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Old 10-25-2013, 09:02 PM   #41
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Dam firefighter78 I have a powerstroke and 80 85 is crazy to tow at. Your not only risking you fmilys life's but others on the road. That's way to fast
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:51 PM   #42
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How fast do you drive

I try to stay around 60 +/- 2 or 3 mph. Seems to be the best gas mileage and the sweet spot for my transmission to keep from shifting a lot.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:28 AM   #43
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I have tended to drive at or maybe a little over the speed limit. Speed is determined by traffic, road condition, and terrain. In recent years with a TT I've slowed down to maybe 5 under so maybe 65 on interstate and 50+ on regular highways Am planning on being a better driver with the new White Hawk / Duramax combo. My first desiel and am intrigued by the max power range at such a lower RPM. Also motivated everytime I see fuel at $.60 per gal more than gas.

I do like to stay at a reasonable pace so I'm not impeding traffic and creating unnecessary and often dangerous passing by vehicles in my rear. I am pretty good at pulling off on sidings to let traffic pass when ever I see more than 2 or 3 lined up behind me The other drivers really appreciate this and usually give me a full fingered wave.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #44
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As a former firefighter attached to a rural department on a busy tourist highway, I have to question whether any real firefighter with an IQ in the positive realm who has pulled mangled bodies out of vehicles driven by morons would drive 85 mph even without a trailer in tow. Kilometers, sure. Benefit of the doubt: he's pulling chains.
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:43 PM   #45
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I've seen People going that fast...scary!
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:22 PM   #46
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I usually set the cruise control at 63mph on the freeway, stay in the right lane, and enjoy every second of the trip. Time saved by driving fast is minimal, and I just assume not cause a crash. Maybe I'm weird. Happy Camping!!
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:49 PM   #47
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100 KPH works well for me. (62 mph ). There is no point in going faster when towing a trailer.
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I like to keep it between 55-65. MPG stink no matter which way you slice it, but I like to get there safe and let people pass if I'm not moving fast enough.

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Old 10-28-2013, 05:46 PM   #49
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I have been in a bind several years ago when we miscalculated our departure date to return home. My DW needed to return to work in the early AM (we left for work at about 5 am). We were about 1000 miles from home. On that trip I did the speed limit on the flat and straight parts of the freeway sometimes that was as fast as 85. We made it home by 11 pm that evening. I usually lock my cruse in at 63 - 64 because that is the best balance of speed and fuel economy.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:47 PM   #50
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Well I'm glad to see most of us take our time. There is times we have all went a little to fast towing. It is not worth the problems driving to fast, also do you really think the travel trailer was built to go down the road that fast. You know what else is scary seeing an undersized tow vehicle towing a trailer to big for it.
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