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Old 12-28-2017, 06:52 PM   #1
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Crazy Christmas RV Drivers

Left the Airstream in Florida and drove the car up to Atlanta for the Christmas holiday. Traveling I-75 and cruising at 75mph in a Lincoln Hybrid....I was shocked at how many crazy RV drivers passed me with trailers and fifth wheels at speeds of 80mph+...!! Fortunately none were Airstream owners or motorhomes but pulling RV's that fast is not very wise. In a few cases there were 2 in a row passing all of us in far left lanes.

Such brave soles they are....haha!!

For all the Airstream folks who traveled on the highways over the holidays....thanks for making an example of the RIGHT way to travel without putting others at risk!

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Old 12-28-2017, 07:17 PM   #2
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Yep, I posted on another thread resently about very similar experiences here in NW Fla. crazy. RV Folks were driving along overtaking traffic at well over 80 mph, even motorhomes with cars in tow. Very eye opening. I've not seen much of this out west even where the driving conditions and traffic were easier for high speed driving.

I was thinking at the time that they were making the run south for the winter, still hard to understand the thinking of winding thru traffic at those speeds.

Is it fearless or clueless? Seemed the later to me.

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Old 12-28-2017, 09:20 PM   #3
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I’d bet it fits under the category of “Felony Dumb”
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:00 PM   #4
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Yep, I posted on another thread resently about very similar experiences here in NW Fla. crazy. RV Folks were driving along overtaking traffic at well over 80 mph, even motorhomes with cars in tow. Very eye opening. I've not seen much of this out west even where the driving conditions and traffic were easier for high speed driving.



I was thinking at the time that they were making the run south for the winter, still hard to understand the thinking of winding thru traffic at those speeds.



Is it fearless or clueless? Seemed the later to me.



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Old 12-29-2017, 01:15 AM   #5
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Hi, only a few days ago we were on the 5 FWY headed towards Portland and we were passed by a Dodge Diesel pick up towing a large travel trailer. He was in the far left lane [three lanes] and doing right at 80 MPH. That's crazy.
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:03 AM   #6
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My thought is a lot of the newer AS owners tow like that.just not very often and not for long! Inexperience, impatience and lack of common sense leads to Short term Rv ownership and or use!
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Unfortunately, many of these daredevil RV drivers are too late for a Darwin Award because they've already contributed to the gene pool-- albeit at the shallow end!
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:45 AM   #8
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I just returned from traveling I-95 in GA, SC, and NC the past week (sans my airstream FC). The very aggressive driving seems to be on the rise across all vehicle types. I observe the same on my daily commute in Raleigh NC. Glad to be home and off the interstate for now.
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Unfortunately, many of these daredevil RV drivers are too late for a Darwin Award because they've already contributed to the gene pool-- albeit at the shallow end!
Exactly what I was thinking.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:20 AM   #10
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High speed = low IQ.

I travel I-95 in VA to and from for work and I see it everyday, be it motorcycles, cars, RV's or big rigs.

When the wife and I travel we do about 62 mph and attempt to travel during the week and not Friday - Sunday.

Everyone is in a rush.
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Wife and I cringe when we see an RV zoom by us doing 75-80+ mph. We cruise in the 60-65 mph range on an open highway. I just keep my eyes open and will make a point to stop and render assistance down the road, if needed.

Some of the mentioned crazy and/or aggressive driving is a manifestation of the pervasive me, me, me mentality and their inflated sense of self-importance. Gives me more incentive to go out of my way to be nice to folks.

Wouldn't it be nice if more people had concern for their fellow man? Let's set the example!
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:01 PM   #12
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I-5 in So Oregon yesterday. Big diesel pusher, full size crew cab truck in tow. 75+ on the straight stretches, tailgating, then crawling up the passes. Just one example of all the dolts in a hurry to get somewhere fast.
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:14 PM   #13
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Just curious, what lane do you drive in if there there three or more lanes?
I thought the center lane was the best choice until last week when a couple of semi's passing me on the right blew their horns as they passed. So I moved to the right lane but had to move over often for vehicles merging onto the highway.
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I drive 60 mph pulling a Casita (AS hopeful...) and we try to travel secondary roads. But there seem to be a great many impatient drivers these days; speeding, but also passing in the face of oncoming traffic. I grew up on secondary roads, did not drive on an Interstate until I was about 21 and in college. So I know how to drive, and did took my fair share of risk at that age. But current drivers don't seem to understand basic physics.
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