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JoeChiOhki wrote:

45-55 mph. For me, its more than fast enough and I'm usually meandering on two lane back country away from the main routes more than I am on interstates. Plus, the truck is old and powered by a naturally aspirated small block V8 gas engine. Even with 4.10s, she's not going to be winning any races [emoticon].

On my bigger trips, I normally only drove about 200-300 miles a day at tops, as I was more interested in the journey than just the destination.

If we're on flat lands, I usually pull off to let folks get around, or when we reach the top of a grade if we're climbing one, pulling out before then just means the next batch of folks will be stuck behind me going even slower because I'll have lost my momentum and will be starting again on a hill, so instead of going up the hill at 45, they're now doing it at 30.

On most quality roads, there are usually passing lane segments that come up and that's when most folks can safely get around.


So you’re mostly speed limited by the capability (power and age) of your truck.
Aka, one of the vehicles on the road that frustrates other drivers who are trying to get somewhere before their weekend is up or their next birthday comes around!


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specta wrote:

JimK-NY wrote:

And what is that guy going 48 mph supposed to do? I see there is a passing lane in the other direction. So it might not be long.

Fortunately with a diesel I am not underpowered. A gentle hill like that would be 65 mph in 5th or maybe topped out at 6th gear.


Look for a pullout and let others pass. He passed several of them and drove through two small towns before we came to a passing lane.

He's just plain inconsiderate of others.

The was a down grade. Diesel of gas had nothing to do with his choice for speed.


So newbie chicken driver. Everyone has to learn but holding up traffic for miles on end is just ignorant.
Kinda like the folks on the freeway, even rural middle of nowhere, who sit in the left lane doing just at, or below the speed limits.
My weekly commute now involves 700mi round trip over 2 days and 1 night with a 10+ hour work day both days. Ask me how impatient I am when I have 4+ hours to drive before or after work…..the difference between poking along at 70mph and doing 90 for most of the drive is almost an hour difference each way.
To the slow drivers, glad you are relaxed and don’t have anywhere to be right now, but move the f over, because I do!

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macdale4 wrote:

70ish. I had a blow out at 65 and totaled out the truck, camper and tow jeep in less time than it takes to type it. The faster you go the more catastrophic the outcome if something goes wrong. I like 65 but it seems hard to maintain on the interstate.


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I drive as fast with camper on as without it.
Weighs about 1500 lbs
Dont even feel its back there


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macdale4 wrote:

70ish. I had a blow out at 65 and totaled out the truck, camper and tow jeep in less time than it takes to type it. The faster you go the more catastrophic the outcome if something goes wrong. I like 65 but it seems hard to maintain on the interstate.


Was it a SRW?


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Grit dog wrote:

JoeChiOhki wrote:

45-55 mph. For me, its more than fast enough and I'm usually meandering on two lane back country away from the main routes more than I am on interstates. Plus, the truck is old and powered by a naturally aspirated small block V8 gas engine. Even with 4.10s, she's not going to be winning any races [emoticon].

On my bigger trips, I normally only drove about 200-300 miles a day at tops, as I was more interested in the journey than just the destination.

If we're on flat lands, I usually pull off to let folks get around, or when we reach the top of a grade if we're climbing one, pulling out before then just means the next batch of folks will be stuck behind me going even slower because I'll have lost my momentum and will be starting again on a hill, so instead of going up the hill at 45, they're now doing it at 30.

On most quality roads, there are usually passing lane segments that come up and that's when most folks can safely get around.


So you’re mostly speed limited by the capability (power and age) of your truck.
Aka, one of the vehicles on the road that frustrates other drivers who are trying to get somewhere before their weekend is up or their next birthday comes around!


If the five to ten minutes it takes out of their day for me to safely reach a pullout or a section of road where they can pass impacts their schedule that much, they didn't plan their travel very well.


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If the five to ten minutes it takes out of their day for me to safely reach a pullout or a section of road where they can pass impacts their schedule that much, they didn't plan their travel very well.


If the 5 or 10 minutes it takes you to get back up to speed impacts your schedule, you didn’t plan very well.[emoticon]

Not saying that anyone’s mind is changing … I just thought your comments were funny. [emoticon]


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I leave Kanab in my work truck at 3:10PM and I am expected to be in Provo after making 12 stops by 8:40PM. At 8:50PM I can be written up for being late.

10 minutes for me when working can be a big deal. Not that it matters to anyone else.

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Posted: 08/29/21 04:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JoeChiOhki wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

JoeChiOhki wrote:

45-55 mph. For me, its more than fast enough and I'm usually meandering on two lane back country away from the main routes more than I am on interstates. Plus, the truck is old and powered by a naturally aspirated small block V8 gas engine. Even with 4.10s, she's not going to be winning any races [emoticon].

On my bigger trips, I normally only drove about 200-300 miles a day at tops, as I was more interested in the journey than just the destination.

If we're on flat lands, I usually pull off to let folks get around, or when we reach the top of a grade if we're climbing one, pulling out before then just means the next batch of folks will be stuck behind me going even slower because I'll have lost my momentum and will be starting again on a hill, so instead of going up the hill at 45, they're now doing it at 30.

On most quality roads, there are usually passing lane segments that come up and that's when most folks can safely get around.


So you’re mostly speed limited by the capability (power and age) of your truck.
Aka, one of the vehicles on the road that frustrates other drivers who are trying to get somewhere before their weekend is up or their next birthday comes around!


If the five to ten minutes it takes out of their day for me to safely reach a pullout or a section of road where they can pass impacts their schedule that much, they didn't plan their travel very well.


If you're adding 5 or 10 minutes to someone's day because of the time it takes you to pull over....you are a hazard beyond comprehension. What if there were two or three of you on the same section of highway? Seriously?

But...I suspect you meant that you'll usually pull over within 5 or 10 minutes. That's not as bad, it's just selfish and creates stress in others where it shouldn't. I'd ask? why, who made such a person God to decide what is bad planning on someone else's part? I'd be rethinking my habits and decision making process a bit. I'm can be pretty ornery, but can't hold a candle to that attitude. Just food for thought.


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