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Old 12-17-2017, 07:18 AM   #1
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Typical travel speeds ?

I normally set the cruise control on 67 and enjoy the ride, passing a few truckers and get passed by a few. This week I was passed by a MH doing at over 70.

I was just curious how fast, owners of similar rigs, travel down the road

I do find myself wanting to up the speed when I am on way home from somewhere
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Old 12-17-2017, 07:23 AM   #2
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The speed limit. If it's 75 I'm there. The cruise won't work over 75 so that's it.
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Old 12-17-2017, 07:31 AM   #3
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65 in the more remote areas but I'll keep up with flow of traffic in the more populated areas. Mostly for fuel economy. At 70 I'm pretty sure I can see the fuel gauge moving.
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Another survey on the exact same topic showed MOST responders said they constantly travel at 60-65 mph. I know for the Ford V10 crowd with motorhomes, this is best for mileage, reserve power and comfort.

Besides......

Having travelled extensively up and down the Eastern US, the interstate speeds seem to range from a low of 55 near/through built up areas, to 70 or maybe 75 max in the open areas. With my cruise set at 62 mph....I never have to worry about the speed changes or radar traps. Really.....whoís going to pull me over in the 55 zone, and even at a max of 75, me and other trucks are in the right lane and Iím not affected by those passing by in the ďhammer laneĒ.

Just chill, and enjoy the sights.
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Have a a Dutch Star, for me only, I set at 62 mph, this is my sweet spot. I have been able to sustain over 8 mph in the south east. Going faster will only suck more fuel, my bet is time saved is not worth the expense.
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Old 12-17-2017, 07:38 AM   #6
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Have a a Dutch Star, for me only, I set at 62 mph, this is my sweet spot. I have been able to sustain over 8 mph in the south east. Going faster will only suck more fuel, my bet is time saved is not worth the expense.
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I am usually towing my Honda CR-V (4-down) and the Honda manual says a max of 65 MPH. That being said, I will creep up a bit going downhill but try to throttle back to 65 most of the time.
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85 coming down the hills northbound from Branson to Springfield.
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I normally set the cruise control on 67 and enjoy the ride, passing a few truckers and get passed by a few. This week I was passed by a MH doing at over 70.

Let me say, I've been doing some sort of RV thing for a long time, when I was Younger and time "Seemed short/Important" we often did 75 - with no issue. Now I just slow down and enjoy the drive - try to set the Cruise Control on as close to 62 as possible - seems to be the sweet spot on the Engine/RPM/Torque/MPG - while the Coach will still go 75 - I just rarely feel the need to go 75.

I was just curious how fast, owners of similar rigs, travel down the road

I can only speak to MY rig as Your Rig is not noted - upon a quick check I see you are in a similar Coach, just younger.

I do find myself wanting to up the speed when I am on way home from somewhere

I generally find I'll have to fight the desire to hurry when I'm within about 100 miles of the Granddaughters, Just hard not to want to get that Hug or to see those Smiles
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:44 AM   #11
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Another one for Sidewinder! At least for us, motorhoming is a journey, not a race.

And, we also find that 62 mph is the "sweet spot" for our coach as far as mileage goes; 9 mpg average over the last 15K miles. And, that's a pencil-and-paper average, not the "average" shown in the display (it shows 9.6).

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Old 12-17-2017, 08:55 AM   #12
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Same here with DS 4369 towing Honda CRV. 62-65 MPH. Once in a while I hit 70-75 to pass someone going too slow.
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:07 AM   #13
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2005 Northern Star here. I set the speed at 62-65 MPH because my coach consumes much less fuel at those speeds.

I am 68. Since we are now full timing, I've decided to go back and smell all the the un-smelled roses I went zooming past before.

We operate under the 3/300 rule. Three hours or three hundred miles on the road daily (whichever comes first). It leaves us rested and ready to enjoy our evenings.
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:13 AM   #14
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Charlie and Martha...

I donít understand your math. You will always reach 3 hours driving time before you ever make 300 miles....even if itís only interstate.

Even if you drive at 75 mph on the interstate (which you mention you donít) it would only get you 225 miles down the road.

I agree, enjoy the scenery, but the math doesnít work.
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