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Old 07-24-2013, 06:46 PM   #15
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Had a GREAT vacation in CA and had NO problems on the roads. Wish the roads in CO were as nice.

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Old 07-24-2013, 07:13 PM   #16
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You guy's are a riot! Bad roads and high taxes. Come to the east coast, all are roads are as smooth as glass and low cost of living is great. Sometimes I have to take out a loan to get across the bridge. EZPASS, easy for them I call it vacuumPASS but hay! We all have are own cross to bear.

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Old 07-26-2013, 04:39 PM   #17
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Please keep spreading the word " Don't come to California " we are ok with that... We really are !!
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:51 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by VanDiemen23 View Post
As far as the roads go, I moved to Cali from Indiana in 1990. While the roads are much worse now, they are still MUCH better that Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan. I popped tires and bent rims there. A friend spent his senior prom in the ER after a huge chuckhole at a railroad crossing tore the front suspension off his car, and broke his nose against the steering wheel.

No matter where you are west of the rockies there's just not the freeze/thaw cycle that kills midwestern concrete.

It's all relative.....
Agree on the midwest roads, especially I-65 in Indiana, between Indy and Chicago. We hit a pothole last April and some concrete flew up and cracked the fibreglass exterior. It cost $1200 to repair, thankfully our insurance covered it, minus our deductible.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:45 PM   #19
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Everybody wants to come to Cali cause it's a nice place to be but nobody wants to pay taxes to keep it that way. All this I want this and that costs money but every time it comes to a vote, nobody wants to pay. I was born here and I like it here and I'm not afraid to pay my share to keep it nice. No I don't agree with our state government a lot of the time but they are elected by us. A good portion of the complaining persons I have met in my career have come here after military service from other states to work hi-tech fields and they just can't wait for their retirement to arrive so they can get out. I say, what are ya waitin for! Sorry about the rant but I drive those same roads and I know that it takes money to fix'm. Hiway 80 is another one that need a lot of work but lately it has been getting it, both up the sierras and down towards the bay. I live on hiway 49 and we don't get much attention.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:21 PM   #20
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All the taxes are going to are overly abundant amount of social programs. Most of which help supplement the lives of career free loaders!
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:31 PM   #21
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We are so looking forward to getting out of this state permanently. Took delivery of our Prevo in Beaumont California and "enjoyed" the lovely California roads, including all the construction on Hwy99 all the way back to the Sacramento area. 11 months and counting until we launch on the road full time! I'm a teacher, so I know our taxes aren't really going into my classroom -- not sure where they're going!!
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:22 AM   #22
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The damage done by impacts is roughly proportional to the square of the speed so it you were to slow down from 70 to 50 on the bad sections it would do a lot to reduce the effects.
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We spend 4 to 6 months a year in CA park hosting. In 2011 we traveled to the east coast and found the WORST road in the US. I 476 in PA, 2 flat tires and a crack in the fiberglass later and we paid for the privilege to drive on this road with potholes the size of a vw? The roads in CA ain't the best but far from the worst, IMHO
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:32 PM   #24
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Road a motorcycle on the interstate (part of the federal road system) to Santa Monica and the roads in CA were absolutely life threatening. WTF did they do with the federal road money in CA ? The roads in Mexico are better
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:04 PM   #25
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OK, this and several other threads have decried the condition of I5 and US99. I will be travelling from AZ to Seattle in January, and have a stop in Vacaville so was planning to use one of those roads. As an alternative, how are US395 in CA, or US95 in NV?

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Old 09-11-2013, 02:16 PM   #26
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OK, this and several other threads have decried the condition of I5 and US99. I will be travelling from AZ to Seattle in January, and have a stop in Vacaville so was planning to use one of those roads. As an alternative, how are US395 in CA, or US95 in NV?

I would take 99 from Bakersfield to sac. Not as boring and a little better than 5. If you don't mind 20 miles of really bad country roads you can take 12 to 113 then fry road right into Vacaville. Whereabouts in cow town you goin?
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:06 AM   #27
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Drove into Indio from Vegas yesterday. Roads weren't too bad. Some rough spots. But I have forgotten how insane the driving is. I am not a nervous driver at all but the people here are crazy. I'm required to do 55 because I'm towing my car. So I'm doing near that in the 3rd lane and cars are flying all around me.

I'm from the Chicago area so the speed that they were doing doesn't bother me. The maneuvers were the ridiculous part. Wow.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:35 AM   #28
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Have broken the cords in tires of two cars in the past on the northern part of I-5 in Cali. IIRC, it was 5 in total. Had to replace all the tires on a near new Toyota. The concrete slabs settle from slab to slab and the joint cause quite a thump. Can't be good for ST tires.

The interstate and hwys in Oregon and Wa. seem pretty good. Don't understand how Oregon can have such good roads and there's no sales tax. Maybe they bleed it from you in other ways?

Can't wait to do a circle tour of the US but it sounds like we should research road condition....

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