Wednesday, September 28, 2022


What kind of roads do you dislike driving the most?

Every RVer has a type of road they dislike driving the most. Some of us can’t stand to drive through a big city, others can’t stand driving through long stretches of boring, flat road. Others of us don’t mind dirt roads, while others would rather drive out of their way to avoid them. Plenty of RVers say their least favorite roads are interstate highways, where battling trucks is often the norm.

And if you grew up driving in snow or ice, perhaps you don’t dread those roads as much as those who grew up in places like Southern California, where icy roads are about as common as igloos.

In the poll below, select up to three types of roads that you dread driving the most. If we missed one, please leave a comment and tell us what it is. Thanks!


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Dale Gilbert
1 month ago

paved roads with a lot I mean a lot of holes what I dislike the most

Thomas D
1 month ago

I was going to say I 10 thru Louisiana unless it’s gotten better. Most memorable road I’ve been on and not in a good way!

Bryan Barlow
1 month ago

We hate washboard dirt roads. Smooth dirt roads are OK. We also dislike just bad pothole roads. When you said long boring road you should’ve said long straight flat boring roads.

Last edited 1 month ago by Bryan Barlow
1 month ago

Voting didn’t allow me to make 3 choices. Said up already voted.

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill

Sorry, Bill. I just checked the poll’s setup, and it is set to allow 3 choices, so I don’t know what happened when you tried to choose 3. We have no way of tracking the individual results so there’s no way I can try to figure it out. Our apologies. Have a good night. 😀 –Diane

1 month ago
Reply to  Bill

This happened to me as well.

Roy Davis
1 month ago

I said dirt roads, but I don’t travel on them unless I have to. Driving through big cities can be a nightmare because of our size and idiot drivers. Icy roads are scary but you need to follow the DBS rule. (Don’t be stupid). If the roads are icy I just pull off and wait for the road crews to get it cleared.

1 month ago

Very narrow road in construction zone with concrete barriers

1 month ago

I used to always prefer interstates. But besides poor maintenance, they often get so chocker-blocked. On the last few trips I have taken big sections on US Highways. US 19 from Spring Hill where we live, up to I-10 just E of Tallahassee. US 98/49 from Mobile, AL to Jackons, MS. Also US 287 from DFW area up to I-40 in Amarillo, TX. Often they are well maintained, relatively lightly traveled. And the slow down in towns is really not very much, considering all the open highway miles you drive on these routes.

Michael Galvin
1 month ago

Scariest thing I ever drove was a shelf road carved into a mountainside in France. Barely one lane wide. Never again.

Neal Davis
1 month ago

Interstates because they are so poorly maintained.

1 month ago
Reply to  Neal Davis

It depends on the state. Colorado’s Interstates are horrible. Kansas and Oklahoma are much better.

Dennis G
1 month ago

Long bumpy rutted dirt roads are things that we avoid. Snow and ice are not as concerning as we carry chains. A bit of a must as we traverse the Sierras often, and you never know when the weather changes rapidly.

1 month ago

Hmmm. Never gave type of road much thot. I guess I just consider it a part of the travel adventure. I’m just glad there are roads, or owning an RV would be kinda silly.

1 month ago

Worst for me are single lane Interstate hiway construction zones – there is no where to go, no escape in the event of…… Of course ice is a no no even in a car these days – and I have about 70 years of ice driving! Narrow hiways without shoulders also, except there usually isn’t too much traffic on them – vs interstates.

1 month ago

I don’t like bumpy, torn up road construction-like roads. I always hate to think what kind of damage they are doing to my old truck and trailer.

Bob Weinfurt
1 month ago

I chose snowy and icy roads. Even though I have 45+ years of experience driving on them, it’s the other guy I can’t trust.

1 month ago

Gravel roads well maintained are okay, dirt roads are not okay. Wife hates mountain curves, I really don’t mind at all.

1 month ago

I didn’t vote for snowy/icy roads because it’s just not going to happen.

1 month ago
Reply to  Ozzie

Good point. I did vote for them but not likely to happen.

Ed Wullschleger
1 month ago

Busy roads of any kind.

captain gort
1 month ago

And never in FOG!

captain gort
1 month ago

I don’t like narrow roads in mountains with no guard rails and steep drop offs.
I don’t like fast, busy, narrow, undivided roads with cars and big rigs roaring by inches away.
I don’t like potholes and bad pavement anywhere.
I don’t like dusty dirt and gravel roads
I don’t like crowded city boulevards and jammed, frantic freeways
I don’t like driving in rain or snow anytime
I don’t like towing at night anywhere

1 month ago

Living in Alaska the roads we drive on include all that you listed except for the ones I dislike the most. Roads with frost heaves, in my opinion, are the worst. You are cruising along fat, dumb, and happy when bam! You are airborne and everything is flying around inside the RV. Most of the roads with the frost heaves are marked, but it’s the numerous unmarked ones that can ruin your day.

1 month ago
Reply to  Gary

Totally agree.. Been there and lived through that. Hard to appreciate the scenery when you’re airborne.

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