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Old 02-12-2011, 10:16 PM   #43
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I usually drive about 60 mph on the interstate, but in some states where the truck/trailer speed limit is 65 or over I will drive 65 to keep from being run over.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:52 PM   #44
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Out in the west many times the speed limits are 75 & 80 on the interstates. If I'm on one of those Interstates I will drive at 70 and stay out of the way on the right. My preferance is to stay on the back roads and putt along and see the sights. I am also very aware of holding up traffic on the backroads. If I get anyone behind me I try to pull over to let them by. Fortunatly we rarely see much traffic on those back roads. The only road I have ever been on and seen RVs and cars creeping along well under the posted limit and causing cars and trucks to have to pull around was on I-95 south bound. Part of that rodeo also had to do with heavy traffic which added to the mayhem.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:20 PM   #45
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I like to keep my maximum at 60 but will run up to 65 to help stay out of the way. Up to 65 it's pleasant but after that............
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65. Any faster and I can't pass a gas station
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The sweet spot for our coach is 2200rpm or around 63-64mph. Lets us get 8-8.5 mpg in most cases.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:37 AM   #48
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I do 55mph in southern CA. That's the law. Elsewhere I travel 62mph.
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55 to 62, but most likely on cruise at 60. Or, lower if the speed limit is lower.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:22 AM   #50
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We do the speed limit, maybe a couple over until it gets to 70. It just feels too fast for both of us, no passing lane excluded. Won't floor it to go up hills though unless we are holding up drivers behind us. Everyone should remember that if they are going under the speed limit and there is a parade behind you these parade marchers can be becoming frustrated and that makes for bad decisions like passing in a bad spot. It doesn't make them right, just dangerous. If your going uphill and your coach can't make the speed limit there is not much you can do but sightseeing at rush hour can make others do dumb things.
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I try to stay in the right lane always. Never over 65 unless traveling in Az...and then only if I can see a long way ahead. Most of the time never above 55- we tow a boat.
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Most of my towing is at 60-63 unless I am on a Interstate and traffic not too heavy then I do around 65. My truck seems to pull the best at 70, It is running very quite and smooth, but I don't like it there.
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I can't drive 55 generally 5to10 over speed limit set it and forget it.
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I do 55mph in southern CA. That's the law. Elsewhere I travel 62mph.
65 on I-40 & I-10 in Southern California
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1800-2100 RPM or about 55-62 mph.

Steep hill? 1800-2100 RPM and whatever gear keeps it there.
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Just read all the posts and it looks like most RVers travel in the 58-62 mph range. We also travel at those speeds so we can see things that you don't see at 70+.
We have traveled around the Country 3 times and have NEVER EVER held up any WORKING TRUCKER on any Interstate. We were talking with one trucker on a 3 lane section and he said "we were in the Retirement Lane, while he was in the working lane, but would be in the retirement lane in about 5 months and the 3rd Lane was the Passing Lane." Most truckers realize that many RVers have never drove Rigs this big for a living and would rather see us drive and little slower and carefull as a ACCIDENTS will cause them more time from backups they can't make up.
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