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Old 08-08-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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From Yakima to Utah border I was driving on roads with scoop-grooves.
It is as if they allow studded snows for too long and they grind a radial grove in the road of substantial depth and pretty much trucker in width.
When you drive it you are "in the trough" so to speak.
But my track is narrow compared to a Kenworth so I was forever ramping up one side of the groove to the other side.
It makes for an uncomfortable slurr-wiggle and if you are not careful that wiggle can launch you up and out of the trough only to have your trailing wheels get sucked down into the remaining one.
Needless to say this was a lot of work.
Add to this that the wind was a constant non-gusting 30mph AND it was raining and hailing then you can maybe see the struggle I was having.
I disconnected the anti sways bar and that helped a lot.
Anyway these Idaho Highways 83 82 84 are really dangerous for towing light weight trailers.

Just sayin
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:32 AM   #2
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Ron, probably the same thing that's wrong with Northern Illinois roads, I-76 in N.E. Colorado, and a lot of others I've been on recently. I'm sure it's the same old "crap" about "we just don't have the funds".

They sure seem to have all the funds they need for the special interest projects they cater to. More Taxes??? No Freakin way. I don't even read the bills. Just vote no on anything that wants more.

Don't get me started. OK...deep breathing Keith..in....out....in...out..... Is it 5 o'clock yet?

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Old 08-09-2009, 01:42 PM   #3
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"Don't get me started. OK...deep breathing Keith..in....out....in...out..... Is it 5 o'clock yet?"

Yes, it's 5 o'clock have a Manhatten. Keep breathing and stop thinking.
If you need to think, think of setting up camp in a new place you have never been before. It's beautiful here, nice trees, mountains, oh was that a trout I just saw in the stream next to the camper.............

Maybe too many Manhattens.........
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"Don't get me started. OK...deep breathing Keith..in....out....in...out..... Is it 5 o'clock yet?"

Yes, it's 5 o'clock have a Manhatten. Keep breathing and stop thinking.
If you need to think, think of setting up camp in a new place you have never been before. It's beautiful here, nice trees, mountains, oh was that a trout I just saw in the stream next to the camper.............

Maybe too many Manhattens.........

Good counsel, Pete.

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Old 08-09-2009, 06:18 PM   #5
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The Santa Anna up to 101, same thing but up I5 through northern California the roads have improved in the last year, but they'll need repair in a few years again....granted, the traffic never sleeps but too many overweight vehicles on the road (IMOHO)
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