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Posted: 06/13/19 04:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We were at a dog show in Louisville Kentucky earlier this year and our RV neighbor was from Florida and they said they had three blowouts on the way up and then two on the way home. They ended up texting us to tell us that as I helped them change two of their tires and we became acquaintances so they just kept us filled in.


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Posted: 06/13/19 04:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Several years ago while going from Flagstaff to Albuquerque I had an axle collapse. It was replaced by Lippert but it was due to some very bad chuck holes that I could not miss due to the size of the chuck holes a very heavy truck traffic.

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Talked to a couple in New Orleans that had their dash fall off their new motorhome due to the violent bouncing coming thru Texas on way to LA. Just did a 6000 mile trip and the roads are terrible to say the least. One blowout on TV and a broken windshield. Who knows whats cracked or compromised underneath... The trailer looked liked a tornado had hit the inside every time we stopped.


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Preaching to the choir. I live in Michigan, home of the worst roads in the country. I've never had a blowout or anything fail because I don't drive fast on bad roads and there is always the berm to avoid those big whoppers.

What I find amazing is, I live on a bad road (potholes) and people insist on driving fast. I listen to them go by, suspensions clanging, springs protesting but they keep right on hauling butt, have to get somewhere important like home to a cold beer.

I rarely drive over 55 with my RV and always allow enough room in front of me to avoid the holes. It's vacation, not the Indy 500. In a hurry, go around. I'm in the slow lane for a reason. Besides the minimum allowable speed on any Interstate in the US is 45 mph.


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Speaking of bike trails, traveling on I-84 through Washington state they are building a hell of a bike trail along the interstate. Wonder where the money came from for it...


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We just did a trip from Florida to Maryland and back. I95 is bad in Georgia and terrible in South Carolina. Virginia is hit and miss. At times I wait for the cabinets to be shaken off the walls and everything to fall apart. We just added new Bilstein shocks and it does not seem to matter. In EVERY state the bridge to road transitions are a disaster and the bridge decks are a mess. Unfortunately, we have found this to be the case in most states we have traveled, with Louisiana being the worst and California second. Chuck

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I remember reading a post on here several years ago, about a guy who would take I-5 with his FW and run at the posted 55 for trailers in the left lane because the right lane(s) were so bad. He figured that he could argue that it was a safety issue due to the lousy conditions of the road surface and it was =safer= than running 45-50 in the right lanes. [emoticon] AFAIK, he never got a ticket.

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Coming south on Interstate 5 through California returning from a trip to Oregon, the roads were just awful. After I got home, I noticed some abnormal wear on two of the tires (opposite sides). I ended up taking it to a truck alignment place to have the axes bent back into alignment. And I replaced all 4 tires with GY Endurance.


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bob213 wrote:

Talked to a couple in New Orleans that had their dash fall off their new motorhome due to the violent bouncing coming thru Texas on way to LA. Just did a 6000 mile trip and the roads are terrible to say the least. One blowout on TV and a broken windshield. Who knows whats cracked or compromised underneath... The trailer looked liked a tornado had hit the inside every time we stopped.


We went from San Antonio to New Orleans and I broke a shock on my truck. The bottom of the shock tore free of the A arm from all the bouncing. Must of been one heck of a bounce than completely unloaded the tire.

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southernsky wrote:

Speaking of bike trails, traveling on I-84 through Washington state they are building a hell of a bike trail along the interstate. Wonder where the money came from for it...



I-84 would be in Oregon.

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