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Old 08-18-2015, 07:59 PM   #29
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"It occurs to me that the difficulty may lie somewhere other than with the cities."

Unless you HAD to drive into the centre of a large city, why would you bother. What has any large city got for the average RVer?
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:10 PM   #31
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"It occurs to me that the difficulty may lie somewhere other than with the cities."

Unless you HAD to drive into the centre of a large city, why would you bother. What has any large city got for the average RVer?
In theory, I agree. However, there's no practical way sometimes than to go through a metropolitan area.

I go through the SLC corridor a lot and unless I want to go way out of my way, I have usually have to go through congested areas.

Same with the Puget Sound area of Washington state. If you wanted to go to Vancouver BC, for instance, and were coming up from California, you'd have to come through the very congested (remember, 5th on the list) Olympia-Tacoma-Seattle-Everett corridor and unless you'd be willing to go way out of your way or go through at night, there's really no way around it.
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I'm headed from Austin through Dallas tomorrow. Then through Oklahoma on way to NW Ark. Sould be a good test my cabinets are secure. My molars are loose from last trip. JD
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I think the most difficult thing for me is knowing what lane to be in. DW helps with paper map, and Google maps directions in the iPhone helps too. Trying to change lanes at 60+ feet in traffic is not my cup of tea.
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Well if you haven't travelled though infamous Montreal in the summer you would be in for a treat. There are four seasons there, fall, winter, spring and construction. Nowhere on planet earth is there a greater concentration of pylons. I would bet that if I were to use google earth, the screen would be illuminated orange.


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Here's an RV in Brooklyn. This guy had to be lost, but he does have a NY tag.
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It seemed like forever driving through Salt Lake City two months ago on Interstate 15. They had a lot of road construction going on.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:15 PM   #37
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Here's an RV in Brooklyn. This guy had to be lost, but he does have a NY tag.

Thank you, Pushed!! You reinforce my point! This guy's on Woodhaven blvd in Bkln, a pretty main thoroughfare. Definitely heading somewhere on a main road. Why must he be lost just because he's driving a MH in Brooklyn? The traffic lanes are just as wide, the traffic lights work the same, the signs are in English. He's familiar and you're not. Your profile says you're from Ambler- suburban Philly. Not as dense as Brooklyn but certainly not farm country either, and you drive your coach in and out without concern. You're familiar with the area. ;-)


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Thank you, Pushed!! You reinforce my point! This guy's on Woodhaven blvd in Bkln, a pretty main thoroughfare. Definitely heading somewhere on a main road. Why must he be lost just because he's driving a MH in Brooklyn? The traffic lanes are just as wide, the traffic lights work the same, the signs are in English. He's familiar and you're not.
John, your point is well made, except that I am familiar with NYC and other cities. I just found it amusing and wondered what he was doing there as there are only truck a few routes into each of the boroughs, and he was way deep into Brooklyn. He definitely wasn't looking for a place to camp!
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I second the folks who have nominated the east coast megaplex - from abut Richmond, VA north to the other side of Boston, the cites are, for the most part, horrible to drive in - yeah, buses go through them all the time, but the guys driving them generally don't OWN them, so if they cut a corner a bit sharp and take out a mailbox or a light pole, who cares?... The non-main streets in cities like Baltimore and Philly, both of which I've had the dubious pleasure of driving my old 34' Bounder in, are narrow and designed for horse & buggy, not Winnebagos or Newmars.

in Comparison, the downtown streets in MOST, not all, cities out west are far wider and easier to navigate. I drove the Bounder around in SLC in 2012 and was happy as a clam, even with all the light rail corridor construction.
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.......in Comparison, the downtown streets in MOST, not all, cities out west are far wider and easier to navigate. I drove the Bounder around in SLC in 2012 and was happy as a clam, even with all the light rail corridor construction.
Salt Lake might not be the most typical example. When the Mormon pioneer settlers were laying out the city grid in the 19th century, it was stipulated that all the main thoroughfares (about every 3-4 blocks, both N-S and E-W), had to be wide enough for a full team hauling a freight wagon to make a U-turn. Those main streets remain extra wide to this day.
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Atllanta. Haven't found a decent way to bypass it going SE to NW. Seems everything goes right thru the middle.
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