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Old 04-09-2014, 09:04 PM   #85
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Ever notice anyone going faster that you is an ******* and anyone slower than you who holds you up on a 2 lane is an *******?

Why....Yes...Yes I have noticed that.

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Old 04-09-2014, 09:17 PM   #86
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62 to 64 is the sweet spot for my 8.1l Vortec except approaching hills might go to 68 to 70 max
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:36 AM   #87
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Depends on conditions.. Freeway 55-60 Faster than that and it burns too much fuel.

Non-freeway, Depending on the speed limit I may drive posted speed or slower.. One road I take in March till I leave SC is posted 55, very light if any other traffic, Lots of curves. I may hit 40, Nice gentle, relaxing drive at that speed.... I found one curve where the advisory speed was 45... Looked and found I was doing 35 so no need to slow.

But again, I'm not holding up traffic on that road.

Down a slight grage that ran for a few miles with a 100MPH tail wind,, I once hit 82MPH.. I was not touching any pedals though, INCLUDING the accelerator.. Driver info told me "Excessive Speed" on the display..

But like I said, engine at full idle No pressure on any pedal.

Cruise control set at 55 if, that is, it was set at all.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:54 PM   #88
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I travel at 62 - 65 never above. The posted speed limit is what has been determined to be a safe speed for that road. Driving a motorhome at 85 is crazy. As the saying goes..."They're on there way to the seen of a wreck".....
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60-65 it's a bit more comfortable at that speed and better mpg. Make the same time with the RV vs a car since there's no finding of restrooms or stopping at restaurants and having to wait on food.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:22 PM   #90
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I've only had my motor home since November so we have only made two short trips,i've never drove it in the rain.Is there much difference in the way it handles.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:39 PM   #91
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:05 PM   #92
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I set my cruise at 60 and don't go above that unless its an extreme situation. Being in southern California, I'm lucky if I can maintain that...let alone ever think to exceed it with the drivers down here. I would rather arrive later and in one piece than a few minutes early and risk a crash or worse. I do see those maniacs all the time though (usually in class a's) bombing down the 15 easily going 75.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:06 PM   #93
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Originally Posted by MandG-Fun View Post
In my truck or Miata I am never the slow guy, usually the pace setter. When I get behind the wheel of the coach I become a different person. Its like meditation and I'm pretty much disconnected from all of the other drivers on the road, I'm in the right lane doing 60 and minding my own business. Everything about my coach puts me in a happy, slower paced place. On occasion I am passed by another coach that is flying and all I can do is wonder and hope that he has a happy, slower paced place somewhere. Hopefully he is not parked next to me at my next stop.
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When I drove the Winnebago kept my speed down to 60 mph good millage and easy on the old engine, now with the 5th wheel and pickup I try to keep the same good habit but often find myself following traffics speed, :-(
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60-65 for me. Feels real good even with 30 MPH winds the last trip.
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