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Old 02-11-2011, 06:40 PM   #1
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Do you have a self imposed speed limit?

If so, what is it and why?

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50-55mph, the handling and performance just drops off much past 60mph and there's such a large quantity of stupid on the road, that the extra margin gives me a better window of reaction, the Redneck Express doesn't stop on a dime.

I've been known to do around 45 mph on back country 2 laners where I'm more interested in seeing what's around me than getting somewhere.

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Old 02-11-2011, 06:44 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:51 PM   #3
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Hi,

I drive between 55 and 60 mph as that is where I get the best fuel economy. It is more relaxing to drive at that speed too as I get a chance to enjoy the ride too and my DW likes it at that speed.

We try to stay off of Interstates as much as possible and since we are retired we are in no hurry. Besides the scenery out there is just beautiful and every turn in the road is better than the previous one.

Enjoy the RV lifestyle and you don't have to bwe in a hurry!

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My comfort zone is cruising between 58 & 62 were I can relax and enjoy the journey. Like Tom-NC we also like to travel on non Interstate slabs, as more to see on the US and State highways.

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Old 02-11-2011, 07:07 PM   #5
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Lightbulb Speeds

RV = 55 - 58 mph

car = whatever Speedlimit is mph / kmh

on the Autobahn in Germany = whatever the car goes
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60 is best for me
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:21 PM   #7
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I tend to do the speed limit. But when it is 70, I am between 65-70.
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60 to 63. Relaxing and I can get up to 11MPG. Please, someone tell me why I always seem to be the slowest coach/5r/tt on the road. I'm going along at my "happy rate" and I'll see another RV in my rear view mirror a half mile back, black smoke rolling, and in a few minutes they go screaming by at 80 per. Then they cut in, nearly removing my front cap and slow down. ??
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60 to 63. Relaxing and I can get up to 11MPG. Please, someone tell me why I always seem to be the slowest coach/5r/tt on the road. I'm going along at my "happy rate" and I'll see another RV in my rear view mirror a half mile back, black smoke rolling, and in a few minutes they go screaming by at 80 per. Then they cut in, nearly removing my front cap and slow down. ??

I think it applies to that whole "If you're not the lead dog, the view never changes" concept. I've just always applied the second part, once the pack has gone on by, you can see everything they missed.
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I find 58-62 to be my best for powerband range, fuel mileage at 7.5 and the handling is controllable, I couldn't imagine a steer tire blow-out at 65 MPH. I believe all you would have left of the Motor-home at 70+ the clean-up crew would load in their dump-truck. Just hope 's are looking over them and I am no where near when it happens Irover
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We travel at the posted speed limt or slower, because half the fun is getting there. We also try to stay off the 4 lanes, but sometimes we have no other way to get from point A to B.
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We most always travel between 60 to 63-5 mph. Though I have been known to let speed build (to a point) on interstates to take advantage of the kinetic energy bleed on the next hill, if traffic allows. Sometimes do the same thing on less traveled 2 lanes...only at a much slower speed.

I just love the sound of the 8.1 on a flat road doing about 60...sooooo smooooth and throaty. Bob
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60 to 63. Relaxing and I can get up to 11MPG. Please, someone tell me why I always seem to be the slowest coach/5r/tt on the road. I'm going along at my "happy rate" and I'll see another RV in my rear view mirror a half mile back, black smoke rolling, and in a few minutes they go screaming by at 80 per. Then they cut in, nearly removing my front cap and slow down. ??
I've seen that same guy blow by more than once. My best speed is 60. I'm retired and the hurry'n up is gone!
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I run at 58 to 62 mph. Two reasons: 1. any faster than that and my wife becomes very uncomfortable. 2. I'm terrified of losing control when a front tire blows. I know there isn't a hope if I'm rolling at 70 mph or faster.
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