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Old 07-12-2010, 05:02 PM   #1
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LOUISIANA i-20

ok, JUST TRAVELED i-20 across Louisiana. I have over 200K miles towing an RV. Thought I-5 in Washington was bad...I-10 in Louisiana was bad....up and back to Alaska....ok....BUT I HAVE NEVER TRAVELED A ROAD IN NORTH AMERICA IN AS BAD CONDITION AS I-20 ...across Louisiana. It just beat us to death!
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:48 PM   #2
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You got that right!!!!!!

Returned from N Carolina about a month to Ft Worth. Between Vicksburg MS and Monroe LA is REALLY rough. I was towing two motorcycles behind my Georgetown 378TS. WOW! ....like a roller coaster. Apparently the cycles had just enough slack in them and "jumped" enough it broke the support frame from the axle to the fenders on trailer. See the pics.

I would suggest, that if towing, one should probably not even go the speed limit---40mph might even be too fast in some sections of I-20.

AS mentioned in the first post, be very cognizant of the road---especially going across the bridges/overpasses.

Safe travels to everyone!
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:20 PM   #3
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Many years ago, Lowseyanna doubled their fuel tax, overnight. To fix the roads they said.
Went into a lot of politians pockets would you think.
Try driving a truck there!
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:18 PM   #4
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The worst road that I have ever traved is I-20 across Shreveport. I was sure it was going to jerk my Reese 5th out of my truck. Get in the center lane and just slow down. It helps only a little.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:49 PM   #5
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Well, I-20 has always been a pretty rough road. I haven't been on it in years, except for a small stretch in East Texas, and it was not so bad there. I-10 used to be the same way, and it certainly has its rough spots, but it's not near as bad as it used to be. That must be where that tax money went. Some of it anyway!
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:59 PM   #6
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Many years ago, Lowseyanna doubled their fuel tax, overnight. To fix the roads they said.
Went into a lot of politians pockets would you think.
Try driving a truck there!
Being that I was born, raised and still live in Louisiana, I feel the same.
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:16 AM   #7
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I live in Louisiana as well and I have never seen such bad roads and such crooked politicians. Lots of them are in jail now, but we still have awful roads. And the worst drivers in the country.
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I 20 has to be my favorite bolt loosening road. If its going to come loose, it will happen there, i liken it to driving over cattle guards over and over again
from shreveport to vickburg is just horrible.
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