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Old 04-30-2011, 04:15 PM   #1
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What's your speed limit

How many of you drive your motorhome on the freeway at 70 or above i usually keep it at around 65 mph
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:19 PM   #2
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63-65 is the sweet spot/comfort zone for our rig. Much over 65 and the mileage will drop and so will my comfort zone. What's the hurry.
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:22 PM   #3
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we try

we aim for 62 and usualy stay pretty close
works pretty good if you can cruise fast enough you don't get run over by trucks and are not constantly passing it works pretty well
besides at 62 we get about 9.4 MPG with a 400 cummins

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Old 04-30-2011, 04:28 PM   #4
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60 to 62 keeps away the gas pump blues (ya I know).
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:33 PM   #5
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60 to 62 mph is a nice steady pace for my 3126E Cat. Average just over 10 mpg at those speeds
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:39 PM   #6
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For me it's 5 to 10 over speed limit in MH and 10 to 20 over in car, but I don't drive a hybrid. Just keeping with traffic.
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:43 PM   #7
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Pulling a 2003 Caravan at about 58-60mph and I got about 8.5 mpg. I even double checked it since I figured I miscalculated. Tried going about 65 and it dropped to about 6mpg.
Like a previous poster said, what's the hurry?
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:07 PM   #8
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I always drive about 62 MPH. It gives good mileage and makes you look smart, because at 62 you slow down some for traffic and hills. This makes your average speed about 60 MPH. That is a mile a minute. So when my better half says how long to the next town, I look at the mileage, If it's 30 miles I say 30 minutes and she thinks I am a genuis.
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Lightbulb Speed

I drive the RPM 2100 = is 58 MPH
seldom I drive 60.... No need to give my money to the Oilcompanies
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70 to 72 mph in my 011 Phaeton. Unless I am sight seeing I like to get going, if seeing something new I do around 60 or so.
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we aim for 62 and usualy stay pretty close
works pretty good if you can cruise fast enough you don't get run over by trucks and are not constantly passing it works pretty well
besides at 62 we get about 9.4 MPG with a 400 cummins

hope this helps
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Ditto here but your mpg makes me want to slit my wrists. I get 7.1 with the same engine and about the same amount of coach. Are you towing?

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62 mph which is 1450 RPm and the sweet spot for my Detroit Diesel. Not the speed for the best MPG but I fall to sleep any slower. At 55 mph I feel like I can get up out of the seat and walk around for a little bit. I do know that at 55 mph on a no wind day and a flat road I get 8 mpg and for every one mph increase I lose .1 mpg. For some reason it always seems like I have a headwind.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:42 PM   #13
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50 to 60 maybe 65 if I'm going down a grade before another hill and I don't need gas to do it
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I try hard to flow with the traffic. Usually in the slowest lane, but if I pass I try to get up to the passing lane speed.
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