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Old 04-05-2014, 05:37 PM   #1
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How fast do you drive your motorhome

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.

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Old 04-05-2014, 06:02 PM   #2
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If you've turned into a slow poke... you're not alone.

I drive about 65 mph. Those crazies passing you may someday wish they were slow pokes too.


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Old 04-05-2014, 06:07 PM   #3
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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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Old 04-05-2014, 06:09 PM   #4
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65 for me also. Besides that is the maximum speed Honda recommends their CRV is to be towed.
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:11 PM   #5
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60 seems to be the sweet spot for my rig.
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:13 PM   #6
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55 to 65. I have no need to get anywhere fast. I'm retired, so what's the rush?
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:15 PM   #7
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60-65, however speed goes up and down based on the hill size. LOL
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:15 PM   #8
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In my truck or Miata I am never the slow guy, usually the pace setter. When I get behind the wheel of the coach I become a different person. Its like meditation and I'm pretty much disconnected from all of the other drivers on the road, I'm in the right lane doing 60 and minding my own business. Everything about my coach puts me in a happy, slower paced place. On occasion I am passed by another coach that is flying and all I can do is wonder and hope that he has a happy, slower paced place somewhere. Hopefully he is not parked next to me at my next stop.
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:18 PM   #9
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62 for the most part or the speed limit, which ever is slower.

62 works pretty good with cruise control & engine brake in rolling hills keeping me at 65 or less. Our Honda CRV has a 65 MPH tow speed limit.

On flats in very fast multi lane traffic I will push it up to 65 to better match traffic. On busy 2 lane highways I will push the speed limit +5 or 65 which ever is less. That helps avoid too much of a traffic back up but at some point I still might need to pull over to clear up any traffic backup.
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:21 PM   #10
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About 62. 85 in a MoHo is crazy and unsafe. Would hate to have a blowout at that speed or have to make a sudden stop.

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60 for me as well. I can drive for several hours with cruise on and rarely need to change lanes. I like being relaxed when driving something this big.
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:30 PM   #12
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62 to 65 is my comfort level also. Hope those folks that passed you at 80 to 85 had speed rated tires. Most truck tires are only rated for 75mph tops, which is still way faster than I'm comfortable with.
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I guess I take the prize for being the lead foot so far... I usually cruise 68 to 72 on major highways where the speed limit is 65 to 70 mph...
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I use the tachometer as my speed reference. The CAT likes 1700 RPM.

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