Bad roads and hydraulic leaks
I canít believe how bad some of the roads are.
Driving on I-70 from western Missouri to New Jersey, I found the MO Interstate was pretty good. When we got to Illinois they started to get bad with a lot of rough spots. We came to Indiana and the road was absolutely horrible, bouncing, pitching, and the concrete over bridges had pieces missing. When we got into Ohio it improved somewhat but then my level control panel started beeping. The Ďjacks downí light was lit. We stopped at a truck stop and found all the hydraulic had leaked out of the tank. Iím convinced that it was caused by the Indiana Interstate.
Fortunately the jacks werenít down so we were able to find an RV Supercenter a half hour away that could fix it. They took the old line off and sent it to someone 15 minutes from them that made up new lines and fittings. It was fixed in a couple of hours to the tune of $387 then we were on our way again.
Itís funny but we have seen signs in some places that they are going to be resurfacing the roadway but as we were driving on it, we remarked that it was pretty smooth already and why donít they spend their money on the roads that were really bad..
When we finally got to our destination, we found the slides were acting up and jamming. We did get them open but Iím sure all the bouncing and twisting screwed the alignment up or something like that.
I think the people who decide which roads should be fixed should drive them in a motorhome, especially a gas model. rather than in their autos or pickups where you donít notice it as much.
2007 Tiffin Phaeton 40QSH
2013 Ford Focus Titanium
Mountain Home, AR