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Old 05-03-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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I-80 Trip

Howdy all;

Just thought I'd throw this out and see what comes back.

Planning a Oregon-to-Illinois trip along I-80 this month. Having some trouble finding RV overnight spots in places like Rawlins, WY and a couple other places.

Does anyone have any insight on bad road conditions (just bad roads, not the current weather)? How about places to hang your hat overnight if there isn't an RV park close by, or even if there is.

Any experience along this route is appreciated if you should decide to share it. Thanks ahead of time for your input.

Steve
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:04 PM   #2
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Have you looked at rvparkreviews.com they show a couple in Rawlings. We use that web site alot for finding parks. As to I-80 pretty good interstate, just windy at times.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:10 PM   #3
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I could help you near the quad cities on 80 but then your almost to Illinois by then
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:21 PM   #4
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Where in IL are you headed to?
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living in iowa i never cared for i 80 especially in and around des moines and omaha/ council bluffs but i have always lived in smaller communities and dont like all the traffic. that being said it is like any other interstate some parts rough some parts not bad. i would suggest a stop at the i80 truckstop in walcott ia it is billed as the largest truck stop in the country you can get any thing from a tire fixed to your dog washed
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:13 AM   #6
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living in iowa i never cared for i 80 especially in and around des moines and omaha/ council bluffs but i have always lived in smaller communities and dont like all the traffic. that being said it is like any other interstate some parts rough some parts not bad. i would suggest a stop at the i80 truckstop in walcott ia it is billed as the largest truck stop in the country you can get any thing from a tire fixed to your dog washed
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That stretch in Wyoming on I-80 like Rock Springs, Rawlins and Laramie is chock full of oil and gas well workers in all the RV parks or at least they were last summer. Maybe plan a stay on the Utah side and boom on through that stretch of Wyoming.
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Last time we traveled I80 from Moline, IL to Monroe,IA turnoff it is as rough as a plowed field with the only difference being it's concrete. Absolutely one of the worst sections of interstate I've driven with the exception of I10 just east of New Orleans.
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Last time we traveled I80 from Moline, IL to Monroe,IA turnoff it is as rough as a plowed field with the only difference being it's concrete. Absolutely one of the worst sections of interstate I've driven with the exception of I10 just east of New Orleans.
Course that was back when they discovered dirt.
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Course that was back when they discovered dirt.
2008 and I doubt they've done anything with it since.
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