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Old 08-22-2011, 01:46 PM   #1
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Maniacs on the Loose

Just some casual observations following a backtracking trip to the Sierra Nevada last week.

We flew into Las Vegas and rented a car for the six hour drive to Mammoth Lake, CA, driving mostly through the desert where speed limits range up to 70-75 mph on the open road. Now that I'm a new TT owner, I am dialed in to other rv owners and how they handle themselves on the open road. I usually drive five miles over the speed limit (not while towing) and was blown away - literally, at times - at the high rate of speed some TT and fifth wheel owners are willing to risk to get from here to there. Several times, a tt passed me like I was standing still when I was driving at 70-75 mph. To be fair, there were many rvers who did not place themselves, or others, at risk by driving like a bat out of hell, but I was surprised by how many folks are willing to court danger. Desert temps reached 100 degrees+, and I did see a tt with a blown tire on the way to Mammoth and another one at the way back to Vegas - not fun to change a tire in that heat where the pavement was probably another 20 degrees hotter than the air.

I would love for those speed demons to post their itinerary for all to see so we can be sure to avoid them whenever and whereever they're going.

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Old 08-22-2011, 02:17 PM   #2
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Yep! The worst offenders tend to be diesels pulling 5th wheels.
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