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Old 12-23-2008, 05:40 AM   #15
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We are part of the 59-62mph group and were at one time part of the group of hurry up and get there, becauce we have to get back home in a few days.
Drive at whatever speed floats your boat. Wait that sure be whatever speed moves your RV.
Now we sit back and enjoy the views of this great wonderful country of ours. Guess what, we have never caused a traffic backup or held up a trucker trying to make money with these speeds.
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:40 AM   #16
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A cat C7 should run at 2000 RPM for the best fuel milage. In most motorhomes that is around 65 plus MPH. In the west, most interstates are posted at 70 or 75 MPH.
Good luck with your 55 !!
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:57 AM   #17
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Isn;t this a great country;
mention a speed limit and you get so many responces; just goes to show how deverse this country is:
me: I love to drive out in the western states; no traffic, drive at pretty much any speed that suites you.fast, slow, or anything in between.
I do not care to drive in the north east; way to much traffic; some places a 55 MPH speed limit may be to fast.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:23 AM   #18
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Well put Robert. You have eased up a bit from your fist post. That one got the troops stirred up.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:27 AM   #19
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WOW! I knew that this forum was diverse, but this topic really revealed the array of members out there. I only know that whatever keeps you safe, and gets you to your destination is the speed that you should drive. That being said, I sure hope that Santa doesn't do 55mph tomorrow night, or he may never get here!
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:39 AM   #20
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How come every ones in such a hurry--55MPH will get you better fuel mileage....
Depends on the set up. For me, dropping down to 55 means I'll also need to turn O/D off, else my transmission will begin to "hunt". I actually achieve better fuel economy at 65 with O/D on. Posted speed in rural Texas is 70, so, in fact, I am slowing down.
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My MH speed is 60-62mph. Works for "decent" mileage and gets us to our destination just fine.
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We are also part of the 59 to 62 mph group. Has always seemed to work the best for us in every way. To each their own, with driving safe being the most important factor.
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I was out in; I believe Utah a while back and I saw a sign that said --the speed limit was SAFE SPEED---I wonder if that means you can go as fast as you think is safe---Just wondering?
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Geez, am I the only one who knows that my Workhorse chassis had a governor at 80mph? And that my Freightliner doesn't?

I agree with the school of thought that you drive the same speed as the rest of traffic. If everyone's cruisin' at 70, so am I. If everyone's doing 45, I'm also doing 45 even if the speed limit is 75.

Sammy Hagar sang it best -
When I drive that slow It's hard to steer
And I can't take my car outta second gear
What used to take 2 hours Now takes all day Huh
It took me 16 hours to get to L.A.

Go on and write me up for 125
Post my face Wanted dead or alive
Take my license and all that jive I can't drive 55
No No No I can't drive I CAN'T DRIVE 55
I can't drive I CAN'T DRIVE 55 I CAN'T DRIVE 55
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:58 PM   #25
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I:m just kidding here but they tell me they go 120 MPH on the autobaun in Germany; I wonder what its like to drive one of these suckers 120 MPH. -----man what a rush that would be.
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How come every ones in such a hurry--55MPH will get you better fuel mileage and get you there nearly as fast; save the ware on your RV. arrive rested; not stressed out.
Tried it......I get better mileage at 62, and I'm never stressed out when driveing the moho. If you wish to do 55 by all means go ahead, but please dont think that your pontification is correct for anyone else.
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they tell me they go 120 MPH on the autobaun in Germany
And when they have a wreck, it is something to behold!!
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I try to drive the speed limit--not 5mph faster in the MH. In the car, I usally drive 5mph faster than the speed limit. This ususally puts me slower, while in the MH, than most of the trucks and other "normal" drivers. All this on the interstates. I prefer to take the senic road, if possible and leave the ISs to the Semis. While it takes more fuel, its a lot more enjoyable. My pieve is the driver who doesn't like your speed and pulls up 10 feet from your rear and stays there until he can go around. You ever notice a Patrol Officer pull anyone over fro riding tailgate? Not me. In Florida, its not against the law to travel at 45mph in the left lane and you do not have to get over if someone is behind you. This is not for me, I'm afraid of road rage.

I wish I knew what my sweet spot is in the MH. I bought an OBD II reader and found out it does not work on a Cummins 330hp Diesel. Had to send it back. One day I will get around to calculating my milage. s/Toby
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