Speed Limits over 3.05 tonnes

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  1. laser101uk

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    I just read this on my facebook. I never knew...did you?

    Motorhome over 3.05 tonnes

    Single Carriageways: 50mph
    Dual Carriageways: 60mph
    Motorways: 70mph

    https://www.gov.uk/speed-limits
     
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    Yep.


    Many people don't, though.
     
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    That is 3.05 tonnes UNLADEN.
     
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    Yes did know that but why would you want to drive faster than that any way. (y)
     
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    I like your thinking(y)
     
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    Exactly, go to fast and everything rattles in the cupboards :D
    I find 50 is a very pleasant cruising speed on the single carriageway (y)
     
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    That's right. Trying to find the true unladen weight can be a bit of a chore. Best not to take the risk if your van is plated as over 3.5 tonnes and in any case, you don't get there much earlier driving a little more slowly but will certainly save quite a bit of fuel
     
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    Of course, there aren't many coachbuilts and A classes under 3.05 tonnes unladen these days!
    Especially if you don't believe the optimistic manufacturer's figures and visit a weighbridge!
     
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    didn't know that :(:(
     
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    Ditto (y)
     
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    Single Carriageways: 50mph
    Dual Carriageways: 60mph
    Motorways: 70mph

    Why would anyone owning a MH want to be going faster than the speeds above!!!!! - The whole idea of owning a MH is to enjoy life, not speeding from A to Z as fast as you can. Enough said.
     
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    As a side note, I have my speed limiter set to 62mph so I don't get near to 70 even on the motorway. I find that gives me excellent fuel economy. (well excellent for a 4 tonne motorhome that is).
     
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    We have a old Safari TREK so these speeds give me something to aim for !! (y)

    Terry
     
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    Have been passed on the Autovia.s here at speeds the Starship Enterprise would be proud of , ( and it is mainly UK registered M H ) There is no need to drive fast anywhere , you will get there in the end !
     
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    Fifty suits me and usually pulling a trailer anyway.
     
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    Had me worried for a bit there. Thought I have been speeding all this time (on the single and dual carriageways) when I saw those speed limits. But now having read it again, it is over 3.05t UNLADEN and my m/h weighed in at 2.8t when it was finished and empty,and is just under 3.5t when full. So I can legally speed along at 61 mph on dual carriageways.
     
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    Like 50 to 55 most of the time.. But when things get "scenic" its VERY ssssllllloooooowww !
    And then stop !!
    I also get 28 mpg.. Measured over 6,000 miles, but I do watch the "MPG readout" on the dash a lot more than the speedo !! It gives a very good "feel" for how far down your foot should be on the loud pedal, when coupled to engine noise.. ((Back to truck driving days )) I think the Euro 6 engine is a "Tad" more economical than the Euro 5 was..
    OOOOps ! I have got totally side tracked from the original jist of the thread.. SORRY !!
    Still.. It is "Chat" !! :LOL: Mitch.
     
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    @Jim I've seen a lot of these threads recently.. I wonder if one of them should be made sticky.. seems many many people don't know about the speed limits and it would be helpful especially to new members if it was made obvious to them .

    I am increasingly amazed by the stuff salespeople don't tell you when you buy a vehicle..
     
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    I'm sorry, but if you don't know about the speed limits of the vehicle you are driving you should NOT be on the road - you are a danger to me and other drivers PERIOD.
     
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