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Old 03-21-2016, 08:47 PM   #1
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U.S. 40

I have heard folks say that US 40 is not a good road for RV's. We are contemplating going west on 40 from Oklahoma City, has anyone been on any parts of that highway to know the condition?
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:56 PM   #2
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If you are asking about I-40, have driven it several times and nice interstate. Where west are you headed?
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:02 PM   #3
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If you are asking about I-40, have driven it several times and nice interstate. Where west are you headed?
All the way to CA, stopping at points in between.
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Live in Albuquerque and tow a 38' 5er west on 40 all the time. No problems other than an occasional construction zone. Fuel up at truck stops. If your towing around 65MPH no problem with the Arizona speed traps. We storage our trailer at the KOA on Skyline Rd in Albuquerque. Nice well equipped park with great people working there.
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Last fall I picked up 40 at Amarillo, and drove it to Barstow, CA. Mostly good, with construction as mentioned. I recall the worst parts were in Arizona. When fueling, if you can, avoid the Pilot/Flying J on the west side of Albuquerque, the traffic and layout is horrible. They do have an RV island, but it is usually packed.


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Old 03-21-2016, 09:12 PM   #6
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Sounds good, I'm confident now. Thanks all!
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Around Amarillo TX it can get windy at times, ended up stuck there for 2 days due to brown outs cased by blowing winds. there were some rough spots near Kingman AZ but hopefully they have them repaired by now. Also remember in CA your speed limit drops to 55 if you are towing a toad. You will fell like your sitting still as everyone goes around you. Are you going into L.A. Area?
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:55 AM   #8
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I-40 encompasses much of Route66. If you take your time you will be amazed by the number of historical attractions along the way.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:28 AM   #9
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I-40 goes from Las Vegas to the Atlantic Ocean! One of the interesting high points of traversing it in its entirety is you can go within 2 miles of my house. Waving Real Big is required!



If you go any further east than my house, expect to slow way down!!!!
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besides the miles of one lane because of construction, last year, and the wind in OK. all was good
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