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Old 07-24-2018, 02:00 PM   #1
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Sprinter hiway speed?

Anyone routinely drive faster than the suggested 65? Anyone see risk in driving 70 where posted?
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:15 PM   #2
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Unless windy or rainy, I sometimes drive the posted speed limit--as high as 80 miles per hour on I-80 in Wyoming. No problems.
Best fuel economy is at 60 mph, or 2400 rpm.
Drive at the speeds you are comfortable with.
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:47 PM   #3
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I drive at 61 for no particular reason and get 15-16 mpg.
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Old 07-24-2018, 05:41 PM   #4
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Unless windy or rainy, I sometimes drive the posted speed limit--as high as 80 miles per hour on I-80 in Wyoming. No problems.
Best fuel economy is at 60 mph, or 2400 rpm.
Drive at the speeds you are comfortable with.
X2. I have driven 78 mpg when posted speeds were 80 mph. Only if no wind gusts. That was motor home only, no problem. I only go 65 -67 when towing The Jeep Wrangler. That's what feels safe to me and the only rvs that pass me at that speed are usually 5th wheels with their " China bombs"
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Old 07-24-2018, 06:53 PM   #5
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On the Florida interstate highway system, everyone seems to drive 80 mph. Sometimes you have to "go with the flow".

I would note that if you have an older rig that is not equipped with the Helwig sway bar, you probably should keep your speed lower.
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Old 07-24-2018, 07:24 PM   #6
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60-62 mph works for us whether towing the Sonic or not. I'm in no big rush to get anywhere. The Prism is rock solid at higher speeds but I see no reason to go there.
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Old 07-24-2018, 10:51 PM   #7
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I'm with Mike. 60-62 mph when ever I get there would be fine
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Old 07-25-2018, 05:57 AM   #8
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To me the key to highway speed is to go with the flow.

Being a bottleneck , plodding at some slower than the flow causes almost every vehicle to desire to pass you .

Peoples skills at passing are varied .
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60-62 mph works for us whether towing the Sonic or not. I'm in no big rush to get anywhere. The Prism is rock solid at higher speeds but I see no reason to go there.
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:45 PM   #10
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Not pulling I drive 62 and it does great but have done the 70 or so when needed.
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