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View Poll Results: What's your cruising speed?
50 mph 0 0%
55 mph 5 6.41%
60 mph 14 17.95%
62 mph 21 26.92%
65 mph 31 39.74%
70 mph 6 7.69%
70+ mph 1 1.28%
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Old 04-03-2016, 03:03 PM   #1
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Cruising Speed

So what's your guy's cruising speed? I used to run at 62 mph (don't as me why I picked this speed, I honestly don't know). I'm planning at running 65 mph this coming year as I feel my Greyhawk w/ its J-Ride + is done really well.

What do you guys run at? Am I playing it too close to the vest? Obviously, weather and road conditions change your cruising speed, but assuming all is well - what are you cruising at?
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Old 04-03-2016, 03:04 PM   #2
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Old 04-03-2016, 03:10 PM   #3
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I usually travel as close to 65 mph as possible . Sometimes a little higher if passing but I try to stay at 65
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Old 04-03-2016, 03:38 PM   #4
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The California Highway Patrol can nail you for 10 mph over the 55 mph speed limit if towing. When dragging the Jeep, it's 62 mph. Most states don't limit speeds when towing and are the same as passenger vehicles.
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Old 04-03-2016, 03:39 PM   #5
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I have read on other forums that 58 is the sweet spot for best gas mileage. The suspension set-up on my GH 31 FS was great out of the factory other than the Helwigs which I adjusted myself. I keep it at 60 to 65 which is fast enough for me and all is well.
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60 will get me 23MPG and it still gives me a chance to look around.
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I usually travel as close to 65 mph as possible . Sometimes a little higher if passing but I try to stay at 65
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It is hard to really pick the best answer as if not towing usually pick the speed of the slow lane between 65 and 73. Towing he jeep 65, towing the one ton dually 63-65 except to pass than the speed goes up. My vote is 63 is very comfortable.
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For Seneca owners, max torque is somewhere around 62 mph. I generally run slightly above that - 65 mph and 1800 rpm in 6th gear. At max torque we get the best performance out of the Cummins in terms of longevity and mileage. Don't know where the sweet spot is for the Ford V10.

Freightliner custom chassis division offers classes for class A owners on the engine, trans, and chassis where they explain a lot of that stuff. Wish Freightliner offered that for the M2 chassis RV owners.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:59 AM   #10
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Anybody know what the sweet spot is for the E450:

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As posted earlier I plan on running at 65 when viable as I can discern no real difference between 62 and 65 in my rig. Many times I find my speed creeps up and I have no idea until I look down and see I pushed to 70 !
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