I thought the 405 was going to kill our truck and trailer. Like someone else said of his wife, I, too, was so worried & anxious about our rig I was ready to cry!
We went from Arkansas all the way to Yellowstone, Glacier National, and all the way back down through Washington, Oregon & California, mostly by the sea - and the worst roads anywhere were in California, particularly Los Angeles.
One missing piece of pavement between Santa Rosa and San Francisco (can't remember which road it was) caused us to chew up two front tires because the truck was knocked out of alignment! Felt like the axles broke- and I'm not kidding.
Other than San Francisco, there's nothing else I need to see in California that would be worth traversing those roads.
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins HD
1987 Excella 32'
"Besides, I'm a gypsy at heart
and I like to travel around."