Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Navigation, Routes & Roads
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-28-2022, 02:23 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: robertsdale , alabama
Posts: 36
I81 Pennsylvania conditions?

i travel north and south through the years i have quit suing I81 through pensylvania especially is the shorter route north to N.y. but in the past has been so bad a condition not worth have you gone north on it lately? was the condition of roads? any imput appreciated.
sumjoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-28-2022, 03:41 PM   #2
Senior Member

Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: NY State
Posts: 3,088
We don't recall it as having been bad a month or so ago from VA to Wilkes-Barre, where we got on I-84. However, we've noticed a lot of members have complained about roads we thought were OK, so either we're more tolerant of road conditions or our Bus smooths things out better than their rigs do.
1976 Southwind 28', '96 Winnie 34WK,
2006 Tiffin Allegro Bus 40QDP
n2zon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2022, 04:12 PM   #3
Senior Member
Mike8253's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,965
When we travel to New England, we typically take I-81 north from I-80 to up around Scranton, and then jog over to I-84 to eventually hook up with the Mass Pike. The initial section of I-81 up to around Wilkes-Barre is rough. It just seems that the points at which the pavement sections meet is always uneven, significantly enough to make for a harsh, unpleasant ride. I can only figure that the combination of poor, natural underlayment and winter freezing temperatures are enough cause these pavement sections to move relative to one another. It's not like they haven't tried to fix that section of the interstate, but the same issues always return. Farther North, the road seems to ride better. Just my observations.
Mike and Cindy
2016 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 34PA
2018 Chevy Malibu
Mike8253 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2022, 07:04 AM   #4
Senior Member
Kayakist's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 177
A few months back we took our class A from Virginia to Hershey PA using I-81. The only area that caught my attention was north of Harrisburg, PA. The road was in terrible shape, very bumpy and uneven surfaces.
2021 Coachmen Pursuit 29SS
U.S. Navy Senior Chief (Ret) CTA Rating
Kayakist is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sanity check on I81 to Florida itsallgood Navigation, Routes & Roads 8 11-12-2016 03:54 PM
Penn turnpike around Scranton or I81? HD4Mark Navigation, Routes & Roads 17 05-04-2015 02:06 PM
I81 or I95 south? cwj212 Navigation, Routes & Roads 10 11-07-2013 04:53 PM
Virginia I81 or Tenn I40 campgrounds cmpncrsaider Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 2 11-04-2013 07:52 PM
Tn. Rt 25E North from I81 to Hwy 58 in Ky. Ken & Sandy Navigation, Routes & Roads 2 09-17-2005 04:46 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.