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Old 10-03-2018, 12:10 AM   #1
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During our travels on the highways of midwest US we encountered some really rough roads (I'm looking at you Wisconsin). It got so bad that I dreaded going over the rough patches leading up to and from the overpasses where my truck tended to want to do a little dance over the bumps. I decided that after 50k miles that it was time to replace the shock absorbers on my truck. On the advice of many on other RV forums I installed a set of Bilsten shocks. Well, I just finished a 300+ mile drive with the rig and what a difference. I now feel fully in control over the worst bumps with no more porpoising over the expansion joints. It's funny how worn out shocks sort of sneak up on you. Thought I'd mention it here for your consideration.
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No point in complaining about Wisconsin roads here. Governor Walker and his cronies don't read this forum.
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Hanent been to Wisconsin in many years, but during our present trip to Louisiana we encountered some of the worse roads in my driving history. I've been driving through almost every US state for 50 years. Pulling our trailer was horrifying and I thought we would launch after all the inferior bridge transitions and endless wash board highways.
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When leaving Nevada and going to California, Hwy 5 is a real bad one for us RVers
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Hanent been to Wisconsin in many years, but during our present trip to Louisiana we encountered some of the worse roads in my driving history. I've been driving through almost every US state for 50 years. Pulling our trailer was horrifying and I thought we would launch after all the inferior bridge transitions and endless wash board highways.
You would hate it here in Illinois then
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You would hate it here in Illinois then
and stay out of Oklahoma! Worst roads in the country according to several magazines and my bank book for alignments and vehicle maintenance....
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You would hate it here in Illinois then
Actually, we were in Illinois but most of the roads we traveled on were pretty good in my opinion (except when driving in downtown Chicago thanks to road work).
Even the farm roads were nice and smooth. Don't know where the money for fixing the roads came from in a state without a budget.
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Occurpant5143, I just want to say that most of the roads in your state are pretty good, Your drivers and traffic have been getting bad, Yes Im driving 62ft of 20k trailer and they like cutting in front of me, hoping I can stop....LOL
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Occurpant5143, I just want to say that most of the roads in your state are pretty good, Your drivers and traffic have been getting bad, Yes Im driving 62ft of 20k trailer and they like cutting in front of me, hoping I can stop....LOL
Too true. Especially in Phoenix where they consider red lights to be merely a suggestion to stop.
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Occurpant5143, I just want to say that most of the roads in your state are pretty good, Your drivers and traffic have been getting bad, Yes Im driving 62ft of 20k trailer and they like cutting in front of me, hoping I can stop....LOL
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Too true. Especially in Phoenix where they consider red lights to be merely a suggestion to stop.
Apparently you have NOT driven in Florida... Orlando and Miami area are the most fun.
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