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    I am making a move to North Carolina, Waynesville area, going to drive my m925a2 from Michigan to NC. an tips about route or anything else that could help? I am new with MV, so any advice will help
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    Welcome from a fellow transplant. You will love it here! I drive my 923 down towing the deuce. Nice drive with no drama. Good luck!
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    Make sure you PM the truck thoroughly prior to leaving. Check everything. Take tools with you and extra fluids. Stop frequently and check tire pressures, etc. In case of difficulties along the way, ask for help on SS. I have enjoyed similar long recovery trips. Waynesville, NC is a beautiful area - you are sure to enjoy it. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gobsmacked View Post
    tips about route or anything else that could help?
    Are you familiar with the route possibilities already? I've lived in OH, KY, TN and SC and been over these roads quite a bit, including retrieving 4 HMMWVS from NC to KY last year. The most logical route is to get to I-75 in Ohio, then I-75 through KY and TN, then I-40 east.

    If you want to avoid hills (and cities), you could consider going around Cincinnati on the west side. There is a big hill entering KY on I-75, and the east side bypass is hillier than the west side. It adds a lot of distance, though, being a really big loop. http://www.cincinnati-transit.net/I-275.html

    There is a big (up) hill at Jellico as you enter TN on I-75. There is a truck lane and there are usually some slow-going trucks. When pulling a trailer, I try to fall in behind a tanker as they are usually heavy and slow. You could also consider taking 25E from Corbin down to Morristown...it's a pretty drive and there is a tunnel. (We used to live in White Pine TN where 25E intersects I-81.)

    Once you get to around Newport TN I-40 is curvy but fairly flat as it follows the Pigeon River. You will still want to watch your speed.

    When are you planning to make the trip?
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    Be careful there's an "Old Grouch" that lives in that area.
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    house will be done in june/july, thank you for the directions, I am thinking staying right on 75

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    jeep I can't wait to be turned loose in old grouchs store lol

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    Welcome and have a safe trip down!
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    Thank You! looking forward to it

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