move to north carolina

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gobsmacked

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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
thanks gobsmacked:D
 

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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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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?
 

Recovry4x4

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The area is fabulous, you will love it. I took this pic the other day in Hayesville NC. The wife and I were just out for a Wednesday drive.
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Recovery4X4. Do you know how far Hayesville is from Kinston NC? White Owl is in Kinston, and I was thinking about paying them a visit this summer.
 

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Recovery4X4. Do you know how far Hayesville is from Kinston NC? White Owl is in Kinston, and I was thinking about paying them a visit this summer.
That's a pretty substantial hike. I'd guess between 400 and 450 miles. Worth the ride though, no finer folks than those at White Owl.
 

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I know semis enjoy military trucks, they are like "ooh finally there is something we are faster than" glad you had safe travels.
 
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