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Mrs. CountryGuy
11-12-2009, 03:24 AM
OKKKK, CountryGuy and the Mrs are headed to Nashville Tn, TODAY

I know, nothing like last minute, but, how bout some recommendations for campgrounds.

Running I 65, would prefer to stay close to route.


11-12-2009, 03:34 AM
That is ironic, we will be using Nashville as a stopover next Friday night on the way to Destin. Here is where I am considering. http://www.nashvillecountryrvpark.com Will eavesdrop on this thread for comments or alternatives since we haven't made a reservation.....yet,

11-12-2009, 03:53 AM
Wish we could help, but we stayed at a COE off I-40 and it is now closed for the season. Are you just staying there for an overnight or for a few days? Bingo's suggestion sounds good and reasonabally priced.

11-12-2009, 05:04 AM
If you want to travel about an hour or so south, Texas T is an over night campground. Gravel pads pretty level with full hook up. We make that our over night stop on the way back from our trips to Destin area. Texas T is right of of I65. Nothing in the area to do or see, just an over nighter

11-12-2009, 05:11 AM
John & I stayed at Nashville country RV park everytime we went to Nashville. I believe it is exit 97. Phone # is 615-859-0348 going south on I-65. They also take passport america.

Mrs. CountryGuy
11-12-2009, 06:47 AM
OKKK, thanks, two good choices, PA does not seem to apply on Thursday night at Nashville Country RV Park. Will report back what we decide to do, have to call cousin Phyllis to see if we can manage a meet.

on edit, we have decided on Nashville Country RV.

11-12-2009, 11:04 AM
we have stayed at 3 RIVERS CAMPGROUNDS evertime we been in Nashville its on Music Valley road that rigth close to Grand old opera. and if you want to tour nashville take the tommy tour or redneck tour you will havew lots of fun on both..............

Delaine and Lindy
11-12-2009, 11:22 AM
We also recomend Three Rivers also we had a mini Rally there in Sept. And if your going South on I-65 Birmingham South Campground at exit #242 phone # 205-664-8830 and if you want to go South of Mountgomery, Ala. Sherling Lake Campground at exit #130 phone # 334-382-3638 or 1-800-810-5253, going South go to top of the ramp and turn right for 3 miles and its on the left go slow if you run past it you can't turn around for 15 mile. Have fun.. GBY....

Mrs. CountryGuy
11-12-2009, 12:35 PM
KKKK, we are in Nashville Country R Park. Not without a bit of excitement, as when we arrived there was a serious accident RIGHT IN FRONT of the campground, in fact, the ambulance was parked IN the drive.

We had asked for a level pull thru, and indeed it is VERY level side to side, but not aft to rear, and we had to unhook. We did not want to go there, call us lazy, but, hey this is our Montana, our way! LOL

When CountryGuy pointed out this little unlevel stuff, one of the staff gals mumbled something about this is not her first Rodeo?

I am still trying to figure out what the heck a rodeo has to do with my rv unlevel aft to rear???

Ya, I will probably blog about it later tonight.

Passport America rates do NOT apply Thursday, Friday or Saturday nights here, just for your info. They did give us the Good Sam rate.

11-12-2009, 01:50 PM
Are there sites there that you don't have to unhook? That is what I was hoping for also since we will be arriving next Friday around 9 or 10 and leaving early the next morning. I could even handle a back-in if they have large enough, level enough ones where we can stay hooked up.

Mrs. CountryGuy
11-12-2009, 02:17 PM
Bingo, the site we are in is number 25, and it is long enough to stay hooked up, for sure, I guess it depends on what your toleranaces are for unlevel. Side to side is pretty decent, aft to rear, another story, and, yes, it is on my blog for tonight, here:


Sorry, I did not look at other campsites around us.

If you can stand unlevel front to rear, at least on this site, you could stay hooked up. CountryGuy felt it was toooooo unlevel to do so.

Al WILL eyeball some of the other sites for you tomorrow, and give you our best guess.

11-12-2009, 02:56 PM

If you are in Nashville tonight, it would be tough to get to Gulf Shores in daylight in one hop. Consider stopping next at Capitial City RV Park near Montgomery. Call first though, because they do not have a lot of empty sites, and it is going to be Friday night. It is about 10 miles off I-65, but it is an easy drive on 4 lane highways. Get directions from them, S&T has it very wrong!

From there, you would have an easy 3-1/2 to 4 hour run into Gulf Shores.

Mrs. CountryGuy
11-12-2009, 03:23 PM
John, believe we will hold here for about 48 hours, then mosey that a way.

We are retarded, errrrr, retired, and one day more or less won't matter in the end. I still might get to connect with my cousin, specially now that we had to unhook. I'll give her a ring again in the morning.

Thanks for the great campsite data for the rest of our trip, John and Delaine & Lindy.

11-12-2009, 03:40 PM
Sounds like a good idea to spend the weekend in Nashville. You are "out of Dodge" now, so no weather worries. (To me, crossing the Ohio River counts as getting out of Dodge.)

11-12-2009, 04:06 PM
I will watch for Al's take on the sites, then decide what we will do, maybe have to follow BW2's advice and stay on the road for another hour and stay at Texas T's. I looked at the pics on their website and at least they are on flat land. When I arrive in the Nashville area it will be after seven hours on the road and I don't really want to do a full-scale set-up only to have to tear down early the next morning. And considering John's concerns, since I am still young at heart (in two weeks I will be 29 for the 21st time), we will be pulling into Topsail Hill Saturday afternoon the 21st. I think it will be about an eight hour pull on Saturday, beats the 15-16 hour straight through that I will endure for the return trip. One more week and I am sooooooo looking forward to it!!

