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Old 12-08-2018, 12:41 PM   #1
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Savannah worst trip ever!

Driving from Atlanta to Savannah using interstate 16 was the worst drive so far with or 2017 Rockwood 8335BS. Interstate 16 concrete roads had those dividers and in the slow lane even had dips due to 16 wheeler traffic. When we arrived at our campground at Skidaway Island State Park our friends who were travelling with us pulling their Rockwood 8312SS complained about having shaking baby syndrome.

What made it ever worst we were supposed to say there 7 days but due to Hurricane Michele we had to leave after 2 nights and which put us back on interstate 16.

The trip was so bad we canceled our trip back there the following month and have no plans on going back until they fix the road or I can improve my TV ride to handle these types of roads.

Any suggestions? My friends and I both have 2016 Ford F250s his is gas and mineís diesel.
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:52 PM   #2
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There are many of these type of roads across the country. About all you can do to improve ride is slow down.......
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Old 12-08-2018, 02:13 PM   #3
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We choose to cut across country to get to I 20 then exit at Thomson. Take 17 and one south to Lyons then take 280 over to Savannah. We just came back from there after Thanks giving. Beat taking 16. Or new Ram with air ride made traveling some of 16 not seem bad. Later RJD
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Old 12-08-2018, 06:16 PM   #4
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There are many of these type of roads across the country. About all you can do to improve ride is slow down.......
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Those who suggested slowing down obviously havenít driven down Interstate 16. Even at 55 mph the road was a nightmare. I donít think it would be safe to drive 35 on that interstate!
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Hmmm. I've driven I16 a lot, and some with the trailer. Son lives in Savannah. It's not great, but it's a dang site better than I-40 at Flagstaff or I-69 below Mack City MI, or I -74, or...........or..............or................... .
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Those who suggested slowing down obviously havenít driven down Interstate 16. Even at 55 mph the road was a nightmare. I donít think it would be safe to drive 35 on that interstate!
Yep have driven it and I drive at 62 and my new Ram with air ride suspension makes it a lot smoother drive, not perfect but better than my previous TV. Later RJD
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:01 PM   #8
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We just traveled I-20 in SC, this week, with the same issue. Because of road-widening construction efforts, the lanes are shifted to the right, so the "slow" lane is actually the original shoulder lane of the road. The shoulder was not intended to handle regular traffic, so it's beat to heck by the temporary use. We found that driving in the fast lane (which was the original slow lane), we had less of a problem. There are signs posted that Trucks should use the left lane, coz they are too much for the shoulder/right lane.
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:10 PM   #9
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About the only way to beat bad rods is to stay home. Suggest you stay off I10 going west from FL. I could give a long list. I40 west from NC sucks as well. Certainly stay far from I80 from eastern PA west.
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:29 PM   #10
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So many Interstate highways are similar and it really depends on what part of the Interstate you happen to be on and what state. I 80, 35, 25, 10, 8 you name them and and they all have their bad areas. Just to be fair I will say the smoothest ride I have ever had was I 90 through South Dakota nearly the entire state too. I couldn't believe it. Still, the only relief is to slow down and bear the beating as best you can in those bad areas.
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:32 PM   #11
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Hmmm. I've driven I16 a lot, and some with the trailer. Son lives in Savannah. It's not great, but it's a dang site better than I-40 at Flagstaff or I-69 below Mack City MI, or I -74, or...........or..............or................... .
Mackinaw City (Mac City) is no where near I-69. Just saying.
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I-69 Problem?

Our Dynamax/Sprinter likes I-69 just fine.

Had a comfortable ride on I-69 many times.

Just need a good suspension.
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Mackinaw City (Mac City) is no where near I-69. Just saying.
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Ok, I'm old. I-69 north to Lansing then divided highway 127 till you hit I-75. Not good.


Lots are not good. And usually miles of barrels with no one in sight doing anything. It's a travesty and we quietly allow it.
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2 Travel Seasons in Michigan

You just picked the wrong season to travel in Michigan.

We have two to choose from:

1) Icy, cold, wet, and slippery season.

2) Orange barrel season.

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Try Memphis Tennessee, makes I-16 look one year old.
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Two seasons in MN.

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We were traveling up I-95 heading for the outer banks and the road had our rig porpoising and was almost enough to cause sea sickness. I had 15 psi in my Air Lifts and increased it to 25 psi and that solved the problem. 2017 F-150 XLT 4WD 3.5L EcoBoost with 10 speed towing a 2019 Flagstaff 26RBWS weighing 7000 pounds. Now if we hit bad roads I immediately try varying the pressure in the Air Lifts.
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Ok, I'm old. I-69 north to Lansing then divided highway 127 till you hit I-75. Not good.


Lots are not good. And usually miles of barrels with no one in sight doing anything. It's a travesty and we quietly allow it.
Not sure about old, but I used to drive from Flint to Lansing while I-69 was under construction (took M21) and we used to race on it while under construction from Flint toward Lapeer. I live 3 1/2 miles from I-75/I-69 interchange. I grew up a mile and a half from there. Lots of changes late '60's early 70's.

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Driving from Atlanta to Savannah using interstate 16 was the worst drive so far with or 2017 Rockwood 8335BS. Interstate 16 concrete roads had those dividers and in the slow lane even had dips due to 16 wheeler traffic. When we arrived at our campground at Skidaway Island State Park our friends who were travelling with us pulling their Rockwood 8312SS complained about having shaking baby syndrome.

What made it ever worst we were supposed to say there 7 days but due to Hurricane Michele we had to leave after 2 nights and which put us back on interstate 16.

The trip was so bad we canceled our trip back there the following month and have no plans on going back until they fix the road or I can improve my TV ride to handle these types of roads.

Any suggestions? My friends and I both have 2016 Ford F250s his is gas and mineís diesel.
An option to improve the ride is upgrade to air suspension. I upgraded the front to air bags on my Ram 5500 and it rides a lot smooth.

Check out https://kelderman.com/
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I live in Savannah and travel I-16 often. Except for a short stretch west of Metter, GA it has been a good ride for many years in my TVs... '96 Chev 1500, '14 F-150, '16 F-250 and my current '18 F-350 pulling a variety of boat and travel trailers. Sorry to hear of your experience, but I couldn't recommend anyone using another east-west route between Savannah and Macon as being a better choice than I-16.
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