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Old 03-23-2015, 06:58 PM   #29
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Knowing the absolute top speed of your coach is very important to determine what you can safely drive. In the event you have a blow out on one of your front tires you have to be able to put the gas pedal to the floor and accelerate to maintain control of your coach keeping it straight and on the road before your ease off the gas and bring the coach to a safe stop......
Someone posted this video a while ago on this

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Old 03-23-2015, 07:30 PM   #30
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Feel safe at 60 mph. No need to go faster with 20,000 # beast cruising down the road. I am amazed at the people that feel the need to run at 70. Guess they are in a hurry to get to their funeral.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:25 PM   #31
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Feel safe at 60 mph. No need to go faster with 20,000 # beast cruising down the road. I am amazed at the people that feel the need to run at 70. Guess they are in a hurry to get to their funeral.
Id agree except I hate causing people to pass me all the time, I think that can cause problems. 65 seems to be the happy medium for my rig where the posted speed limit is 70 (here in Fla). Its not about getting anywhere faster. I like to have nice open space between me and whatever is in front of me.
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:53 AM   #32
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Run between 2400 and 2500 RPM (55 to 60 MPH). This seems to be the bet MPG range pulling our Malibu on the KarKaddy. Just right to do a 200 to 300 mile run with a lunch hour break, and still make the RV parks before dark. No need to hurry when you have your house with you. Just Another Old Doggy, Don
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:57 AM   #33
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My excursion seems to drive fine 65-70 without a trailer on flat roads. Guess I'll know more in a week or two towing my Murano. I'm perfectly happy chugging along at 65 where the speed limit is 70.

I did hit 75 a couple of times over the weekend and it didn't seem to be a problem. If I recall the tach was a bit north of 2 grand at that speed. Reduced fuel mileage and increased braking distance were the result.
I stand corrected... I ran 70mph down to cal today...a bit north of 2 grand was correct..
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:10 AM   #34
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I have a Gasser, 454 I'm in the same speed range 58-60. I did do 65 once or twice but always come back too 58-60.
Did the same in my Pete. Now in my 64 I do 70-80 with the top down
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:14 AM   #35
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On the interstate, 60 + or - 5 mph.

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Old 03-25-2015, 11:27 PM   #36
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Ford V10, usually 60-65 on interstate and 50-55 on two lanes, I am in no rush and can enjoy the scenery.


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Old 03-25-2015, 11:43 PM   #37
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My tires are rated for a max of 75 mph, that's plenty fast in a 50,000# MH towing an add'l 4,500#'s
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Old 03-26-2015, 02:48 AM   #38
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My tires are rated for a max of 75 mph, that's plenty fast in a 50,000# MH towing an add'l 4,500#'s
do you use reg or prem. gas...
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:26 AM   #39
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I find that if I drive at wife speed life if good. That said it's somewhere around 60-67. Get best mpg and rides better at that range.
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62 to 65 is the average for us. Not in a hurry to get anywhere since retirement.
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:26 AM   #41
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One of the the younger ones on the forum that I've seen, DW and I are 34/35 respectively and usually sit around 62 - 65 when on the interstate. We both tend to have lead feet in our daily drivers, but when we get in our 18k 34' RV, we slow down. Add another hour to most traveling situations and just accept it.
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I have the Ford V-10 engine and I find the downshifts while in cruise are timed better at 57-60 than at 55. Gets me to the top of the hill at a higher speed and even allows me to pass the occaisional semi! I don't notice a mileage penalty at that speed either. I'm retiring next week at 62.
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