View Poll Results: Do you prefer two lanes or interstates?
Two lanes? 104 78.20%
Multi-lane interstates? 29 21.80%
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Old 10-07-2005, 12:59 PM   #15
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Depends upon where we are ... and where we're going. We prefer a nice scenic two-lane road (who doesn't?) ... but if we have to get somewhere in a hurry ... nothing like an Interstate.

Good example ... we got a call last week that my little sister is in ICU at the hospital ... serious stuff. We drove I-15 from Brigham City, UT to Ventura, CA in 2 and a half days ... hitting all the truck stops along the way and never unhitching. Not our usual relaxed pace as fulltimers ... but when you gotta be there ... you gotta be there.

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Old 10-07-2005, 02:27 PM   #16
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Porky, not asking any nosy questions~ just know that your sister with her "serious stuff" is held in my thoughts and prayers. Hope all is well for your family. ~G

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Old 10-07-2005, 02:55 PM   #17
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Two-laners are especially nice when we are traveling in the West. We drove across most of Ohio and Missouri on non-interstates, and across Kansas and Col to Breckenridge (our current location) without getting on any interstates. Beautiful roads, exotic scenery (for us Virgininians) and a much slower pace than when we are pushed by heavy traffic.

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Old 10-07-2005, 02:57 PM   #18
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On my recent trip to Ft. DeSoto for the rally, I had a choice. Take a four lane road to I-75 65 miles away or go down into FL on US 1 and cut across on US-301. It was no contest. I managed to have an easy ride of it and only the last 100 miles or so I-75. I DO NOT like towing on the interstate. I putter along at about 60 - 65 and WHOOSH a truck goes by running 20 mph faster than I am. Very unpleasant, Reese dual-cam not withstanding... I HATE that!

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Old 10-07-2005, 04:24 PM   #19
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Section of country determines

Here in Texas and adjoining states, the state and even the so-called Farm-To-Market or Ranch-To-Market roads are typically great ways to travel. Few towns, few stops, good scenery, smooth pavement, usually with wide paved shoulders.

On the other hand, heading to west Texas from here, the super-slab is about the only viable option for most of the way. The interstate has overlayed lesser roads for much of the distance.

When I use the mapping programs, I always have to insist on routing that makes use of the FM and RM roads. A recent example was my route from Bakersfield, TX to Monahans, TX on a FM road. For the first few miles, I was treated to the sight of many hundreds of wind turbines lazily rotating on the mesas. From there, it was through the oil patch with occasional herds of antelope amid the desert scenery. If I had taken the major routes, I would have missed all that.
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Old 10-07-2005, 06:17 PM   #20
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Distance to cover, time to do it in, and the tow vehicle all determine our choice of roads, but whenever we can, the two lanes, the small towns, the small local campgrounds and shops are our preference. It seems we are usually trying to get someplace fast at the start of the weekend so blast down the four lanes and freeways and take the back roads home.
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Old 10-07-2005, 06:56 PM   #21
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I like the two lane roads for senic purposes but I always seem to get stuck behind someone who insists on driving waaaaaayyy under the speed limit. But I guess I do prefer them anyway. When returning to home to South Central PA after vacationing in the Cape May NJ area this summer I drove home up the NJ coast on Rte. 9, then across the state on Rte. 49, over the Delaware Memorial Bridge on I-295 (the only Major highway used), then onto PA Rte.41 to Rte. 30 into Lancaster. Then local roads back home to Dillsburg. Saved A LOT of $$$ in tolls compared to the PA/NJ turnpikes. Oh, and I gor better fuel mileage because I couldn't cruise at, ummmm, highway speeds.
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:51 PM   #22
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It's been quite awhile since I've been on Rt. 30 to Lancaster. I remember it as a nice ride when the leaves are turning.

I was a bit apprehensive about towing my shiny new investment on the interstates through and around large cities. But after my recent adventure, where I experienced quite a few white knuckle moments, I feel like I can go anywhere. There was Miami Beach, where everything seems to be engineered for small vehicles, and West Palm Beach, where everything seemed to be in a poor state of repair or under construction, then through Myrtle Beach, where it was BIKE WEEK. I'll save the part where, on the last leg from West Palm to Miami, I discovered (just as I was crossing the Intracoastal Waterway to the beach) that I had forgotten to plug the trailer into the TV for the dumba_ _ of the month thread. Until that point, I just couldn't understand why the other drivers were so darn rude.
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:31 PM   #23
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I vote for the 2 lane roads. They are more interesting as far as scenery. On my trip, the two laners were the best as far as seeing wildlife, hitting the small towns and some of the best views. The interstates I used for just getting there. For the most part the two lane roads are in better shape than the interstates. Unless you have tried to enter Yellowstone on the eastside !
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:46 PM   #24
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God we love the smaller FM an County Rds We can drive 50 miles on one of these and feel like we've been on an adventure. We take the kids on Interstates, all they do is wine, complain, an watch tv. Are we there yettttttttt.
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:55 PM   #25
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I prefer 4 lane non-interstate highways. The pace is a bit slower, but other drivers can get aound us, and we can pass the occasional "hay wagon" without worrying about oncoming traffic.
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Old 10-08-2005, 04:13 AM   #26
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2 lane for sure. We drive slow anyway (although the 2 laners can get up to 70 sometimes and that ainít the posted speed limit). We are usually going to someplace where there is nobody else and for some reason we just are not in a hurry...
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Old 10-08-2005, 07:29 AM   #27
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I love running the 2 lanes in northern Pennsylvania. They are nice, wide and smooth. US 6 is a nice drive. I think there is even a website devoted to it. Make sure your trailer brakes are adjusted!
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Old 10-08-2005, 08:52 AM   #28
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I drive so slow that I sometimes can not get up to the minimum speed on those super highways. Give me a two lane road with many towns, lots of stops, and loads of things to see. Every Cracker Barrel is the same, and once you have been to a WalMart you have seen Walmart. Interstate highways must manufacture the sights which rural America has had all along. Small town America is quickly vanishing and sadly will be just memories in books and magazines some day soon. We can still enjoy it by travelling those intriquing two lane roads that squiqqle over our maps.

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