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EB I-40 From Kingman AZ to Ash Fork AZ is Horrendous

Worst section of Interstate road over 25+ miles I've seen in my life. Literally had the wheel yanked out of my hands in 1 spot, had a dolly fender get shaken apart, & overall pretty much sealed the deal we won't be coming back into AZ until we hear they've addressed their unsafe road situation here. The road is so bad in many areas there's no straddling potholes option nor option to switch & run in say, the hammer lane. Numerous places we saw folks in newer cars/trucks with flats following big holes in the road, many places with car debris &/or big chunks of asphalt sitting in the roadway etc. We've been pretty disappointed in many AZ roads within last 6 months of traveling there as earlier this year we traveled up & down U.S. 93 to/from Vegas to Phx, which was also unacceptably awful over many miles as well. I can handle dodging potholes here/there but when the road is blown up from shoulder to shoulder, over many contiguous miles, that's beyond what we'll put up with for our discretionary vacation travel. Just a heads' up, beware of I-40 EB out of Kingman right now.
Powertour 05/09/23 02:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: Winnebago View mattress

I went to a local foam shop, saw/felt foams of different densities as well as talked to the employees. They made me a dual-density custom mattress for the odd shaped corner bed area in our class c. Wasn't cheap but was cheaper than online custom mattress makers & fits in the spot like a glove. I also ended up replacing the cheap seat cushions & back rests around our dinette with much more durable foam replacements from the same store.
Powertour 05/01/23 02:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: I-40 west from Flagstaff???

My friends went northbound on 93 out of Phoenix about a month ago and said it was a nice drive. Didn't mention potholes. Last July I went westbound on I-40 to Kingman and don't recall thinking it was bad. But I sure recall the jarring drive I had coming back on I-40 from CA in October! I've never seen so many vehicles beside the road with pothole-induced flats as we saw over a 4-day period driving that route down & back. The bad part is both lanes had 3'-4' diameter holes that were often staggered so that you couldn't dodge them some of the time. We're not going from Vegas to PHX & Tucson area (cancelled a trip) solely due to the poor condition of 93 for miles & miles.
Powertour 04/18/23 01:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: I-40 west from Flagstaff???

Haven't been west on 40 out of Flag in a while but a month ago we took our car to Phx from Vegas & back. U.S. 93 between State line & Kingman is bad in places but 93 between the 40 & the Phx area is BRUTAL for a crazy amount of miles (especially around Wickenburg). Ive never seen holes so prevalent & so big in my life & I was born/raised in New England & lived in upper midwest at one point. Recommend anyone avoid this stretch of road if possible, at least until AZ decides to do something about it.
Powertour 04/16/23 08:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Didn't Think Much of These - Screws Under Vinyl Insert Trim

Are you speaking of the 1inch wide strip that squeezes into the metal near the joints? If yes, you can check by simply running your finger down it. You can feel the screws underneath (or not). If it's relatively new, not a big deal to pull it out and then put it back in. Did that on our latest when I found a couple screws that weren't all the way in. Yes & understand what you're saying... in certain conditions. The vinyl was so heat pummeled on my rig that it was about rock hard in the majority of places. There were a couple of spots near the roofline trim section that I could see where screws had back out enough to be poking the trim outward. Most of the loose stuff I found however, wasn't backed out near that far. Nonetheless I'm happy I did this job (it needed it).
Powertour 04/13/23 02:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slideouts on a ClassC: How many?

No slides group here as well.
Powertour 04/07/23 01:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Didn't Think Much of These - Screws Under Vinyl Insert Trim

Someone messed up when your MH was made. However, unless there is an obvious problem it isn't worth removing good vinyl trim to look for a problem that may not be there. Agree. 100% not advocating people remove good vinyl to check for loose or missing screws. I'm advocating not procrastinating (like I did) on replacing old UV-hammered stuff as it's dirt cheap to purchase & you could very well find the things I did. Doesn't one or more people mess up during every single RV build? I'd say LoL but it's not funny what the RV industry has gotten away with for eons now.
Powertour 04/06/23 11:24am General RVing Issues
RE: How big a toad?

Ford or Chevy class C , like a 24’ A dolly needs to be registered and inspected Perhaps where you live but not true where I live (Nevada). I specifically reached out to the NV DMV on this & got an answer back in writing confirming dollies do not need registration. Inspections are state-dependent on any type of vehicle, in NV there is no state vehicle inspection requirement on any vehicle. ETA: I've been using a tow-dolly for about 3 years now. I can load or unload a vehicle on it in less than 10 min. I bought mine in like-new condition for about $1k. It has hydraulic brakes that I've never had to touch & has articulating wheels (so it's a nicer dolly).
Powertour 04/06/23 07:36am Class C Motorhomes
Didn't Think Much of These - Screws Under Vinyl Insert Trim

Long story short. Vinyl insert trim on my RV was finally looking rough enough for me to start replacing it. Upon starting the job I noticed a number of the screws the trim is there to protect were loose & in a few places there were never any installed during the rig's manufacture. For those of you that have RVs that live in wet climates it's probably a good idea to check out the seam screws under your insert trim to ensure they're there & snugged up (if not re-sealed).
Powertour 04/06/23 07:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Toy Hauler legend has passed

I know I'm late to the issue here but I cannot stand by & not mention the other side of the deceased. It's appalling how every article about this guys' death canonizes him, conveniently white-washing the fact he screwed thousands of people out of a court-approved class-action settlement literally right before the trailer fixes as per the settlement were to commence? He left a lot of people holding the bag with court-documented defective trailers by voluntarily liquidating the company before we could have our trash WW Trailers fixed per the settlement. I say again, he voluntarily (key word) liquidated the company. The narrative that WW went bankrupt is 100% pure B.S., if you don't believe me, Google it. There's a least 1 interview he gave to an RV publication where he very clearly states voluntary liquidation vs 'bankruptcy'. It cost me over $10k to unload my WW **** after the severe defects came to light in litigation (That's I had to lay out an additional $10k of my own money along with what I was able to sell it for in order to satisfy the lien & get out from under it). It also cost me many hours of my & my family's time working things related to this issue, & it cost me $s in attorney fees trying to see where we were at & what we could do about being saddled with one of the multiple defective models he sold to people like me & my family. This man walked off into the sunset a rich man giving not 2 feces about thousands of us affected owners, living another decade+ & even trying to recreate the monster that screwed so many over. It's no secret the RV industry is morally-bankrupt, but with everything written after this guys' death by the RV press, it's also crystal clear they're morally-bankrupt as well.
Powertour 04/04/23 02:42pm Toy Haulers
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