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Old 02-07-2012, 06:19 AM   #43
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To me, the question is not how fast do you drive but rather, how quick can you STOP! So basically, the amount of traffic, distance between vehicles ahead of me, cross roads, etc have a significant impact on my driving habits, I have almost 150k miles behind the wheel of our 3 DP's and have never had an accident of any kind. I don't 'poke" either, just pick a speed within the speed limit that allows me to react to the errant moves of the drivers around me. It is not surprising that when going through a large city on a 4-6 lane interstate that the folks driving the passenger cars keep "plugging" the safe distance I'm trying to keep between me and the car(s) ahead. They really have no idea, or most likely, don't even think that perhaps I can't stop on a dime in a 32k lb motorhome.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:30 AM   #44
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Set the cruise on 60 and break off the knobs I don't want to put any more money in the hands of the Arab oil Pirates than I have to

I get the best fuel mileage at 55-60 so that is where it goes. Lots of problems when trying to maintain that speed through a lot of small towns

Somewhere I have read/heard that for each MPH above 58 you will lose a 10th of a mile per gallon.

Anyhoo that's how I do it, works for me.

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:34 AM   #45
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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.

Yea it's funny how you keep seeing the same pass you multiple times a day.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:02 AM   #46
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I like aprox 60 - 62 here on the east coast. Very comfortable for me. I stay away from the packs cause I think they are "accidents waiting to happen."

Hello to "Da Judge" from La. Same job here in Ct. 21 yrs retired. Luv it.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:07 AM   #47
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Usually 60 - 62. Plenty fast enough for us. Enjoy the scenery everyone.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:09 AM   #48
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I would not drive 55 in a Kia on the eway, but with my 13 ton rig, no worries here
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:20 AM   #49
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I am new to class A so just how fast do you drive?
The older gentleman who took me for my first test drive suggested 57, I've since decided that is a little slow.

I cruise at 62, DW likes 65. If we're in an area with a 75 or 80 mph limit, and it is flat & straight, we both cruise at 65-67.

I swear, we could go 100 and everyone would have to pass us. People just seem to hate the sight of our back end!
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It feels to me that my coach has a sweet spot at 62 so that is where I usually drive. Sometimes when I am on a busy highway and find I am holding up traffic I will move up to 65.

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Depends on how fast you want to get to the next gas station, or be able to skip it.
Perfect answer! We drive 63 MPH, nothing more, nothing less. The motor is happy and so are we.
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1000 miles @ 55 = 18 hours
1000 miles @ 65 = 15.5 hours
1000 miles @ 75 = 13.5 hours

That being said I drive between 60 and 65. I use the cruise control except on hills.

Yes, and I would take 4 days or at least 3 days to drive 1,000 miles. The difference between 55 mph and 75 mph is 4.5 hours. That works out to just over an hour a day longer to drive 55 mph. Not a big deal when you are retired.
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Im usually in the right lane at 60mph. Im utterly amazed at the fact my steady 60mph I get caught behind a parade of 50mph(and slower) folk. Post speed limit is usually 70mph.
Usually the speedsters blowing by in the left lane are big rigs and the occassional tour bus. Doesnt really bother me since when Im in the drivers seat Im not on a timeclock or tight schedule. Now my work vehicle... you'd better stay outta the left lane if youre not going 85mph+. Watch for my highbeams to let you know how slow!
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There is always someone wanting that next speeding ticket. When I found out your insurance may go up, the cost of the fine, court costs, time wasted waiting aside to road to write up the ticket, going to Defensive Driving, lawyer's fees and/or the DMV fining us (at least in TX) for 3 years. I DON"T SPEED.
In fact I usually drive 10 under and couldn't care if you want to pass....
And much less stress going slow
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Yea it's funny how you keep seeing the same pass you multiple times a day.
Isn't that the truth???
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The older gentleman who took me for my first test drive suggested 57, I've since decided that is a little slow.

I cruise at 62, DW likes 65. If we're in an area with a 75 or 80 mph limit, and it is flat & straight, we both cruise at 65-67.

I swear, we could go 100 and everyone would have to pass us. People just seem to hate the sight of our back end!

It's important that you "both cruise at 65-67" when you're together in the same motorhome. Might be difficult to cruise at different speeds!
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