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Old 04-01-2015, 06:50 PM   #57
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Sure a lot of diesel jockeys have commented on this GAS forum.
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Old 04-02-2015, 12:04 AM   #58
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maybe I should have put age and speed.... seems once you hit 65 you have no where to go and don't care when you get there ....

I'm only 62

When my grandfather turned 80, he insisted that family members drive FAST everywhere when he was a passenger!! He would say that he wasn't going to be here much longer, so he didn't want to waste time!

He taught me to make fun of slow driving 60-something retired folks when I was a fresh 16 YO driver, taking him on his errands.

BTW, he lived to be 98.
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:29 AM   #59
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When my grandfather turned 80, he insisted that family members drive FAST everywhere when he was a passenger!! He would say that he wasn't going to be here much longer, so he didn't want to waste time!

He taught me to make fun of slow driving 60-something retired folks when I was a fresh 16 YO driver, taking him on his errands.

BTW, he lived to be 98.
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Old 04-02-2015, 05:45 PM   #60
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1999 allrgro with chevy. depends on road and if i am in a hurry. i hve had it going 75
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:00 PM   #61
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65 except when towing, then 55.
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Old 04-15-2015, 12:03 PM   #62
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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.
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.


Yes our 1997 35u Bounder 460 +banks, has great power and oh it can get up and run if you let it. But the miles pass by fast enough at just a crack over 60
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Old 04-15-2015, 12:57 PM   #63
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I typically drive 65-75 mph, but much slower in windy conditions.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:12 PM   #64
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60-65 max for me. I've found that using the cruise takes 1 mpg or about 15% of fuel economy with all the shifting it does with cruise on.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:49 PM   #65
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:58 PM   #66
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I like 63 mph. I get to keep a bunch of followers for a couple miles at this speed. They always tell me I'm number "1" when they can finally pass me. Just kidding, but at this speed, my V-10 can drive about 7.3 miles on a gallon of gas. I find that my fuel mileage decreases to about 6.8 mpg when I drive about 67 mph. On single lane roads, I try to drive at the speed limit to minimize my followers, but I do not drive over 70 mph.

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I always ......towing or not ....."Enjoy the view at 62"
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Old 04-16-2015, 05:35 AM   #68
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My sweet spot is also 62. I pull over if people get stuck behind me.
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60-65 max for me. I've found that using the cruise takes 1 mpg or about 15% of fuel economy with all the shifting it does with cruise on.
Right on JeffK....instead of a 5-star tune, I use a 5-toe trained right foot.
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We avg a comfortable 60 - 65. Occasionally if the road is good and no traffic I'll do 70, but anything over that it gets a little squirrely. I like to keep it on a good speed to help with the MPG as well.
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