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Old 09-23-2010, 09:34 PM   #71
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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.
Wow, Sorry if I'm of topic but I didn't know they put any turbine powered vehicles into production. I do remember a few of the Detroit experimental cars in the early 60's had turbine power, and of corse there are plenty of jet (turbine) aircraft.
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Wow, Sorry if I'm of topic but I didn't know they put any turbine powered vehicles into production. I do remember a few of the Detroit experimental cars in the early 60's had turbine power, and of corse there are plenty of jet (turbine) aircraft.

Yes, Ford Turbine power. Even Greyhound got into the act. I remember, as it passed, the huge exhaust sticking out.
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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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Thank a vet for your freedom ...... nuff said I guess.....
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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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C'mon, nobody likes the cartoon? This is the RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories forum. Ha Ha.?
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Woody perhaps it hits too close to some for comfort_.
That Greyhound add says it is quiet.
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Woody perhaps it hits too close to some for comfort_.
That Greyhound add says it is quiet.
I read that too so I'm wondering how do you make a jet engine quiet?

I remember seeing the big exhaust pipe out the rear and up high on the Trailways bus.
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That's got to be my favorite response so far.

As some of you know, the speed limit on CA highways and interstates is 65 for two axle vehicles less than 26000 lbs. Anything over two axles or 26,000 lbs is 55, yeah thats us motor homes with a toad, or any travel or 5th wheel trailer.

With that said, I find my favorite speed to be about 62.
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Back to the OP who averaged 60 MPH over the 2,500 mile entire trip. One would have to drive much faster than 60 to obtain that average driving that mileage.
I know I use 50 MPH when calculating where my fuel stops and over-nights should be, and sometimes I don't reach my expected point.
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