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Old 04-09-2012, 06:24 PM   #85
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I have driven all over the United States and have yet to see an RV exceeding the speed limit on the interstates, much less driving like a bat out of hell.

Could it be that some folks think that anyone who exceeds their own speed is wild and reckless ? Hummmm
You ain't been to West Texas lately then.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:03 PM   #86
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You ain't been to West Texas lately then.
Yup, Just got back from a trip to Florida, I-10 both ways with speed limits up to 80. I drove at 70 and never had ayone pass me doing 80 except a few cars and a few Semi's. It really surprised me that so few people would crank it up to 80 . This held true from Arizona to Florida.

I will say that I didn't care for your weather around San Antonio. Hail, Tornados. That raised the pucker factor.
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Yup, Just got back from a trip to Florida, I-10 both ways with speed limits up to 80. I drove at 70 and never had ayone pass me doing 80 except a few cars and a few Semi's. It really surprised me that so few people would crank it up to 80 . This held true from Arizona to Florida.

I will say that I didn't care for your weather around San Antonio. Hail, Tornados. That raised the pucker factor.
Chuck, until this years fuel fiasco I too did 70 where legal and I must say I've been passed by class A's and 5th wheels doing 80 or above on 95 South some folks are just in a reeaall hurry
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Just to be a bit adversarial it - Other than the real slow drivers it seems to me that most everyone is ignoring the fact the people don't drive the posted speed limit. I live off a rural state highway in Oregon. When I drive the posted speed limit of 55 mph I can barely get a mile down the road before I am backing up traffic. I don't think the posted speed limit is what the drivers of cars, motor homes, trucks, etc. want to do. They want to do 5 mph or more above the posted limit. So anyone driving the posted speed limit is impeding traffic, no? I tend to stay close to the speed limit and do pull off to allow backed up traffic to pass even if I've been exceeding the posted limit.
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I was on the opposite end of a similar story, pulling out of Key West in March at about MM35 a fellow pulling a 5th wheel pulled out in front of me and forgot to speed up, it's single lane 55mph road after I had to slow way down he slowly sped up to 45. Going through the 45 mph he did 35, through the 35mph he did 25. By this point the 2 cars between us had passed albeit unsafely. I start tapping the air horn hoping this guy gets the point, nope this went on till were stopped at a draw bridge for a sail boat. I told DW to sit tight I would be right back, got out walked up and asked the older gentleman if everything was OK, he said yes, I then directed his attention to the 2 miles of traffic behind him and asked if he would pull over the first chance and let traffic pass. Walked back to my rig and by now DW was having seizures worrying that I would strangle the old fellow. He pulled over the first opportunity and I waved as we went past, only with a single digit. Rest of the trip to Savannah was uneventful.
Wow... He did what you asked, and you flipped him off for the effort..

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I don't care what speed the vehicle in front of me is doing. Just that they more or less pick a speed.
Agreed! Speed or dont, but please pick one..

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Here's a suggestion, Fire All The Cops!! And here's how you do it....

OBEY THE TRAFFIC LAWS!!!
Not just you, but why is it the most think cops have nothing to do all day other than write tickets? Are these the only crimes being committed?
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Wow... He did what you asked, and you flipped him off for the effort..

Agreed! Speed or dont, but please pick one..

Not just you, but why is it the most think cops have nothing to do all day other than write tickets? Are these the only crimes being committed?
That was after 20 miles of me blowing the air horn! He was clueless!
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Chuck, until this years fuel fiasco I too did 70 where legal and I must say I've been passed by class A's and 5th wheels doing 80 or above on 95 South some folks are just in a reeaall hurry
Well. I was going from warm weather to warm weather on the I-10.
Those poor souls on 95 were going from North to South trying to get out of the great frozen north before they froze up. Big differance.

I think we tend to be a bit more laid back out here and as far as the interstates go, the Easts to Wests tend to be less crowded than the North to Souths.
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I was on the opposite end of a similar story, pulling out of Key West in March at about MM35 a fellow pulling a 5th wheel pulled out in front of me and forgot to speed up, it's single lane 55mph road after I had to slow way down he slowly sped up to 45. Going through the 45 mph he did 35, through the 35mph he did 25. By this point the 2 cars between us had passed albeit unsafely. I start tapping the air horn hoping this guy gets the point, nope this went on till were stopped at a draw bridge for a sail boat. I told DW to sit tight I would be right back, got out walked up and asked the older gentleman if everything was OK, he said yes, I then directed his attention to the 2 miles of traffic behind him and asked if he would pull over the first chance and let traffic pass. Walked back to my rig and by now DW was having seizures worrying that I would strangle the old fellow. He pulled over the first opportunity and I waved as we went past, only with a single digit. Rest of the trip to Savannah was uneventful.
Wow... He did what you asked, and you flipped him off for the effort..
He shouldn't have had to ask the guy to pull over.
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Just to be a bit adversarial it - Other than the real slow drivers it seems to me that most everyone is ignoring the fact the people don't drive the posted speed limit. I live off a rural state highway in Oregon. When I drive the posted speed limit of 55 mph I can barely get a mile down the road before I am backing up traffic. I don't think the posted speed limit is what the drivers of cars, motor homes, trucks, etc. want to do. They want to do 5 mph or more above the posted limit. So anyone driving the posted speed limit is impeding traffic, no? I tend to stay close to the speed limit and do pull off to allow backed up traffic to pass even if I've been exceeding the posted limit.
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I will say that I didn't care for your weather around San Antonio. Hail, Tornados. That raised the pucker factor.[/QUOTE]

Very unusual weather for SA. Don't let it scare you into not coming back.
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I will say that I didn't care for your weather around San Antonio. Hail, Tornados. That raised the pucker factor.
Very unusual weather for SA. Don't let it scare you into not coming back.[/QUOTE]


We ate at Boudro's on the Riverwalk, really good, and stayed at Travelers Village, also a good place to stay. We will be back. We really enjoy San Antonio.
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I do have a question. Just what is a sweet spot ?
I normally drive about 70 mph when legal, which is most of the Western States and at the posted limit if lower. I get 8+ mpg at 70 and 8 if I go slower.
If your GVWR is 10,000#'s or over then the speed limit in WA is the truck speed limit.
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