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    I’ll be traveling south for the winter. I’ll be on interstate 24 S/E dropping into Georgia. My goal is to reach route 27 south. I’m looking at taking interstate 59 South off 24 and then taking 193 east off of 59. It looks like it’s a country road and it also looks to have some switchbacks. Has anyone gone the route and can a fifth wheel be towed safely on 193. I can just stay on 24 and pick up 27 that way but that also routes me through what looks like congestion which I’m trying to avoid.
    David & Bonnie (2 new kitties, one male, one female)
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  • #2
    Do you mean GA136 that runs east from I-59? GA193 seems to be a N-S highway roughly parallel and way east of I-59.
    Dave & Jo Ann
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    • #3
      Yes 136 is the road I was asking about. I transposed some numbers by mistake. Thanks for picking up on it.
      David & Bonnie (2 new kitties, one male, one female)
      2004 Sunnybrook Titan 31 BWKS w/bed slide
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      Custom 2" pinbox receiver Bike Rack
      Externabond Roof Seams
      Wet Bolt Kit
      7K Nev-R-Adjust Brakes

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bkins View Post
        It looks like it’s a country road and it also looks to have some switchbacks.

        haven't driven that stretch of highway but years ago when we were passing through the area we were advised to avoid the switchbacks ... we stayed on the Interstate
        Jim
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        • #5
          Looks like 136 is the only access from the west to Cloudland Canyon State Park's campground. Perhaps a call to that park asking about access may give you some insight. I haven't driven that stretch of road but I have driven US19/129 over Blood Mtn between Blairsville and Cleveland, and GA17 between Hiawassee and Helen pulling the rig. Worst I did was tip over the pedestal dining table one time when I started having too much driving fun. Given the choice between driving through Atlanta or some back roads, I'll take the back roads every time.
          Dave & Jo Ann
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          • #6
            Thanks and calling the park is a great idea even though we are not stopping there. You hit the nail on the head about driving around Atlanta. Lots of our camping friends continue to drive through Atlanta and then complain about their trip. We have never driven through the place except for once in 2004 and even then it was tough with amount of traffic. Things have only gotten worse. We also don’t like interstates and try to go around them. I’ll most likely give the squiggly route a try.
            David & Bonnie (2 new kitties, one male, one female)
            2004 Sunnybrook Titan 31 BWKS w/bed slide
            Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch 16K with 21K bars
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            Custom 2" pinbox receiver Bike Rack
            Externabond Roof Seams
            Wet Bolt Kit
            7K Nev-R-Adjust Brakes

            2004 Sliverado Dually D/A
            GM Racor primary filter, 98 Gal. Transfer tank
            Thanks to BC Jim for all his help

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            • #7
              we drive around Atlanta twice a year on out way to Texas and on our return trip .... we come in from the east on either I85 or I20 , take 285 around the east of Atlanta and head south on 85 .... we get in a lane and ride .... we make it a point to get there after 9:30 AM during the week and haven't found it makes much difference on weekends .... unless there is ice (we have driven through there when there was) or an accident, traffic moves along at a good clip ..... from what we've seen, LA out west, Houston down south, Chicago, NY City, DC up north have far worst traffic ... looking forward to your report on the switchbacks
              Jim
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              • #8
                If you think Atlanta is bad, drive thru my hometown Nashville, Tn..LOL. I personally don't mind going thru Atlanta. We try and time our arrival before or after the morning rush hour traffic.
                Archie & Barbara Prince
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                • #9
                  Nashville is most certainly another one I could add .... at least, after way too many years, they have some stretches of I-24 open
                  Jim
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                  • #10
                    Well oh boy. Hadn’t heard that Nashville was bad. I WAS planning on driving through it on our way south. Coming down 65S and was planning on picking up 24 S/E. Any suggestions? Where are the sections of 24 that are not open?
                    Last edited by Bkins; 11-11-2019, 02:47 PM. Reason: Another question added
                    David & Bonnie (2 new kitties, one male, one female)
                    2004 Sunnybrook Titan 31 BWKS w/bed slide
                    Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch 16K with 21K bars
                    5th AIRBORNE Pinbox Roto Choks
                    Custom 2" pinbox receiver Bike Rack
                    Externabond Roof Seams
                    Wet Bolt Kit
                    7K Nev-R-Adjust Brakes

