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Old 04-26-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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I-65 - avoid it in Indiana if possible!!!

This is by FAR the worst interstate I have ever driven on. Heading from Chicago to Florida on this road was the worst driving experience I have had in long while. The right lane has potholes about every 1/8 mile. I'd drive in the left lane, but I keep it between 60-65 and the truckers would run me over.
Diane had to get up and close cabinet doors and drawers several times because they flew open. At one point the clock over the door did a swan dive (fortunately with no damage), and it was "permanently" mounted.
This road is a disgrace.
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The interstates and many local road have suffered from lack of maintenance/repair.... I just hope it gets better fast. Driving with an SUV or auto, doesn't equate to the bouncing/rattling that a motor home does/makes..


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This is by FAR the worst interstate I have ever driven on. Heading from Chicago to Florida on this road was the worst driving experience I have h
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Welcome to Indiana where we charge absurdly high vehicle registration fees in order to poorly maintain our roads.
Please feel free to express your thought to our Governor.
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And Indiana fuel taxes are some of the highest in the nation. Obviously not going towards road upkeep.
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Everywhere I go, when I hit a bump it is a spot that needs to be fixed.
If I hit a big bump, it is where they fixed one.
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I live in the Hoosier state. Trust me, I-65 and I-70 are as bad as the Pennsylvania turnpike. All bounce, bang, and tear up your coach. We have plenty of money to freely hand it to our enemies in foreign aid, but can't fix our roads or feed our hungry. Sad, but look at those who take care of themselves in D.C.
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Yes! I just returned to Kalamazoo, Mi. from Florida a couple weeks ago. I-65 was the worst highway of all!

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Well__ not really the worst in the state; drive I80/90 slow lane once. Former Governor Daniels sold the toll road for $80B to a foreign company to maintain, they do not. Poor interstates is a pattern in Indiana, who BTW has more miles of interstate than any other state. I69 is not completed from Evansville to Indianapolis yet; but they are already repairing/rebuilding sections completed 2 years ago.
That's my opinion and I'm sticking with it.
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After our experience on I-65, we decided to take I-24 and I-57 back home to Chicago. A much better experience. Still has it's bumpy spots, but not the massive potholes that I-65 has.
On a side note, there were two fatalities on I-65 in Indiana on Saturday, one was an SUV tire blowout and rollover that killed the driver (right hand lane, right side tire), the other was caused by the resulting traffic back up. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the blowout was caused by the SUV hitting a monster pothole and losing control. Nope, wouldn't surprise me a bit.
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Baraff, both of those fatalities were college guys not wearing seatbelts, and were ejected from the SUV. The other guys in the vehicle were wearing seatbelts.
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Good info. I was planning on driving I 65. Is this true south of Indianapolis?
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We drive this route at least once a year from Lexington, KY. through Louisville to Indianapolis and have not found it to be bad. Maybe different RV chassis respond differently.

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Good info. I was planning on driving I 65. Is this true south of Indianapolis?
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we were on that highway last weekend. It was horrific. The motorhome made a lot of noise that was not expected. There is a chassis or body rattle that wasn't there prior also. Now I gave to locate what it is. The OP was right, the left lane is much better but at 62 MPH, no one was happy. Several semi's were also staying in the left lane. On the right side you could see the affects of the road based on their tire movements.
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