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Old 11-04-2018, 10:16 PM   #15
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...Remember down hill same gear as up hill.

Good Lord! I wonder when this old wives tale will finally die and go away.

In the context of todayís interstate driving, this makes no sense at all. If my speed falls to 45-50 going up a steep grade, but the speed limit is 70, why would I go DOWN that hill at 45-50 mph when the road is good for 70? Makes no sense.
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Good Lord! I wonder when this old wives tale will finally die and go away.

In the context of todayís interstate driving, this makes no sense at all. If my speed falls to 45-50 going up a steep grade, but the speed limit is 70, why would I go DOWN that hill at 45-50 mph when the road is good for 70? Makes no sense.
Maybe they will name a runaway lane after you !!
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Good Lord! I wonder when this old wives tale will finally die and go away.

In the context of todayís interstate driving, this makes no sense at all. If my speed falls to 45-50 going up a steep grade, but the speed limit is 70, why would I go DOWN that hill at 45-50 mph when the road is good for 70? Makes no sense.


Iím in no hurry, so lemme know when youíre in the mountains so I can be sure to avoid the area when youíre barreling down the hills at 70-70+. 70 limit doesnít mean you HAVE to go that fast.
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Good Lord! I wonder when this old wives tale will finally die and go away.

In the context of today’s interstate driving, this makes no sense at all. If my speed falls to 45-50 going up a steep grade, but the speed limit is 70, why would I go DOWN that hill at 45-50 mph when the road is good for 70? Makes no sense.
As a very wise very old trucker told me more than 55 years ago....
You will go down a hill too slow a million times.....HOWEVER ! You will go down a hill too fast ONLY ONCE...
As you do not list what you have for an RV...If it is a Class "A"..what ever you hit on the way down that hill... You WILL have a FRONT ROW SEAT...!

I have kept this in mind during every long downhill I traveled during my trucking career...
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