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Old 12-06-2012, 09:51 PM   #99
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Had the cruise control set at 90 returning from San Diego recently. No one was passing me. Oh wait, that doesn't count I was in a car designed to handle that speed easily.

I'm sure I'm about to get chastised quite heavily now having revealed that.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:10 PM   #100
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Had the cruise control set at 90 returning from San Diego recently. No one was passing me. Oh wait, that doesn't count I was in a car designed to handle that speed easily.

I'm sure I'm about to get chastised quite heavily now having revealed that.
Only by the people that believe you...
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:17 PM   #101
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60 to 65 on 4 lanes....speed limit on 2 lanes or in city. Always avoid right lane on free ways as others have stated.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:43 PM   #102
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:24 AM   #103
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I remember riding with a friend on the 15 to San Diego going almost 100MPH. A CHP pulls beside us and signals us to slow down, then speeds off! But, here in the NW, I keep the MH around 62 (middle or right lane) - mostly because the majority here seem to think 62 gets them the best mileage.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:48 AM   #104
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I am not allowed to drive 62 MPH in Canada so I travel 99.7793 KPH outta spite.
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I gotta ton of junk hanging out (on the roof) disrupting the slipstream. My best fuel efficient speed is 50, but I'll do 55-62 in the right two lanes so I'm not pissing-off the truckers. Can anyone tell me if there's an after market bolt-on (for Class-Cs) that'll make my roof more aerodynamic?
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:55 AM   #106
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My MH is an '87, a product of the 55MPH days, so I will set the cruise control at 62 or 63, maximum, and often 59 or 60. I'm in no hurry.

If there's one slow enough, or it's night or a 2 lane road, I just get behind a truck which is driving legally and stay there, control my speed with the cruise control.

Funny. 50 years ago it was as close to flat out as possible. And even 30 years ago, when I had company cars. I didn't care what happened to it, until one day I realized my big pink body was IN that car.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:22 AM   #107
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Sweet spot on ours is 62mph and just right for me. I stay in the lanes as previously mentioned to allow for traffic flow. I for one cannot believe the drivers out there that cannot gage the correct speed to blend in with traffic when entering a freeway for that matter when exiting as well.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:34 AM   #108
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70-75 interstate, 5 over on any other road

Always right lane unless passing, because the left lane is the passing lane, not the im going to ride over here because Im going the speed limit and nobody should be going faster than me lane
The 5 over theory is for motorcycling. The theory goes that by staying slightly over the flow of traffic you keep the majority of "threats" in front of you instead of overtaking you and I subscribe to that, when I'm riding. When I'm in my MOHO I am the threat :-). Makes me feel so much more secure. Our sweet spot for mileage and safety is 65 on divided hiways even though we have interstates here in Texas that are 80 and one that's even 85.
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I tow at 55 - 57 MPG, usually on secondary roads so I don't have a choice of lanes. I do pull over if I start to build a train. On the rare occasions I'm forced to drive the interstates, I still keep to the same MPH, and usually ride the right lane. I do have the advantage that I'm retired, and in no hurry to "get there" since the process of getting there is more important to me than the destination.
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I gotta ton of junk hanging out (on the roof) disrupting the slipstream. My best fuel efficient speed is 50, but I'll do 55-62 in the right two lanes so I'm not pissing-off the truckers. Can anyone tell me if there's an after market bolt-on (for Class-Cs) that'll make my roof more aerodynamic?
If you can find it try this ....Can-not-truck hits 11foot8 bridge - YouTube
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Can anyone tell me if there's an after market bolt-on (for Class-Cs) that'll make my roof more aerodynamic?
If Possum's scrape-it-clean idea doesn't appeal, you could try these:

How It's Made Aircraft Wings - YouTube
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