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Old 02-19-2013, 05:56 PM   #15
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Yes most do drive 100 in Canada on 4 lane Highways especially because this is the speed limit for the most part. But that is 100km/hr which is about 62 Mph.

100Mph is about 161 km/h. I have never witnesed anyone going this speed in Canada, but one can be assured the police would remove that driver from the roads for a very long time if they were caught. This speed warrants a carless or dangerous driving charge, license suspension, heavy fines as a best case for the perp.

I was driving on I-10 in Texas a few years ago and I was in my RV sweetspot @62 mph and cars went by me like I was standing still.

I slow down to maybe 55mph, or less, in adverse weather or as road/traffic conditions dictate but I usually set the cruise @ 62 on Interstate Hwy's and seldom exceed that or any posted speed limit with my RV.

Actually I liked the double nickel speed limit days. Much more relaxing in my view and fuel and lives were saved according to the stats.

Was a passenger in a car on the autobaun in Germany and we were clipping along at 195km/hr. I was not comfortable to say the least but my friend was not breaking the law. He said he could go over 200 but I said please not on my account and I was uncomfortable at the speed we were going. We slowed down to about 160.

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:22 PM   #16
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63 mph, set the cruise . . . . and go.

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Old 02-21-2013, 06:27 AM   #17
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Before I got my RV I used to get very frustrated by 'those RV'ers' going below the speed limit. So now that I am one, I try to go the speed limit and stay in the right lane to be considerate to others.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:53 AM   #18
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My ultimate cruising speed is 58 to 60. Best on performance and mileage. I'm in no hurry and this way I can enjoy the scenic views.
Couldn't have said it better. We especially enjoy the view

It does get a little dicey in Montana with the "race track" speed limit. The truckers no doubt have some unkind words for us

As with Libero, we too liked the 55 mph limit of the 70s. The driving was much more peaceful.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:29 PM   #19
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I set cruise control at 63 - 65 mph. I do find that at times there are people traveling slower and if I choose to pass I wait for break in traffic and will pass asap even if it means speeding up to 70 - 75. I then move back into right lane and slow back to cruising speed.

I always try to stay out of the way and not hold up traffic BUT the safety of myself and others comes first.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:52 PM   #20
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You will figure out "your" speed soon enough.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:53 PM   #21
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I think folks up in Canada drive much faster. I have personally witnesses them going 100, while back in the states I would never consider going over 62.

Just thought I'd tell ya- I got the gag!
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:58 PM   #22
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Here in WA you have to follow the truck speed if towing anything OR the GVWR of your vehicle is 10,000#'s or more. That's usually 60 mph on the freeways and I usually try to stick close to that. Naturally we can go faster but it's less stressful and better fuel mileage too.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:17 PM   #23
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I find that I am most comfortable between 55 and 60. Even when I had the class C with a Ford big block engine I still kept it under 65mph. Comfort is one reason, cross winds also are easier to handle at lower speeds, and then there is the gas mileage. Speed just eats up fuel. Typically, with my current motorhome and even with a previous motorhome with a 454 engine I can get a max of 8mpg and a nice flat road at the sweet spot of between 55 and 60mph. Problem is out here in the West there are few nice flat roads. So I find I average just over 6mpg and plan on that when planning out the trip. I have in the past pushed the speed...a few years ago on a trip to Las Vegas I wanted to get in earlier so I pushed it up to 75 mph. With an 80 gallion fuel tank I had to stop at State Line for gas...didn't make it 281 miles. I'll stick to 55 yo 60 mph and wave as people pass.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:49 PM   #24
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I have found that driving my 31 ft class c at 58 to 60 mph . I have a V10 Ford and get the best mileage at this speed not using cruise control. My foot can anticipate traffic and hill better than the cruise.
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58-60 on the Interstates. Slower on the two lane roads (posted MPH limit).
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I have found relaxing and real cost saving when driving at 55 mph, but it is almost impossible to do in Canada , everybody drive 65 or more :(
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I've found that our fuel mileage and handling is best between 58-62 mph. When we first got our RV, I spent time trying to keep up with traffic - including stints up to 70 mph, but didn't like the driving characteristics at that speed.
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My self-imposed limit is 65 mph based on a sane speed to run down the road with 24000# of truck and trailer. Over 65 and I am over the engines peak power, and fuel economy starts to drop like a rock.


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