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Old 02-12-2012, 08:48 AM   #71
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Can't think of any RV tires rated for 80mph constant speed, not saying I've never hit 80 on a long straight hill, just wouldn't do it for mile after mile.


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I try really hard to stay at 65 or less...

Being fairly young and still heavy of foot, this is hard to do. My knight is perfectly stable and comfortable up to 80 and beyond.

The old folks who insist on driving 55 amuse me...
Unless they are right in front of me.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:58 AM   #72
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I feel confortable and I like to drive 55-60 mph i pull a CRV and Honda recommande
to not pass 60 mph when is behind a RV
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:27 PM   #73
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60's to low 70's mph, weather, roads and traffic volume usually dictate my speed, I like 70's when all is right for it. Not retired so time is an issue sometimes
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:04 PM   #74
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Many speak of their rig's sweet spot at 60, 62, or 65. I don't know what my rig's sweet spot is, but mine is 62. I can do that for a couple of hours and then start looking for a rest area. In my car, I am usually in a hurry, in my motorhome I try to never be in a hurry. That's what works for me.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:33 PM   #75
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Put me in the 58-63 most of the time group. I'm generally in no rush so why hurry. My CAT seems to get its' best performance/mileage at around 62. DW's happy, I'm happy.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:01 PM   #76
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how fast to drive

My sweet spot is 60 MPH ,its where on a fairly flat road my gas pedal feels like i'm not stepping on it!
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:08 PM   #77
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It's funny but I took a trip to Florida and stayed 65-70 and felt good there.
But for some reason it seemed like every other class A on the road passed me. Especially a 42 foot tag axle Monaco that blasted by in south Georgia going at least 85.
And towing a full size Suburban no less. I eventually passed him about 30 minutes later on the side of I75. It looked like he had some mechanical issue. I guess he was in a hurry....
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Can't think of any RV tires rated for 80mph constant speed, not saying I've never hit 80 on a long straight hill, just wouldn't do it for mile after mile.
No, not mile after mile, just every once in a while.
65 is comfortable.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:42 PM   #79
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On the Interstate I keep with the truckers except for that occasional wild trucker doing 80mph, on secondary roads a couple mph under the posted speed limit, this feels safest especially when the roads are unfamiliar, and especially at nite. I bet we'll all slow down this season when deisel hits $5.50 a gallon though.
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Our rig tops out above 90, I try to stay below that, although I have topped it out a time or two.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:59 PM   #81
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We like to drive the posted speed limits, or less if conditions warrant.
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Our gasser is real comfortable at 58 to 60 and so am I. My philosophy is "If I needed to be where I'm supposed to be any sooner, I would have left earlier". I look at our coach as a 10 ton missle and it would make a nasty mess on the hiway. Oh yes, we have had a right front blowout on I16E with DW driving. She did great, me not so good. Needed to change my drawers. Sitting right over the explosion is very nerve wracking. Pass me if you must. I'll see ya when I get there.



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We travel 55-60 most times in our gasser...almost always try to take two lane hiways instead of freeways...slower pace...nicer scenery...less gas...
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How fast do you drive

In late January this year we drove I-5 and I-10 in CA over a two week period. Was interesting to note that the big rigs were generally running 57-58 mph. I like to run 61-62 mph and found us passing most of the big rigs. Had occasion during trip to talk with a CHP officer about my observation. He said he felt fuel cost and high cost of big rig speeding ticket was causing the big rigs to mind their speed.
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