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Heads up for those of you heading out to the warm embrace of the Southland.

This trip was over the course of 2 days, Jan 4th / 5th  2019. 

I-55 From Memphis to I-12 is a WONDERFUL highway. I considered driving it twice on the same trip. No major lumps, bumps, or potholes. Very little traffic. Just set the Cruz-O-Matic and ooze on down the road. 

I-12 Is a close second for about 70% of the drive. Mostly flat and smooth. Unfortunately, it's interspersed with really nasty stutter bumps in a number of places. No fun. Broke much stuff loose in the camper. 

I-10 was the killer. I-12 merges with I-10 and things go downhill fast from there. Asphalt is peeling up in strips leaving 2" deep ruts with near vertical sides. The roadbed is collapsing and is merely a series of abrupt bumps followed by a short smooth stretch of smooth, then more holes and lumps. Broke a cabinet door in half, several items stored in the overhead broke loose and were headed for a nasty crash and were only saved by the fact that the 5er was closed up. Quite a few things fell over, fell out, fell down. and generally made a mess.

Be Careful on I-10

Paul

 

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What section of I-10?  From Baton Rouge west to Lafayette is terrible once you leave the bridge.  After Lafayette, it's been repaved/topped except where the overpasses are, which is every 2-3 miles.  Lake Charles and just west of it is terrible as well until you leave the city limits and then its decent to just before the Texas border.

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Guess I’m gonna find out tomorrow because I’m leaving Houston and I am headed for Biloxi. Going to go break the bank in the casino and then head on to Jacksonville on Wednesday to see Mike and Teresa Dillard.

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Jim, it's pretty much that way from where 12 west ties into 10 west all the way to the Texas line. Yes you can nit-pick, but really, the road just plain sucks. 

And I got to see the Purty Truck shown above. Only thing I didn't see was the "Go Fuel Me" can setting on the fender...

 

 

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3 hours ago, adept99 said:

Jim, it's pretty much that way from where 12 west ties into 10 west all the way to the Texas line. Yes you can nit-pick, but really, the road just plain sucks. 

And I got to see the Purty Truck shown above. Only thing I didn't see was the "Go Fuel Me" can setting on the fender...

 

 

Damm Paul, I forgot to put it out for ya all, but I will next time.

I-10 is so ruff that it broke the sewer fitting off my truck tank, glad the black tank was empty and unused as this would be a crappy deal for me.

Edited by Hewhoknowslittle

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Ran I-65 from Louisville to just into Alabama today.  Hit a bad stretch just south of Louisville for about 20 miles.  Paul, can you get that fixed?  It's from your house to E-town.

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