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Old 02-06-2016, 08:19 PM   #1
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highway road construction, narrow

Some of the interstate when there is a road construction, the lanes becomes a very narrow 2 lanes. With 7 feet wide trailer, I already keep looking at the mirror fearing that it would scrape those concrete road divider, or fearing that it would scrape other vehicle passing by causing accident .
I'm particularly concerned when a semi pass my by on a narrow road.

What do you all do with 8 feet wide trailers in narrrow road like that?
Even with sway control, there would at least be a little bit of tail wagging when a semi pass by.
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Old 02-06-2016, 08:22 PM   #2
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I have a friend who usually just avoid interstate altogether when travelling and go on the state road network. But I think that's just too much
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Woof! I share your pain Pawn. We pulled our first TT from Fla to Tx a few years ago and the by-pass around New Orleans was like that. WHITE knuckles! My comments are go as slow as necessary to be comfortable. For me that's been in the 40's in a 65 zone. I've also noticed that when driving next to a right hand barricade, it looks CLOSE out the passenger window. What looks like inches is actually 2 feet when I look in the mirror.
Slow down and stay alert and calm IMHO.
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:03 PM   #4
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I can watch the center and keep it close to the center lane mark and drive slow. However, my concern is a crazy semi just pass by and driving pass that middle lane marker, and boom!! When that happen, how to proof that it's actually them that drive pass the middle lane marker, that is if we are still alive
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At one time there was a grey hound bus that did that to me. Luckily I steer to the right quickly. He was probably mad for me driving too slow
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I do the same thing RedHorse does, slow down and do what's comfortable for me. You're really not as close to the barrier as you think you are, and another thing to remember is that the semi drivers don't want to hit you either.

Made the mistake of not planning my route properly a couple of years ago when we were brand new to camping and ended up pulling through the I-90 construction in IL. I was WHITE knuckle for over an hour, and DW ended up just closing her eyes out of sheer fright. Two years, and many trips later, I still don't like going over either of the bridges to Cape Cod as both are narrow, but have to deal with it in order to camp there - one of our favorite places to go.
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Woof! I share your pain Pawn. We pulled our first TT from Fla to Tx a few years ago and the by-pass around New Orleans was like that. WHITE knuckles! My comments are go as slow as necessary to be comfortable. For me that's been in the 40's in a 65 zone. I've also noticed that when driving next to a right hand barricade, it looks CLOSE out the passenger window. What looks like inches is actually 2 feet when I look in the mirror.
Slow down and stay alert and calm IMHO.
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Got caught up in one of these messes a few years ago going through a construction zone near Giants stadium in NJ. 3 pothole filled lanes of bumper to bumper at 70mph with concrete barriers on either side. All I could do was grip the wheel a little tighter and tell myself to stop worrying about side clearances in the mirror. Focus on what's ahead and keep it between the lines. Those narrow lanes are still wider than they appear.
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SparkDr has it right...just stop looking in the mirrors except for quick glances to look for passing vehicles. I focus on driving my truck in the center of my lane and the camper just follows. With the ProPride hitch, I am usually the one passing the slow, nervous drivers.
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