Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  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 04-03-2021, 09:25 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 91
55 MPH on Interstate

Just finished a 1500 mile trip back from florida towing a 2020 Chevy Sonic for the first time. Traffic was heavy and lots of wind. The "sweet spot" was around 55mph but I felt like maybe I was a traffic hazard. Everyone passed me including the 70mph diesel pushers. 55-58mph seems the most safe for me. Am I being a road hazard or do any others drive at lower speeds?
__________________
Southwest Michigan
2019 Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22r
MW22r 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 04-03-2021, 09:28 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
TXiceman's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 19,429
Blog Entries: 21
Drive what you feel safe at as long as you are above the minimum posted for the road. Out top speed is 65 mph.

Ken
__________________
Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2021, 09:31 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
J Birder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lake County, IL
Posts: 1,477
Thr minimum legal speed on the interstates varies from 40mph to 50mph. As long as you don't drop below that, you're fine.


Joel
__________________
Retired electronics engineer. Avid paddler & birder.
2011 Silverado 2500HD, diesel, 4x4,crew cab, 8' bed
Palomino Puma 253FBS (27' 5er) & '94 19' Class B
J Birder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2021, 09:35 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Winterbagoal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Sarnialabad, Peoples Republik of Canuckistan
Posts: 1,606
You're going to get both sides of that question, as answers.
I drive according to road, traffic, and weather conditions, whether I'm towing or not. That includes using the 4-way flashers, where necessary/required, if you are driving more slowly than traffic.
While some freeways do have posted minumum speed limits, you have to drive within your limits of safety, or you put yourself and others at risk. If you can't do the minimum, or at least get close to keeping up with the flow of traffic, pull over or get off the highway until you're able to.
__________________
All comments are my opinions, and worth exactly what you paid for them.
2018 (2017 Sprinter Cab Chassis) Navion24V + 2016 Wrangler JKU (sold @ ????) - 2016 Sunstar 26HE (sold @ 4600 miles) - 2002 Roadtrek C190P (sold @ 315,000kms)
Winterbagoal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2021, 09:37 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 93
I do 62-63 ...... with pullovers, I average 60 on a long trip. Keeps the math simple.

Below 60 and I feel like yes, everyone is about to slam into me or cut me off. Around 60-65 there is enough other traffic slightly faster or slower, you aren't the weakest in the herd for the predators.
Psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2021, 09:53 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 291
Driving 5 mph under the speed limit might get you pulled over by the cops and a written warning.

tetranz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2021, 09:55 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Fiesta48's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,245
At 55 my mpg is maximized. There is separation which maxizes safety. I get to the destination 1/2 to 1 hour later than 65, so what, I'm retired. We plan most days 100-250 miles. We still get in to most around parks before 2pm. We leave at day break. I'm not as stressed out as going 70. I see the roses and can enjoy the surrounding scenery. I see old folks that never learned how to slow down, just like when they did that four letter word "work".
__________________
Full Timers.
2015 Fleetwood Discovery 40E on a Freightliner XCS chassis with a Cummins ISL9 pulling 1 and/or 2 motorcycles, '07 Honda Accord OR a 17' Runabout Boat.
Fiesta48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2021, 09:56 AM   #8
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 45,784
We drive 60 MPH on the interstates, keeping in the far right lane. That's the speed where I feel most in control.
__________________
Joe & Annette
Sometimes I sits and thinks, sometimes I just sits.....
2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2021, 10:02 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 183
Quote:
Originally Posted by tetranz View Post
Driving 5 mph under the speed limit might get you pulled over by the cops and a written warning.

That is an example of DWB.

The questions the officer was asking were to find out if the driver is DUI.
PS56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2021, 10:24 AM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 93
I have been driving under the speed limit for decades (5-10 mph)

Old girlfriend used to tell me to speed up so I didn't get stopped after a dinner with a couple of wines.

Even in crowded touristy areas.... never a stop.

Cops stop you for all kinds of reasons, 5 mph under the limit ...... I seriously doubt it...especially in a large vehicle AND there are usually p,envy more doing the same.
Psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2021, 10:29 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 1,083
Quote:
Originally Posted by MW22r View Post
Just finished a 1500 mile trip back from florida towing a 2020 Chevy Sonic for the first time. Traffic was heavy and lots of wind. The "sweet spot" was around 55mph but I felt like maybe I was a traffic hazard. Everyone passed me including the 70mph diesel pushers. 55-58mph seems the most safe for me. Am I being a road hazard or do any others drive at lower speeds?
We have a 45 foot tri-axle toy hauler which weighs in around 21,000 lbs. We travel at around 65 mph maybe every now and then bump it to 67-68. That is the speed we feel comfortable with and enjoy. If others wish to run faster, they can, but I like the felling I have at that speed with the Ram and RV. Even in Texas where the speed limit is 80 mph we drive 65 mph or so.
__________________
2018 Road Warrior 427
2017 Ram 3500 w/Aisin w/ 4:10 rearend
2016 E-Z-Go Golf Cart 2 Dachshunds DJ (Rainbow Bridge 9-12-2019) & Joey
hamm2018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2021, 10:31 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 15,618
That is way Interstates are multi-lane
FAST lane, Medium Lane(s), SLOW Lane

Drive in the slow lane and ENJOY the trip
__________________
Is it time for YOUR Medication or Mine?
Dodge 3500 w/Tractor Motor & NUWA 5vr
US NAVY---USS Decatur DDG-31
Old-Biscuit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2021, 10:39 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Triangle Drifter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bermuda Islands
Posts: 862
The sweet spot for the truck to be in top gear on levelish highways is 63-65mph. We are not the fastest dog on the track but we are not the slowest either.

There is a bumper sticker on the back of the trailer that reads "No, I am not in a hurry".
__________________
Home: Bermuda
US RV base, MD
2007 Alpenlite 34RLR
Triangle Drifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2021, 10:48 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
GuyG's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 539
Quote:
Originally Posted by tetranz View Post
Driving 5 mph under the speed limit might get you pulled over by the cops and a written warning.

Wow! What?
__________________
1998 Fleetwood Flair 25Y--P30 Chassis - KD5ALG
"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not." - Mark Twain
GuyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 11 (2 members and 9 guests)
SurfsideGolfer, Theunz
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
Overheat > 55 MPH, no issues < 55 MPH erstanfo Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 4 06-20-2019 12:32 PM
80 MPH, 85 MPH fast enough? Kro1957 iRV2.com General Discussion 46 04-20-2015 07:12 AM
RV shakes from 55 mph- 65 mph CamperBerk MH-General Discussions & Problems 7 06-09-2010 06:55 AM
How to Load a Moose at 60 MPH....very carefully brad03ca iRV2.com General Discussion 15 02-12-2009 01:33 PM
How to load a Moose at 60 MPH? very carefully brad03ca iRV2.com General Discussion 1 01-23-2009 08:26 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.