Since this old thread has come back to life, I'll throw a few thoughts in. Texas.....it's been years since I have driven down here. I seem to remember Texas from years past as being the wild west of fast driving. But this trip I'm on now ( been here in Texas for going on three weeks ) I'm finding that in general, traffic is not rolling at super high speeds. I like to tow at around 55 mph, and I'm finding while it's true that most traffic is catching and passing me, they are not zooming up on me and blowing by a huge difference. It actually seems most folks are running at or pretty close to the posted limits. It seems most two lane roads I've been on have a nice "full lane width" shoulder. Apparently it's considered normal here to move over onto the shoulder to let faster traffic pass. That is what I have been doing, and most folks ease on by, and give me a wave or flash of the lights
as thanks, then ease off into the distance.
Even the miles of insterstate that I've traveled, the traffic seems to be running pretty close to the posted limits, and folks are simply being reasonable. One thing Teaxs drivers certainly understand well is that as they merge into traffic at the end of the on ramp, they are on the gas and moving....not hitting the brakes
in a wimpy attempt at trying to figure out the merge !
I'm averaging right at 13mpg pulling my "not-a-FG-camper".
And I had almost forgotten how far it is between places here ! Enjoying wandreing around here and there. Had some really nice days camping in the hill country.