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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbjorn View Post
    If either you or your rig are incapable of driving at the speed limit when the prevailing circumstances make it safe to do so, then you have several options:-

    1- Learn to drive.

    2- Get a rig that will tow at the speed limit.

    3- Stop towing or driving or both.

    Very loud air horns and very bright headlamps and driving lights become hard to ignore if used repeatedly on the same brain dead caravanner.
    Just because someone is pulling a van along below the speed limit doesn't necessarily equate to Him/her Not being a competent driver.
    Many vanners drive at a slower speed to firstly save on their fuel bill and secondly to save the wear and tear on their car and van.
    Flashing lights and hooting the horn at someone that "CHOOSES" to travel below the speed limit is just rude and ignorant and smacks of a driver with a supreme sense of self entitlement, The speed limit is exactly what it states a "Limit" and is Not a target.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbjorn View Post
    If either you or your rig are incapable of driving at the speed limit when the prevailing circumstances make it safe to do so, then you have several options:-

    1- Learn to drive.

    2- Get a rig that will tow at the speed limit.

    3- Stop towing or driving or both.

    Very loud air horns and very bright headlamps and driving lights become hard to ignore if used repeatedly on the same brain dead caravanner.
    My 101 doesn't do 100 without the van so it's got **** all chance of doing 100 with the van hanging off it - doesn't make me a bad driver or inconsiderate either, I'm very aware of what's going on around me and always let people past when safe or pull over when safe too.

    I have a 'rig' that will tow the van at the speed limit but a lot of the time I prefer to use the 101 to do this - it makes not a rats arse difference to me that you want me to use a different vehicle to do so, so I'd suggest you live with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbjorn View Post
    If either you or your rig are incapable of driving at the speed limit when the prevailing circumstances make it safe to do so, then you have several options:-

    1- Learn to drive.

    2- Get a rig that will tow at the speed limit.

    3- Stop towing or driving or both.

    Very loud air horns and very bright headlamps and driving lights become hard to ignore if used repeatedly on the same brain dead caravanner.
    Sorry mate, you have no idea. As stated the speed limit is a limit not a target. The limit in NSW on Motorways is generally 110, yes my vehicle is easily capable of towing my rig at 110 and so am I but that speed diminishes my options if something occurs (unexpected wind gusts, idiots cutting my off etc.) it is entirely safe for me to travel at less than the speed limit and the only inconvenience is that other drivers have to move from the left lane to overtake me (as if they are in the left lane in the first place).
    Travelling at or near the limit requires a level of attention that is fatiguing and diminishes the enjoyment of travelling for me. I will continue to drive at a speed that is safe for the conditions while being considerate and allowing others to pass when it safe to do so. Lights and horns don't bother me, what is my utmost concern is the safety of my family, myself and other road users.
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    Agree G’dub with your safety statement!

    It requires a holistic approach to safety - there are likely times where a bit more pace is suitable and sensible and other times slower is the go!

    All about reading the environment around you and adjusting accordingly What speed do you tow your caravan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbjorn View Post

    Very loud air horns and very bright headlamps and driving lights become hard to ignore if used repeatedly on the same brain dead caravanner.
    Oh I find that stuff very easy to ignore for impaitent drivers
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    Quote Originally Posted by shanegtr View Post
    Oh I find that stuff very easy to ignore for impaitent drivers
    I just adjust my mirrors...problem fixed, out of sight or of mind.

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    Slow caravanners

    If a 70 tonne b-double can maintain the speed limit in most locations then there is no reason why a 4-5 tonne car and caravan can't do the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    If you think that is fun just wait until you watch the fools at the boat ramp, especially the ones that have had a few beers during their fishing outing
    A friend lives near the Wellington Point boat ramp. On a dull Sunday afternoon he sometimes takes a walk to the ramp with a six pack and sits in the shade to watch the arguments, domestics, sometimes fisticuffs, and bad driving. He says it can be great entertainment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbjorn View Post
    If a 70 tonne b-double can maintain the speed limit in most locations then there is no reason why a 4-5 tonne car and caravan can't do the same.

    Yeah, true,,, but the BD's on a mission from God (so to speak),,, the V is just on a Sunday drive enjoying the scenery,, even if it is in the middle of a city 🌃 There's always something to look 👀 at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbjorn View Post
    If a 70 tonne b-double can maintain the speed limit in most locations then there is no reason why a 4-5 tonne car and caravan can't do the same.
    Have you ever towed a caravan, boat or trailer for any distance?
    There is also a huge difference between the way trucks/trailers are set up compared to the average car van setup.
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