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Old 04-06-2014, 10:09 AM   #43
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:10 AM   #44
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I fly low. 75 average and 82 when I feel like it. A major reason I chose the toad I Pull, the 3/4 ton crew cab pickup.

I suppose once I retire I might slow down, but find that unlikely. I enjoy the destinations more
Than the travel.


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Old 04-06-2014, 10:38 AM   #45
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I don't make a practice of driving 70, generally 60 to 65, but I was scared to death of what was behind me coming back from the west on 40 end of Feb. Good thing I did 70 all the way that last couple of days, I no more then got in and it dumped on us. If I had not would have been stranded out there somewhere. I did the right thing that time.

It runs at about 1900 rpm's at 70, really moves along good at that speed, but I agree I feel its to fast so only do when I have to get somewhere.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:44 AM   #46
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I'm usually between 60-65. If i'm in a particularly boring area like I-70 and going down a slight grade I'll let it drift up to 70. (I do NOT go down mountain grades at 70, I'm in 3rd or 4th gear and around 40)
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:50 AM   #47
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62 is a good speed for me and DW. Will let it speed up a bit going down a hill, when I can see an uphill coming.
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:03 PM   #48
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I was driving down I-20 yesterday in my pick-up,speed limit was 75 mph,so that's what I had my cruse set on,i drove on this highway about 25 miles,i had two motorhomes pass me like I was setting steel.They had to be going 80-85 mph.They were not together,they were about ten miles apart.When I drive mine I keep it around 60-65,thats what I feel safe with.The real question is,have I've just turned into a slow-poke.
Maybe mh delivery drivers!!
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:11 PM   #49
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62 is my max cruise speed, those rigs that flew by you, someone else must have been paying their fuel bill.
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:15 PM   #50
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Maybe mh delivery drivers!!
I usually drive the conditions. If the limit is 75 and roads are dry, traffic light-then 75 it is. Hills are descended at the speed it usually takes to go up them.Love the 2 stage jake-lock the trans in 10 and jake on high and down the hill without touching the pedal.
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:19 PM   #51
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I drive my Beaver Baronet 55. Seems to be the sweet spot for my 3116 Cat and 4speed allison. Some people really like me going 55 they show me I'm number 1 out the window as they pass. Just not in a hurry anymore, enjoying the view out that great big windshield.
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:51 PM   #52
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I drive 60 MPH on four-lane roads and interstates, and 55 MPH on secondary roads. If it's raining I'll go slower than that! I just try to stay in the right lane and out of everybody's way!
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:55 PM   #53
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My truck, trailer, and peace of mind all seem to be happy around 60mph. Maybe some of the fast drivers have different tires than mine or maybe they should look at their tire speed rating.
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:59 PM   #54
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Except for California where 55 is the law. I try to drive within 5-6 mph of the posted speed limit and not slower.

I want to be respectful to those that want to go the speed limit always staying in the right lane except to pass. Poeple driving a little slower than the posted speed doens't bother me at all, it is those who do it in the fast lane that do for miles at a time.

Just a little info for you all. Idaho just increased the highway max speed to 80 mph in many areas. Truck speed is still at 65 and I stay near that but never over it.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:58 PM   #55
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Same here.

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I usually cruise at 62-65. Occasionally with a downhill or if I need to get around somebody I might ease up to 70.
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We just returned from a 3200 mile trip to Texas and back. On the trip I drove a lot of Interstates that were quite busy and I hated to go so slow that those fellows out there making a living saw me as an impediment. I don't like to drive 70mpg, but anything less and I was constantly in the way. I was a professional drive myself once and know how frustrating it can be.

Once on the intermediate highways I slow down with the speed limit and just try to flow with the traffic.

I must add that we drove Hwy65 from Little Rock to Branson, Mo. and barely got over 50mph and a lot of it was slower than that. I don't think you can drive a large vehicle on that hwy at the posted the speed limit.

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