View Poll Results: Do you prefer two lanes or interstates?
Two lanes? 104 78.20%
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:07 AM   #1
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Question Are you a two lane or interstate type?

I've noticed that over time that given the option, I tend to choose two lane routes over interstate and state four lane routes. This is tendency is amplified west of the missippi where the gaps between towns are larger and the speed limits are more forgiving. I like these roads because the pace seems more gentile, the view less generic, and the cafes a whole world better. Thinking about this on my last trip (southern Illinois to north west Wyoming gives a guy time to think) I started to wonder about other airstreamers travel preference. So.... are you an interstate or two lane type? love to hear from everybody. (BTW how the heck do you do a poll? I thought that might be neat but I didnt see how to do it, must be a moderator thing)


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Old 10-07-2005, 07:30 AM   #2
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We prefer 2 lanes or non-interstate 4 lanes, however, time constraints usually have us on the superslab. good towing,JIM

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Old 10-07-2005, 08:00 AM   #3
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:38 AM   #4
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There ya go, Rodney... I added your poll for you!

Personally, I'm a two-lane kinda guy... and I voted... and it looks right now that it's unanimous for us two lane folks!

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Old 10-07-2005, 08:53 AM   #5
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We drive 55-60 mph these days to conserve gas, so 2 lane highways actually work out better for us. Will use interstates when that's the best option, but it seems like we see a lot more of America on the 2 lanes roads.
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:56 AM   #6
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Depends on time and vehicle...

I can't vote on this because there are too many variations...

...If I'm riding my motorcycle, I always opt for back roads.
...If I'm pulling my Airstream and have time, then I opt for back roads.
...If I'm pulling my Airstream and don't have time, then I opt for the highway.

Is it too late to modify the poll for a 50-50 option?
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Old 10-07-2005, 09:14 AM   #7
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Two Lanes!!!

Isn't there something about seeing what is over the next hill and around the next bend.......?
Anyway, 2 lanes for fun and pleasure, 4 lanes for stress and anger!

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Old 10-07-2005, 09:20 AM   #8
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2 lane vs I system

I've spent my share of time on 2 lane highways and eventually I gravitate back to the interstates. I do so because I find the interstates easier to drive. They're easier because:

The lanes are usually wider and the berms on the side of the road a better if I have an emergency.

My cell phone usually works better along the interstate system.

The services for gas and food are usually more plentiful along the interstate. Granted the food, sometimes lacks character.

It's much easier for some one following me to pass me on the interstate. I don't feel as guilty trying to keep up with traffic. I sometime tend to poke along.

The resources and signage are much better along the interstate. I like to use the next exit book, and the Walmart books.

Campgrounds naturally seem to be more prevalent and in my opinion seem to have good services.

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Old 10-07-2005, 09:50 AM   #9
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I prefer two lane roads. If I can find some, I like one lane roads, as well. Usually Forest Roads while out "Boondocking".
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:16 AM   #10
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From point A to point B, I prefer the interstates. But when I am just out wandering around (as I have a tendency to do), I love those two lane highways. On my recent return from Florida I decided to stay off the interstates as much as possible by taking RT. 17, which I have not traveled in over 25 years. Imagine my surprise when much of it now resembles an interstate, complete with rest stops and visitor centers. I did stay in a campground in North Carolina that time seems to have forgot. But that would be another story for different thread.
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:53 AM   #11
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Like most, if I'm just wandering, going to stay at 'wherever we find, whenever we find it', then two lanes are perfect. I can take my time, pull off and see the sights, and find secret out of the way places you'd miss blowing by at 70.

But if we're on our way somewhere specific, and we need to be there by a certain time, then it's I-5 all the way! Straight, fairly well maintained (but watch out for road 'gators), and we know all our favorite stops for breaks and food and where the easy parking lots are to get in and out of.

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Old 10-07-2005, 11:24 AM   #12
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Smile Anything that doesn't have orange barrels or speed traps!

Honest I'm not being contrary, I love them all. I love the idea of the four laners especially when I'm stuck on a two laner behind a hay wagon or a gravel truck with no net on the top...and the thought of a two laner when we fly past a gorgeous scene and look down to see a lovely winding road far away...I'm still at the stage where I like the highway, rest stop and truck stop when I'm driving. When he's driving, I get to sightsee!!
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Old 10-07-2005, 11:24 AM   #13
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As a general rule I don't like towing on the interstates...too many maniacs on the loose. I have found that quite often there will be a US highway parelleling the I. An excellent example is US 301/I-95 corridor thru NC and most of VA. Just for fun (and sanity) I drove US 301 on 4th of July weekend to avoid the mad house on I-95. I drove from Clinton, NC to Richmond, VA. It took me about an hour longer than using the interstate. But it was a very relaxing drive, minimal traffic and only saw one minor accident. In the meantime I-95 had been shut down in at least two locations by multi vehicle accidents causing 2-3 hour backups...gee I wonder how I missed those

This is another excellent reason to run a laptop/GPS rig in the truck...quick bail out!

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Old 10-07-2005, 11:38 AM   #14
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Out East some of the two lanes have just too many stops and people so if you need to get somewhere the 4 lanes can get you there. They also can become very congested at certain times. Most of the places you want to stop and see are on old 2 lane roads. Given my choice I opt for the 2 lane.We took a trip of over 8000 miles a few years ago and less than 1500 were 4 lane.

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