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Old 03-05-2023, 10:35 AM   #1
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driving at 62mph

our best mpg is at 62mph. just stay in right lane and watch vehicles go past close to 80 mph. we are in a Jayco class c
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Old 03-05-2023, 11:12 AM   #2
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62 mph is the sweet spot on our MH also .

At that speed we get the best gas mileage , the least amount of rattles and noise , less stress on tires and drive train and from a safety stand point , more time to respond if an emergency arises .

Only downside is being able to hear the DW telling me how to drive .......
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Old 03-05-2023, 11:21 AM   #3
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I too drive 62-64 mph. My wife actually does the driving. I just hold the wheel.
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Old 03-05-2023, 11:25 AM   #4
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62-65 MPH is also my sweet spot based on a seat of the pants judgment.
And I use the "drag -n- fly" method. I keep my foot in the same position and gain a bit going downhill and lose a bit going uphill. This works well in Texas and Kansas, but not so much in Colorado, as the hills are much bigger.

Even so, I rarely use the cruise control anywhere, and learning to look farther ahead and coast is a real gas saver.

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Old 03-05-2023, 12:25 PM   #5
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I set the cruise control at 60, occasionally I'll up it to 65 and I will jump to 70 if I need to pass or get over but 60 is fine, people can go around.

The only downside is the GPS estimates travel time by the maximum posted speed limit and current traffic conditions.

I don't have the math in front of me but I think it was add 15% to Google's estimated time, that gave me a more accurate arrival time.

I wish Google would let you enter your maximum speed so I wouldn't have to do math. If I'm not on 75mph freeways the arrival time is perfect.
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Old 03-05-2023, 12:32 PM   #6
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62-65mph is our sweet spot also

As for 'time'......I just use 55mph for calculation

250 miles/55=4.5 hrs add in 2 hrs for lunch/pee stops
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Old 03-05-2023, 12:42 PM   #7
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Toad is not supposed to be flat-towed faster than 65 mph, I have for short sprints, but mostly set the cruise between 62-64 using tow/haul mode.

Really like that speed range. Like my relatives who drive the big rigs governed to 65, I say go around me all the time but I do keep to the right and drive with courtesy and mercy in mind.

No problem lining up a distance behind a big semi on the interstates doing my speed.

Lately, been breaking camp before dawn often the first out of a park, and getting a jump on the days travel congestion and the winds before they start up. Makes a huge difference in maintaining good mental health attitude
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62 mph is the sweet spot on our MH also .

At that speed we get the best gas mileage , the least amount of rattles and noise , less stress on tires and drive train and from a safety stand point , more time to respond if an emergency arises .

Only downside is being able to hear the DW telling me how to drive .......
It's not the DW that's telling you how to drive - it's the RV's D.M.S. - Driver Management System. I've discovered every vehicle I own has a D.M.S. and it's seems to be activated when pressure is applied to the passenger seat. I've looked through all the owner's manuals and I can find mute buttons for the GPS, the Radio, the TV, but not the D.M.S.. My D.M.S. frequently has what I call Turn by Turn directions. It also tells me if my speed is too slow, or too fast, and like high tech warning systems calls out people at street corners who may walk in front of me, and cars pulling out of parking places. It even reminds me to turn on my signal before changing lanes. It'll even point out empty parking spaces three isles away in a parking lot. I consider it small one step below a self driving car. Who need AI?
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Basing travel speed on MPG is a false economy if you don't also account for cost to spend the night at your destination
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Agree with the previous posts.......60-62 mph for me.
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I set the cruise control at 60, occasionally I'll up it to 65 and I will jump to 70 if I need to pass or get over but 60 is fine, people can go around.

The only downside is the GPS estimates travel time by the maximum posted speed limit and current traffic conditions.

I don't have the math in front of me but I think it was add 15% to Google's estimated time, that gave me a more accurate arrival time.

I wish Google would let you enter your maximum speed so I wouldn't have to do math. If I'm not on 75mph freeways the arrival time is perfect.
My Garmin 1090 GPS has a setting that allows you to set the speed for arrival time. I put mine at 63 and its fairly accurate.
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Basing travel speed on MPG is a false economy if you don't also account for cost to spend the night at your destination
Which only comes in to play if driving slower forces you to spend more nights paying to sleep somewhere.
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Aside from best mileage, another advantage of 62 mph

Its equal to the 100kmh limit in Canada where posted.

On most interstates East of the Mississippi, speed limits vary from 55 to 70.
At 62, you never have to adjust the cruise control, and just focus on the traffic.
No radar is going to hassle you at 62.
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I don’t drive over 65mph and risk my China Bombs exploding.
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