Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-20-2015, 09:55 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Henderson, KY
Posts: 102
60-62 is where we run.
__________________

__________________
2014 Coachman Clipper 17FQ
2011 Ford Ranger 4X4
Kenrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2015, 10:05 PM   #12
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,736
62-65- regardless of how fast the speed limit is.
__________________

__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2015, 10:18 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
deartruc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Southern New England
Posts: 818
I have a lead foot so to prevent excessive speeding I use cc set at 65. So hard when my silver sleeper wants to go chasing horses and ponys...
__________________
2008 Dodge Durango
2015 Roo 23 ikss
deartruc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2015, 12:34 PM   #14
Member
 
NYDP77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 83
Never over 65. I read on this site a while back "slow is pro" I find my self saying it all the time.
__________________
DP
2013 Tracer 240 AIR
2014 Silverado 1500
NYDP77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2015, 12:43 PM   #15
Junior Member
 
electroblast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 25
I also drive 100-105 Km/h (60-65 Mph). That let time to other to pass and cruse safely.
__________________

Jean & Lucille
2014 Crusader 325RES Touring Edition
2011 Silverado Duramax 6.6L W/Allison
electroblast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2015, 12:57 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
hammer55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: central valley, california
Posts: 455
when I had my trailers i would keep it 55 to 58, I am and never was in a hurry, this explains why people don't like RV ers, because of people like me, even in the MH I usually drive about 58, unless I am coming to a grade then I speed up to about 62, I am still not in a hurry, in life I have slowed down to smell the gas fumes
__________________
Mark & Annie
2014 COACHMEN PURSUIT 27 KB
Modesto, Central California
hammer55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2015, 01:27 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 967
Out here in the West, distances are bigger and interstate speed limits are typically 75MPH (Texas and Montana are higher).

If traffic is reasonable, I will hold 65-67 MPH on the interstate. But on the 540 mile drive to Lincoln, NE the lower speed and the extra gas stop adds at least an hour to 90 minutes to the trip. So I am reluctant to go slower. When traffic makes holding 65 difficult, I will occasionally creep up to 72.

If I could find suitable tires, I would probably normally tow at 75. But checking my tires every stop, I have not noticed any heat on tread or bearings, even using the OEM Westlake 185-13 LR D tires. Interesting to note my Westlakes are rated at 1710 lbs single axle, 1520 lbs dual axle. This says to me that there is far more stress on tires on the big guys' dual axles than on my little single axle.

Fred W
camping Colorado (now adding Nebraska and Wyoming) one weekend at a time
2014 Rockwood A122 - camping weight typically 2800 lbs
2008 Hyundai Entourage (minivan)
__________________
pgandw is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2015, 01:35 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
vinmaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: MA
Posts: 1,793
I used to drive 65 and speed while passing a slower (63 mph) vehicle until I had a blow out. I have since learned that speeding is not good and tires need to be replaced even if they look new.

I drive 60 mph now and let others pass me.

Vin.
__________________

2015 HW296
2006 HW256 (previous pup)
2013 Chevy Tahoe
Equalizer WDH 1000#
vinmaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2015, 01:36 PM   #19
Site Team
 
asquared's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 10,373
My tires are actually speed rated for 75 mph but I'm not comfortable going that fast. I tend to run 65-70 (if conditions are right or no traffic, good weather and on open straight highway). The sweet spot for me is really around 65-67. Bad conditions slow me down in a heartbeat. I found I was more in a rush with a poor handling rig. A good handling rig and I sit back and enjoy the drive.
__________________
<a href=http://i62.tinypic.com/28rp645.jpg target=_blank>http://i62.tinypic.com/28rp645.jpg</a>
2014 Crew Cab Chevy Silverado 3500 4wd Duramax/Allison
2014 Sabre 34REQS-6
asquared is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2015, 01:45 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
thebrakeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Canton, Michigan
Posts: 1,105
I target 65mph and try to keep a steady foot. With gentle hills, I'll let the speed vary between 60-70. Using cruise control causes more trans/convertor hunting than I care for, so I rarely use it unless it's absolutely flat.
__________________

__________________
thebrakeman ('70), DW ('71), DD ('99), DD ('01), DD ('05)
2004 Surveyor SV261T (UltraLite Bunkhouse Hybrid)
2006 Mercury Mountaineer V8 AWD Premier
Equal-i-zer WDH (10k), Prodigy Brake Controller
thebrakeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
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



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:21 PM.