                    2004 Sliverado Dually D/A
                    GM Racor primary filter, 98 Gal. Transfer tank
                    Thanks to BC Jim for all his help

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                    • #11
                      I just looked at the roads blown up. I can either drive straight through or take 155 around to the east side. It looks like 155 goes down and intersects with 24 south below interstate 40. Is 155 complete below 40? Is 155 a good road to take? Thanks for all the help.
                      David & Bonnie (2 new kitties, one male, one female)
                      2004 Sunnybrook Titan 31 BWKS w/bed slide
                      Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch 16K with 21K bars
                      5th AIRBORNE Pinbox Roto Choks
                      Custom 2" pinbox receiver Bike Rack
                      Externabond Roof Seams
                      Wet Bolt Kit
                      7K Nev-R-Adjust Brakes

                      2004 Sliverado Dually D/A
                      GM Racor primary filter, 98 Gal. Transfer tank
                      Thanks to BC Jim for all his help

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                      • #12
                        Well I did call the campground that was mentioned by fivercamper and was told route 136 is used all the time by rigs towing and motor homes. There are hills on both sides of the park entrance which is at the plateau with the hill between interstate 59 and the campground being the steepest. The fellow said the switchbacks are entirely passable by people towing. We decided to go that way as it should cut out a lot of congestion.
                        David & Bonnie (2 new kitties, one male, one female)
                        2004 Sunnybrook Titan 31 BWKS w/bed slide
                        Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch 16K with 21K bars
                        5th AIRBORNE Pinbox Roto Choks
                        Custom 2" pinbox receiver Bike Rack
                        Externabond Roof Seams
                        Wet Bolt Kit
                        7K Nev-R-Adjust Brakes

                        2004 Sliverado Dually D/A
                        GM Racor primary filter, 98 Gal. Transfer tank
                        Thanks to BC Jim for all his help

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                        • #13
                          looking forward to your evaluation after the drive .... do hope it goes well
                          Jim
                          '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                          '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                          '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                          '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                          '17 Elio reserved

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                          • #14
                            Well the drive went well on route 136 from interstate 59 to route 27. There were a lot of twists and turns and a whole mess of hills both up and down. Had no trouble pulling any of the hills. The switchbacks, yep, that they were. I’m not sure any real time or money were saved going this route but the real reason I chose this route was to cut down on some of the road congestion I thought I’d run into around Chattanooga.

                            A couple roadway notes here. Going through Louisville was just plain rough. Went south on route 65 through Louisville and boy oh boy do their roads suck and are in great need of resurfacing. It was the type of rough where you look in your rear view mirror to see what was being knocked off your rig. Once through the town the road was pretty decent. We took route 24 east towards Chattanooga when we got off 65. That proved to be one busy, busy road even in early afternoon.

                            Time for some real serious roadwork tobegin in this great road network of ours.
                            David & Bonnie (2 new kitties, one male, one female)
                            2004 Sunnybrook Titan 31 BWKS w/bed slide
                            Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch 16K with 21K bars
                            5th AIRBORNE Pinbox Roto Choks
                            Custom 2" pinbox receiver Bike Rack
                            Externabond Roof Seams
                            Wet Bolt Kit
                            7K Nev-R-Adjust Brakes

                            2004 Sliverado Dually D/A
                            GM Racor primary filter, 98 Gal. Transfer tank
                            Thanks to BC Jim for all his help

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                            • #15
                              sadly, tooooo well understood on really rough stretches of highway .... curious, after traveling this route, would you use it again ..?
                              Jim
                              '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                              '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                              '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                              '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                              '17 Elio reserved

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