Just Wondering How Many Funsters...

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  1. JJ

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    After reading Mr Carhil interesting post on his first weekend away in his motorhome I got to wonder...

    How many of you Funsters drive your motorhomes at 80 mph on the motorways?

    JJ :cool:
     
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  2. Larrynwin

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    Nope, 55/60 ish , when getting away its chill time , no hurry.
     
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  3. NickNic

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    Yes on occasion.
     
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  4. ukbill

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    never do 80mph,except when trying to get to 90mph :whistle:
     
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  5. Anthea M

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    No as chief sat nag I won't let him drive more than 60+ but when he thinks I'm asleep he does do up to 65! He found we had cruise control after owning the van 2 years so plays with that!!
    Never 80 even in a car! That's just madness!!:(
     
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  6. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Why the hurry the minute the van leaves the drive, we are on holiday, we want to enjoy the scenery the different villages towns and countryside, not see a blur as we travel through, a steady 60 suit us.
     
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  7. MikeD

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    Hardly ever. 55 - 60.

    In the Autotrail I never went above 65 all the time I owned it

    The new pvc IH cruises nicely at around 60 and I suspect I will never go above 65 in that either
     
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  8. mike mcglynn

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    I wouldn't go at that speed it would not be safe or comfortable and would use juice like a hole in the tank whats the rush,for me 60 is just the right speed on the motorway and I get there just as quick as racers and a lot more relaxed (y) if Iam in the van I'm on holiday and the driving is part of it.
     
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  9. TheTwoOfUs

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    Used to when we had the Laika and I was still working. Only had a fortnight to get to the south of France and back so needs must.
     
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  10. Taran_Las

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    80mph! Good heavens no:eek:

    I like my cocktails stirred not shaken:cool:
     
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  11. Bitterneparker

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    Be nice to be able to but only a dream in my T4 based Holdsworth,usually burble along at about 55 mph.
    As others have said what's the hurry your on holiday its not a race.
     
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  12. Adbt

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    70mph in the MH , 180mph on the straight at Elvington track day in my old Lotus Elise !
     
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  13. DanielFord

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    I'm not entirely convinced that the laws of physics would allow me to go 80 in the van! :rofl:
     
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  14. Stealaway

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    I guess that speed would return about 24 mpg in my van.
    50 - 55 mph gets me 34 mpg
    But then I'm a Scottish/Yorkshire man ---- and retired.

    (Although 127 + mph on my Yamaha bike between M1 - J23-24 cost me £230 + a four month ban once. Horses for courses I guess)
     
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  15. CHRI$

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    i only do 80mph when towing the toad,otherwise 90 is the norm for me:LOL:
     
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    I do if we are in a hurry, but less so these days.
     
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  17. WillH

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    When we first got the van tried 80mph on a beautiful stretch of autoroute in France. Lets just say the handling became interesting, now I know I'll never need to try it again.
     
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    Err, no body with a 5 pot Merc, thats for sure :).
     
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    Funny I have just sat on the tail of a 54 reg Lakia or something like that on the M25 between St Albans and Ruislip. I phoned my sister said we were popping in. She said give me half hour to get dressed....this van passed me as I go in ed the M25. Umm I thought. Stick with this and it will slow me down. Not so he didn't drop below 70 all the way so got here in just 15 mins.....:) We're you a member...
     
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  20. kaasbroodje

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    Regularly drive around 80mph/125kmh in Europe, rarely touch 80mph in the UK.
    I'm often overtaken by other motorhomers, so certainly not the fastest...
     
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