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Old 03-27-2015, 10:42 AM   #43
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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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we actually found with our allegro to get worse milage at 55 and the best at 70... when at 70 it would only down shift to 4 th and pull that gear ... at 55 -60 it would go to 3rd.. and then try to go back to 4th

here it is pulling the 24' trailer loaded...26,000 lbs...notice how load and ruff it rides


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Old 03-27-2015, 10:45 AM   #44
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the last video was up hill... heres flat ground..also.. it is the one with 22.5 tires,,

https://youtu.be/J880n1ydRX0


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Old 03-28-2015, 03:43 AM   #45
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I thought I was taking forever to get to my next destination. But you know what? 55 - 60 mph gets me there just as quickly. And safely. What's an extra 30 mins anyway? The thing that still shocks me is when the big 18 wheelers pass me on the left. I have to be extra vigilant since they tend to "suck" us into them. /Mikey
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:23 AM   #46
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We try to keep the rig between 60-65 mph. With the 460 Ford I can average 7.5 mpg by keeping my foot out of it and with smooth acceleration. I've had it up to 70 and it's very stable, but I don't travel at that speed.

I've also found either Shell, or Chevron gas does best for me. Some folks don't think the brand gasoline makes a difference, but I've found it does. I avoid the cheap stuff. We don't have a toad. I prefer traveling without towing and rent a car if and when I need one. I've thought about carrying a Vespa 250 on a rear lift, but haven't done it yet. JMHO
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Thanks for the video. Looks like we have a similar MH, ours is an Allegro 36 LA. Do you remember what Banks power kit you purchased?

We're going from the Ozarks to the Rockies & the Northwest this summer. Might get the Banks
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I got the full kit.. w/ottomind for the trans..
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:17 AM   #49
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I drive my 1999, V10, 30 ft. Class C, 60-65, unless going up hill.
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I drive 06 Winnebago Adventurer on W24 chassis. My first time out I drove it like I stole it. Now towing a CRV, average 60 now. CRV has max speed of 65. So this works me.
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We sold our sports car, once we weren't in a hurry for getting anywhere anymore. Also found out real quick like, that the coach won't corner or stop anywhere near as well as the sports car did. Posted speed limits apply to sport's cars as well as others, so my reasoning and logic is that my coach shouldn't be going near as fast as the posted speed limits and not to mention the fuel costs and extra wear and tear on every moving part that the chassis might have. Conclusion is for 52 - 53 mph and as long as conditions feel comfortable and safe. Especially when pulling a toad.
I have noticed that most every motor coach on the road drives faster than I do. In fact I've had the same one pass me more than once in the same afternoon.
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Depends on the speed limit, normally 60-62. We are rarely in a hurry.
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I like to drive my age. That means I'll go faster every year because my life Is shorter and I have less time to get places. If I had a gas RV, I would drive even faster to smooth out the ride.
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x3, plus the wind here in S Texas area can be real problem. And if a 18 wheeler passes us (my son and I) I tend to get caught up in their draft. Maybe with more time I'll get better. I used to drive a bus part time while I was in the Navy but never experienced these probs. Seems with power steering on the class a's are nice to have but once you hit our roads (which need repair) stand by to stand by. I will eventually get there at 60 to 65. Forget that 80 mph sign. Just pass me, lol.

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55-65. Only faster If I am going downhill and the road is straight
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If you listen to your engine it will tell you when it's happy. My rig likes 60-65 mph on a reasonably level road. In the mountains I watch my temp gauge and tach. I try not to lug the engine and definitely take it out of overdrive. If necessary I'll pull over onto the shoulder and follow the semis plodding along through the mountains. On lesser grades I can maintain 50-55 without harming the engine. Another trick is to run Marvel Mystery Oil in the gas tank.The added lubrication to the top end really helps extend the life of your motor. I give myself plenty of room between the coach and other vehicles. One thing our class A's will never do is stop on a dime. I have found that having a tag axle with that extra set of binders really helps though.
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