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Old 01-21-2004, 07:45 PM   #29
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My torque peak's at 1600 rpm, or 57.something mph, so I usually drive between that and 60 mph or 1700 rpm. When a grade's approaching, I punch the OD off button and that takes it up to 2400 rpm at 60 mph, 200 rpm below my max hp rpm... just about right. Never taking the cruise control off. I don't bother to slow down in 55 mph zones. Life is sweet.

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Old 02-15-2004, 10:45 PM   #30
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I think there is a great advantage to stay within the posted speed limit while towing. I notice that most traffic will exceed the limit; whereby pulling away from me when driving.

I find that I approach fewer vehicles that way which results in less breaking, less gas consumption, less lane changes, etc... However, you will still occasionally find the driver going way less than the posted limit but more times than not, I've found the driving much easier. It just allows all of the other traffic to get out of your way and besides that, it's safer!

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Old 02-21-2004, 02:25 PM   #31
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Sometimes I almost forget there's a trailer back there and I go and scare myself with the ... what if I drop a wheel at this speed..flash.... With a 5.7 and a Caravel my sanity is the only limit.. hope it holds. Hard to stay under 70.

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