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Old 08-05-2011, 09:39 PM   #61
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I usually run 70-75 until all the people that are running 55-60 on the interstate start clogging up the road and then I get in the hammer lane and run with the traffic.

I'm on vacation also and I don't want to spend it driving. I want to camp and fish. I drive everyday all day at work.
I also usually run around 75. That's the speed limit here in Nebraska and I seem to get pushed around a lot less when I am traveling closer to the same speeds are the big rigs. If I am running 60-65, and they pass me at 75, they push me out, suck me back in and do it with such force. If I am running closer to their speed, they still push me out, and suck me back in when they pass me, but not near as dramatically.

I agree with the statement, when I am on vacation, I want to be on vacation. I don't take off work to spend more time on the road, I take off to enjoy camping with my family.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:44 AM   #62
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I certainly prefer camping and fishing to driving but with me I am more comfortable and feel like I have better control of the trailer at 60-65 so I just take the attitude that I am not in a hurry.

I was doing some driving over the weekend and did note several people running with trailers over 70. I followed one guy pulling a fifth wheel trailer and he ran 75-80 the whole time except when hills slowed him down a bit.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:49 AM   #63
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I was doing some driving over the weekend and did note several people running with trailers over 70. I followed one guy pulling a fifth wheel trailer and he ran 75-80 the whole time except when hills slowed him down a bit.
You weren't in NY were you? Rte 17 and I-81 were INSANE.
Anyone under 65 MPH was a hazard to self and others.

I normally follow that advice (60 -65) but drivers were actually giving me the finger (and other aggressive actions) anytime I got below 65.
I can't tell you the number of times I got cut off at high speed.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:59 AM   #64
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You weren't in NY were you? Rte 17 and I-81 were INSANE.
Anyone under 65 MPH was a hazard to self and others.

I normally follow that advice (60 -65) but drivers were actually giving me the finger (and other aggressive actions) anytime I got below 65.
I can't tell you the number of times I got cut off at high speed.

No just here in WV. Oh and I think I-81 is always insane!! I've taken the attitude pulling the trailer like I have when I drive any place that is very congested and I am not real faimiliar with it. I get in my lane and drive at my speed and ignore the fingers or other gestures. I have my little space in the road and they can have the rest.

That is the one thing I miss about my old job though. Before I retired I used to be a State Trooper. I had a solution for people who wanted to drive like idiots or make gestures to me.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:30 AM   #65
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60-65 sometimes 70 when passing slow traffic
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:03 AM   #66
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just returned from Mammoth Caves to Columbus...63mph, 10.5 on the way there and 11.4 on the way back (must have been a tail wind)...i saw a few "ZIP" past me like i was standing still...CRAZY to be going that fast
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I never go over 110 kmh. Just drove 2500 kms and averaged about 27 litres per 100 kms. Get your calculators out my friends.
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:05 PM   #68
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Seems like people on a budget drive about 55 and those with a lot of money, 75 or so. I'm in between so I try do do 65. Wayne
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:42 PM   #69
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we never tow any faster than 55 for several reasons the extra 10 miles per hour would only save us 10-15 minutes on the trip but greatly increase the chance of an accident. and also because most trailer tires are not rated for past 55 mph. and 3rd reason is its a lil cheaper on gasolene. we get abysmal mpg towing anyhow but we get 1-2mpg better if we stay at 55 than when we tried 65mph. and fourth reason is we are on vacation and aint in no hurry those 4 reasons are in my opinion much better than shaving 15-20 minutes of the time of a trip
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and also because most trailer tires are not rated for past 55 mph.

I think you meant "most trailer tires are not rated for past 65 mph
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