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Old 09-06-2015, 07:54 PM   #1
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I was wrong

I have traveled a lot of roads across America and thought I had seen the worst there is to offer, but that was until I crossed Indiana on I70. I'm not sure how they did it, but I believe they somehow dug a trench about 12" wide and 6" deep across the abutment for each bridge. It shook my truck with 17" wheels enough to have me seaching for my kidneys and I can only imagine how the guy with the Honda civic with 13" wheels must feel. So just a few miles afte leaving that wonderful state my left front wheel hub gave up and I got a chance to try out my Coachnet roadside assistance. They did a wonderful job at getting me to a safe location and about $500 later I was back on the road. Not too bad for a holiday weekend. So if you plan on driving through there, make sure your insurance is paid up.
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There is this one upmanship competition to see who can outdo the others. Meanwhile back at the capital . . . . . .
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Get off I-70 and take the old side roads that run almost parallel and the view is way better. There are some great diners east of Indy.
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If you think I-65 in Indiana is any better, they used the same contractor on that poor excuse of a road
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CA is right up there too. We think that our 50,000# MH was launched high enough to get the front wheels off the ground and the front axle is 18,030# as weighed this afternoon on the way home.
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No way, come on down here to Louisiana, we have worst roads, ever travel I-10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, it is mostly bridge over swamp, I mean Bayou. Or I-10 around Lake Charles.
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No way, come on down here to Louisiana, we have worst roads, ever travel I-10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, it is mostly bridge over swamp, I mean Bayou. Or I-10 around Lake Charles.
We traveled that section of I-10 back in October and I have to agree it was the worst interstate road we have been on.

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No way, come on down here to Louisiana, we have worst roads, ever travel I-10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, it is mostly bridge over swamp, I mean Bayou. Or I-10 around Lake Charles.
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Every state we have visited has stretches of horrible roads. The interstate system is showing its age, as is most of our country's infrastructure. I wish someone in Washington could figure out that there are a lot of unemployed people out there who could use a good job...and lots of infrastructure that needs to be repaired. What a concept.
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Louisiana, by far the worst I have ever seen. Im sure it took ten years off my motorhome chassis running from georgia to texas. Highway littered with tires and I mean everywhere! We lost all four on our cargo trailer on the way across.
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No way, come on down here to Louisiana, we have worst roads, ever travel I-10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, it is mostly bridge over swamp, I mean Bayou. Or I-10 around Lake Charles.
I agree - what a mess !
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I have traveled a lot of roads across America and thought I had seen the worst there is to offer, but that was until I crossed Indiana on I70. I'm not sure how they did it, but I believe they somehow dug a trench about 12" wide and 6" deep across the abutment for each bridge. It shook my truck with 17" wheels enough to have me seaching for my kidneys and I can only imagine how the guy with the Honda civic with 13" wheels must feel. So just a few miles afte leaving that wonderful state my left front wheel hub gave up and I got a chance to try out my Coachnet roadside assistance. They did a wonderful job at getting me to a safe location and about $500 later I was back on the road. Not too bad for a holiday weekend. So if you plan on driving through there, make sure your insurance is paid up.
Thanks for this info. We are planning a trip to Chincoteague Island, VA, leaving from Chicago and we were wanting to avoid the toll roads. I was thinking about heading down I-65 and I-70E but I see that conditions have not improved over the last few years.
A few years ago while heading south on I-65 we hit a pothole so large and deep that a chunk of blacktop flew up and cracked the fiberglass sidewall of the motorhome, causing $1500 in damage. I had hoped they would have the road repaired by now but I guess not.
Perhaps we'll take RT 30 across Indiana and Ohio and join up with the turnpike in Pittsburgh. I REALLY hate the tollroads, as they're not much better and extremely expensive.
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"join up with the turnpike in Pittsburgh."

Having just traveled the PA turnpike (west) on our way to pittsburgh I can say that you will not enjoy a least some of the trip. Lots of construction with narrow lanes and wide trucks passing you. Be very careful going through the toll booths, I smacked both mirrors twice.

Using the Illinois easy pass is the way to go.
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Baraff, good choice on rt 30. Most of it is new road. There are a few spots where you slow down for a small town but most of it is 65 or 70.
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