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Old 04-05-2014, 07:41 PM   #15
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Cruise on 62 gets me my best mileage. I'm in no hurry any more so why burn more diesel speeding along.
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:47 PM   #16
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YUP--63-65 most of the time....cant even imagine the outcome if you had a blow-out at 80 or 85--apparently some other folks can't either---so good luck to them, they may need it!
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:48 PM   #17
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how fast do you drive------

Tach at 2100, speed around 62. Got up to 75 mph down hill one time, shredded an out-side rear dual. Got the message on that behavior. No more of that.

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Old 04-05-2014, 07:51 PM   #18
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Poor ole girl is working hard enough at that speed with a 3 spd auto. I definitely need to check into a Gear Venders! I sure seem to be in the way though, but I try very hard to give way to the hurry ups.

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Old 04-05-2014, 09:25 PM   #19
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Usually cruise at 60-62 with the cruise control on. At 65+ the scan gauge will indicate a noticeable reduction in fuel mileage. Never sees over 7, where at the lower speed 7+ is common.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:48 PM   #20
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55-60 and set the cruise. A Good Cd and just cruise and see all that there is too see.
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:11 PM   #21
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60-65 for me. Not in too much of a hurry when were going camping!
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I was going 78 a couple times today. headin for the barn and the cruise is broken.
I had a uhaul tow dolly with the 55 mph stickers on it.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:24 AM   #23
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For me it is 62 max, although I prefer less. I feel sorry for those that have circumstances in their lives that would cause them to drive as the OP stated.
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:32 AM   #24
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65 would be my maximum Those passing you at those speeds probably the NASCAR coaches moving to the next race.
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:55 AM   #25
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Speed limit towing in California is 55. I drive the entire length @ 55 as near as a person can. I stay right and watch for upcoming and yield to nervous nellies. Normally I cruise between 58 and 62 and bump it to 65 in Arizona where the speed limit is 75. I tow a CR-V as well and follow their advice on towing speed for the car.

I am retired and it makes a huge difference in your attitude about this stuff. Some folks have three kids, limited time and a long way to go. Not a good combination but it is what it is.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:04 AM   #26
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Ours is at 62mph on average. Sure you obviously bump it up if you have to pass someone but 80 to 85mph as a constant speed???? That's just nuts.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:07 AM   #27
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I keep it around 64 to 68 if the limit is 65. And 68 to 72 if the limit is 70
The rpm for a nice steady pace Is around 1700 rpm we average 7.8 mpg towing our Jeep
I have to use cruse control as I have a lead foot ! I just got my MADP less than a year ago and still have a hard time getting used to all the power and how quiet it is sitting 40 feet in fount of the engine I just love driving it 14,000 miles and it won't be a year until July
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:18 AM   #28
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60-62. I'm in no hurry and it just feels safer and better mileage.
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