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Old 09-19-2014, 06:30 AM   #15
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Just in case you missed Tom N's subtle hint, are your tyre pressures correct for your rig's wheel loading according to the tyre manufacturer's load-inflation pressure tables.

Even 10psi more than necessary can make every little bump feel like a mexican tope.
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:45 AM   #16
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However Georgia did it I have to say that it is the best stretch of road in our twice a year trek up and down the east coast. The farther north we go, the more beat up the roads seem to get. This must have a lot to do with freezing then thawing plus road chemicals and snow plows. Pennsylvania is in a never ending construction zone and never ending mountain climb. Very different from Florida where the only mountain we see is the landfill
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:00 AM   #17
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Just in case you missed Tom N's subtle hint, are your tyre pressures correct for your rig's wheel loading according to the tyre manufacturer's load-inflation pressure tables.

Even 10psi more than necessary can make every little bump feel like a mexican tope.
Check them every time I head out, at 86 on this trek, thank heavens I did not leave them where the tire shop had them when they were put on last month....110
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:04 AM   #18
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Consider in our neck of the woods we have two seasons. Winter and Construction.

Our personal sightings have always been on any construction/road repair project done near us, you have to have at least 8 folks standing around looking at the hole, 2 or 3 guys leaning on shovels, 3 or 4 sitting in their trucks and maybe one machine operator looking close to moving eventually, and maybe one guy with a shovel/rake doing 3 strokes then needing a rest and chat with the others for a while = Rinse and Repeat.

I kid you not, we see it day after day after day and worse.

Can you imagine how fewer taxes we'd need to pay if they were paid based on actual production (LOL).

Same crew that repaired the road near my home, about a 1/4 mile stretch that had a 2x3 foot section that sank in, when I called DOT about it I was told I don't understand the process......THAT is an understatement
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The OP has listed the reasons we avoid the Interstates as much as possible. The scenic highways, 2 lane and 4 highways are much more enjoyable, not torn up by trucks and no truck traffic. Most are in excellent shape and lower fuel prices than along the Interstates.

We find it much more enjoyable to see America rather than just crossing it.
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thank heavens I did not leave them where the tire shop had them when they were put on last month....110
That pressure is a bit unusual as they normally use the easy-to-remember 100psi all-round.
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Drove up to Myrtle Beach from Jacksonville to the rally and hit that stretch of the highway and it is truly awful! A group of us were just talking about SC I95 yesterday. One of the group who lives in SC said they have a "road tax" in SC. If so, they don't seem to be spending it on the roads. And SC I26 from I95 to Spartanburg is no better. I am driving home tomorrow and I will certainly be looking forward to the GA/SC state line!
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The OP has listed the reasons we avoid the Interstates as much as possible. The scenic highways, 2 lane and 4 highways are much more enjoyable, not torn up by trucks and no truck traffic. Most are in excellent shape and lower fuel prices than along the Interstates.

We find it much more enjoyable to see America rather than just crossing it.
Do that when I can, this was jaunt to Disney with grandkids and time was limited. When I can I love to take the road less traveled, as I say to others sometimes by doing that the trip is more fun than the destination.

Looking forward to the time when I can "travel slow"
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Drove up to Myrtle Beach from Jacksonville to the rally and hit that stretch of the highway and it is truly awful! A group of us were just talking about SC I95 yesterday. One of the group who lives in SC said they have a "road tax" in SC. If so, they don't seem to be spending it on the roads. And SC I26 from I95 to Spartanburg is no better. I am driving home tomorrow and I will certainly be looking forward to the GA/SC state line!
X2 on Richards observation, I was a sales rep and serviced that area in the early 2000's nothing has been serviced or corrected! Were leaving for FL tommorrow and just like Richard can't wait for GA state line. DW said she's making dental appointments for us both when we get back.
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Come to California.....you'll want to scream after a few miles. Here's an observation that is often made in California. Ten miles of freeway repair......a small company gets the bid....they start working on the three bridges that need to be built. They are so small, they build one a t a time. In the meantime, the road between the bridges remains dirt. They finally finish the bridges and a month later they start do work on the roads that could have been done while the bridges were being built. OR...how about hiring three different companies to each do a bridge.

A repair in California takes years because of this method. The theory is that the State holds onto the money, making interest and collecting taxes, much longer by dragging out the repairs.
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