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Old 09-03-2012, 10:09 AM   #1
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I-70 Through Indiana

Hey guys! I just wanna throw a bit of info in here for all you travelers. I picked up my Airstream a few days ago and drove from Illinois, across Indiana, and ended up in northern Ohio. About 7 hours worth... Anyways, if your planning on traveling across Interstate 70 through Indiana, YOUVE BEEN WARNED. It is the roughest road I have EVER been on! And I live in a rural area down a gravel road!!! You cant miss the bumps because both lanes are trash. Theyve got potholes bigger than iv seen on gravel. But the good/bad part is: not much construction. The road department definitly isnt doin its job! If you can take an alternate route, I highly suggest it. Other wise, youll be cursing that road the entire way through. I did goin east, and comin back west! Everything in the ol AS was josseled around by the time I got home. If you HAVE to take it, BE CAREFUL.

PS: Its JUST Indiana. The 30 miles I was in Illinois was ok and Ohio was a dream!
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I-74 isn't much better. Taxpayer dollars hard at work, but at least we have a lot of windmills. I just drove from Jackson Center back to Idaho a few weeks ago, and Indiana & Iowa were the worst parts of the trip.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:27 AM   #3
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:43 AM   #4
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:05 AM   #6
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Thanks for the tip, we are planning on heading that way soon. Been looking at other routes, anyone used US 30 ILL-IN-OH ?

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Hey. Get off those "I" roads and try some of the state highways. I drove west from Indianapolis using Rt. 36 and it was a very pleasant drive. Especially in Missouri. And we found Rt. 34 in Iowa just about as nice. Maybe a tad slower but all good roads. Not this year though but in the past I also enjoyed Rt. 36 across Kansas. It's a shame but many of the interstates will just beat you up.

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Old 09-03-2012, 12:29 PM   #8
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You're right Roger, we travel almost exclusively off the interstates whenever we can. There is little to see on them, they are dominated by big trucks (where are the railroads), and they are getting beat to crap by this heavy traffic.

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I actually was on 36 for some of the trip. A very nice road! Took 36 west accross to I-75 south, then to I-70 west. Never again!!!!
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Thanks for the tip, we are planning on heading that way soon. Been looking at other routes, anyone used US 30 ILL-IN-OH ?

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US 30 in Ohio is very good. Four lane most of the way but not busy like an interstate. Takes you through Amish country and within 5 or 6 miles of Lehman Hardware in Kidron. Would highly recommend it.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:18 PM   #12
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30, not too bad. I've taken as far as Sugar Grove. I see that you are coming from Mn, where are you picking up 30? 30 from Mt Vernon to DeWitt is ROUGH. DeWitt to Clinton is 4 lanes. 6 is also a good 2 lane. 2 good campgrounds in Il.; on 30, Shabonna and Starved Rock on 6.
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Hey Doug. We saw lots of rail activity on our recent trip out west. Just got back 2 days ago. I guess they just can't handle all the crap coming in from China by themselves. Through North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado the rails are smoking with cargo and coal trains. As you come eastbound though the rail usage drops off and you don't see much at all.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:46 PM   #14
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Thanks for the road updates guys! Air Forums working at its best. My back, my wife, and the Airstream like good roads.

We'll use the US 30 advice with a stop at Jax Center on the way to D.C. Then a scenic/historic route to NM, AZ, CA for the winter months. Always open to info/advice.

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