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Posted: 09/26/20 02:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just keep tootling along like Mr Magoo.........64 MPH and smiling.........occasionally muttering "Road Hog"


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Likes to tow wrote:

I try to pull my 5th wheel at or close to 60. That equates to one mile per minute and if that is not fast enough then I should stay home. Too many people on the road with OEM China bomb tires!!! I'm running Goodyear Endurance and encourage everyone to think about their tires.


Just think about all the cars and trucks flying past at 75-85 running chinese tires while you're doing 60. Oh the humanity!!! Those folks are not thinking about their tires.

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Can't believe all the varying responses to my simple question....amazing!

We left NC 5 days ago traveling West on I-40. I have set the cruise to 65 for most of the trip. To date, we have had no issue with big rigs. I always signal to them when they have cleared me and it's safe to move to the right again.

The only issue thus far are the freak'n morons who enter the Interstate going 10-20 mph slower than the moving traffic and pulling right in front of us (and others....witnessed a road rage incident caused by such a move in AR).

Most of the other RVs are moving around 65mph except the delivery company drivers...I won't offer comment on their driving.

Be safe and respectful out there!!


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The only issue thus far are the freak'n morons who enter the Interstate going 10-20 mph slower than the moving traffic and pulling right in front of us (and others....witnessed a road rage incident caused by such a move in AR).




Covidiots........I have had more close calls caused by the other guy in the last 6 months than in my prior 40+ years of driving combined. Friday afternoon I drove from Arlington VA to Morgantown WV. It was a total clusterf%$k with I-68 being crammed full of inconsiderate self serving jerks. I have never seen anything like it.

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Most of the other RVs are moving around 65mph except the delivery company drivers...I won't offer comment on their driving.



dare I guess the name on the truck is 5 letters F**E* ?

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Lol...welcome to the forum! Yes, all kinds of people make up these forums. You will be an interesting member! A tip...shorten your posts! Oh, now tell us you are also a hiway safety engineer, when you aren't trucking/typing![emoticon]

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YEP! I started to read then decided I was not Into reading a novel.


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MFL wrote:

Lol...welcome to the forum! Yes, all kinds of people make up these forums. You will be an interesting member! A tip...shorten your posts! Oh, now tell us you are also a hiway safety engineer, when you aren't trucking/typing![emoticon]

Jerry


YEP! I started to read then decided I was not Into reading a novel.
Good point, since "A novel is a relatively long work of narrative fiction". [emoticon]


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The GOOD NEWS...you are in the Fort Worth area!

Jerry


Nope. I’m all over the US. With experience you can’t hope to match for vehicle type, weather, roads and loads. And it looks (again) with understanding of the rules you ignore when convenient.

You one of them runs at too high a speed into a construction zone to “get ahead” of the big truck. Jam yourself in front of him as he tries to keep a reasonable distance? And you’ve attached your nose to the hindquarters of the car ahead of you. Who has done the same again, and again, seven cars ahead? No braking distance at all?

The Midwest beats the South any day for intelligent drivers. As a class, they’ve all but disappeared (farmers & ranchers used to be among them; not any more). Connecticut is — generally — the state where skill & vehicle & ROW best come together.

Indiana doesn’t have the worst drivers. But they’ll take advantage of the lower truck speed limit to cut over too late, brake, and exit the highway. Enter a single lane. Even accelerate to do it.

If that truck driver had to brake to avoid hitting you the “accident” won’t be his fault.

If it’s me, I know how to keep my truck upright and lane-centtered to come to a controlled-stop. It WON’T be with you jammed under my right Steer tire. You’ll be somewhere other than on the road is my guess of how it’ll go.

Unlike you I have a family who expects me to come home. Also unlike you I have devices recording all that I do. A medical card. HOS regulations. I must daily certify the vehicle is safe to operate. Etc.

And I’ve gamed out how to control a situation with the least damage.

Whether or not you go home is up to you.

Know the rules. Stay inside them.

For an RV’er, ones at the helm of the LEAST capable vehicle out there.

With the least capable driver (he’s always the new guy). On a two week vacation you MIGHT have worked out the rhythms by the time you get home.

Every one believes that they are good drivers.
The differences between best and worst are tiny.
At speed, it’s all about vehicle separation.

Use ROW — and separation — then the habits become natural.

Having a trailer behind you shouldn’t occasion ANY CHANGES WHATSOEVER.

But RVers are bad drivers. How do I know? Just read here about “engine power”. And NOTHING about steering control or antilock trailer disc brakes. “Payload” and “Tongue Weight” and “Tow Capacity” and other non-existent (imaginary) “concerns”.

What’s the RVer answer to what they think is a bad TV? Get a worse one.

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Not quite correct there are a lot of "depends" in ROW. How do I know? Twenty five years county patrol, zero accidents but investigated a ton. Then bought a class 8 when I retired and ran as O/O under the same conditions you quoted, HOS, Sat tracking (I leased to a large co)
Again zero accidents, sold after 750K due to medical issues.

You and I know in the class 8 you leave some space and someone is going to take it. The safe driver, what ever hes driving, needs to be driving 1/4 mile or more ahead and adjust your driving by whats happening way up there. Yes merging into traffic has become a lost art in the it's all about me world.


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MFL wrote:

BarneyS wrote:

Another tip.
Stop the preaching and the bragging. That will keep the flamers away and reduce my work load! [emoticon] Some really good advice buried in amongst other stuff in your posts above.
Barney


Hey Barney, didn't mean to flame, but guilty of teasing a little. I think we may have inherited from a forum that banned? It is easy to understand the heightened road rage on the roadways today, with attitudes doing the driving, and the ROW can mean DEAD right.

Appreciate your hard work! I'm sure you are well paid! [emoticon]

Jerry

Jerry,
I wasn't accusing you of flaming or talking about your post - but was adding to it. [emoticon]
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riltri wrote:

Can't believe all the varying responses to my simple question....amazing!
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Oh I laughed when I first saw the title of this thread! I knew it would get fun.


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