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driving blue ridge parkway

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by shortround67, May 10, 2012.

  1. May 10, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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    shortround67

    shortround67 [OP] Member

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    good afternoon Hey I am planning going to Virginia was wanting to drive the blue ridge parkway. I have a 2011 access cab prerunner with 6
    cylinder automatic no pulling package but I installed a transmission cooler. will be pulling a 17ft casita. weight loaded around 28 to 2900lbs. total weight around 7500 lbs. I was told that there are a lot of steep hill on that drive was wondering if anyone has driven it and what they think about my driving with this set up thanks for the help :confused:
     
  2. May 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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    joneill03

    joneill03 Look away, I'm hideous!

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    lots of curves and lots of inclines/declines. I haven't driven the VA portion but have been on the NC portion several times. Not sure if it's similar terrain though.
     
  3. May 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    Bamahoyt

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    The VA section does not have as much elevation change or anything as the NC section, especially the southern/Middle NC section. I think you would be fine just pacing yourself. Just be ready to get honked at and yelled at for going under the speed limit. Have a blast if you do it. It is one of the most beautiful areas of the country IMO and truly a gift so enjoy. I lived there for 2 years so know it pretty well if you have any other ?'s
     
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