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Old 03-14-2012, 09:35 PM   #15
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I drive 60, although if gas prices keeping marching upward my speed will drop to 55, then to 50, then to 45. The minimum on interstates is 45, if we hit $10 per gallon that will be my maximum speed.
I'll be the guy in the right lane with the flashers on.......
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Another tip...don't turn on red your too slow and big...Wait for the green light
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Another tip...don't turn on red your too slow and big...Wait for the green light
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:41 AM   #18
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Instead of worring about getting the ticket.....why not just drive the posted speed limit? It would seen to me it would make more sense.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:04 AM   #19
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In Kansas I know it is whatever the speed limit is, no special speed limit for MH or trucks and trailers and we do have a left lane law. You can only be in the left hand lane to pass or turn left etc.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:50 AM   #20
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I'm a bit surprized at these responses. In Mich, truck speed is for commercial trucks, not buses, MHs or anything else. It's not unusual to see tour buses doing 80....none less than 75.

I travel a lot in Oh, Ky, Tn, Ga and Fl. I've never seen any indication that a MH is considered a "truck". I rarely exceed any posted truck speed, but wouldn't have any concern if I did.

Now, if I saw a sign that said anything over xxx lbs has to go xx mph, that would be different, I've just never seen one.
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If it was a truck we would have to go thru weigh stations.Does anybody go thru weigh stations?
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If it was a truck we would have to go thru weigh stations.Does anybody go thru weigh stations?
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On a side note......we run a GPS that lights up your speed in red when you exceed the speed limit. Thos works great for those highways that pass through small towns where they have the 25 mph or 35 mph speed traps. We've been surprised on several occasions how quickly speeds drop in a small town and then moments later spot a hidden cruiser.
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I have found that if I set my cruise at 57 I hardly ever have to brake and hardly every have to leave the slow lane......perfect world, good fuel mileage, relax atmosphere and a good time watching the scenery.
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Diplomat Don - My GPS has the speed readout that you mention - turns red when going above the speed posted in the memory of the GPS data. Sometimes it is not correct so we do have to pay a bit of attention to the highway speed signs - at least it's that way on my Garmin.
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Now, if I saw a sign that said anything over xxx lbs has to go xx mph, that would be different, I've just never seen one.
Well, in California you'll see signs that say "TRUCKS, AUTOS WITH TRAILERS 55" or the newer version "ALL VEHICLES WITH TRAILERS 55" and the Vehicle Code describes a trailer as anything you pull behind your vehicle - it includes travel trailers, fifth wheels, tow dollies, and toads, so if you've got something hanging from the back of your motorhome, with wheels on it, then you're expected to go 55 instead of 65 or 70. Some of us actually obey that law...
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Danger of Driving the Speed Limit in Texas

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Instead of worring about getting the ticket.....why not just drive the posted speed limit? It would seen to me it would make more sense.
Texas MHs shouldn't have too much problem: I've broken the sound barrier, but it scares the daylights out of me, driving anywhere near the speed limit on most of our state highways.


We're camping in Fredericksburg -- yes the wildflowers are having a banner year -- and highways that would be posted 50 mph in your states are marked 70 here. Ever do 70 mph with a dolly and no shoulder on a twisting and hilly state road? Heaven forbid you'd suffer a blowout. There are MHs, TTs and 5'ers all over this area, none of us are traveling over 60 mph, that I can see.
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Well, in California you'll see signs that say "TRUCKS, AUTOS WITH TRAILERS 55" or the newer version "ALL VEHICLES WITH TRAILERS 55" and the Vehicle Code describes a trailer as anything you pull behind your vehicle - it includes travel trailers, fifth wheels, tow dollies, and toads, so if you've got something hanging from the back of your motorhome, with wheels on it, then you're expected to go 55 instead of 65 or 70. Some of us actually obey that law...
Well since I've never seen this sign and never driven in CA, If I ever did go there (doubtful) I would certainly obey their laws (as in any state ). My point has always been, if the state has special laws, they should be posted on the highway. Any state cant expect transients to know specific state laws unless they post them on the freeways.

If they didn't on Interstates, I would have a ball in the court room. As my previous posts reflects, I have never (yet) encountered a state that made any difference between a car and a MH. All the states I have encountered make a big difference between a "truck" and a MH and an F-250.

I do realize CA, is a state of a different color and should be its own county, but if I ever do decide to.go there
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