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Old 02-06-2012, 05:26 PM   #29
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I go the speed limit. If I cared about fuel, I would be driving a 40 foot bus.
I could not of said it any better myself.

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Old 02-06-2012, 05:40 PM   #30
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I normally drive 62 mph. In 2008 while on a trip out west, I had transmission problems with my TOAD. I slowed down to 55 mph for the whole 6000 mile trip. I thought there might be a problem with driving so slow, but no one gave me a hard time.(or the one finger salute) If you feel better about 55, go for it.

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Old 02-06-2012, 05:41 PM   #31
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I generally try to stay same speed as truckers, seem easier to me to stay at speeds that are around me, most 4 wheelers and the occasional cowboy pass us all, I just smile , wave and flash my lights to let them know its clear
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:30 PM   #32
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Where the speed limit is 75 or 80, I will run at 70 or 75. This is out in the west where the roads are not crowded. My fuel milage stays right around 7.5 to 8 mpg. I check every time I fill up and it always stays the same. Back East or in heavy traffic I go the speed limit or slower depending on the conditions.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:34 PM   #33
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JZ, Odd you mention the “batches” ... like Rat Packs , a group of the faster drivers will pass like they’re racing each other , then the road is empty for miles ... This scenario repeats over and over .... Strange !!!
Being Old , I drive pretty Slow (55) and the only people I ever pass are broken down on the roadside ... Never a problem when they see an old fart’s driving , they just shake their heads and hit the gas ...
What he says! And all the car kids give you the arm pumping "horn honk" sign. Scares the $$$ out of their parents, but gives them a hoot!
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:45 PM   #34
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I like to drive 62-65, to me it seems the most comfortable, and seems to be in the 5.9's torque range. Sorry, about the thumb! LOL!!
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:48 PM   #35
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I try to stay between 60 - 65 mph.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:24 PM   #37
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I stay a notch under 60 M/h and drive all day. Lots of faster cars pass me 2 or 3x per day..... Steady is the secret.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:26 PM   #38
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I set the cruise control for 60 or just over and turn on the economy mode in the Allison. That puts me in the fat part of the engines torque curve and allows me to hold my speed. If I drop down to 55 it barely stays in 6th and downshifts at every little hill. We're headed for AZ in a while and will have to put up with CA's 55 mph though.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:35 PM   #39
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60-62 with tow car that's about sweet spot
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What weather, road, traffic conditions will allow. And I hate to drive in packs with others.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by jzick View Post
We drive 62 - 64 mph with the motorhome and stay in the right lane. That speed is our "sweet spot".Getting there a few minutes faster will not change our lives.
DITTO People may pass me, but I get best gas mileage around 62 mph and feel that I have better control of my motorhome. I try to stay in the right lane so people who need to get there faster can zoom past me.
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Hi D M,
Posted speed limit is >60 I drive at 60. Posted speed limit is <60 I drive the posted speed limit.
I'm with Gary, I seldom go over 60. It's a very comfortable and relaxing drive at that speed.

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