Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Just Conversation
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-18-2015, 02:47 PM   #15
Senior Member
oakcreekeric's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Oak Creek, WI
Posts: 1,009
Just yesterday, I was driving NB on I-65 north of Indy...

I was sick and tired of having my suspension abused by the right lane potholes.. So I switched to the left lane and got the single-finger salute.... does that count ?

Don't worry... I politely waived back...

Eric & Denise
2012 Itasca Sunstar 35F
2010 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited
oakcreekeric is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-19-2015, 02:27 AM   #16
Senior Member
Mr_D's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 31,311
Originally Posted by Skip426 View Post
A fellow RVer in my winter park was stopped/ticketed in CA, in his coach and was whining about the $750 fine.
I cross examined him until he admitted, to doing 80 in a 70 zone on I-5 while towing ; truck and, all vehicles towing, limit is 55 in CA for those of you who don't drive there; a fellow Canadian got a similar fine with his 5th wheel.
Many avoid CA. because of the limit and level of enforcement, I'm at 58 to hold 6th gear, and get my best mileage, so it's not an issue.
New to us MH, much more power and quieter, 67 in as 65 while towing so 12 over. $469, still need to send the check.
First ticket in about 25 years.

2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2015, 09:00 AM   #17
Senior Member
bsirby's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Coastal Campers
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,772
We never get fast enough to get a ticket.....But some of the folks with diesel A's or fifth wheels that blow by us should.
Brenda and Frank, FTers, Zebulon, NC
Raisin our mixed hound and BooBoo our cat.
2004 Itasca Suncruiser
bsirby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 07:45 AM   #18
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 411
Smile take it easy

It is not even being cheap, but driving smart and being safe , you not only put yourself at risk when you speed , but others on the road. Just keep it at speed limits and drive smart,, and enjoy life. These rigs are not sporst cars .......Have fun. when you get to where your going, get into MISCHIEF, chase the little woman around and catch her. have fun.
Giancarlo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 07:55 AM   #19
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 755
I look in my wallet and then decided that going 55 is good for my wallet and my nerves.
NITEHAWK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 08:01 AM   #20
Senior Member
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 11,050
I often wonder about the attitude that seems to require some to speed. Get off from a busy work schedule, rush home, SPEED to the destination, play really hard and then SPEED home to go back to work.

I thought we went on weekends, etc to relax. Why not start the relaxation the minute we start out. Driving at a reasonable rate lets me relax and enjoy the scenery.

I know there are folks who will rationalize that they want to get to the campground and setup before it is dark or they have to be there to meet with friends or family. If it is that important take off from work a bit early.
Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/inTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 08:06 AM   #21
Senior Member
Davdeb1's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Avon Lake, Oh
Posts: 2,885
In California, I keep the speed control on and the Tranny in 5th gear. It runs just like 67 in 6th so it still feels comfortable. If you are not retired, and have to drive faster to go places because of time constraints, just pick places closer to home. Or alternatively, stay a day less somewhere because the journey is the destination.
Before I had an RV, we drove a lot in cars and our motorcycle. I really do understand wanting to have it all. Cleveland to Key West and back in 11 days. Back then we drove lots and found the driving was just as much fun as the destination time. I choose to drive further and spend less time in places.
40 FT--330HP CAT
2 SLIDES-TOAD 2012 focus
Fulltime-Home is where we park it.
Davdeb1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 03:55 AM   #22
Senior Member
Wryly Blithe's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 499
Blog Entries: 18
I have a speedy little car with a turbo, and I do like to zip around in it... especially on wide open freeways. But the last couple months I've been practicing "patient driving" to prepare myself for driving the RV we just bought.

Funny thing - I don't miss the frustration of having to zip around other cars that weren't driving as fast as me, or looking in my mirror every 5 seconds to see if there was a cop back there. It's actually quite relaxing, and I get wherever I'm going just as quickly... or close enough.

AND, best of all... my fuel mileage went from around 20 (when pushing the turbo) to an average of just over 30mpg... just by doing the speed limits and not racing from one stoplight to the next. I've even gotten it as high as 36 on my mostly-freeway commute to and from work, but it dives down to 30-ish as soon as I have any in-town driving to do.

So, yeah... I'm ready to just cruise and relax
2004 Newmar Mountain Aire 4302
pulling a 2013 Ford Edge Limited

Wryly Blithe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 04:53 AM   #23
Senior Member
dabrooks's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,026
Seems like you got more advice than real answers. My answer is no but I worry more about a getting a ticket going thru small towns with 25 mph speed limits than on the highway.
dabrooks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 05:09 AM   #24
Senior Member
Ramets's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Conway, SC
Posts: 2,377
I would think it would be more common than not. Rv'ers are always blowing past us on the interstates, and I'm always running about 62mph. I always wonder what their hurry is.
2000 Dutch Star Pusher
2009 Saturn Vue Towed
Full timed for 6yrs.
Ramets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 06:01 AM   #25
Senior Member
Tyler6357's Avatar
Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 361
The gas bill is like getting a speeding ticket every time.
Tyler6357 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015, 10:48 AM   #26
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 83
Uphill or down
diesel1204 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015, 10:53 AM   #27
Senior Member
plasma800's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,217
Blog Entries: 2
Originally Posted by Tyler6357 View Post
The gas bill is like getting a speeding ticket every time.
RVM#78 - -USAF- F-15 Eagle Radar Vet
'5 Fleetwood Revolution- '15 Airstream Intl Sig. 27FB
Jay, Andrea, Stella '14 Ram 3500 Aisin '18 ORV F30RLS
plasma800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015, 11:01 AM   #28
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 186
I used to drive from NH to PA several times a summer in everything from antique automobiles to box trucks and the bottom line INMNSHO is just to keep going. If you aren't stopping every hour for a snack or a stretch or to dig something out, at the end of the day you'll find that you arrive within minutes of the guy who rushed everywhere.

If people are saluting you in one form or another as they go by, smile and wave because they're just acknowledging that they've seen you.

1986 Rockwood
OldToolmaker is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Possible insurance discount for having a CDL license BobGed Class A Motorhome Discussions 17 04-30-2015 11:40 PM
Cable networks are speeding up your favorite TV shows to squeeze in more ads. Wildbob52 Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 4 02-23-2015 07:22 AM
Just say, I get a speeding ticket... bobguigley MH-General Discussions & Problems 54 12-28-2014 09:38 AM
Wife helping. Her speeding husband SonnyB RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 1 11-30-2014 04:35 PM
Speeding Lady SonnyB RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 1 01-15-2014 06:32 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.