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Old 09-01-2015, 11:47 AM   #43
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just wanna add, when I had my last 2 DP's... I also was in the 62 mph club..for more than one reason.... no power.... and no brakes...

they stop as slow as they take off... some time the light will change before you can get across the innersection..

and I learned to never ever try top stop on a yellow light
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may have been said - but it's all relative...
Asked how fast 75 seems to grandma Pearly
and how fast it seems to Dale Garrett Jr
know it's not the same thing, but u get the picture...

If you are comfortable with it 200 mph, then 75 is SLOW and there is no stress.
I actually like the 'quick' purr of a nice performing engine!
Love the Jeep, but I LOATH the 3.6L sewing machine - all noise and no push !

but food for thought, too slow and we get bored and the monotony might lull us to sleep
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:04 PM   #45
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I didn't see the op's video... did it get deleted???
Oops my bad, I kinda lost the reality of the moment by claiming an item as an OP. I think I was referring to your post but you ain't the OP.
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Man!! My ears hurt from that video V10 engine noise.
Reminded me why I love my DP engine noise. OH!! Wait there is no engine noise in front with my DP other then a occasions wind noise from the door.

Retired and don't have any need to drive 75 + MPH. Rather have my quite 10 + MPG air ride at 55-60 MPH. Once in a while on long 6% upgrade I do let RPM's get up to around 2,100 that helps keep engine cool.

Previous MH had a up hill screaming 454 that got 6 MPG on it's best day.
my wife likes to go back and take naps along the way.... she hates the viberation , smell, heat, and noise of the engine under the bed,..
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When I was RVing on the water my 30 footer would do 12 knots down hill with a tail wind. Hard items to come up with on the Great Lakes. At 3/4 throttle she was at about 10 knots and the only thing the extra 1/4 of throttle got me was fuel consumption like you couldn't believe. I learned to enjoy the view way back when.

I like the 55-60 club and do not denigrate those that pick other throttle positions as we all get where we are going eventually. My trips are planned in 300 to 350 mile jumps so getting there twenty minutes earlier is no biggie to me.

I think the OP was proving the point about what his newly added gizmo will do and he seemed pleased with the results. I went back and watched his eyes in the video and he wasn't ball that distracted filming himself but up here in Kanukistan the Leo's would have had him arrested for "using a hand held electronic devise while driving" in a heartbeat.
I'm also in the 55-60 club and Never go down any faster than I go up.....
You speedsters should try hitting the top of the Creston/Salmo grade on Hwy 3 at 70-80 MPH and see where you end up. I guarantee it won't be pretty.
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my wife likes to go back and take naps along the way.... she hates the viberation , smell, heat, and noise of the engine under the bed,..
Our cats sleep back there while driving and they wouldn't take to the vibration, smell, heat and noise of a diesel pusher either!
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:21 PM   #49
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the bigger class A don't have enough power to do 78 or 82 and they shut off at 74
No. Not quite. My 36' 2014 F53 has been on cruise control at 80.

Although I do not normally cruise at 80+ mph, I did so on my trip from FL to CA through the States where it was the posted speed limit, (and semi-tractors were still running me over).
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I'm also in the 55-60 club and Never go down any faster than I go up.....
You speedsters should try hitting the top of the Creston/Salmo grade on Hwy 3 at 70-80 MPH and see where you end up. I guarantee it won't be pretty.
Denise and I chose that route for the scenery when we head east. Coming home we always do a treat picnic/poop/pea stop for the furry ones at Bridal Lake and allow the brakes to cool down for the descent to Salmo(??) Strange though how people driving big fancy trucks called motorhomes haven't figured out that the "Trucks Use Low Gear" signs aplly to them also.
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No. Not quite. My 36' 2014 F53 has been on cruise control at 80.

Although I do not normally cruise at 80+ mph, I did so on my trip from FL to CA through the States where it was the posted speed limit, (and semi-tractors were still running me over).
could you take a pic of the gps... or speedo at 80 on cruise..... I think you have the only one...


the computer shut off the fuel at around 75
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You are the reason for the accidents if you were driving 75 mph. Probably on the phone and fixing your hair at the same time or were you reading?

What??? There's a big difference between running a car at 75 and a Motorhome at nearly 80! There's probably a three fold difference in stopping distance, not to mention handling characteristics. It's really just a matter of physics. IMHO.
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could you take a pic of the gps... or speedo at 80 on cruise..... I think you have the only one...


the computer shut off the fuel at around 75
Yeah, next time I take out my coach in CA, (with a 55 mph limit when pulling the toad), I'll pull out my iPhone while I'm going over 80 mph to satisfy your doubt.

I'll get right on it.
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only thing I've seen fast than some dp's is a tri-axle 5th wheel being pulled by an f-150
i'll stay around 59-63 thank you
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I love these threads, they just keep on delivering.
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