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Old 08-03-2015, 11:38 AM   #1
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Question on HWY Speed (motorhomes)

Honestly, what speeds do you find yourself doing on highways? We have a CRV flat behind with 65 mph limits, which I strictly adhere to. I see all kinds of motorhomes passing me easily at 70 to 75+ mph towing vehicles I know have mph limits in vehicle specs.

Any CRVs doing over 65 here?

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Old 08-03-2015, 12:00 PM   #2
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I always figured the F53 is a truck chassis, so I kept to the truck speed limits (60 on our freeways). Got a consistent 8 mpg doing that. MPG got smaller quickly at higher speeds.
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:19 PM   #3
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I never pull my travel above 65..... I also run a TPMS monitor on my TT Tires.. I dread a blowout and try to do everything I can do to prevent one.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:06 PM   #4
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In California anything being towed is 55mph. Other states I try to keep to a max of 70mph I try to keep it at 65mph or below for fuel milage.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:12 PM   #5
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I find I get my best gas milage around 60 - 65 miles per hour. But some states have rules about towing speed limits.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:46 PM   #6
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I too tow a CRV; 65 is my maximum speed while towing. Without a tow I will drive faster than 65 if the posted speed limit is more than 65. Regarding California, I have towed many thousands of miles in California typically at 65 on the freeways. I have never been pulled over, I've driven through numerous radar detections and passed by dozens of Highway Patrol. Of course, now that I've said that I will likely get pulled over my next trip through California!
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:50 PM   #7
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I was just wondering, We started in TX to NY down then the east coast back to TX. On the highways Motorhomes were going faster than posted limits and toad transmission limits.

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Old 08-03-2015, 02:03 PM   #8
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I also tow a CRV and keep it between 60-62. It also helps the gas mileage. Yes, I do get passed, usually by big diesel pushers.
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There are lots of people who will drive as fast as they can, without any regard for the speed limit or the limitations of their vehicles. I think you call it the Entitlement Generation, though such an attitude seems to span a lot of age groups. I just try to stay out of their way and let the chips fall where they may.
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Our last RV was an F53 chassis with the V10 and I held right around 63 mph whether towing it not. That seemed like the sweet spot for gas mileage (8.0 not towing and 7.2 towing). Our new unit us a 340 hp DP and, even though it seems much more stable on the highway, I hold the same 63 mph, which puts me at about 1,700 RPM and yields 10.1 mpg, towing it not, in standard mode. Next trip, I plan to try it in Eco mode, which I hear can give you another 1.5 to 2 mpg. I see the guys going 70+ but frankly I'd rather get there alive than early and placing my life on a tire not blowing just doesn't seem like a good bet to me. I just stick to the right, listen to our music and enjoy the ride.
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