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Old 10-22-2011, 06:16 PM   #99
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Sorry to here about your friend, There is no 2 lane higway in the US that has a speed limit higher than 65mph so 62 MPH is not poking along and there are passing lanes available on a frequent. You can't account for the uninformed inpatient noodle heads who had no proper upbringing. Are you suggesting only those idiots drive the highways
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:56 PM   #100
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There is no 2 lane higway in the US that has a speed limit higher than 65mph
Im not so sure about that.I traveled a number of 2 lane highways in Montana this summer that I assure you the speed limit was 75 mph. I recall it all to well as I was really suprised by it and actually asked a couple of the locals about it when I stopped for gas.
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:38 PM   #101
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Montana: I have not been to but with only 39 people in the whole state (almost) it should be safe traveling. I would suppose in those remote areas it is possible to have speeds that high, but why, in beautiful country like that
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:52 PM   #102
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Montana: I have not been to but with only 39 people in the whole state (almost) it should be safe traveling. I would suppose in those remote areas it is possible to have speeds that high, but why, in beautiful country like that
Because your next door neighbor is 20 miles away.
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:59 AM   #103
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Im not so sure about that.I traveled a number of 2 lane highways in Montana this summer that I assure you the speed limit was 75 mph. I recall it all to well as I was really suprised by it and actually asked a couple of the locals about it when I stopped for gas.
Also in Texas. Highway 380 between McKinney and Greenville is 70 mph. Two lane state highway. The original claim was just incorrect, that was all. There are plenty of two lane roads with higher speeds, regardless of the population.
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:06 AM   #104
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Tom,

How can anyone from Overgaard, AZ comment about the population density of MT? (LOL)
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:08 PM   #105
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55 to 65

My towing speed varies from 55 to 65, but I consider 60 my golden speed. I will admit to hitting 80 on one stretch in SD coming home from Backus with my new trailer . Man, they tow nicely

These days I'm pretty commited to not being in a hurry. I try not to hold people up though. I've done a lot of touring on motorcycles, and my heart always sank when an RV came into view. I understand and try to be a good guy. I never let anyone push me though.

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Old 03-18-2012, 08:49 PM   #106
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four way flashers

ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!
My new tug - the 2006 Silverado - does NOT trigger the trailer brakes when I put the 4 way flashers on!

Just thot I'd mention it - I have now driven a tow vehicle that does NOT do that!
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:11 PM   #107
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ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!
My new tug - the 2006 Silverado - does NOT trigger the trailer brakes when I put the 4 way flashers on!

Just thot I'd mention it - I have now driven a tow vehicle that does NOT do that!
and your point is?, I hope it is not the Darwin theory.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:43 PM   #108
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read the stuff earlier in this thread - I was having a bit of "disbelief" when folks said they put their 4-ways on if they had to tow slowly when going uphill - and I could not believe that it was possible to do that as my tug (and every one that I used, plus ones belonging to friends) applied the trailer brakes - HARD! - when brake lights came on - which were, of course, the same lights as came on with 4-ways. Hitting "4-way flashers" ALWAYS resulted in trailer brake applications!

(almost got into flame wars over that!)

So I thot I'd point out that THIS one doesn't do that!
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LOL Dave glad you sorted it out I thought I was going to have to let you drive my car & trailer around the NOG so you could see for yourself that perhaps you assumption was not totally correct ;-))
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:18 PM   #110
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How about that, You are put on prior notice that there are vehicles traveling at a lower speed and whoa and be damned if the same people that don't travel at the posted speed limit or at a safe operating speed for the conditions(like towing a trailer) never pay attention , they are just hell bent on getting there so they can sit down, what's the hurry. With the current fuel price situation perhaps as suggested by all the studies, slowing down (even 10 MPH) does save fuel and a national speed limit of 55 mph will prevail again. What follows will be less accidents and more money in the coffers from fines to speeders. So let's slow down and enjoy what we all are setting out to do, Relax
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:39 PM   #111
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I like the pace of the old highways that parallel the interstates. Restaurants are often less expensive and it is easier to avoid the large restaurant chains. You can still, on occasion, support hometown retailers.
It has been said that, "Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, you can now travel coast to coast, without ever seeing anything."
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As well very often gasoline is more expensive at interstate exits though as prices rise, a few pennies per gallon between stations is not critical.
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