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Old 07-16-2014, 12:24 PM   #1
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Condition of I-40

What is the condition of I-40 from the Memhis, TN to Flagstaff, AZ now adays? Last time I was out that way I-40 from Oklahma City to the Texas boarder was so rough that I thought it was going shake my coach apart. The posted speed limit was 45 and I couldn't run much over 20 with out fear of my coach coming apart. Roughest road that I can ever remember being on...

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Old 07-16-2014, 12:31 PM   #2
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From Albuquerque to Flagstaff is fine...just traveled that part of your route.

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Old 07-17-2014, 03:43 PM   #3
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It's all good from OKC all the way through to Alburquerque too, lots of new. I remember when it was pretty shoddy though, there was more construction than not. There is a narrow strech on the West side of OKC (Yukon) that is pretty tough at rush hour, skinny, skinny 2 lane with a barrior on one side and a drop off on the other than demands all of your attention for about 3 to 5 miles. Other than that it is about as good as it gets.
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Hang on to the fillings in your molars going through OKC!!
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:22 PM   #5
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In May we took I-40 from Nashville to Barstow, CA. Some good and some bad but just like all the other interstates. I doubt you'd do any better on I-10 or I-80. If I remember correctly heading west from Flagstaff was not good.
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I took I-40 from Winston Salem, NC to Williams, AZ recently and never found it any worse than going north to NV, UT, CO, KS, TN, etc. They are all fairly good.
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Travelled I-40 from Memphis to Ft Smith Arkansas last month. The part from Memphis going west for about 65 miles is probably the most dangerous highway I have ever driven. They are in the process of repaving that portion and they have much of it locked down to 2 lanes. The worst part was the concrete barricades on the sides. Felt like I was going to hit one and extremely nervous about it the whole time. Being passed by an 18 wheeler with barricades on both sides was terrifying to me. There mirrors were literally 4-6 inches from my rear view mirrors. If I had to do it again, I would find another route. Once you get about 65 miles west of Memphis, the interstate is in great shape for the remainder of Arkansas. I will not do that 65 mile section of highway again, ever!!!!
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It was ok west of Amarillo in February, wasn't the best road ever, but not the worst, I got off in Nevada and went to Vegas.

New Mexico was a pain for the first 100 miles, I had a major head wind, MPGs were bad. There was a few good grades to go up and down, but I had no trouble with em.
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Thanks for the heads up. I will sniff out an alternate to that section of I-40. Concrete barriers with the big black tire swirls are scary. Not long ago we were channeled into a single lane between concrete barriers and came up on a recently deposited "road alligator". No room to do anything but hope it didn't do undercarriage damage as we passed over it. Although it was stretched out flat, you never can be sure it won't roll up like a big ball when hit by your tires.

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