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Old 07-09-2016, 07:17 PM   #61
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On our way home in MI we were passed by many trailers. Several were later seen with flats on the side of the road. A few boat trailers as well. One older roo type trailer passed us at prob 75 with his awning legs flying out into the right lane as he was in the left... While dragging his sewer cap.. Saw an rv dragging is 3ft dump hose down the road... One Sabre in the left lane of a 3 Lane highway driving 65 on the 70 highway holding up the flow... It's been a good trip for us..

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DH is the driver and he just said that 62 is the sweet spot for our truck and trailer combo.

Best for fuel economy, best for trailer handling, and everybody passes you. Less fatigue when driving, you are not a hazard to others, and you rarely have to back off on the cruise control.
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:32 PM   #63
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Having spent my younger yrs. in the professional/motor/sports/racing business.....I can say driving on todays public roads scares the he!! out of me.....IMHO, driving skills in general are at an all/time LOW! ......
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:20 PM   #64
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I can agree to that. You may hate me... But I run the traffic unit for work and we get more aggressive driving violations than stop sign and similar stuff. It amazes me what we get and see.

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Old 07-09-2016, 08:38 PM   #65
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Our truck likes it around 65 as well, Like others have said if you stay just a little slower than most of the traffic you can just cruise along with the cruise control on. Less running up on slower drivers in your lane and getting pissed off when they don't move over.


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Old 07-09-2016, 09:07 PM   #66
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If I'm pulling with my Jeep (usually trips to the coast on back roads) then I'm at 55-60.

If I'm pulling with my Ram Ecodiesel, then I'm at 60-65.

I don't mind being passed by others in more of a hurry than me, and those are the speeds that both vehicles seem to perform best at.
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Just got home from being on I10 (75mph freeway) all day from AZ to NM. Came up on a large group of vehicles going very slow. We thought there must be a wreck or some more construction. Nope, just 4 RVs all in a row going 55 making the heavy traffic (lots of semi trucks) queue up to pass them. Maybe someday I will agree that slower is always safer but I'm not there yet. So when I pass all you slow and steadies I'll shake my head and call you a rolling roadblock and you can shake your head and call me an impatient idiot. But I'm betting we all get where we are going at the end of the day.

Then to make things worse all 4 RVs were from Texas. Sorry... couldn't help myself.
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...(lots of semi trucks) queue up to pass them...
Being 4 lane divided, why would there be a queue to pass? Don't think you can blame it all on the RV's. JMO
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Just got home from being on I10 (75mph freeway) all day from AZ to NM. Came up on a large group of vehicles going very slow. We thought there must be a wreck or some more construction. Nope, just 4 RVs all in a row going 55 making the heavy traffic (lots of semi trucks) queue up to pass them. Maybe someday I will agree that slower is always safer but I'm not there yet. So when I pass all you slow and steadies I'll shake my head and call you a rolling roadblock and you can shake your head and call me an impatient idiot. But I'm betting we all get where we are going at the end of the day.

Then to make things worse all 4 RVs were from Texas. Sorry... couldn't help myself.
Until very recently, trailer tires were only rated for 65mph; but apparently you think these folk should go 70-75mph.
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Being 4 lane divided, why would there be a queue to pass? Don't think you can blame it all on the RV's. JMO
Sure I can. Traffic speeded right up after getting by them. Actually we see this a lot but usually it is 2 semi trucks taking up both lanes for several miles. This time I think it was slow semis passing slower RVs. And they were from Texas so I blame 'em for a lot of stuff
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