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Old 10-22-2014, 05:41 PM   #29
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I like to drive between 60-65 mph. My wife would like me to drive 75 mph and be about two car lengths behind the nearest auto, and have me pull out in front of traffic so we do not get delayed by my more patient self. I am only half-joking...
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:46 PM   #30
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I like to drive between 60-65 mph. My wife would like me to drive 75 mph and be about two car lengths behind the nearest auto, and have me pull out in front of traffic so we do not get delayed by my more patient self. I am only half-joking...

Does she want you to do this when she's in the TV, or only when you're alone? Because if it's only when you're alone, I think I detect a whole 'nother problem...

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Old 10-22-2014, 05:51 PM   #31
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Does she want you to do this when she's in the TV, or only when you're alone? Because if it's only when you're alone, I think I detect a whole 'nother problem...

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She may want to be talking to you on the cell too so your not lonely.
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:52 PM   #32
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She may want to be talking to you on the cell too so your not lonely.

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Old 10-22-2014, 06:07 PM   #33
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Thanks all for the chuckle - so far we have traveled together with the Airstream. My wife often claims that I would never be able to drive in Boston because I would just constantly get cut off, would wait patiently for traffic to slow before entering the roadway which would be never, get rammed from behind by impatient drivers (in particular if I stop at a just changing red light...), etc. I tell her the brain is fairly plastic, and I could learn how to operate in new environments - she remains unconvinced.
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That just tells me I never need to take The LoveStream (tm) to Boston...

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Old 10-22-2014, 06:31 PM   #35
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To me it is all about ST tires most makes only good for 65 MPH.On hot highways like AZ all types of tires come apart and on Airstream trailer at high speeds it takes a long distance to stop when a tire blowes and it does lots of damage to the wheel well and trailer.
And with a Squarestream where do you get the part to fix it,let alone the BIG $$$.
Yep 60 MPH area is good for me
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:34 PM   #36
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Tundra sweet spot on the flat is 1600 rpm which equates to about 62-65. Only time I go above 65 is when I get behind a semi that is doing 60 and I get tired of keeping his mirrors in view by yo-yo ing between 55 and 58


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Old 10-22-2014, 07:41 PM   #37
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Having nearly 100,000 miles pulling with an RV, half with a moho and flat towing a car, over 43,000 towing an Airstream with my RAM 2500, I can share this. I will generally pull for 12 - 14 hours. I stop frequently, maybe 4 or more times in a day, fuel once, naps, eating etc., the other times. On every trip, I find I am passed by folks driving faster, many in RV set ups. And, they are going in a similar direction as I am, e.g., the shortest road from my house to the upper midwest, via Chicago is only one route, and I find the same rig passes me as many as three times in one day. Most of these folks are going 5 - 10 mph faster than I am, yet for reasons I do not understand they seem to get behind me. And, as stated, I take lots of time to rest, nap, eat, yet by steadily pulling at 60-65 mph, I seem to get to my destination and average overall, about 50 - 53 mph. I will pull up to 750 miles in one 14 day.

OK, now that I have said that, when I try to pull faster, I find the level of exhaustion I experience is much higher. At 60-65, I find I am relaxed, able to maintain good concentration, am not worrying about who is ahead of me, who is passing me, or spending any energy in competition, oh, one exception…..up long hills (5 - 7%), I always pull at 65 just to pass the moho's going about 50 - 55 or if it is a Prevost… I almost always will try to pass….LOL too funny…

But, one factor above 65 mph is fatigue and below 65 far less….IMHO

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Having nearly 100,000 miles pulling with an RV, half with a moho and flat towing a car, over 43,000 towing an Airstream with my RAM 2500, I can share this. I will generally pull for 12 - 14 hours. I stop frequently, maybe 4 or more times in a day, fuel once, naps, eating etc., the other times. On every trip, I find I am passed by folks driving faster, many in RV set ups. And, they are going in a similar direction as I am, e.g., the shortest road from my house to the upper midwest, via Chicago is only one route, and I find the same rig passes me as many as three times in one day. Most of these folks are going 5 - 10 mph faster than I am, yet for reasons I do not understand they seem to get behind me. And, as stated, I take lots of time to rest, nap, eat, yet by steadily pulling at 60-65 mph, I seem to get to my destination and average overall, about 50 - 53 mph. I will pull up to 750 miles in one 14 day.



OK, now that I have said that, when I try to pull faster, I find the level of exhaustion I experience is much higher. At 60-65, I find I am relaxed, able to maintain good concentration, am not worrying about who is ahead of me, who is passing me, or spending any energy in competition, oh, one exception…..up long hills (5 - 7%), I always pull at 65 just to pass the moho's going about 50 - 55 or if it is a Prevost… I almost always will try to pass….LOL too funny…



But, one factor above 65 mph is fatigue and below 65 far less….IMHO



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Old 10-22-2014, 08:06 PM   #39
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I had not thought about fatigue - that's an interesting perspective


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Agree with MsMoto in general about speed and fatigue. Between Kansas City and St. Louis, I-70 is very congested and has a lot of truck traffic as well.

DH used to travel that route quite a bit to watch our daughter when she was a competitive golfer in college. (Not towing, and usually driving a nimble Mustang V6). He remarked that it was so much less taxing on his energy to set the cruise at 62. Speedy McSpeedsters would safely see that they needed to pass him, and do so, and he still made good time and got great mileage. And he still had the energy to walk along the 18 holes of golf once he arrived.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:43 PM   #41
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Before the FAA took my medical I flew my Beech Bonanza everywhere I needed to go. It trued out around 205 mph, so it didn't take long to get there.

Now I have to drive where I want to go. On business trips I usually drive 75 to 90 depending on traffic. I don't see the scenery, my attention is on the traffic.

When I'm pulling my AS I drive 60 to 65. It's amazing how much more relaxed I feel. I get to see scenery now. Joyce and I talk while we are on the road. It's a new experiece for me. I actually like it.

You guys here on the forum did this to me, and I'm enjoying it. Thanks Guys.
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My wife drives as much as I do towing so we routinely travel 12-14 hours per day if we have a long distance to cover. I want her to know everything towing and feel comfortable doing so.
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