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Old 03-01-2012, 06:26 PM   #183
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I'll probably back out of this thread, discussions are great but I lose interest when personal attacks start. Bye all and have a good time.

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I agree and believe everything of any substance on this threads original topic has been said.
With that being said maybe it's time to reconsider the direction this post is starting to take.

Let's limit your answers to these questions with regards to how you drive not how others do.
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Why do people have to drive so fast when towing or driving their Class A or C? I see this alot on RV forums, where people say "OH I drive 70-75? or I can't drive 60.

Several big Class A's passed me yesterday on I5 in Oregon doing 70. WHY? It is not safe? How would you stop that thing if you came around a curve or hill and the traffic just stopped?

Oh I can't do 60? I just can't do it. why? would someone explain?
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:44 PM   #184
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Yep, took a '180' for me...really, really FAST! Too fast - didn't see it coming, officer! Ignored. Bob
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:50 PM   #185
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Haven't had a chance to read past Page 4 yet, but I'll get there, but figured I'd add my two cents.

First off, Speed Doesn't Kill, it's the Sudden Stop that does .

Second, I am decades away from retirement, RV and I plug along down the interstates between 50-55mph (unless we hit a decent grade, then we might end up going about 45 mph till it levels back off).

When I can, I stay in the right lane, so long as said right lane isn't so chewed up that its difficult to safely drive in (I-84/80 in Oregon has had areas where the rut depth could be measured in inches).

I still worry a bit about the nutterbutters that are behind alot of the wheels today, and do subscribe to the adage, the sooner they're gone away from me, the better.

Sadly, repeat instances of rude behavior by some drivers has gotten me to a place where if you get yer comeuppance in a horrific wreck somewhere ahead of me after pulling a dangerous or foolish maneuver that endangered me or mine, I'll be more likely to change lanes to get around it and move on vs stopping to see if yer hurt.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:01 PM   #186
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Everyone going faster than me is a darn fool, and everyone going slower is an idiot.
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Me too!! (Among other things pertaining to their parentage, general IQ, etc. )
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Are we still talking about driving an RV?
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I am traveling I10 through Texas. 80 mph speed limit cars & Trucks. I get passed alot.
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We like to keep the speed down at 60 mph to conserve fuel at better control on the road
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I work on the Interstate (80) every day. No matter what people say, most do not know how to drive. It's just the way it is. Speed is fine until something happens. Ever see those reflectors in the middle of the road? They are made of steel and each spring some of them come up out of the asphalt. When they come out they are broken and are very pointed. I see blow outs each year. Clear, sunny day, no wind and out of no where......... a blow out of the steering tire. Talk to a State trooper and see what they have to say about speed and what happens. Ever see a MH that has been rolled over? that will get your attention. Looks like a tornado hit a house. Don't expect anyone to slow down or even be courteous. Those days are gone. Just the way it is. I will be back out there in another hour and people will be doing crazy things. Try to stay out of the pack and expect the unexpected.
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You make driving a motorhome sound more dangerous than driving my motorcycle. Life is full of risk. Driving down the Interstate at posted speeds is pretty mundane in my book.
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I don't drive a class A/C. I tow a 30' TT with my Ram diesel. I get the best gas milage at about 67mph. I know that maybe to fast for some. I will try to slow down, but at 55mph I have two choices, take it out of OD (which makes my RPM's go up to as high as when I'm running 67)......or listen to the truck shift in/out of OD on every little hill. I know my trailer tires are rated 65mph. OK, I'll try to slow down alittle.
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Put some LT tires on that TT and kick it up to where that Ram purrs.
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I don't drive a class A/C. I tow a 30' TT with my Ram diesel. I get the best gas milage at about 67mph. I know that maybe to fast for some. I will try to slow down, but at 55mph I have two choices, take it out of OD (which makes my RPM's go up to as high as when I'm running 67)......or listen to the truck shift in/out of OD on every little hill. I know my trailer tires are rated 65mph. OK, I'll try to slow down alittle.
You could also take it out of cruise control in hilly areas and master the art of manual throttle which will allow you to learn how to listen to your transmission and engine to keep it from shifting in and out of OD on the little hills. You might lose a mile or two per hour for a couple seconds as you crest the hill and gain it on the way back down, but your engine will maintain a constant RPM and the transmission will remain in a locked up state.

It's a great way to discourage tailgaters and you'll save gas, too.
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