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Old 04-22-2021, 07:07 AM   #1
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Interstate 70 Mayhem

Interstate 70 over Vail, Aspen, and Eagle has to be one of the worst Highways in America, Colorado has spent all of its money on Bongs for their hemp and abandoned their highway upkeep.
Our recent trip over this pass was so rough that several important things broke in our 2020 Caravel 19cb:
> Tabs on the rectangular sink that hold the sink down to the counter ALL snapped off. They are just epoxied on but they all snapped off so that our stainless steel sink was just floating on the countertop.
> Hinges on the door became loose and so the door would not shut cleanly. I was wondering why the door was getting rough to close and I noticed that both hinges were standing off from the body. I removed the little chrome cover on the hinge bolts (just glued on) and tried to tighten the hinge attachment bolts - no luck, they have hidden nuts under the sking on the interior. These can only be tightened by removing interior aluminum panels.
> Several rivets were lying on the floor, they hjad loosened and just fallen to the floor, not as difficult fix.


Contacted our excellent local Airstream dealer/service and have an appointment a month from now to deal with the hinges>


If you have to cross Interstate 70 in Colorado, there is no safe speed to go, we were well under the speed limit and got shook to death.
Of course all the weekend skiers will fly by you at unreasonable speeds but that's their deal.
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Old 04-22-2021, 07:30 AM   #2
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Agreed. It's almost as bad as driving on California interstates.
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check your tire pressure and solve some of your misery
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Old 04-23-2021, 09:28 AM   #4
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Agreed. It's almost as bad as driving on California interstates.
No, no state's roads are as bad as CA.
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Old 04-23-2021, 04:02 PM   #5
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Interstate 70 Mayhem

Yeah that section between vail and copper mountain is horrible. I don’t know why the CODOT has let it get so bad. They’ve invested in other parts of i70....

I have towed it and driven it without trailer a number of times luckily without incident or breakage. It’s even more fun in the winter.
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Old 04-29-2021, 07:40 AM   #6
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We've decided that e will not travel I-70 between October and May. If we go to see our kids in the colder months we will take the southern route on I-40, boring but safer.
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Old 05-13-2021, 11:04 AM   #7
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I concur. Check your tire pressure. Many rv dealers air them up to near max psi. There is no risk of blowout but it is hard on the camper. Check the sticker on the Caravel and air the tires up to that and not any more.
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I avoid I70 if at all possible, year-round. Too much traffic with too many inexperienced or crazy drivers. Don't need the stress.
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We regularly avoid I70 by taking roads to the south like Rt 24/285 and Rt 50. Takes a bit longer, but much smoother and less stress! And prettier!
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