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 91 
 on: February 15, 2015, 11:26:58 pm 
Started by Pax - Last post by bobojay
Have been through there twice in 2 different rigs, both Sprinters. Wasn't that big a deal compared to out west...

 92 
 on: February 15, 2015, 09:47:38 pm 
Started by Pax - Last post by KB9OMH
Have driven the I24 from Nashville to Ga. many times with a 5th Wheel and also my PC3100, also in a car. The speed limit in the area you are asking about is 55 MPH up and down, will have a watch full eye of the Tenn and Ga SP. Hope this will help you

Jim
KB9OMH

 93 
 on: February 15, 2015, 03:05:15 pm 
Started by Pax - Last post by Pax
Didn't want to highjack Tom's topic regarding what to do and see in Nashville.  This topic is specifically about getting into or out of the Nashville area...

I was wondering if anyone has ever taken I-24 between Nashville and Chattanooga?  We avoided it when we drove from the Atlanta area to Nashville last year because we had learned it was 'challenging', even though it was the most direct route.  Instead we opted for taking I-75 up to almost Knoxville and then picked up I-40 West into Nashville, which was a lot longer.

Wikipedia echoes a number of other resources we found, and here's a portion of what they say:

One of the more hazardous stretches of Interstate highway in the United States is located approximately 40 miles west of Chattanooga on I-24 in Monteagle, where the highway crosses the Cumberland Plateau. Compared to grades elsewhere, Monteagle's 46% grade does not come close to the steepest, but the slope is protracted over a distance of several miles. While all motorists need to exercise caution, truckers are particularly vexed by Monteagle, and many have died going through this area. As runaway trucks had been a regular and deadly occurrence, in part of the failure or inability of truckers to slow down to the 35 mph truck speed limit once on the slope, the eastbound lanes were rebuilt in the late 1980s. This work reduced the grade, widened the road, added a required stopping area with traffic lights for trucks prior to descending the mountain, and added two runaway truck ramps. Owing to geography, these two ramps are on the left side of the grade. This stretch of highway inspired Johnny Cash to write a song about Monteagle Mountain. It is also mentioned in "The Legend", the introductory song for Smokey and the Bandit.

Has anyone done this stretch in their rig?

- Mike


 94 
 on: February 14, 2015, 01:32:51 pm 
Started by TomHanlon - Last post by Pax
We spent a few days in Nashville last year and stayed at the Nashville KOA.  It's a good location just down the road a bit from the Grand Ole Opry and Opry Mills Mall. There is a Camping World right next door and a number of restaurants nearby.  Getting into downtown was easy and pretty fast. The KOA was very nice.  We had good services and a level site.  The sites were a bit 'cozy', some shaded and some sunny and all very well maintained and clean.

We love country music, live music, bars, honky-tonks, etc so our three night stay was not nearly long enough.  Some recommended live music joints: Nashville Palace, Bluebird Cafe, Tootsies, Rippy's, Legend's Corner, Robert's Western World.

The Country Music Hall of Fame is highly recommended...even for not-so-country-fans.  It is huge, well designed and lots of fun!

The Grand Ole Opry is another highly recommended stop.  Again, even if you aren't much of a country music fan I think most would enjoy the evening. Beautiful building, not a bad seat in the house and they serve drinks! Parking is easy in the adjacent Opry Mills Mall.

We enjoyed the RCA Studio B tour. The bus leaves from the Country Music Hall of Fame and takes you there for the one hour walking tour.  Thousands of country hits recorded there including 200 of Elvis' songs were mastered there.  Very knowledgable tour guides.  Original instruments and recording equipment.

There are many beautiful parks, gardens and plantations in the area and this little city is among the cleanest I've ever seen.  Oh, and don't forget to indulge in a Moonpie or two  (they're made in Chatanooga)!

Some of the places that were recommended to us which we didn't have time to see:

Lane Motor Museum
Belle Meade Plantation
Biscquit House (best breakfast)

The Hermitage (museum)
Andrew Jackson's home
(10 Miles West of Nashville)

Jack Daniels Distillery Tour
Lynchburg, TN (75 Miles South of Nashville)

 - Mike

 95 
 on: February 14, 2015, 07:29:24 am 
Started by TomHanlon - Last post by TomHanlon
The Phoenix Cruiser owners club will be holding its reunion at the Nashville KOA this Sept. 10-15, 2015. What is there to see and do in and around Nashville?

I know about the Grand Ole Opry and the night clubs for the evenings, but what about during the day time. My wife likes country music but I am not musically inclined. I will sit through 2 1/2 hours of the Opry if she really wants to go. I saw on the internet that the Tennessee State fair will be happening during the reunion time. The reunion will include an afternoon boat trip on the river.

Have you been to Nashville? What did you see or do that you liked? What is not worth the time or money to see and do?
If you have not been to Nashville, have you heard of anything that we should consider seeing or doing?

Thank you in advance for the information.


 96 
 on: February 11, 2015, 07:24:35 am 
Started by BGolden - Last post by gradygal
Come on Down!! Barry and Sue are here--we could have a mini PC Reunion. Drinks on us************* Wink

 97 
 on: February 10, 2015, 08:40:56 pm 
Started by BGolden - Last post by Bruce and Sharon
The photo below is at a place where many snow birds come during the winter.  Some would say it's in the middle of nowhere, but it's actually between San Diego and the Salton Sea (about 75 miles south of our winter location of Palm Desert.)  It's next-door to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (the largest state park in California)

Every year we stay for a couple of weeks at the award winning Springs at Borrego RV Resort just outside of the busy little town of Borrego Springs.  We love hiking the nearby desert trails and soaking in the mineral baths in the RV resort.  There are many other activities here, including a 9-hole championship golf course.  Among the many little shops in town are two of our all-time favorite restaurants.

Not bad for a place in the middle of nowhere!

--Bruce and Sharon

 98 
 on: February 09, 2015, 02:37:17 pm 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by tech
Thinking about early May

 99 
 on: February 09, 2015, 01:17:26 pm 
Started by BGolden - Last post by BGolden
I think it's time to head south

 100 
 on: February 09, 2015, 01:08:01 pm 
Started by BGolden - Last post by Frank
 Ready for cocktails, any time, any place !!!

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