Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Avoiding Nashville -- heading North
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Roads and Routes

Open Roads Forum  >  Roads and Routes

 > Avoiding Nashville -- heading North

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
mleekamp

Washington, IL

Senior Member

Joined: 10/18/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/07/21 07:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey all. Don't get the wrong idea!

We love Nashville but want to avoid Friday afternoon/5pm traffic...we are not stopping in Nashville this trip. We have booked a big Florida trip for 2022, ending with a stay in Destin near the beach. The drive home (central IL) will have us on I-65 N ... we have driven thru Nashville this way before a few years ago on a Friday afternoon, and wow, was that painful. Three hour delay (maybe a bit less) crawling thru.

I think the best way to avoid is taking I-840 N to I-40 W to Route 46 N to Route 48 N to Clarksville TN, thereby bypassing Nashville.

I'm asking has anyone done this or similar? Is there a better way? We are stopping for the nite in Clarksville on the way home so hoping this works.


2019 Jayco Redhawk 29XK Class C, Ford V10 E450 with Roadmaster Hitch Mounted Spare Tire holder, Bigfoot Hydraulic Leveling

RetiredRealtorRick

St. Augustine Beach, FL

Senior Member

Joined: 04/17/2020

View Profile



Posted: 10/07/21 07:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why not adjust the trip so you don't hit Nashville at 5pm on a Friday afternoon? Rather than going way out of the way, leave sooner -- leave later.


. . . never confuse education with intelligence

rk911

DuPage County

Senior Member

Joined: 05/30/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 10/07/21 10:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

Why not adjust the trip so you don't hit Nashville at 5pm on a Friday afternoon? Rather than going way out of the way, leave sooner -- leave later.


yup. we try to hit nashville no later than 2pm.


Rich
Ham Radio, Sport Pilot, Retired 9-1-1 Call Center Administrator
_________________________________
2016 Itasca Suncruiser 38Q
'46 Willys CJ2A
'03 Jeep Wrangler TJ
'10 Jeep Liberty KK

& MaggieThe Wonder Beagle

Wadcutter

IL

Senior Member

Joined: 05/25/2004

View Profile



Posted: 10/07/21 02:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mleekamp wrote:


I think the best way to avoid is taking I-840 N to I-40 W to Route 46 N to Route 48 N to Clarksville TN, thereby bypassing Nashville.
I'm asking has anyone done this or similar? Is there a better way? We are stopping for the nite in Clarksville on the way home so hoping this works.

We've gone that route a few times. 48 is 2 lane and slower going. Lots of curves and a few small towns. Was a lot less of a problem tho than fighting traffic in Nashville.
Last spring we took I-40 about 30 miles farther west to 641 and then north thru Paris and Murray. Good 4 lane. Nice drive.
We've also taken the Briley Parkway around Nashville and gone straight thru. Usually, off peak hours Briley isn't too bad. But even then it only takes one crash or broken down vehicle to get Briley plugged up where you can be sitting or barely moving.
840 around Nashville is smooth sailing. Very little traffic.


Camped in every state


mleekamp

Washington, IL

Senior Member

Joined: 10/18/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/08/21 04:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks Wadcutter. Exactly what I was looking for.

Everyone -- of course we would love to hit Nashville earlier or a lot later ... but it does not seem to calc out that way for the trip. We made bookings now for June '22 as some of the places we want to stay are already at like 75% capacity for that time.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Open Roads Forum  >  Roads and Routes

 > Avoiding Nashville -- heading North
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Roads and Routes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2022 CWI, Inc. © 2022 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.