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Old 07-09-2014, 06:40 PM   #1
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Highway Speed Limit

This maybe a dumb question but are RV's consider trucks and should obey the posted limit where it has two speeds (i.e. - 65/55).... 65pmh for cars, and 55mph for trucks.

I'm new to RVing and have a 2015 351DS. Do I follow the 55mph truck speed or can I go 65mph without fear of getting pulled over?

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Old 07-09-2014, 06:50 PM   #2
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We dont have that in Canada - yeah for Canada!!!!!!
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:58 PM   #3
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We've never followed truck rules. That's for commercial trucks which are usually close to the maximum weights. We zip around in our 35 footer like it's a Smart car.
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Here You are a truck IF you are over 26,000 pounds and commercial.
So here 75 MPH soon to be 80.
Big trucks will be allowed to run 70 MPH.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:03 PM   #5
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Yay for Idaho!
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Yay for Idaho!
Perhaps.
I am still not one who likes split speed limits.
There are several Truck Co. that do not allow their trucks to run 65 as it is so if you are in a car running 80 and roll up on a semi running 60 things can go south in a hurry.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:24 PM   #7
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Perhaps.
I am still not one who likes split speed limits.
There are several Truck Co. that do not allow their trucks to run 65 as it is so if you are in a car running 80 and roll up on a semi running 60 things can go south in a hurry.
It isn't like a semi trailer is so small you can't see them from a long distance and the stop/slow down pedal can be worked with the right foot IF you aren't gabbing on a cell phone or texting. Your primary function is to drive the vehicle and to pay attention to what is in front of you.
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It isn't like a semi trailer is so small you can't see them from a long distance and the stop/slow down pedal can be worked with the right foot IF you aren't gabbing on a cell phone or texting. Your primary function is to drive the vehicle and to pay attention to what is in front of you.
I agree but on the road at 80 mph a split second of inattentiveness is all it takes.
On the phone, reaching for your mocha latte double foam, shaving, yelling at a kid in the back seat, fighting with wife/girlfriend.......pick one.
Lets add a little bit tired or the sun is setting and in your eyes.
The reality is the posted speed limit is just a suggestion.
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My 350 has a speed limiter at 75mph


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Guess not really getting a straight answer.......
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