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Old 02-11-2012, 06:00 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by mtnguy View Post
70 mph on VA. interstates.

I keep it at 65 or under.
you're saying that you can tow a trailer at 70 and semis are allowed to go that fast, in VA?

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Old 02-11-2012, 07:02 PM   #62
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:34 PM   #63
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I have been checking my TV for the area where I get the best MPG without a trailer attached to the rear. I drove at different speeds and checked my mpg while on the interstate on cruise. I got the best readings around 70 mph. I am now waiting to hook up my TT and check it. I think I will get the best between 60 and 65, waiting for warm weather. I told my DW that I thought I would just hook up and drive around to check it, I think she thought I might be a little crazy. Oh well, I will check it on the next camping trip.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:23 PM   #64
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Was told that keeping speed at 55 mph is best to prevent swaying. So being new RVers, we are keeping it low. Still cost 2x the fuel
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:35 PM   #65
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I just drove to Las Vegas and got much better milesage expected with aveage of 20.5 mph (not towing) on the way to LV. I think using the cruise control helped a lot. Almost all of my daily driving is on back roads going between 25-45 mph with a dozen stop signs. My sister had to read the directions for the cruise control but we figured it out.

Leaving LV I ran into strong winds, fog, clouds, and then light rain. This was a short turn-around trip so I was a little tired coming back and took it slower when the road was clear. On the trip home I got an aveage of 18.7 mph.

Will be interesting to see what my towing mph will be on Saturday. Heading out to the beach for a couple of days. Hopefully can use the cruise control again. I liked how it helped keep the speed where I wanted it with downhills.

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