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Old 04-08-2011, 04:55 PM   #85
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On the interstate 55, for both safety, and economy. I prefer the smaller roads, for the view.
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:25 AM   #86
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The wife and I usually run about 62 with our 30 footer. That seems to be the sweet spot for fuel milage. On another note, I have over 3 million safe miles behind me as a professional truck driver. I did not see a need to drive fast then nor do I now. We are retired and want to see everything around us. Isn't that the point of these rigs? You cannot enjoy yourself if you have to dodge in and out of traffic. Let the speeders go and enjoy. Life is a journey, not a destination.
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:04 PM   #87
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I just returned from a trip on Arizona Hwy95 to Lake Havasu. It has a speed limit of 55 and 65 in some spots. There were two Motorhomes traveling together at 45mph that had a line of cars behind them 1/4 mile long. They wouldn't speed up or turn off to let the trafic pass by. Nor would they get some distance between them to make room for other vehicles room to pass. It is idiots like this that gives Motorhomes a bad rap.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:32 AM   #88
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I just made that same trip a few weeks ago. It's automatic for me to pull over and let traffic pass whenever possible. Don't know why others don't have the common sense to do the same.
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65 is plenty fast enough for our 1982 Cross Country...
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just returned from a trip on Arizona Hwy95 to Lake Havasu. It has a speed limit of 55 and 65 in some spots. There were two Motorhomes traveling together at 45mph that had a line of cars behind them 1/4 mile long. They wouldn't speed up or turn off to let the trafic pass by. Nor would they get some distance between them to make room for other vehicles room to pass. It is idiots like this that gives Motorhomes a bad rap.
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It is sad that so many drivers are inconsiderate of others. These are the same people who give RVers a bad name as well as cause some of the road rage directed at RV's. We all need to b e more considerate.
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I just returned from a trip on Arizona Hwy95 to Lake Havasu. It has a speed limit of 55 and 65 in some spots. There were two Motorhomes traveling together at 45mph that had a line of cars behind them 1/4 mile long. They wouldn't speed up or turn off to let the trafic pass by. Nor would they get some distance between them to make room for other vehicles room to pass. It is idiots like this that gives Motorhomes a bad rap.
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Depends on the speed limit, usually 62 to 68mph, truck doesn't shift into 5th until 59mph. Now if the speed limit is 55, then I usually don't go above 57 or 58mph. Still get over 10mpg, and thaat is running down interstate 77 in WV.
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I watched my MPG's at assorted speeds and found 55-60 is my "Sweet spot".. so that's my limit, 55-60 on level ground.. Sometimes, if I'm going down hill and do not have my foot on the gas, I will let it coast faster. But under those conditions the MPG is "Off the scale" (the thing only has 2 digits)
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Around 60, maybe a tad more. There are times on a good interstate with a tail wind that the speed creeps up a little. I drive the conditions and what the motorhome feels. I will slow down or speed up if possible to get out of the way for commercial vehicles. They are working, I am not. ronspradley
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On the open road I usually let the RV or auto engine tell me how fast to go just by the 'feel'. You can tell when your engine is cruising or 'working'. Or even when you can sit back and relax, or have to be up on top of the wheel doing some two fisted white knuckle driving. Economy And handling is so much better when you keep it just below that 'working' stage, and that is generally about 62 mph. The hilly roads of these Ozarks however will blow away any ideas you have of economy, and you'll get leg and foot cramps just being in and out of the throttle constantly. Ever had the feeling you are on a 'go cart track' in a 37'er?
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60 - 62 mph on the interstates. 55-58 mph on the two lanes. Have been known to run at 65 mph on the interstate occasionally.
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I travel 55MPH; one summer 3 month vacation, I counted the cars and trucks I passed= 1
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I travel 55MPH; one summer 3 month vacation, I counted the cars and trucks I passed= 1


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