville, North Carolina 28904

to


Lake Greenwood Motorcoach Resort, 463 Cane Creek Camp Rd, Cross Hill, SC 29332

My RV GPS takes me back to Ashville and then down 26. If you put the route into Google Maps it takes you down 76 which is obviously shorter and possibly a nice drive than the big gray slab.

Has anyone experience on the roads in the area? I always am careful with a 45' towing.

THanks in advance.
Google maps does not take rv characteristics I too consideration.

Plan your own route based on your rigs limitations and what you want to see.
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Old 06-08-2022, 09:34 PM   #4
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I've never found length to be a problem.
Height for tunnels and overpasses
Weight for restricted bridges and overpasses
ROAD CONDITIONS which Google knows slightly more about than RV GPSs.

We've been down some ruuuuuf roads in them parts of the woods approved by my RV GPS.

All the up to Asheville is ridiculous.

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Old 06-08-2022, 09:41 PM   #5
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Your Google Maps option would be a beautiful drive through NE Georgia but...as mentioned...the RV GPS said Asheville route. My guess is a disastrous RR crossing or low underpass along the 76 route. Every time I've second guessed my RV770 against Google (non-RV option), I've lost.
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Old 06-08-2022, 09:48 PM   #6
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Your Google Maps option would be a beautiful drive through NE Georgia but...as mentioned...the RV GPS said Asheville route. My guess is a disastrous RR crossing or low underpass along the 76 route. Every time I've second guessed my RV770 against Google (non-RV option), I've lost.
Sometimes you gotta do your own research and kick the RV GPS to the back of the bus. If I followed our RV GPS we never could have done the Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive trip last year from start to finish. You also can't trust Thor specs on MH height; do your own measurement so you know what you can really clear. A camera on top of the A/C housing removes all doubt as you slowly approach low tunnels as well.
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Old 06-08-2022, 09:57 PM   #7
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I've never found length to be a problem.
Height for tunnels and overpasses
Weight for restricted bridges and overpasses
ROAD CONDITIONS which Google knows slightly more about than RV GPSs.

We've been down some ruuuuuf roads in them parts of the woods approved by my RV GPS.

All the up to Asheville is ridiculous.

Here's RV Trip Wizard's take on the route, 3 hours 32 minutes:

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I know a couple roads by the old sticks and bricks where the turns made length the only issue. I could go unhitched by not with the toad attached. Trucks over 40 feet prohibited. I believe California also has a number of length restricted roads.
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Old 06-09-2022, 12:12 AM   #8
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Sometimes you gotta do your own research and kick the RV GPS to the back of the bus. If I followed our RV GPS we never could have done the Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive trip last year from start to finish. You also can't trust Thor specs on MH height; do your own measurement so you know what you can really clear. A camera on top of the A/C housing removes all doubt as you slowly approach low tunnels as well.

Been there and bought the t-shirt. I've actually done Aerial Views along a route if really in doubt...once I see a semi or another large coach I know I'm good. Thor says 12'6"...mine is actually 12'10". Putting a camera on top of the A/C shroud is hilarious!! That would look pretty...well...light in the head.
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Old 06-09-2022, 08:55 PM   #9
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LD, When we came up I-26 at the end of this past March, I-26 was under heavy construction between Asheville and Hendersonville. Some of the worst we've ever encountered. Good luck on finding a better route. Safe Travels.
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Old 06-19-2022, 10:36 AM   #10
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I live close to the Asheville Airport and 26 can be horrible with all the construction going on.
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Old 08-01-2022, 04:34 PM   #11
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I've never found length to be a problem.
Height for tunnels and overpasses
Weight for restricted bridges and overpasses
ROAD CONDITIONS which Google knows slightly more about than RV GPSs.

We've been down some ruuuuuf roads in them parts of the woods approved by my RV GPS.

All the up to Asheville is ridiculous.

Here's RV Trip Wizard's take on the route, 3 hours 32 minutes:

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What RV GPS do you guys use for RV safe travel to avoid those rural back roads and low tunnels etc. I have been there and done that and don't want to do it again. K.
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Old 08-01-2022, 04:42 PM   #12
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I have the Garmin GPS 770 and it still works well if I keep it updated. Like everything else, they've come out with different models since but I never understood why. I guess they know there's a certain percentage of people (like cell phone buyers) that want the latest, greatest regardless. When Apple sales start to decline, they change the model number on their phone and the feeding frenzy begins. Just take the time to program the GPS correctly and always search/qualify other routes yourself. Famous mariner quote..."The Prudent Navigator Will Never Rely On A Single Source For Navigation".
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Old 08-12-2022, 12:44 AM   #13
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I have the Garmin GPS 770 and it still works well if I keep it updated. Like everything else, they've come out with different models since but I never understood why. I guess they know there's a certain percentage of people (like cell phone buyers) that want the latest, greatest regardless. When Apple sales start to decline, they change the model number on their phone and the feeding frenzy begins. Just take the time to program the GPS correctly and always search/qualify other routes yourself. Famous mariner quote..."The Prudent Navigator Will Never Rely On A Single Source For Navigation".

I went from the 770 to the 890 because my old eyes were having trouble reading the smaller screen at a glance. The 890 displays more and more useful information and is easier to read at a glance. I was happy to make the upgrade.
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