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Old 07-08-2016, 06:38 PM   #21
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Dude, chill...

I was getting ready to 2x raspivey's comment when I saw yours. No false assumptions at all...pretty straight forward and sensible. I didn't see where he called anyone an idiot...as a matter of fact: "If the tires are rated higher and he doesn't mind the hit in gas mileage, ok."

Like raspivey, it gets old really quick when the "china bomb" phrase is used to excuse improper maintenance and operation.

That's what I was getting at, not calling anyone an idiot. I should have said "most people I've personally talked to" don't pay any attention to maintenance and operation.
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:46 PM   #22
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60 mph and 300-350 miles per day. We find this a relaxing pace and gets us off the road at 3:00 or so in the afternoon before the campgrounds start to get busy with check-in's!
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:57 PM   #23
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That's what I was getting at, not calling anyone an idiot. I should have said "most people I've personally talked to" don't pay any attention to maintenance and operation.

That's very true most people it seems don't really keep up on maintenance ,tire psi , or much else they use it till it breaks . and these same people drive 50 mph or 60 mph and think their being safe .
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Old 07-08-2016, 07:29 PM   #24
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Old 07-08-2016, 08:01 PM   #25
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88 mph so I can go back in time to beat the horse before the first guy... Seriously, I set the CC for 62, wife sets it for 65. Either way works. Tires are 65mph rated.
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I start with greased wheel bearings and E tires at cold 80 psi. Then cruise 65-70 when the limit is 70 or better. This happens when I'm on the open roads in the desert and 100 miles in between towns. We drive up to 500 miles on some days.
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Old 07-08-2016, 08:48 PM   #27
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I like to keep it at 60mph on the Interstate and 55 on State Highways.
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Old 07-08-2016, 09:09 PM   #28
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I don't concentrate on speed so much as engine RPM. I don't exceed the posted speed limit nor do I drive too fast for conditions. I try to keep my RPMs below 3000 as much as practical because that's where everything "feels right".
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Old 07-08-2016, 09:20 PM   #29
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65, tried 70 but gas mileage goes down 10 to 15% and 65 feels more controllable. 5 mph isn't going to make that much difference.
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I try for 55 to 60 weather conditions and road permitting. I stay out of the "fast lane" and try for a max of 300 miles a day. . . this is supposed to be a fun activity. TV is a 2014 Tundra 5.7
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