I lived there for a few years... Yes there is a very high chance something will happen to your ride. If someone tells you it will be fine, they don't know what they are talking about.
I know multiple people he have come down or even live there where something had happened either because of something on the outside of the vehicle or even something UM related on the inside that was visible. You may get lucky though.
If you need any good places for food or anything in the area, let me know...
Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes