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Old 07-23-2016, 05:45 PM   #1
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How fast is too fast?

With our new used 2010 GH FS31, I tried to go about 65MPH for our trip to Yellowstone. (Of course, going up mountains was a bit slower grin). I was wondering if that sounds about right? I had a lot of C Classes passing me (lots of leprechauns near Yellowstone for some reason, not too many Jayco's. They must have some really good dealers out there) so I was thinking maybe I was traveling too slowly. I got between 7-8 MPG for the entire trip, which I figured was about average reading through other forums.

What do you think? What is too fast?
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Old 07-23-2016, 06:06 PM   #2
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My TV likes 62-63mph towing and since we are never in any rush I abide by what my TV's likes.

I never worry about how fast other people go.

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Old 07-23-2016, 06:13 PM   #3
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About 62 is the sweet spot for our rig (about 2,200 RPM). This gives a bit over 10 MPG on average.
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Old 07-23-2016, 06:54 PM   #4
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My truck likes 110kmh (68 mph). Set the cruise and go. In tow/haul and shifts down very little.
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I am with everyone else about 62-65 the Ford pulls great.
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Old 07-23-2016, 08:22 PM   #6
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I've had my 08 GH 31ss up to about 65 and it felt ok, but 55 to 63 is a good comfortable range for my unit. Every unit has a happy spot, just like any other vehicle with 4 wheels and a motor.

You're gonna get fewer mpg's the faster you go, so whatever feels good for you is good.
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Old 07-23-2016, 08:45 PM   #7
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2016 31 FK will cruise easily at 70+, but I too don't care what anyone else drives. 65-68mph is about my max.
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Old 07-23-2016, 09:48 PM   #8
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Just remember most trailer tires are only rated for 65 max o be careful going over that also some states require speed limit for trucks and anything towing another vehicle have speed limits of 60 just saying!
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My Goodyear 17.5" G114 tires are rated for 70 mph so no worries there.
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Old 07-24-2016, 06:06 AM   #10
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65 mph. I don't care about the sweet spot; I'm not putting 20k a year on it to let me be concerned with such matters. I'm also not retired, so my RV time is limited. My rig handles like a dream at 65, that's the speed limit around here, so that's what I drive at condiions permitting. Rain, wind, etc. obviously I modify. And when I find a road that's, 70, its still 65 for me.
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