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Old 08-11-2011, 12:44 PM   #81
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I just completed a round trip from East Texas to the California Bay area; 4300 miles total. On the way west we took Hwy 287 to Amarillo and then across IH 40 to CA. On the return trip we used IH 10. I just fell in line with the big trucks and really didn't pay much attention to the speedometer but most of the time those guys are running 65 to 70 even on the stretches where the speed limit is 75 or 80. The interstate speed limit on IH 5 in California was 55 for trucks and 70 for cars. In those areas the big trucks were doing 60 and so was I. IMO you are creating a safety hazard by running 10 mph slower than most of the other traffic which, on the Interstate at least, is semi-trailer trucks.

Just sayin'.

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Old 08-11-2011, 01:08 PM   #82
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I have the same rights as everyone else on the road. As long as I am not violating any laws, I can go as fast or slow as I want. It is up to the other drivers to adjust. I run 60-65 mph and stay in the right lane. So deal with it, slow down, go around and get on with your life. I am not creating a safety hazard, the people who want to drive fast, especially when towing a trailer, are the real safety hazard. Just my opinion.

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Old 08-11-2011, 06:25 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by transamz9 View Post
Where did you see me say break the law? I said run the speed limit. Our speed limit is 70. Yes in the construction zones , SLOW DOWN!
I said I will not break any speed limit law for nobody I never said I saw you break the law not my job just the troopers so if you think that tailgating me will make me go faster you are wrong! like I said I always go the posted speed for what I'm towing and traffic conditions.......
Also IMHO anything towing over the weight of the tow vehicle should NOT be going 70 + mph is just plain STUPID.

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Old 08-11-2011, 07:05 PM   #84
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i just liketo keep it at 55 to 60, i am in no hurry specially when its double lane highway, and usally do the speed by what the road is like. and to my wife as here own brake pedal, but she dosen't say a word lol

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