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tropical36

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dotcommer wrote:

Was just curious, what is the Average Highway,/freeway speed Most of you drive, and if that is from a gas or diesel coach?

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On good highways 64-67...diesel with a average over 55. On two lanes whatever the traffic is doing and every couple miles I move as far right as possible to let those behind me know I’m not the problem. If I’m the problem I’ll find a sale spot to let those behind (3-4) get around me.


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DP, whatever the road conditions and winds determine is the safest speed, up to the speed limit.


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Interstate speed limit, but seldom higher than 70-72. In Texas a lot of the highways system is 75 and 80.

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Gas, 55-60mph.

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Wow! A couple of days ago I was in my F-250 and was lock-step behind a motor home towing a mini-van on a tow dolly. My cruise was set at 77 MPH! I eventually went around it on a long hill and checked to see that it was a Monaco Windsor DP with single axle in the 35-40' range. I'm definitely no expert, since I don't even own a coach yet, but that seemed a bit much.


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GeorgeandTheBear wrote:

Wow! A couple of days ago I was in my F-250 and was lock-step behind a motor home towing a mini-van on a tow dolly. My cruise was set at 77 MPH! I eventually went around it on a long hill and checked to see that it was a Monaco Windsor DP with single axle in the 35-40' range. I'm definitely no expert, since I don't even own a coach yet, but that seemed a bit much.


Yup. The big coaches with the 450-550 HP engines tend to cruise up there. Holding the DW "recommended" 63 mph, I get blown by frequently by 40+ footers.


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8.3 -350 Cummins, Alison 6 speed, I'll run 60-65 MPH at about 1700 RPM, on the level. getting me 9-10 miles per gallon.

65-70. = 6 miles per


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Coach converted from gas to Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel. Generally run in the 62-65 range as it is a relaxing speed for me. I like to avoid stress! I have come from Oregon to Mo to MN to VA and have averaged 13+ mpg. Will go back west via Canada.


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GeorgeandTheBear wrote:

Wow! A couple of days ago I was in my F-250 and was lock-step behind a motor home towing a mini-van on a tow dolly. My cruise was set at 77 MPH! I eventually went around it on a long hill and checked to see that it was a Monaco Windsor DP with single axle in the 35-40' range. I'm definitely no expert, since I don't even own a coach yet, but that seemed a bit much.

Yeah and especially since the tires are only rated for 75. I'd sure hate to be anywhere near him, when a front steer tire blows. Wonder how fast he drives in a sports car, given the handling characteristics of each?
Not to mention, he's probably only getting 20mpg at that speed.....Yep, pun of some sort intended and a lol for sure.

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