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Old 08-28-2020, 05:49 AM   #41
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Today I77 North of I-40 in NC.
We struggled there two weeks ago. And we weren’t pulling anything. I commented that pulling our trailer through there would be tough. But it appeared to be construction that should make things better once completed.
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Old 08-28-2020, 07:14 AM   #42
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Old 08-28-2020, 08:31 AM   #43
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Used to be Oklahoma, but they finally fixed 287 heading south. I find that any route that is a major truck route usually sucks. The bridge expansion joints are the killer. I watch for darker areas in the roadway that indicate the leaking oil and grime that is knocked off of the underside by the jolt of a big bump. I will run in the left lane when there is no traffic to minimize the bumps. I move over when I see someone coming. (I have a rearview camera). Lately at least for Colorado we've seen some of the worst roads repaved which is wonderful, but some of these roads have needed repair or replacement for 10 years. Someone should come up with an app that updates like GasBuddy where people can report bad sections of road, and major road damage that can cause major trailer damage. At least you might be able to avoid a stretch, or change your route. Just a thought for all you app whizzes out there. If it already exists? let me know.
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Old 08-28-2020, 09:26 AM   #44
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The toll roads in West Virginia, I-20 in Louisana, I-10 near Louisana/Texas border.
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Old 08-28-2020, 09:30 AM   #45
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As a second career retired long haul semi driver with 1.5 million under the belt, and hitting every state except north of New York and New Jersey, I can say that most states are pretty good, but some have definite bad spots. I would say that the worst roads are those that give you absolutely no way or place to pull off the pavement in an emergency. Wintering in Yuma, AZ I have to say that U.S. 95 south of Las Vegas once it gets into California, all the way to Yuma, is absolutely terrible. Shoulders are cut with a grader blade into sand, are deep and narrow. Very few places to pull off road.
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Old 08-28-2020, 02:03 PM   #46
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Got our first camper last year. Traveled from Pennsylvania to as far as Las Vegas and back. I'd say Indiana,Illinois,and about half of Missouri was a torture rack. Thought I wasn't going to have a truck or camper after that. Once we crossed the Mississippi River I have no complaints at all.
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Old 08-28-2020, 02:10 PM   #47
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Used to be Oklahoma, but they finally fixed 287 heading south. I find that any route that is a major truck route usually sucks. The bridge expansion joints are the killer. I watch for darker areas in the roadway that indicate the leaking oil and grime that is knocked off of the underside by the jolt of a big bump. I will run in the left lane when there is no traffic to minimize the bumps. I move over when I see someone coming. (I have a rearview camera). Lately at least for Colorado we've seen some of the worst roads repaved which is wonderful, but some of these roads have needed repair or replacement for 10 years. Someone should come up with an app that updates like GasBuddy where people can report bad sections of road, and major road damage that can cause major trailer damage. At least you might be able to avoid a stretch, or change your route. Just a thought for all you app whizzes out there. If it already exists? let me know.

Rough Road app is a great idea!
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Old 08-28-2020, 04:46 PM   #48
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Maybe it's better now, but I-80 thru much of Indiana and Pennsylvania was bad a couple years ago. Pulled into one rest area in Indiana that was riddled with literally bathtub sized potholes.
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Old 08-29-2020, 08:35 AM   #49
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Try pulling a 31 ft travel trailer from Denver to Grand junction, you will find your trailer has wings. I drove between 55 and 65 mph. Sure there are worse but hitting a frost heave 16in high and 20 ft wide at 60 mph because you just can't see them very well caused my trailer to leave the ground.
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Old 10-22-2020, 02:13 PM   #50
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Don't know about the worst road in the US but I'll tell you a story about driving into Mexico awhile back. We were on a bus, crossing a bridge from the US into Mexico. The guide asked us to say when we were in Mexico. Not quite understanding for a few seconds, we realized immediately when we hit the Mexico side. The US built the US side and Mexico built the Mexican side. The US side was smooth and nice, the Mexico side was uneven, bumpy, wavy, crooked from one side of the road to the other side. The Mexico side was like a carnival ride! Worst road I've ever been on (of major paved roads). You could look at it and see exactly where the division was. travel safe!
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I notice the interstates tend to be okay except in urban areas where traffic is greater. I-40 in OK and TX is mostly okay except in Amarillo and OK City, where it is bad.
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Freeways made with concrete slabs are the worst, you get constant bucking between each expansion joint. Most of this form of construction is found in California, made worse by overweight trucks.
A close second is I80 over the Sierras, the ruts and rough caused by snow chains is awful.
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Almost any bridge expansion joint in the right lane anywhere in the country. I watch for black areas. The darker and bigger the stain on the road, the bigger the bump.
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Freeways made with concrete slabs are the worst, you get constant bucking between each expansion joint.
I'll second that! Specifically, I29 in Iowa. The TT was bouncing so bad, we watched the radio antenna wave around in 12 inch circles!

The worst roads are in Iowa.
The worst gas is also in Iowa.
The worst drivers are in CT (New England in general).

As for gas, I don't know what they do to gasoline in Iowa (extra amounts of Ethanol, maybe?), but I only get about half the gas mileage that I normally get! (And it's not just one gas station. It's all over - even different grades of gas.)
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:14 PM   #55
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I'll second that! Specifically, I29 in Iowa. The TT was bouncing so bad, we watched the radio antenna wave around in 12 inch circles!

The worst roads are in Iowa.
The worst gas is also in Iowa.
The worst drivers are in CT (New England in general).

As for gas, I don't know what they do to gasoline in Iowa (extra amounts of Ethanol, maybe?), but I only get about half the gas mileage that I normally get! (And it's not just one gas station. It's all over - even different grades of gas.)

I live in Iowa and completely agree with bouncing caused by expansion cracks on concrete roads, doesn't matter if interstate, highway or some back road. Worst stretch I have experienced is highway 63 between Oskaloosa and Ottumwa you have to slow down to 45 or less it's so bad.
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