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Old 05-07-2016, 10:48 AM   #15
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A January blizzard in West Texas forced me off the highway into an oil field. No problem, figured I'd bivouac until it was over. Took the dogs for a hike. The big one never came back. Spent three miserable days and nights looking for him but never found him. Had to go to the hospital two hours away because I'd put a cactus thorn through my shoe and my foot became badly infected. Got a call at midnight from an oil rig worker I'd talked to; Ranger had walked into his camp! Fired up the RV and headed back to get him. At 1:30 AM in heavy fog I barely noticed two young rough necks in the ditch with a totaled car. Got turned around and offered them a ride. Picked up Ranger (yea!) and started the 20 mile drive to their camp. Ended up driving 20 miles on pavement and 22 miles on the pseudo roads plowed through the rock in oil country. Five mph tops. So rough among other things the microwave door flew open and the turntable crashed and broke on the floor. We were lost the whole time because of the fog, rig direction signs being knocked over, and Dewayne and Joe's unfamiliarity with their rig's location. Besides that they both kept falling asleep on me. Finally found the camp at 5:30 AM. Decided to sleep until the sun came up so I at least had a chance to find my way out. Got a knock on the door from the boss at sunrise. "I gotta ask what you are doing here?" Told him about Dewayne and Joe. He said "We don't have a Dewayne or Joe who works here." Quite the night.
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I 10 from the West Texas border to San Antonio is the worst road I've ever driven. Rough and bumpy ride the entire length. But Texas did fix it by installing a Rough Road sign every couple of miles.
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Old 05-07-2016, 03:28 PM   #17
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Without question I-26 between I-95 and Columbia SC.

I apologized to the MH after putting her through it both on the way to Asheville NC and the return.
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Without question I-26 between I-95 and Columbia SC.

I apologized to the MH after putting her through it both on the way to Asheville NC and the return.

We took highway 176 (parallel to I-26). It was a beautiful ride.


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2 years ago, I-70 across Indiana! for sure, the worst in my travels!
45 mph on the interstate! or slower! , and I did not know if the Coach was going to survive it!

US 40 is a good alternative


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I-65 in Indiana from Louisville to Indianapolis. Potholes at every pavement joint. Couldn't dodge them either. The governor of Indiana should be sentenced to drive it both ways every day until it's fixed!
Just did this stretch today. I65 Indiana has been abysmal for years. Now its either abysmal or under construction. We're stopped for an overnight about 90 miles north of Indy now, it doesn't get any better.
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Just did this stretch today. I65 Indiana has been abysmal for years. Now its either abysmal or under construction. We're stopped for an overnight about 90 miles north of Indy now, it doesn't get any better.

US31 would be a good alternative for St Louis to Indy, and US52 to Gary.


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Old 05-07-2016, 05:45 PM   #22
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Louisiana has worst roads ever in my humble opinion. I-20 through bossier city and Shreveport ... Our front tv fell out !!!! We now always take bypass through.. Tough but much better than I-20
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Well,
I didn't read all the answers but, I'll put in my two cents. For one, if I recall this right, we had a bad experience on I think was, 25 that headed NE out of the Denver area towards OK. It was rougher than some of the off roads we've been on with our Jeeps. The second one was the 50 heading south from Grand Junction CO to Delta CO. That section had/has the most "whoop-de-dos" of any highly traveled, higher speed roadways/high ways that we've ever seen in our travels.

That was a few years ago, for both roads so, maybe they've been improved since then.
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I 5 in CA Central Valley, it is beat up.
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I 10 from the West Texas border to San Antonio is the worst road I've ever driven. Rough and bumpy ride the entire length. But Texas did fix it by installing a Rough Road sign every couple of miles.
They've resurfaced/reconstucted I-10 in West Texas just recently from I-20 west to the state line. Very, very nice. Picture is TX I-20 westbound near the intersection with TX I-10 on Dec 17, 2015. I-10 was similar.
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Sections of 65 in Indiana are bad...we are going to be taking I10 across Louisiana to Texas here in a couple weeks...sounds like I better be ready for a rough ride
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Sections of 65 in Indiana are bad...we are going to be taking I10 across Louisiana to Texas here in a couple weeks...sounds like I better be ready for a rough ride

Give US90 or US190 a try.
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That gravel road in front of my house. After I win the lotto, it will be paved.
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