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Old 09-05-2010, 10:49 PM   #57
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"Speed costs money." How FAST do you want to SPEND?
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:20 AM   #58
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That didn't really happen to you, did it?
Yes just last monday 8/30/2010 on I-74 near crofordsville, Indiana. Rubber from the tire damaged front fire wall in wheel well, punched hole in chassie battery, tore wireing off the headlight and right turn signal. Do not have damage cost report as of yet. pete
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:49 PM   #59
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Pulling my 5er I try to maintain 63-67mph/2000rpm for my V10 gasser. Without the trailer hooked on = 68-72 or 21-2200rpm (based on the GPS)
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:49 AM   #60
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Yes just last monday 8/30/2010 on I-74 near crofordsville, Indiana. Rubber from the tire damaged front fire wall in wheel well, punched hole in chassie battery, tore wireing off the headlight and right turn signal. Do not have damage cost report as of yet. pete
blown right front tire 1996 dutchstar motorhome update $7000.00 damage to wheel well and basement compartment . please slow down and enjoy the ride pete
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:30 AM   #61
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"Speed costs money." How FAST do you want to SPEND?

Jim: Agree with you. We have tried various speeds all spring/summer (7500+ miles) to find the smoothest operating sweet spot and it seems to be 60-63 ph (1700-1775 rpm) Have noticed that the thermo-fan only runs about half as often at that speed/rpm, as it does up around 68-70. Our MPG does not vary much if we slowdown so currently trying to run in the comfort zone.

Most of all want to be as safe as possible in the event of a tire issue.
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:20 AM   #63
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I don't know who said "it's not the destination it's the voyage that counts" but I take it easy and drive 3-5 miles below the speed limit. Going a little slower takes the pressure off and you don't feel the need to keep up with everyone.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:14 PM   #64
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500HP@1375RPM=63mph nets 8 mpg

That is not my email address either.

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Old 09-22-2010, 05:29 PM   #65
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I do 55 to 57 mph. Did it my entire 11,500 miles to Alaska and back last year.

To make you laugh. W?

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Well, you can't really do that in Alaska. Soon as there are 5 vehicles piled up behind you it's the law for you to pull over and let them pass.
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To make you laugh. W?

LOL, That's what it looks like driving through Cali cruise set at 60 MPH
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ON rural roads I usually drive the speed limit as long as its 55 or slower. If traffic is light and passing is easy, I will usually drive a little slower and watch for nudist camps or ladies mowing their yards while topless. On two lane roads if I get cars behind me I will always look for a place to let them pass. I try to do this by stopping in front of nudest camps or ladies mowing their yards while topless. I especially do this for the trucks because they are making a living and paying SS taxes on the money they make and I figure I got two or three of them SUPPORTING MY SORRY BUTT with Social Security taxes. I aint about to ''bite'' the hand that is ''feeding me''..........
My motto is .......GO SLOW AND LOOK FOR THE NUDEST CAMPS AND LADIES MOWING THEIR LAWN WHILE TOPLESS........

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60 to 65 is the sweet spot, for the old Workhorse.
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My Allison goes into 6th gear at 58 mph. So, I don't drive any slower than that. Even if the speed limit is 55, I still go 58. Just makes $ sense to me. On the interstates, its 65. The rest of the roads, 60 to 65.

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The OP mentioned the MH roaring by and I just now remembered the roaringest thing that ever passed me back in 1970.

A Turbine powered Trailways bus. I was in the Marine Corps then and me and the guys with me in my van wanted to hit the deck. We thought a jet was about to hit us.
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