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Old 02-14-2011, 07:19 AM   #57
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We almost always use the slow lane, but that does open you up to the idiots who don't know how to merge. You are not supposed to talk on the cell phone until you get to the end of the acceleration lane to even look to see if your 45 mph is enough to merge smoothly.
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Our tranny won't shift to 6th gear until the coach is over 60mph. I then set the cruse at 62. Engine runs at 1375 rpm and gets 8 mpg with toad (it weighs 3700 without all the stuff DW puts in it).

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Old 02-14-2011, 07:40 PM   #59
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Like many others here, I drive pretty close to 60 on Interstate but will keep up with traffic if the occasion arises. Better gas mileage and IMHO safer.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:19 PM   #60
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65-67 in the mh
70 or keep up with traffic in the truck


on the interstate much less than 60 tends to be a hazard to navigation so i try to stay at 65 or so

back roads, just fast enough not to be a hazard
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:29 AM   #61
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Around 60 mph never over 65 mph, also we stop every couple of hours, do a walk around to check the tires and toad.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:38 AM   #62
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The sweet spot on "Tinker" is 55 and that's where I attempt to keep her whenever possible.
I an handle life in the slow lane and I try to get out of the way of those who want to run faster.

In my unit the difference between 55 and 65 is about 4 miles per gallon.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:46 AM   #63
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60 to 65...in the center or right hand lane....can't go any slower or the stupids will run my butt, which is rather large, over. I try and stay off the 2 lanes.

Ditto. I tried to hold 57 originally, the Squirrels went crazy, darting and flitting all around us. Nudging it up 5 mph doesn't seem to affect mileage, in our case. It makes us more acceptable to 80% of the drivers.

Interestingly, of the remaining 20% about half seem to be swayed by the sight of your backend: no matter how fast I drive, getting in front of me is a matter of life and death.

One of my greatest fears on 2-lane highways: that some crazy will be passing while another ahead to my right feels compelled to enter the highway, turn left into a head-on accident. We can all look for that scenario, pledge ahead of time not to over-react, to lay on the horn and slowly ease to the right...
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:27 PM   #64
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"on the interstate much less than 60 tends to be a hazard to navigation so I try to stay at 65 or so"

With all due respect, I would disagree with the "60mps tends to be a hazard" comment."

Interstates have 2 lanes and in metropolitan areas sometimes 3 or more. Therefore the other lane(s) are readily available for faster vehicles to pass slower moving vehicles traveling in the slow lane when desired.

The vehicle traveling at 60mph or even 55mph in the slow lane, IMO does not constitute a hazard, but rather the hazard is created by the driver of the vehicle in the slow lane approaching the rear of the slower moving vehicle at a high rate of speed with their head up their (censored) and locked.

I call it "Failure to pay full attention to driving."

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Old 02-15-2011, 12:55 PM   #65
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I get the best MPG at 55-58 MPH(10 MPG +)
I have had those RV's that travel at 65-75 MPH pass me at least 2-3 times a day.

Maybe they stop a lot for fuel or need more rest stops from the tension and stress of driving that fast?

When getting into heavy traffic in city's I will move up to 60-63 MPH even when the posted limit is 55.

No stupids have ran into me yet. Even in those 75 MPH states.
About all states have a minimum of 45 signs posted.
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I get the best MPG at 55-58 MPH(10 MPG +)
I have had those RV's that travel at 65-75 MPH pass me at least 2-3 times a day.

Maybe they stop a lot for fuel or need more rest stops from the tension and stress of driving that fast?

When getting into heavy traffic in city's I will move up to 60-63 MPH even when the posted limit is 55.

No stupids have ran into me yet. Even in those 75 MPH states.
About all states have a minimum of 45 signs posted.
I glad I travel in the Northeast. Top speeds are 65. A lot is still 55. I can do the speed limit comfortably and don't have to worry about the crazies as much.
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"on the interstate much less than 60 tends to be a hazard to navigation so I try to stay at 65 or so"

With all due respect, I would disagree with the "60mps tends to be a hazard" comment."

Interstates have 2 lanes and in metropolitan areas sometimes 3 or more. Therefore the other lane(s) are readily available for faster vehicles to pass slower moving vehicles traveling in the slow lane when desired.

The vehicle traveling at 60mph or even 55mph in the slow lane, IMO does not constitute a hazard, but rather the hazard is created by the driver of the vehicle in the slow lane approaching the rear of the slower moving vehicle at a high rate of speed with their head up their (censored) and locked.

I call it "Failure to pay full attention to driving."

Best regards to all and enjoy Fun, Safe & Trouble Free journeys

Our "sweet spot" is around 62mph so if we are on Interstates. Instructions for towing our Vue include the requirement not to go over 65mph and if I do that, it isn't often or for very long.

Regarding the slower vehicle being an impediment, several States (CA, IL, IN, OH) have at least some roads with a mandated differential speed between vehicles at all times. A 55mph versus 70mph difference is a lot.
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I travel about 63 on the interstates and slower on other roads. I am not running a race, I am trying to relax. Many times while travelling, I have a speeding mh pass me several times in the day. I would like to know what they gain by travelling 70 of 80 mph, except show their stupidity.
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I travel about 63 on the interstates and slower on other roads. I am not running a race, I am trying to relax. Many times while travelling, I have a speeding mh pass me several times in the day. I would like to know what they gain by travelling 70 of 80 mph, except show their stupidity.
They gain a much higher fuel bill. I get at least 10% better milage at less than 60 then I do at 65. The way I figure it, that's at least $.35 per gal.
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