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Old 05-02-2016, 07:25 AM   #1
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Everywhere we have travelled, the roads are potholed, rutted, cracked etc.. On a few trips interior damage was done to our fifth wheel. Once, the wood trim over the slide and curtains came down. On our last trip, the satelite receiver came down from its mount and the speaker for the entertainment center came down.
It seems with all the gas tax money collected by the powers that be the roads should be gold!. I10 in Louisiana was real bad. We need to contact our governors and demand these roads are repaired, replaced et,. If the road taxes on gas go anywhere else than to the roads, then our politicians are stealing from us who use the roads. We need to DEMAND THE roads are kept in excellent condition!...

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Just traveled I-10 through Louisiana, went to Florida and back. The road is terrible, hoping I dont find any damage.


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Old 05-02-2016, 07:38 AM   #3
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Roads everywhere are bad. Especially up north, where freezing water can really impact things.

Your best bet is to secure everything in the trailer like all roads are going to be horrible. We're still working on improving the oem cabinet "locks" which have been the cause of many a failure.

Balancing tires will help.

We now have so many roads that the "gas tax" can't keep up.
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This thread is on a "fine line" between politics and RVing road conditions. Please review the forum rules and abide by the "no politics allowed" portion.


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Old 05-02-2016, 08:05 AM   #5
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I agree roads are bad. Travel mostly in New England and a little in the NY area. When they get as bad as some are it takes longer to fix them and the roads during construction are worse, especially around bridges where they scrape up to the bridge and leave a "speed bump" on the highway.

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Old 05-02-2016, 11:33 AM   #6
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:16 PM   #7
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Several years ago a article came out here in Oregon. 40% of the gas tax here goes into the road.
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I-95 in SC and FL really sux...

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Old 05-02-2016, 09:08 PM   #9
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Try I-10 in western Texas. Signs everywhere saying to use left lane only for passing but all the trucks drive in the left lane because the road is so bad. We drove all over the entire US when full-timing on interstate and back roads and this stretch was by far the worst. I know complaining here does no good but it still helps to vent a little.

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Old 05-02-2016, 09:23 PM   #10
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The highway I use to commute on everyday was terrible. Pot holes big enough to throw a car out of alignment. Major truck route. Two weeks ago I noticed they fixed about 2 miles of the worst 5. Guess out here we actually spending money on roads.


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