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Old 08-29-2016, 02:53 PM   #21
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Had a terrible ride to Texas and back this past June.





Replaced them with Bilstein 5100 shocks, much better now.

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Old 08-29-2016, 03:11 PM   #22
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If you think that's bad, don't visit Calif., the worst hwys I've seen.
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:40 PM   #23
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I ran across the same thing on I-85 in SC. Just had to slow down - a lot. The right lane gets abused by the heavy trucks and it is hard to keep that part of the road up. I once read that our interstates would last indefinitely without truck traffic - of course we would all starve to death with no groceries, no clothing, nothing. So the solution is to build highways that can handle truck traffic - those guys sure pay enough in taxes for that and we all pay enough in the taxes on every gallon of fuel we purchase so it should not be a $$$ issue.
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Might try the secondary roads. Lots of interesting small towns.
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:51 PM   #25
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Other than avoid I80 entirely, I put shocks on our 5th wheel with torsion axles and calmed it down about 80%.
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:56 PM   #26
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Tommybill - If your truck has helper springs (AKA overload springs) check the distance between the ends of the springs and the frame brackets they rest under when loaded. My previous TV was a Ram 3500 dually that had the helpers almost touching the brackets when the 5th wheel was hooked up. At every small bump the truck would squat a little, hit the helper springs and bounce violently back up off the helpers. Solution was to add air bags to lift the truck just enough to provide some distance before hitting the helpers. Truck rode much smoother that way.
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:57 PM   #27
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I-80 Road Bumpy - what to do??

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Other than avoid I80 entirely, I put shocks on our 5th wheel with torsion axles and calmed it down about 80%.

No mods? Do you drive that 5er yet or still pull it ??

Way too many roads are in need of repair.

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We went west to east on 80 from SF to Omaha and didn't have any issues with the road/ride other than some slow downs due to construction. Maybe the Iowa section is bad? When we got to WV we thought those were the worst roads ever until we got to PA. So far PA wins the title and both WV and PA have tolls but I am pretty sure only a small portion of the money goes to repairing the roads.
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We went west to east on 80 from SF to Omaha and didn't have any issues with the road/ride other than some slow downs due to construction. Maybe the Iowa section is bad? When we got to WV we thought those were the worst roads ever until we got to PA. So far PA wins the title and both WV and PA have tolls but I am pretty sure only a small portion of the money goes to repairing the roads.
Take a drive over to Texas, you may need to "update" your list of worst roads.

The army should look into using state HWY's to test out their new rig that will replace the hummer.
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