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Old 03-03-2019, 11:07 AM   #1
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Comments please on what speed you drive on highways.
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Old 03-03-2019, 11:12 AM   #2
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Normally I run 62-65 mph.. This kind of keeps me moving without being a moving road block.. If I find I'm a road block, I'll bump it up a little more.

ALSO, if I'm against a schedule, I'll run 70 (if speed limit allows).
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Old 03-03-2019, 11:15 AM   #3
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Normally I run 62-65 mph.. This kind of keeps me moving without being a moving road block.. If I find I'm a road block, I'll bump it up a little more.

ALSO, if I'm against a schedule, I'll run 70 (if speed limit allows).
Ditto rarely go above 65 cruise speed(passing speeds as high as 70 have been obtained) handling above that speed handling gets squirrelly. Also toad speeds restrict tour top speeds.
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Old 03-03-2019, 11:21 AM   #4
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MH with toad......most toads have speed restrictions typically 65mph
MH only----what your comfortable with AND what rig can safely handle
(Some handle better then others----none are 'sports cars' so drive accodingly



Highways....
Most 'Highways' have 55/60 mph speed limits


Interstates...
Posted speed can be 65/80 mph


I rarely drive Interstates when towing and if I do I set cruise for 65 mph
On multilane sections I stay OUT of far right....exiting/entering vehicles can have that lane
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60-65 for me with or without toad. Handling is much better at lower speeds and I like to keep a safe stopping distance in front of me. Drives me nuts when people pull in front of me
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Old 03-03-2019, 12:27 PM   #6
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60-65 for me with or without toad. Handling is much better at lower speeds and I like to keep a safe stopping distance in front of me. Drives me nuts when people pull in front of me
Ditto that.
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Old, 2000 Class C, 60 MPH max, with dolly toad. It was in good shape, just loaded to max weight.

2017 Axis, 62 to 65, with dolly toad. Left a ton of is useless stuff back home.

Retired snow birds, so we're in no hurry. 200 miles is a long day. We are accustomed to going 40 miles a day by boat.
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55-65 depending on road conditions
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I drive with traffic at various speeds with cruise on.

62 Medium traffic as I get closer to cities
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73 Open Interstate, no traffic, excellent conditions

If traffic is heavy I roll with it with a slight lag, just enough to keep the fast movers ahead of me
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60-63 seems to be the sweetspot for both handling and fuel consumption. Here in the western mountain areas we try not to go up the hill faster than we want to come down. This also tends to keep us out of the higher RPMs on the V10 (5 Star Tuned). Some of the big Pushers blow by me like I am standing still.
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55-65 depending on road conditions
Same here.
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60-65 for me. With or without toad. Leave extra stopping distance when pulling toad.
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62-65, but faster if I'm really causing an obstruction in heavy traffic. As on I-465 around the east side of Indianapolis. In this case I believe it's better to go closer to the flow in the center or right lanes. Of course, it's hard to maintain a safe gap in this kind of traffic.

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60 to 65 with toad. No sense burning more gas. I am never in a hurry. That's why I got a motorhome. Hahaha
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