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Old 04-06-2014, 07:24 AM   #29
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I drive all over the place speed wise, a lot of times matching conditions. Lots of places 60 to 65 or even 55 like here in Indiana. But coming home last trip was trying to stay ahead of the snow storms and bad weather behind me so did 70 most of the way. I have a 92 American Eagle with toad, both have brand new tires too so not so worried about those.

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Old 04-06-2014, 07:28 AM   #30
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I drive the speed limit, unless it is 70 or more. I usually don't go over 65 because my MH just seems happier there power-wise & mileage-wise.

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Old 04-06-2014, 07:31 AM   #31
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Driving on I-10, I remarked to a MH, you just blew my doors off.. He replied, don't worry, you can pick them up at the next rest area. Drive as fast you want, but drive safe.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:35 AM   #32
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60-65 mph.. I like the 12-13 mpg....
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:59 AM   #33
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There is no MH tire rated for over 75 MPH that I know of.

But maybe those 2 MH's owners are in the replace every 5 years or less group.
Both probably have ERS and 0 deductible insurance for those high speed blow outs damage.

I still trust my 9 year old G670's running 55-62 MPH.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:13 AM   #34
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I must admit when we first started traveling, I drove around 72 to 75 because I could. But who was I trying to impress? Now I have dropped down to around 65 or so, cummins is very happy there, milage is better, and live it good, even if you are not in the fast lane.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:19 AM   #35
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New tires, so no worries--can you say road hazards?...and 9 year old tires really? After 12+ years of being a part-time RV road warrior, I have decided that after spending a considerable amount of money on their rigs, some Rv owners feel entitled [think thats the word] to do pretty much whatever they want, when they want. So as long as what they do doesnt endanger me, more power to them--their money, their lives.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:31 AM   #36
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62-66mph with the cruise on, my stress filled days and hurry up times are over!
and never anymore do I tailgate! that can't be said for a past life.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:33 AM   #37
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I stay between 62-65, I did run this one to 70 as a test.

Mileage dropped and so did my speed.

If we're getting hit with hard side or head winds, I drop to 55 till we can pull over.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:45 AM   #38
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If I cruise at 1500 rpms, which is about 58 mph - i seem to save $50 in fuel every 3 hours. Haven't noticed a detectable difference up to 1700, but if you pass that, the lower gear kicks in and ... SLLURRRRPPP. That being said, I have cruised at 70 in west texas just to cross that sucker!
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:51 AM   #39
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55 to 65. I have no need to get anywhere fast. I'm retired, so what's the rush?
I'm also in no rush and do as Afubar does.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:23 AM   #40
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I generally travel at about 60, maybe 65 at times. Just because the speed limit is posted at any speed does not mean that it is a 'safe' speed for MH or in some cases their drivers. A lot of MH drivers really have no idea how long it take to stop a large MH traveling at say 70 or better.
As others have said 'we are retired now and do not need to be any place in a hurry'!
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:29 AM   #41
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I try to do 65-67 most of the time on interstates. I get passed a lot. I've found that the transmission drops down a gear less often at this speed than say 60.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:05 AM   #42
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Cruise set at 62mph…. right lane almost always…. just about everyone passes me which is just how I like it. At the end of the travel day all those high speed RV'ers (of all types) probably got "there" about 20 or 30 minutes sooner than I did, but I'll bet my knuckles aren't as white as their knuckles, and my BP is likely to be lower as well, and I'll bet they didn't average 9.5mpg (Allison in economy mode)

To each their own providing that they're placing no one else in harms way. IMHO, I feel these large, heavy boxes are anything but nimble and they simply were not designed for safe and/or efficient travel at excessive speeds.

Seems like the older I get (61) the more reaction time I need, and being retired, I have a reduced sense of urgency to get "there". I want to be as relaxed as possible on the road and being passed while cruising in the right lane helps to achieve that goal.


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