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Old 06-18-2015, 06:02 PM   #1
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Iowa I80 bouncy.?.?

Was it just us or is I80 from one end of Iowa to the other bouncy as heck? We've got a 2015 coachmen 320BBDS pulled by a 2003 Dodge 3500 crew cab. We went all the way across Illinois and half way through SD, didn't notice it anywhere else other then on I80.
It did seem better when we went over a bridge or found an asphalt patch.
My question or concern is whether anyone else has come across this or is there an issue with out setup/suspension.?.?
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:04 PM   #2
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My guess is your camper knows how much Iowa blows and was trying to fly over it rather than touch the road...

I noticed the same thing in many places as I drove across IA 5 weeks ago. Two weeks ago as we were heading to Minnesota, my wife noticed how bouncy the road was. Just assume sections are like that. I usually try the other lane and/or adjust speed a bit to try and find the sweet spot. I think our 1 tons are firmer then most tv's also.
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:11 PM   #3
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Was it just us or is I80 from one end of Iowa to the other bouncy as heck? We've got a 2015 coachmen 320BBDS pulled by a 2003 Dodge 3500 crew cab. We went all the way across Illinois and half way through SD, didn't notice it anywhere else other then on I80.
It did seem better when we went over a bridge or found an asphalt patch.
My question or concern is whether anyone else has come across this or is there an issue with out setup/suspension.?.?
Not bouncy if you compare it to a plowed field. Only one worse is I 10 around New Orleans.
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:40 PM   #4
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Chiseled corn or disked bean field?? I would rather have a disked bean field then I80!
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:12 PM   #5
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Sounds like they haven't fixed it yet.......in the early 1980's, I actually got stopped by the Iowa State Police for driving my MH to slow on I-80......it was coming apart at the seams!......
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:19 PM   #6
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Sounds like they haven't fixed it yet.......in the early 1980's, I actually got stopped by the Iowa State Police for driving my MH to slow on I-80......it was coming apart at the seams!......
I heard from a good source that the state was going to start resurfacing as soon as TURBS paid his taxes.
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I picked up our new camper in Walcott Iowa January 2014 and took I80 back to Illinois. I've got a strong WDH that makes the TV - TT connection solid. On that stretch of I80 I thought something was terribly wrong because the rig was bucking so bad. I had to go really slow. Like you said, once we crossed the big bridge it got way better. Only place it has ever acted that way.
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Well that makes me feel a lot better. I wasn't sure if something was wrong ith the rig or not but not I'm certain the only thing wrong in the engineer who laid the road.
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I've been over parts of I-80 in Indiana and Ohio that were worst than Iowa's and don't listen to anyone from Nebraska, their too wrapped up in their football to pay attention to anything else. :-}
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I heard from a good source that the state was going to start resurfacing as soon as TURBS paid his taxes.
Finally! .....
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