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Author Topic: WORST roads for RV travel: Your nominee(s)??  (Read 1189 times)

Compadre

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Re: WORST roads for RV travel: Your nominee(s)??
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2018, 04:13:47 PM »
Agree with I-10 through Louisiana.  Never again.

Isaac-1

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Re: WORST roads for RV travel: Your nominee(s)??
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2018, 04:43:56 PM »
It is amazing that so many of the votes are about I-10 in south Louisiana fairly near where I live (about 40 miles north of I-10), as well as Texas 105 which I have driven in my coach 2 or 3 times in the last year.      This is particularly amazing since I  feel  I-10 in east Texas is worse than the stretch in much of western Louisiana, and my first pick is the 3132 loop on the south side of Shreveport LA that connects I-20 to I-49, the problem here is not it being rough, or in  disrepair , but instead that the spacing of the expansion joints wheel hop if one attempts to drive on it with an RV or pulling a trailer at near the speed limit.    I have experienced this with my current coach as well as 2 boat trailers on that loop.
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FenderP

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Re: WORST roads for RV travel: Your nominee(s)??
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2018, 05:23:38 PM »
I hadn't noticed that 105 was that bad; they've paved recently. Not that it's a great road, but not bad, from when I've driven it.

It is a huge sight better than driving through Houston...!

I'd take a long cut through El Paso to not drive through Houston!   :)
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Isaac-1

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Re: WORST roads for RV travel: Your nominee(s)??
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2018, 06:21:54 PM »
Now if only there was a good bypass option past San Antonio
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Peteyboy

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Re: WORST roads for RV travel: Your nominee(s)??
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2018, 07:26:23 PM »
Oklahoma sticks out in my mind as being pretty hard to beat.
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Isaac-1

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« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2018, 08:38:33 PM »
As a state I agree Oklahoma wins on shear number of bad roads, though none stand out to me as being particularly bad, sort of a quantity vs quality (or lack there of) thing.
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Re: WORST roads for RV travel: Your nominee(s)??
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2018, 09:21:55 PM »
Now if only there was a good bypass option past San Antonio

Right on, Isaac.

It’s slow, but you can take the back roads through Boerne, etc. and keep following the back roads around. Nice scenery and shops too. I recommend the “Dodging Duck” for lunch.
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Isaac-1

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« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2018, 11:11:51 PM »
Given my starting point and desire to miss Houston as well, TX 105 to US290  with a short dodge down to 71 and back to US290 to avoid the center of Austin may be a better route.  If only they would widen US290 from Austin to Johnson City as much of it is still a narrow 4 lane road through relative hilly up and down terrain.  At least the lanes feel narrow there with no shoulder in much of the stretch.  Of course this route means traveling almost half way across Texas before getting on an interstate highway heading west.
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Re: WORST roads for RV travel: Your nominee(s)??
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2018, 09:32:53 PM »
You said “Johnson City”, Isaac, and one thing popped into my head -Ronnie’s BBQ!  I cant believe we used to drive right past Ronnie’s to go to the Salt Lick!  IMHO Ronnie’s is better than Salt Lick, Coopers (any of them), you name it. Yeah, back roads in TX be good.
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Isaac-1

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Re: WORST roads for RV travel: Your nominee(s)??
« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2018, 01:34:37 AM »
Sure there is some good BBQ in that area, but if I am around there I will be stopping for German food at Der Linderbaum in Fredericksburg
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Bill N

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Re: WORST roads for RV travel: Your nominee(s)??
« Reply #40 on: July 14, 2018, 09:10:46 AM »
I-10 through LA. - The WORST!!!
as well as the same I-10 through Louisiana (2 years ago)

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Re: WORST roads for RV travel: Your nominee(s)??
« Reply #41 on: July 14, 2018, 12:36:51 PM »
I might have to defer to parts of the Alaskan Highway, but after everyone gets through listing their worst roads, I challenge you to drive your RV on parts of I-5 and I-10 through Los Angeles. You'll never challenge our state's supremecy on bad roads again.

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Re: WORST roads for RV travel: Your nominee(s)??
« Reply #42 on: July 14, 2018, 03:12:28 PM »
Sure there is some good BBQ in that area, but if I am around there I will be stopping for German food at Der Linderbaum in Fredericksburg

Eve’s Cafe in Lampasas if you’re close enough. You don’t have to deal with the tourist trap that is Fredericksburg and the German food is amazing.

Kind of off topic, but hey, if you have to go off the beaten path to find a smooth road, you might as well have some good eats.
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Re: WORST roads for RV travel: Your nominee(s)??
« Reply #43 on: July 14, 2018, 03:35:41 PM »
I challenge you to drive your RV on parts of I-5 and I-10 through Los Angeles. You'll never challenge our state's supremecy on bad roads again.

X2. Aside from the stress of driving I-10 connecting to I-5, I truly wonder sometimes what's going to be broken/cracked/etc on the coach when I finally exit the valley. Several times I've detoured via Twentynine Palms and Lucerne Valley just to avoid the whole mess
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