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Old 12-09-2019, 03:27 PM   #29
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El Paso is bad. Stay in he middle lane know matter what or bypass using the Trans Mt road if your rig is up to it. Its a very steep road.
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All of the above. We don't do cities!
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I agree with the above entries. One thing I do is examine a Google map image and if there are very many interchanges or is a long haul it becomes a serious contender to avoid. I've found some cities like Salt Lake is not bad at all on a Sunday morning. Frequently, we'll hold up some where within an hour or so from a big city and be ready get through it at a time we think will work OK. Most of the time I'll just plan our route around those nightmare cities. I know I'm not any kind of a big city kid. But boy I'm I glad a lots of people love living in those places and not close to me.
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Any city over 100,000 population is probably a place I don't want to drive through. Stay away from any major city, particularly during rush hour! If you absolutely need to drive through a major city, do it on Sunday morning at about 6:00 am.
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X2 for St Louis. If I could just get in a lane and ride it out it would be ok. It seems like you have to get way over to the right at the last second. Not good in large MH.


X3 I live here and retired. We seem to out grow any highway remodels in no time. Typically too only one person in the cars.
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Old 12-09-2019, 06:28 PM   #34
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When traveling across the country, what cities do you find the most challenging to pass through? And what routes do you use to avoid them?
Generally the only ones I have an issue with are the Ones that are out the Front Windshield.

That said - Slow Down - Get the timing right - (Avoid Rush Hours) - at times you just need to listen to a Good Book - just did a trip to Texas and back - and we went through some big cities - some with bad roads - some with bad traffic - but all doable by keeping the timing right.

LIST - Knoxville - Memphis - Nashville - Little Rock - Shreveport - Jackson Birmingham - ATLANTA - While not a city the I-40 drive through the Smokies was a TEST - WASHINGTON DC - is not for the faint of heart - Sunday night, should be easy - - - in the drive through from I-66 to Annapolis there were 5 accidents along the way - (WAZE HELPED SAVE THE DAY) Causing only an extra 30 minutes to get around them.

So the reality is Traffic is just plain BAD - so Good Luck,
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I'm always happy to be thru Seattle!
Seems your either crawling thru in bumper to bumper traffic, or, on a Sunday afternoon, you can fly thru and rattle your fillings on the broken up interstate !!
OH SO TRUE and usually at 85mph on the I5 freeway
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X3 I live here and retired. We seem to out grow any highway remodels in no time. Typically too only one person in the cars.
Thank Goodness we have usually got TWO of us in the RV and Toad

Oh - - that equals one person per vehicle -

No simple answers,

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Anywhere west of the Mississippi or above Masson dixie line
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Is this really a question?

It's vacation. Avoid them all! I'd rather tow a scenic bypass route than hurry to my vacation. Once you set camp, then you can explore the City on your terms.
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X? On Chicago. Traffic doesnít bother me, itís all the trucks at 65mph!

No one has mentioned Orlando. I forget what road it is (I-4?) that is perpetually under construction. Because of a space crunch, they narrowed the lanes by one foot. No fun when they divert the road into the median with jersey barriers. Iíve driven all over the country, and thatís the worst for me.

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San Francisco, those roads will outright destroy an RV.
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