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Old 09-01-2011, 04:01 PM   #57
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Haha. Here we go again. I used to drive fast. I don't anymore really. Hehe.

As for speed limits, I consider 10 over "ticketville" and try to keep within that.

I have a folder in my desk drawer labelled "speeding tickets" acnd I track how long ago the second one is. Here in illinois, 3 in a year is bad. If the second one in the file is more than a year ago, I'm good. Less, I try to be more careful.

I have no patience for those who think that since they are doing the speed limit, they own the left lane. The left lane is for passing, period, regardless of speed. I don't care if u r doing 90, if u are not actively passing, move right. Someone faster may be along.
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Haha wish this droid app had an edit button.

And even if you do, in many places 70 or even 75is perfectly legal for an rv.
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:31 PM   #59
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Speed does kill, perhaps not the occupants of the speeding vehicle, but maybe someone had to make a drastic maneuver to avoid them and crashed. (would it be me, that IS my business).
As for reasons to speed in an RV, some are not retired, and thus must make the most of 2 weeks of time away from their job. Most all get away with it , some then get to brag to their coworkers back on the job about how many miles they drove those 2 weeks. How do I know? I listen.
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:59 PM   #60
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I'm one of those guys that is impatient I drive at least the speed limit and generally 5 over so pass me if you can and get out of the way if you can't. Has anyone ever seen how fast they can go in the quarter.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:00 PM   #61
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In a 500 mile trip that I take many times a year, it is funny how many vehicles pass me multiple times. and yes I drive between 63 and 67 depending on conditions. Fuel mileage is the main reason. With my 60gal extrsa tank, I only fuel up every 700 to 900 miles. And yes I stop for potty breaks and to stretch the old legs every 3 to 4 hours. But again the same vehicles pass me whether rv's, autos, or trucks multiple times, so the speed thing doesn't get you there any faster, and sometimes actually slower. And I am not a nervous wreck when I arrive. I have driven Truck campers, trailers, class A's and 5 er's, alond with Semi's so I can tell you that speed doesn't always mean getting there faster. Thats my two cents.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:05 PM   #62
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Oh boy. I wish this android app had a quote button.

Jk jeeper, unless u wear a badge and a gun, it ain't yer freeking business.

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It is my buisness if for what ever reason their RV loses control and hits me and my family, yeah then its my business, I just think it isn't safe and why do you want to go 70 to 75 anyway, I just don't get it. I went through an aera that has a freeway that goes through a small town with stop lights, and the RV's that blew by me doing 70+ were at the same stop lights I was, so what did they gain?
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:12 PM   #63
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What scares me is when the slow drivers say they enjoy going slow and enjoying the scenary.

If you are driving any vehicle you better not be scenary gazing, you should be watching th road and traffic. Pull off and stop if you want to look around.
It aint texting, but it is still inattention to the driving.

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Old 09-01-2011, 05:19 PM   #64
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What scares me is when the slow drivers say they enjoy going slow and enjoying the scenary.

If you are driving any vehicle you better not be scenary gazing, you should be watching th road and traffic. Pull off and stop if you want to look around.
It aint texting, but it is still inattention to the driving.

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I drive the speed limit and no more than 65. I don't impede traffic, but I am not in that big of a hurry to get there ether.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:35 PM   #65
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re: "Speed does kill, perhaps not the occupants of the speeding vehicle, but maybe someone had to make a drastic maneuver to avoid them and crashed."

interesting the fear in this thread that is not supported by measure.

The vigilante-ism is also interesting as it is people who are interfering in others driving that does cause vehicle crashes not to mention the implications of so many rules, regulations, and laws trying to control how people behave and think on the road.

The real tragedy is that actual reality doesn't seem to matter.

Vehicle crashes are carefully studied and reasons cataloged. That sort of data doesn't seem to matter to many participants in this thread. Instead it is myth and fear that they seem to insist upon.

If you want something to fear, I suggest it is the many folks who insist on leaving reality and measure out of their conclusions. The hubris that goes with this is almost as scary as the psychological denial. It is that hubris that makes them think they know better than others and should be in charge of how other drivers behave, for instance. That attitude is something to fear on the highways, IMHO.
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Out of the way Gramps! Coming thru!! Places to go and people to see!!
Now here is example of a (mod edit) who has no regard for anyone else. When my safety is endangered by (mod edit) like this, then I am concerned.
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Now here is example of a (mod edit) who has no regard for anyone else. When my safety is endangered by a (mod edit) like this, then I am concerned.
I have to agree, so when he hits me and if I live, I will just sue the crap out of him, no problem.
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:05 PM   #68
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There does seem to be alot of unskilled MH drivers that fear for their lives when another vehicle speeds on by or does a manuver that is considered unsafe by the offended driver.
I would suggest taking a drivers refresher course to make your journeys more enjoyable. Not only would these folks be more comfortable behind the wheel but could probably save some money on the insurance premiums.
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Just a question to those of you who feel it's ok to drive 7-10 mph over the speed limit. If I went into a store and stole something that only cost a few dollars should I be arrested? After all it's only a little illegal.

When the law says you should only drive 65 (whether you agree or not) then you should only drive 65, not 72.

We've become a society of people who are always in a hurry, does it really make our lives that much better?

I you are going 250 miles in your camper and drive at 55 mph it will take you 4 hours and 32 minutes. Someone who drives at 65 will get there in 3 hours and 51 minutes.
Don't know about you, but 37 minutes isn't worth the the cost of a ticket or the drop in gas mileage and the stress of driving at higher speeds (if you don't think it's stressful driving faster, try driving 10 mph slower for one day and see how much more relaxed you feel).

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Old 09-01-2011, 06:17 PM   #70
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I frankly don't feel safe pushing a big box to 70+, yeah I did it once,but didn't like it at all and backed off thinking of what if I blew a tire, could I recover at 70, maybe not, I really don't want to find out. If yo uwant to go fast, buy a Corvette, not an RV.
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