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Old 11-23-2015, 12:26 PM   #1
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What speed do you generally drive your motorhome on the highway? My first time out driving a motorhome, I was very comfortable at about 60-62 mph on the highway.
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:36 PM   #2
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Speed limits and weather conditions come first.


I'm guessing that 60-62 was during the day, dry roads. Double-nickels on the signs. Light-to moderate traffic.
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:37 PM   #3
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60 - 65. 62 is a good number.
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What speed do you generally drive your motorhome on the highway? My first time out driving a motorhome, I was very comfortable at about 60-62 mph on the highway.
When we had our SENECA that's where the cruise was always set. As a matter of fact that's where it's set pulling the PINNACLE as well.
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Considering that the speed limit for motorhomes towing a vehicle in Illinois is 55 mph, I'm comfortable with 59 or 60. When I leave IL, I don't bother changing, unless i'm trying to beat the sun going down.
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Never over 62 and I try to stay just under speed limits elsewhere. Weather conditions and location though have a big factor in speed.

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Old 11-24-2015, 12:53 PM   #7
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nma33, you said it best "I was very comfortable at about 60-62 mph on the highway".
I have moved our comfort level to 64-65. All the advice from others on weather/road conditions is well taken.
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After adjusting for weather, road conditions, traffic, the cruse control (with tow-haul on) is set for 62Mph (much lower in wet conditions). I think it is a psychological thing... the need to stay a little above that mile-per-minute speed.

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In perfect weather and road conditions, my setup works best at 62-63 mph. Any faster the fuel mileage drops a lot. I know the tires are only rated to 65, so I try not to exceed that.
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After adjusting for weather, road conditions, traffic, the cruse control (with tow-haul on) is set for 62Mph (much lower in wet conditions).
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When I said (much lower in wet conditions) I meant to say I drive at a much lower speed WITHOUT the cruise control on.

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