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Old 02-22-2016, 09:37 AM   #31
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Our Canadian our cell phone does not work in US without great additional cost. We have travelled for years off the interstate for most of USA. The first thing we do on any new road is watch for on coming big rigs which tells me it should be ok ahead and I can breath easier. You still have to careful and pay attention. SO far we have been OK. State roads are usually ok which I get from my atlas.
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:51 AM   #32
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Just drove from Central Texas to Birmingham AL. The Interstate (20) is the worst in Mississippi. constant bumping from holes in the road surface, very large potholes.
Two conditions for Interstates: In need of construction, and under construction.
All Interstates are running at capacity. In major cities interstates are either at or just over capacity or completely gridlocked.
Secondary highways in Texas are almost as fast as open Interstates. Most cities have a loop to bypass the city center, and the roads have large shoulders.
Limited at 70 and sometimes 75 MPH!.
Interstates in cities like Birmingham are way over used, heavily potted, and under construction almost all the time.

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Old 02-22-2016, 05:41 PM   #33
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Rand McNally Trucker Atlas (print) has the information you are looking for. Just go to Amazon.
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:01 PM   #34
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Some states have web sites with resources, e.g.:
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Old 02-23-2016, 04:55 AM   #35
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I live in the western Rockies and personally camp in remote areas. Traveling on these secondary roads is how I prefer to travels. I did it many years on motorcycle so pulling a shelter is no problem. My wife has some difficulty on the 15 and 10 MPH switch backs on back mountain roads only because she doesn't like the truck compared to her Miata.
Now pulling a trailer on mountain logging roads can be a little tricky especially when some drivers don't know the rules of the mountain dirt roads, such as who has the right of way the up hill driver or the down hill driver. Oh yea most forest service roads are intentionally made the width of 1.5 cars.
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Old 02-23-2016, 05:53 AM   #36
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I also use the Rand McNally trucker atlas. Highlights all the roads trucks can use and lists low overpasses. Check the states DOT they list low overpasses due to construction.

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