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Old 07-13-2012, 08:34 PM   #41
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No argument. Some people choose to run with the 70-75 crowd. That's not reckless in my opinion. What is reckless is when you have someone running with the 60-65 crowd (which is fine just do it wisely) and then decide they want to go around the one in front of them but don't know how to use the pedal on the right. So they run side by side for miles. If they want the scenery , take the scenic route.
Running 10 mph under the limit and passing is reckless? Hardly. Sounds like you hate to be hindered in your fast lane.
If someone going 10 under the speed limit on the freeway catches you by surprise then you need to pay more attention. Its not like they jump right out at you like they are going 40 in a 75.
Like I said. Its far more reckless to run faster than what your truck/trailer/tire combo is rated for. The difference is that you actually can run at 60-65 wisely while towing. However, the word wise and running 75-80 while towing don't belong in the same sentence.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:44 PM   #42
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No argument. Some people choose to run with the 70-75 crowd. That's not reckless in my opinion. What is reckless is when you have someone running with the 60-65 crowd (which is fine just do it wisely) and then decide they want to go around the one in front of them but don't know how to use the pedal on the right. So they run side by side for miles. If they want the scenery , take the scenic route.
Running 10 over the max on RT tires is dangerous regardless of what you're towing with. A blowout in the passing lane is not only going to be disastrous for you, but the poor vehicle next to you. Don't really see the benefit in going an extra 8-9 miles in an hr. In my opinion, maybe start an hour earlier would be safer?
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:54 PM   #43
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I had a guy pass me last Friday on my way home from work with a 28+ foot travel trailer and I was doing 70! I actually have video of it from my cellphone i'd post it but my language in the vid was pretty harsh on the dummy.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:30 PM   #44
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I found that 65 gets me the best mileage while going fast enough to get me where I'm going in a reasonable time. Today on I 95 I was doing 65 in the 70 zone and I bet I only had to kick the cruise off a few times to slow for a truck or car in front of me. Usually people would pass and change lanes in front of me and slowly pull away. It was a nice trip.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:39 PM   #45
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Y'all ever notice that when gas prices get high(er), people slow down and drive more conservative ?? I do that all of the time whether the price is $3 or $4 per gallon, and did way back when it was well under a dollar.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:09 PM   #46
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Running 10 over the max on RT tires is dangerous regardless of what you're towing with. A blowout in the passing lane is not only going to be disastrous for you, but the poor vehicle next to you. Don't really see the benefit in going an extra 8-9 miles in an hr. In my opinion, maybe start an hour earlier would be safer?
I work 50 hrs a week and a lot of times more, so my free time is short most of the time. I drive a lot for work so the scenery going down the road gets old. BTW, you shouldn't be looking at scenery going down the road. "unsafe"
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:11 PM   #47
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I had a guy pass me last Friday on my way home from work with a 28+ foot travel trailer and I was doing 70! I actually have video of it from my cellphone i'd post it but my language in the vid was pretty harsh on the dummy.
Well at least I know it wasn't me..........my trailer longer than that.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:20 PM   #48
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Running 10 mph under the limit and passing is reckless? Hardly. Sounds like you hate to be hindered in your fast lane.
If someone going 10 under the speed limit on the freeway catches you by surprise then you need to pay more attention. Its not like they jump right out at you like they are going 40 in a 75.
Like I said. Its far more reckless to run faster than what your truck/trailer/tire combo is rated for. The difference is that you actually can run at 60-65 wisely while towing. However, the word wise and running 75-80 while towing don't belong in the same sentence.
No, I don't mind when someone gets out to pass as long as they would do it in a timely matter and not take 2-3 miles to do it. If it takes that long to get around another vehicle then slow down to that vehicles speed and run behind it. Your not in a hurry remember. I'm not saying you do it but yes there are people that will weight until you are right up on them and don't want to change their speed and cut right over in front and then take 2-3 miles to get around.

You don't know what my truck/trailer/tire combo is rated for so how can you tell me that I an exceeding it. I can run 70 wisely and sometimes 75.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:33 PM   #49
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This is somehow different than tractor-trailers overtaking one another? Lots more of them on the road them RV's...or are they supposed to take the scenic route too?

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We won't go into the tractor-trailer discussion because I dive one at work and you are comparing apples to oranges. 75% of the trucks on the road are ran with the pedal to the metal and when overtaking each other is because one can run 1-2 mph faster than the other so they have no choice or they will loose the momentum. They can't accelerate and hold their speed the same way that RV's can. The one that can will usually be running the speed limit if not more. I had one today pass me on the way home from work and I was running 80.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:00 PM   #50
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Running 10 over the max on RT tires is dangerous regardless of what you're towing with. A blowout in the passing lane is not only going to be disastrous for you, but the poor vehicle next to you. Don't really see the benefit in going an extra 8-9 miles in an hr. In my opinion, maybe start an hour earlier would be safer?
It should have stated ST tires instead of RT. ST tires are rated 65MPH MAX.
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