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Old 12-06-2009, 09:19 PM   #1
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Interstates VS secondary roads ....

I would love to hear from the board on this.... what do you prefer?
secondary roads? or interstate highways? and why?

i would think that if you werent in any hurry to get anywhere.... secondary roads might be safer. but then i am just guessing because i have always been in a hurry( in my car) to get somewhere and have always used interstates. but.... if i am going to own an AS and full time in it.... i wont be in much of a hurry to get anywhere because i will have my house with me. LOL

would love to hear from you and what you think.

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Old 12-06-2009, 09:23 PM   #2
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well covered, including a poll.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ype-18630.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f288...ica-30773.html

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Old 12-06-2009, 10:01 PM   #3
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GREAT!! thanks 2air! you always know where the bones are burried. LOL
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:06 PM   #4
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Annie, read the book "Blue Highways" by William Least Heat Moon. You will never go back to the interstates again.

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Old 12-06-2009, 11:11 PM   #5
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Non interstate Road Atlas ??

Where are good resources for planning non Interstate Airstream travel?
1. Road Atlas (non Interstate only)
2. Internet sites that will plan non-Interstate routes
3. Can you use Mapquest and avoid Interstates?
4. GPS plotting avoiding Interstates
5. Best scenic routes to anywhere?
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:58 PM   #6
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From a recent *garmen* trip, we found ourselves on a very bumpy, and may I repeat, bumpy road home from the western WA coast. Our trip over was fine, however we relied on *missy* and it was one long crapy trip home. We did however see country we would have never seen. Personally I would prefer to stay off the Interstate Hwys, but sometimes to save the A/S from abuse they may be a better choice.
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:52 AM   #7
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Annie, read the book "Blue Highways" by William Least Heat Moon. You will never go back to the interstates again.

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Ugg! I'm half way through "Blue Highways" and forcing my way to finish. You're led to believe that he just hit the road after a divorce to see America, but it's obvious he was stopping at every little small town diner, etc looking to talk to someone - usually a different race, religion, etc - just to write a book.

But for Interstates VS secondary roads as I live in Indiana and love Utah I always go with Interstates. I like to Get there fast and then we'll take it slow. I've taken I-70 and I-80 many times. Driving across Kansas or Nebraska and Eastern Colorado for hours and hours with some good tunes is what road trips are all about!
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:31 AM   #8
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Bottom line, the back roads are prettier. You get to go through all the old towns, see old homes, farmsteads and downtowns. Fun! We don't use a GPS, use the state maps and look for the scenic routes or at minimum paved roads. We do fine, and love to travel this way. It is all about the journey, for us.
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We enjoy the scenic routes but if we're trying to make better time we'll use primary roads. We use a GPS unit when traveling and have had it lead us down some pretty rural roads.

I'm talking about dirt roads where you hear banjos playing kinda places.

Even with a GPS we've learned to consult the trusty roadmap when traveling.

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Old 12-07-2009, 09:33 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone..... i love hearing what you all have to say. i appreciate it.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:24 PM   #11
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Unless we have someplace to be, it's back roads for us. It helps to be mindful of the topography though.


"I'm talking about dirt roads where you hear banjos playing kinda places. "

We spent a night at a campground like that in North Carolina a few years back. I found it in the AAA CampBook® guide. They didn't mention the free range chickens and geese as an amenity.
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Ugg! I'm half way through "Blue Highways" and forcing my way to finish.
I wouldn't bother, the book sucks. There I said it, so sue me.
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My wife is a "get there yesterday and and soak at the beach" person. I'm more of a "Stop and admire the worlds largest ball of string" kind of guy. Together, were parents of a 4 and 7 year old, so were a "any road that gets us to a campground in less than 8 hours so the kids can burn the road energy off in the pool before it closes" type of family. The type of road we take generally depends on the distances between campgrounds.
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