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Old 01-04-2020, 05:06 AM   #1
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for those of you who may not see Chuck Woodbury痴 RV TRAVEL newsletter i pulled this from the latest issue and thought it important enough to post here.
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Trip update (Friday evening): Gail and I have made it to the Mojave Desert. We池e staying near Edwards Air Force Base. On the way here, we traveled a stretch of southbound Highway 99 through Bakersfield that is beyond bad. It is so riddled with potholes and uneven pavement that I worried my motorhome would start tossing parts. It痴 awful. Avoid it if you can!
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Its really most of 99, off and on. Really makes you notice the smooth sections, which are fewer and shorter than the rough ones. I just drove it from Bakersfield to Sac last Thursday. Actually drove from the Salton Sea to Grass Valley - 625 miles; quite a trek for one day riding an F53. And many sections of 99 were rough enough that I thought it might damage the coach.
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Have driven it many times heading to and from Highway 58 going to southern United States.... Yes 99 is the Pits (or Pots)
Is there a alternate route?

Also I can't help but wonder where our $0.12 a gallon gas tax is going...
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Well there痴 I-5, but I was towing and didn稚 feel like subjecting myself to he traffic on that route

As to the other we aren稚 supposed to talk about that here. But certainly not the roads....
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Have driven it many times heading to and from Highway 58 going to southern United States.... Yes 99 is the Pits (or Pots)
Is there a alternate route?

Also I can't help but wonder where our $0.12 a gallon gas tax is going...
I thought our gas tax was closer to $0.30 a gallon as of 2017.

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OHHHHHHH LORD that road blows!!! 2 years ago I had traveled it in my F-53 with the new tires I had installed on my rig. At one point I was trapped in traffic and had to hit a pot hole, it was so bad the thermostat on the wall broke off the wall. every mile of that road was a hazard, I refuse to believe how many times we the people of this state have voted for a tax increase to fix our roads and yet that Hiway remains such a hazard. I have gone so far that I have even circled the Hiway on my Rand McNalley with bold letters to remind me NOT to ever travel that road again. Its a shame, compared to I-5 and the vast area with the amount of vehicles there, it should be a priority to make the needed repairs.
Funney at this point It would be easy to start trashing the people who manage this state, however im tired of wasting my energy on a place that JUST Doesn't care about it people. Instead I will only say, this state used to be MUCH, MUCH more. Save your VACATION dollars for any place BUT California!!! Cause the only way this place will change is to hit them in the pocket.
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