Join Date: May 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Best Radar Detector ???
Why would anyone want one?
I think you guys need to learn the difference between average mph and the speed you “think” you’re traveling. (Engine hours versus miles).
The so called time savings isn’t warranted under 300-miles, and the extra wear & tear on components doesn’t pay for itself.
Burning more fuel to do the same job makes no sense at all.
The penalty for one ticket including higher risk insurance kills it all.
None of these trucks stops worth a above 65-mph, and the high speed maneuvers are down below 60. Takes once.
So what’s the total braking distance at 70? Or 75? Get out and find it.
Put some more effort into thinking. Anyone within 100’ of the guy ahead of them is too close. 200’ is a safe minimum. 700’ is ideal. Work for it.
Anyone on a rural Interstate with other vehicles ahead, behind and next to them has severely F’ed up.
The days of the 55 are long gone.
Traffic volume is what determines average mph. Spacing is always the control. (Read that again. Memorize).
I sure don’t know why anyone would use the moniker “Gunny” who wasn’t otherwise of sound mind on common sense issues.
This is a big one, OP. You’re making a magic firearm mistake. They’re never loaded, are they? Point it anywhere.
I’ve been driving 44-Years and 20 of that commercially. Statistics don’t lie. High speed in a farm vehicle (double the risk of rollover) means unacceptable.
You all do what you will.
Or, test it. Same route. Same time of day. Engine time from beginning to end. On a 70-mph road set the cruise at 62. In town (highway or side streets) run 5-mph under. Maintain spacing, even when it means slowing.
The next time drive like your usual 16 year old self. Record every lane change and every brake or accel event. Compare and contrast.
Want to make time? Leave earlier. And you’ll find everything on the truck lasts longer. I get over 100k on brakes or tires. Quarter million on clutch.
Most wont believe my fuel mileage, so I won’t bother.
If discipline is too much for a Gunnery Sergeant, change the screen name to Skeeter.
I know you’re a good guy, G F ,I’ve read too many of your posts. So I’d like you to think this one through: on any given day, when things go wrong, do we want bad habits, or good? Won’t matter who’s fault it was.
A guy who can’t drive like a man is no one I’d trust with firearms, believe me. He has his family’s welfare foremost in mind, or he doesn’t. In all he does.
Test. Repeat as necessary. Numbers won’t lie to you.
2004.0 DODGE Ram QC/LB 2500 2WD/NV-5600 305ISB. 7,940-lb. Stock. 200,000-miles/5000-hrs @ 40-mph average. 35' 9k GVWR TT. 9-cpm solo & 15-cpm towing; 21-mpg average past 54k-miles