V-Rocious: The Chattanooga V-Strommer
Glad to hear you are heading this way. You are welcome to leave your truck at my house while you are gone - no problem, no charge.
February can be pretty cold / rainy / nasty, so if you can plan for March, then it should be somewhat better. Having been a southern boy who moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan from 1972 - 1976, I know you understand the cold / rainy / nasty thing real well. In 1975, my only means of transportation that year was a new (then) 1975 Yamaha 650 parallel twin. I rode it all year round, that year (yes, in ice, snow, wind and rain with a few sunny days thrown in - for good measure). As soon as I graduated from school in 1976, I was back down here as fast as I could say, "more warmer weather please" !!
For the record, Chattanooga has one of the best and most underused small airports in the world. I am not familiar with other small airports that might be used for connecting flights, though I would guess Huntsville, AL has a fairly good sized facility. If we don't fly out of Chattanooga, then we use The Shuttle vans for either Atlanta or Nashville (depending upon which airline we are using). Nashville, Atlanta and Birmingham Airports are all approx. 2 - 2 1/2hours from Chattanooga.
Hope this helps withyour planning. If you need my assistance for your trip in any way, please let me know.