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Old 04-06-2015, 05:47 PM   #21
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We towed our 2011 Outback Sydney from Atlanta to Mesa, AZ for the winter in 2012. 36ft'er.
62 mph, 11 mpg. Great trip.
Coming back in Spring was rough through Oklahoma and west Texas. Wind, rain and ice. Had DW search and reserve a campground ( closest was 60 miles away). Dropped speed to 45mph, flashers on and chugged on in! Spent 2 nights and all cleared.
MY RULE: NEVER BE INFLUENCED BY OTHERS TO CHANGE SAFE DRIVING COMMON SENSE!!
They will pass you. Sometimes a driver will fall in behind the rv and just
take it easy.
BTW, it had TOWMAX tires. NO PROBLEMS ON THE TRIP. I did encounter a severe blowout in 2014 in Florida. $3,200 damage. Out of pocket was $1,000 deductible and $200 for a tire. Not good, bad!
Traded the repaired rig in 2014 for 2015 Silverback 33rl. I now have a TPMS and will put all new tires on it in 2016 before heading x country again.
Looking at all blogs on Maxxis and Goodyear.
I "lurk" on the Keystone Forum. Lot's of experience between the two mfgr
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Old 04-11-2015, 11:04 AM   #22
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If we need to get somewhere, we usually stay on the interstate. otherwise, we enjoy driving the smaller highways and seeing the small towns and countryside. Driving west of the Mississippi seems to be less crowded most of the time than the east side unless you are in the big cities.
Only place that really makes me nervous is big city traffic and the idiots who dodge from one lane to the other, trying to get ahead!!
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Old 04-11-2015, 12:07 PM   #23
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You're likely to have someone on your rear on a state road. Many state roads are only two lanes. If you're not ready to drive 70-80 mph to keep folks off your back, stick to the interstates. I talk from experience.
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:28 PM   #24
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Do you guys use your cruise control when on the interstates?
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:33 PM   #25
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Do you guys use your cruise control when on the interstates?
Yes, and on state roads as well, sometime when on a long stretch of city streets I set it at 35 or what ever the limit is so I do not need to worry about going too fast or slow.
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:33 PM   #26
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You're likely to have someone on your rear on a state road. Many state roads are only two lanes. If you're not ready to drive 70-80 mph to keep folks off your back, stick to the interstates. I talk from experience.
Most state highways are 55 or 60 and they can pass, just like we do with semis driving 45-50 when we're not towing. I try to drive the state roads at the posted speed limit while towing and if it upsets someone, it's their problem.
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:48 PM   #27
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Do you guys use your cruise control when on the interstates?
The cruise control on our F350 engages the exhaust break and transmission to control down hill speeds and I love that.
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:55 PM   #28
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I'm like Old Coot, 55-60 is plenty fast for me. I rarely get on the Interstates because I like to look at the scenery instead of billboards. If someone behind me wants to go faster then they can go around, if not they can take a turn at the next intersection and take another road. 70-80 pulling a RV is way to fast for safety, what's the hurry, you're on vacation. Some of the western states have 70mph speed limit on the 2 lane highways but that doesn't mean I go that fast.
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Agree with Old Coot and Boo Boo.
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Old 04-12-2015, 08:35 AM   #30
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I never said pulling at 70 - 80 was safe. But if your state roads are like mine, people travel 10 - 15 mph over the speed limit and get right on your rear end, which was the concern of the OP. Like OldCoot and BooBoo23, I travel about 60 and folks can go around me. What really grinds me are the folks who stay on your butt and don't pass even when they get a chance.
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