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Old 09-03-2010, 08:13 PM   #15
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I run the speed limit and maybe 5 over,,, never any faster!

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Old 09-03-2010, 08:39 PM   #16
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Well in the Land of No Guns and No Drinking and Driving No Cell Phones ,we now have No More Speeding!
Where is this land?
Not that I ever speed, but my toad has been known to creep over the limit at times. Darned Honda's
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:47 PM   #17
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I am with you Rick. I drive about the same speed. I have to get to 55 to go into overdrive, when I do, I set the cruise, and there we go.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:02 PM   #18
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Usually 5 mph below the speed limit...
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:23 PM   #19
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I question the original question. If you really "averaged" 60mph, then you, too, were very often going 75 to 80. Did you never stop for lunch?, or fuel?, I think if your speed is around 60 to 70, then you really "average" about 50 to 55, when you account for all stops, etc.

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Old 09-03-2010, 09:44 PM   #20
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Well in the Land of No Guns and No Drinking and Driving No Cell Phones ,we now have No More Speeding!
New Rules could result in Losing the Vehicle if caught speeding.as well as Your Driver's License.
There will be Zero Tolerance in School Zones and if You are 40 kph over the Speed Limit You automatically Lose Your License, have Your Vehicle Impounded for 7 Days get 3 Penalty Points and Your Insurance cost will go up for 3 Years!
From this moment on I will be joining the ranks of the Doddering Old Farts! I can't afford to lose My License, or My Vehicle!

Might be nice to know what state you're talkin' about in case others happen to travel that way, and they treat out of staters the same way!

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Old 09-03-2010, 10:33 PM   #21
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I question the original question. If you really "averaged" 60mph, then you, too, were very often going 75 to 80. Did you never stop for lunch?, or fuel?, I think if your speed is around 60 to 70, then you really "average" about 50 to 55, when you account for all stops, etc.

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OK, OK, average was not the correct word to describe that I usually drive 60 mph on the interstate I didn't know I was going to be taken quite so literally.
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:49 PM   #22
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:55 PM   #23
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63 to 65 by the GPS not the Speedo. With the MODE light lit.

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My speed comfort zone is between 58 & 62 as at those speeds I can relax and enjoy the journey. I also maintain quite a bit of separation between my coach and whatever is ahead of me in the event of a sudden traffic slow-down or stop.
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I try to run around 62 mph with the toad on the back and in fifth gear which keeps me around 1900-2000 RPM on the kitty.That seems to be the sweet spot for my MPG and keeps the engine cooler. Climbing I'll drop it into 4th and again keep the r's around 1900-2000 so that the side radiator is turning at about 2500..
And yes,it seems strange that anyone that has as much as some people have invested in their BIG MHs,would drive over the limit for their tires and brakes.
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Well in the Land of No Guns and No Drinking and Driving No Cell Phones ,we now have No More Speeding!
New Rules could result in Losing the Vehicle if caught speeding.as well as Your Driver's License.
There will be Zero Tolerance in School Zones and if You are 40 kph over the Speed Limit You automatically Lose Your License, have Your Vehicle Impounded for 7 Days get 3 Penalty Points and Your Insurance cost will go up for 3 Years!
From this moment on I will be joining the ranks of the Doddering Old Farts!
I can't afford to lose My License, or My Vehicle!
No wonder they don't want you guys armed . You would have your own tea party !!!!!
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My MH has some kind of wind whistle that kicks in about 70 mph. I tried to find and fix it for a while but decided it was a good thing. When I hear the whistle I slow down. A head wind sorta messes up the "feature" and kicks the whistle in a little early but it still makes me more aware of my speed. 60-65 is plenty fast enough in a MH in my opinion.
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Where is this land?
Not that I ever speed, but my toad has been known to creep over the limit at times. Darned Honda's

The land that he is talking about is Ontario Canada, home of the overly taxed!

50 km over the limit = up to a $10,000.00 fine, loose your ride for a week on the spot and, I don't even want to think about the other costs.

The law man has no pity on speeders up here. They have even charged a few of their fellow officers.................and won!

Smoking the tires on your motor home will result in the same charges and fines!
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