Smoky said:There has been a lot of discussion about El Paso construction recently.? What is the latest?? Is Rt 10 OK through El Paso, or is there a preferred alternative route for a big motorhome?
If I am going west to east, can you be a little more specific on how I pick up 375 from I10 and then how I get from 375 back on to I10.? Your message implies there might be other roads involved.? I have never drivien through or around El Paso and am not familiar with the area.
Smoky said:I never have seen the point of traveling faster than 55 MPH or so (though maybe I would if I were still a working man).
BernieD said:How about when you are in a caravan with 5 other coaches, all trying to travel at the sweet spot of their engines/transmissions? at around 62mph ;D ;D[
Bob Buchanan said:If they are caravaning in CA, and if they all have a toad, he would catch up -- then wait for the other 4 to get out of jail . . .
Smoky said:I have to go with Bob on this one. I think Caravans are much safer at 55 and just staying in the right hand lane. On the Interstate, the others will pass by and not try to jump into the caravan. I have no macho need to avoid being passed. My sweet spot for mileage is 57. Course I only have the little cummins 330.
While I agree with staying in the right lane is proper, IMHO 55mph is NOT safer when traffic around you is doing, or trying to do 70.
Shayne said:? ?Left Audrey in Amarillo at the Flying J and had to back track and pick her up and messed up the MH and trailer a little bit while doing so.? ?Will have the Lincoln we have back her shipped to Phoenix when we leave here.? At least that's the plans as of? now.? No telling what the end results will be.? Audrey wrote a poem about the ordeal and we'll post it in the RV Travel mag and Readers Digest I think.? ?Would never have discovered her missing had I not called to her to get me a sandwich.? HEHE.? More later
BernieD said:The problem at 55-57 is that it is too close to the downshift RPM speed and that your transmission will do a lot more shifting between 5th & 6th as you go up grades and overpasses.
Phil said:On my rig, turning the mode switch on reduces the number of shifts between 5th and 6th while driving between 55 and 60. The speed is not as constant but it's acceptable and, I use a little less fuel.
BernieD said:every time you do downshift there is a drop in fuel mileage and increase in temperature.