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Old 08-28-2012, 10:34 AM   #71
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Agreed. I don't know of anywhere in the US with a posted speed limit higher than 75mph. An 80mph top speed works for me.
I-10 in Texas is posted for 80mph.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:52 AM   #72
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I-10 in Texas is posted for 80mph.
I'm obviously behind the times. I feel so old…
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:00 PM   #73
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I'm obviously behind the times. I feel so old…
It's also in Utah. Montana used to have a highway that said 'use reasonable speed' and was dubbed the autobahn of America.

Actually you can go as fast as you want anywhere you want so long as you don't get caught.

What's the saying? It's only illegal if you get caught.....
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:20 PM   #74
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It's also in Utah. Montana used to have a highway that said 'use reasonable speed' and was dubbed the autobahn of America.

Actually you can go as fast as you want anywhere you want so long as you don't get caught.

What's the saying? It's only illegal if you get caught.....
And as long as you can afford the tickets when you do get caught… If I ever get a ticket in my Interstate, the price of the ticket has to come out of my camping budget. And the day off to go to court has to come out of my precious time off from work that I've reserved for camping. Not worth it for me.

I would not be comfortable driving an Interstate over 75mph anyway, no matter if there's a higher speed limit.

All I ask is that when you zoom past fast enough to blow my doors off, make sure you wait until there's at least a couple of car lengths between us before you cut back into my lane. I really hate it when people miss me by mere inches when they actually have all the room in the world to pass.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:36 PM   #75
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Wouldn't be me blowing by. I cruise a comfortable 65,70 tops in my interstate.

I'd be shocked if I ever get a speeding ticket in my interstate. I've had fast cars and boats, but the reason for the interstate is to just take it easy. No need to rush through life anymore. There's only one finish line and I'm in no hurry.

What I am surprised with is that I noticed during my last few trips that while cruising along at my comfortable 65, my doors where almost blown off by those giant motor-coaches. You know the ones that you could have 10 interstates for. And I never see them stopped for speeding. What speeds do they cruise at? 90?

On another note:

While discussing highway cruising I've noticed when getting close to the rear of a semitrailer (unofficially drafting) the interstate will rock quite a bit due to air coming off the semitrailer. A strange uncomfortable ride. I'll always tend to "back off" ( as most of there mud flaps say).....
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I am very curious about this. Removal of the speed limiter is the sole reason I have been interested in buying the Renntech tune. Did they say why? Is there any other information you can provide?
Back to this for a moment.

Renntech called today and would like to redo the ECU tune as they have been working on the limiter issue.

I'll keep all posted.

Happy trails......
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Ok
Latest mod:

Removed a portion of the expandable part of bathroom wall so that toilet seat can now be raised without having to open this extension.

The panel is just flush now and you don't have to go through a bunch of rigaramoris to use the bathroom.

Another great feature is that since the panel is still mounted on the piano hinges and not restricted to opening only 5", you can actually swing it out for ease of cleaning or airing out.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:35 AM   #78
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Removed a portion of the expandable part of bathroom wall so that toilet seat can now be raised without having to open this extension.

The panel is just flush now and you don't have to go through a bunch of rigaramoris to use the bathroom.
Now all you need is another towel bar in there, and you're all set.

I don't plan to modify my extension, because I have to open it if I intend to sit in the bathroom. I sometimes do seated showers, and I've discovered that I can't sit in the bathroom with the extension closed unless I lean forward uncomfortably. My shoulders are wider than the narrow end of the bathroom.

To avoid the rigamarole, I have a simple rule regarding the extension. Closed for travel, open for camping. Doesn't bother me.
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I kind of thought for the miniscule amount of space gained when it's closed, if it's really worth all of the trouble and extra hardware.

Personally I could live w/ it fixed extended if the leading corner was radiused. But then I'm not a big guy so my opinion is tainted by that.
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Ours stays in the extended position all the time, has never been a problem for us. I actually wondered why they made it moveable at all.
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Ours stays in the extended position all the time, has never been a problem for us. I actually wondered why they made it moveable at all.
I agree. The whole idea of making it movable was such a strange thought.

What they should have done was enlarged the whole bathroom out to where it expands to and like the other post said curve the edges.

Isn't there also about 6" of a fixed portion on the bottom floor part?

It's not like even the whole thing expands, just three feet of it.

I think I'm going to remove mine altogether next and replace it with glass
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Now all you need is another towel bar.

Good idea.

rigamarole.
I knew I spelled this wrong. I even had trouble saying it.
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interstate near Austin just raised speed limit to 85mph. Jim
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center red light

I am not an Interstate owner, so I don't know if the center red light above the rear doors should come on when you brake.
I was on HWY 41 in Milwaukee WI. A few vehicles in front of me was an airstream interstate. Traffic was heavy and brake lights were going on and off. I noticed the Interstate brake lights on both right and left side going on but not the center top light. Because traffic was heavy, I was never able to get along side of him or her.
I know every owner of an airstream is not on the forums but I tried to look him or her up with no luck.
So I thought I would post here hoping someone might know him or her.
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Sorry I do not have a clue what year. It was either silver or white.
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