Montana Sky
11-12-2009, 04:44 PM
Carol, if ya head downtown be sure to hit "The Stage"...it is my favorite bar and the place we spend most of our time while in Nashville. The front corner table upstairs is the place to get for people watching and good beer drinking.

11-13-2009, 02:00 AM
Wildhorse Saloon is our favorite downtown Carol.. I love to watch the line dancers there. If you have never been to Grand Ole Opry, Friday night is a great time to go. It is an experience that everyone should try at least once.

Of course if you stay at Capitol City Park near Montgomery, you are just a few miles from Glen, Judy and Daniel.


Mrs. CountryGuy
11-13-2009, 03:11 AM
Have done the Grand Ole Opry, in 2000, it was FAB!! Not sure we are taking Big Butt downtown, but, I will note the name of the bars, etc, THANKS!!!

Bingo, Al is looking at the map of the campground right now, and is indicating this # 25 is THE LONGEST is the campground.

I will repeat, it may be alright for you, depending on your comfort zone. I would guess that to many other rvers, this front to rear thingy would not be an issue, but, it is to my dude! We each have our comfort levels, this was out of his.

I'll try to explain: We are unhooked right now, and the bottom of Tana's nose is about even with Big Butt's side bed rails. I am wildly guessing, we had to lower Tana's nose about 4 inches from where it would be if hooked up to Big Butt.

Al seems to think it might be even as much as 8 inches from hookup to where we are now sitting. OKKK, this is way tooo complicated with only one cup of java. We unhooked, Tana is now level, Al is now happy! LOL

But, we will have a walk around for ya, need the walk anyway, gives us an excuse to NOT skip it!

11-13-2009, 03:36 AM
Thanks for the info and the levelness (is that a word??) does matter to me. We will have our fridge running and my understanding is when sitting still the fridge needs to be pretty much level. In addition we will be extending our slides and I definitely prefer to do that on a level setting. If that is the best site and it is typical of the others and there is a half foot difference from the front to the back of the rig when hooked up, I would most definitely drive another hour for a level site at Texas T's. Besides, on the bright side, that would knock an hour off of Saturday's pull. Still hoping to be able to have our paths cross if you are going to be in the general Pensacola area Thanksgiving week (if our plans don't change). Our youngest one was having abdominal pains yesterday and had to have a CT scan, blood work, urine test, and a bunch of other things and goes for a couple more tests today. Hopefully by the end of the day we will know more about whether we have to cancel our trip. I am praying not, cause DOD (dear old dad) needs the break. If anybody wants to throw a prayer for healing upwards, her name is Ashley.

11-13-2009, 04:54 AM
We went to the Wild Horse Saloon one time. We were travelling in a MH with friends who insisted that we all had to go to the Wild Horse. I can't remember any directions, but I do remember that there was a big municipal parking lot where we could park even a Class A MH within walking distance of the Wild Horse. If you are going to be in Nashville, you might as well do it right!

winter texan
11-13-2009, 04:59 AM
Highly recommend Two Rivers. Nice people that run it and if you want to go downtown, a shuttle leaves every hour and is $10/person round trip.

Mrs. CountryGuy
11-13-2009, 05:21 AM

Al and I walked the campground, he says he feels you would be fine on # 17 OR # 19. (Take 17 first).

Sewer, electric, water at back of sites, we will be backing up a bit to dump tomorrow AM, CountryGuy did not feel like fussing with 2 sewer hoses for 48 hours.

Gosh durn it, hope your daughter is OK. You got the prayers, FOR SURE! Let us know how she is feeling.

11-13-2009, 05:37 AM
Thanks a bunch Carol and Al, I will be making reservations as soon as I know how Ashley is doing and that the trip is still a go. The entire family really need the break.

Mrs. CountryGuy
11-13-2009, 01:26 PM

Thought I would mention that there are wooden patio type things at every campsite here. Not sure how hard they might be to see at 10 PM. That is a heads up for ya. They are about a 2 X 4 high, really hug the ground.

11-13-2009, 01:52 PM
stayed at Nashville Country RV Park twice traveling back from Fl.looking for a different place on return trip this year.When I made my reservation there last year for a pull thru well in advance,upon arrival I was given a small back in.When I reminded them of my reservation for a pull thru I was told first come first serve

Delaine and Lindy
11-14-2009, 06:07 AM
garyka, We have stayed in all Three RV parks just off Briley park way and would recomend them all. If I remember the Jellystone most all their sites are pull thru's, the other two do have a limited number of pull thrus. Its very easy to get to all those off Briley parkway and they have a Camping World there and a humgus Mall the a huge Bass Pro shop in the mall. And the mall is very close. We were at Two Rivers in Sept for our mini rally. And about the best Tour service in Nashville. Very in expensive to get a ride to down town. Good Luck with your choice. And if your going East or West on I-24 around Clarksville, Tn. (Fort Campbell Ky) there is a good park at exit # 1, and they have some pull thru's just for people staying a short time. And you probably want have to unhook. Hope this Helps. GBY...