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Don't know how many of you have had extended trips on our highways lately...but it looks like a "war zone" in some places...

Cannot believe the bumps, holes, patches, dipsey-doos and just downright poor condition...

If we didn't have an Oliver I think I would have left several hundred parts and pieces on the roads !

Hohenwald to Bellingham WA...I don't think we will ever take a trip that long again- maybe on the "back roads"...

Just be careful out there !

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That sounds like every highway in Ohio and Michigan. Glad you made it home safe. 

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I agree.  We take interstates sometimes when it makes a big difference and we know the general condition.  More often than not, we take back roads through farm country and small towns.  Slower speeds and less traffic make for a less stressful trip.  When we head west to AZ most January’s it’s I-10 most of the way.  Not a lot of other options.  Mike

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I am glad you made it home. What tire pressure in the Ollie? Please add trailer and tow vehicle info to your signature. What is next for you? A four week jaunt around Olympic NP? 😁

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Yes, our interstates can use work in many places. My husband and I always laugh when we cross into South Carolina from Georgia on I95. We can literally feel the difference,  immediately. And, the lanes squeeze down from three to two.

That said, we put up with a number of years of "Bob's barricades " and slowdowns in Georgia, as the roads were being improved. 

We discovered some nice byways that didn't take much more time. And took us past cotton fields, pine forests,  and through delightful small towns. And, slower speeds saved a bit of fuel. Found some good BBQ. It's all good.

When you have the time,  take the back roads.

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16 hours ago, SeaDawg said:

Yes, our interstates can use work in many places. My husband and I always laugh when we cross into South Carolina from Georgia on I95. We can literally feel the difference,  immediately. And, the lanes squeeze down from three to two.

That said, we put up with a number of years of "Bob's barricades " and slowdowns in Georgia, as the roads were being improved. 

We discovered some nice byways that didn't take much more time. And took us past cotton fields, pine forests,  and through delightful small towns. And, slower speeds saved a bit of fuel. Found some good BBQ. It's all good.

When you have the time,  take the back roads.

We will be driving home to Oregon from Hohenwald in about 5 weeks.  I ordered AAA TripTiks for a direct route and a southern route avoiding big cities.  I have no desire to drive straight through Memphis or other large cities towing our Ollie.

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PA Turnpike is awful and most any roads around New York city area.  After a trip from Maine to Florida (hate 75 in Florida) I was surprised at how good 95 is in Maine and NH compared to many other places.  

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Michigan….I call my state the orange barrel state since there’s ALWAYS road construction, our roads are horrible! 

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On 10/6/2022 at 4:39 PM, Lee Cappelletti said:

OMG...

Don't know how many of you have had extended trips on our highways lately...but it looks like a "war zone" in some places...

Cannot believe the bumps, holes, patches, dipsey-doos and just downright poor condition...

If we didn't have an Oliver I think I would have left several hundred parts and pieces on the roads !

Hohenwald to Bellingham WA...I don't think we will ever take a trip that long again- maybe on the "back roads"...

Just be careful out there !

The interstates have been good except when we crossed into Colorado from Kansas it went from great to bad.  What's up with Colorado?  They should have a good tax base to keep their roads up.  If Kansas can do it, I don't see why Colorado can't.

John

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Unless Colorado has completed MAJOR work on the stretch of interstate from Colorado Springs to Denver in the past few years, it is/was absolutely terrible.

Bill

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On 10/6/2022 at 6:39 PM, Lee Cappelletti said:

OMG...

Don't know how many of you have had extended trips on our highways lately...but it looks like a "war zone" in some places...

Cannot believe the bumps, holes, patches, dipsey-doos and just downright poor condition...

If we didn't have an Oliver I think I would have left several hundred parts and pieces on the roads !

Hohenwald to Bellingham WA...I don't think we will ever take a trip that long again- maybe on the "back roads"...

Just be careful out there !

The loop Interstate 459 around Birmingham Al is to be avoided completely if you can. It’s the worst interstate we have ever been on. Interstate 88 in upstate NY is another stretch of highway we will never travel on again…awful.

We try and plan our trips on the roads less traveled. 

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