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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.
    gee's guys ... he's stirring .... there is no way anyone would be so stupid they would think or believe this for a second!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatso View Post
    I have had my caravan now for some 6 months and tow at around 85/95 Kph depending on the road, and try to do the following ,

    Slow down a bit on good sections of road to make it easier for others to pass .

    Pull over when convenient and let traffic pass if there is a buildup behind me .

    Talk to truckies on the CB and work in with them where possible .

    But it does not seem to matter what i do there always a ****ed driver some where to make your day . !!!!!! about

    Julius Summer Miller would say , " why is this so " , anyway stuff em i say and just get on and enjoy my day .
    You sound like the perfect caravan driver to me as a truckie 42 years road trains and b/doubles

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    Quote Originally Posted by normie View Post
    You sound like the perfect caravan driver to me as a truckie 42 years road trains and b/doubles
    I dunno where poeples ideas of truckies comes from.... When I'm dragging a wobbly down the road ... The truckies without fail are the best drivers with the most understanding of towing 'vans out there. Without fail, they'll get right over on the verge and give you maximum distance between there trailers and your wobbly .... They know what can happen when they "blow" ( literally "blow" ) by at 100km/h in blustery conditions.

    Truckies are the ones that always overtake me when safe, almost always give me ****loads of road .... Actually look in there mirrors... give you the big thumbs up when you pull right off the road and hit the 'van brakes gently so they can get past more easily.... and the wobbly doesn't take off with a mind of it's own as the 2nd ... and sometimes 3rd trailer blows by .... The third trailer, it's the one that can really take off if you don't get right out of the truckies way and it hits some rough road .... Wow, they get some swaying momentum up.

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    I tend to agree Shane,, I've done a lot of towing of cars etc as well as a few large vans for mates,, I've never had an issue with trucks either.

    Even just in the car, if they pull out in front of me just prior to a hill, or in a spot where they can pass,, give them room. They need to be wound up to either get up speed or get up the hill,, not point getting ****ty about it or going off at them.
    Little things like using blinkers to thank them after you've passed them, flash the lights before you pass them,, goes a long way to gaining respect on both sides.
    I've been lucky enough to be warned by trucks of impending danger etc,, always good to be around. Yes there are a few wankers out there, but the majority are very professional 😏
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    A contributing factor for truckies being better behaved is that more and more trucks are being monitored which includes camera not only on the driver but also the road ahead.

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    I'll second the above posts.
    I have had a truckie apologise on the radio for nuking me with his array of driving lights & many truckies keep as far left on their side of the road so not to blow you away.
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    Well,, first time taking the new van for a run last weekend.
    Pulled over to to the side of the road to check something on the van,, trickier moved into the far right lane to give me a wide,,, a nice move on his behalf.

    Cruising along at just over 💯, I go to overtake a slower vehicle,, almost get all the way past him,, what does he do 😡, takes off to re-take me, leaving me stuck out in the right lane with a few followers that on cruise, I'm now going to hold up,,, and he now has people seeing "a chance" follow him,,, ****ing useless ******. No thought or consideration at all,,

    I'll drive amongst trickiest any day of the week.
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    Yep. The trucks around here are great.
    When I was driving Lara back and forth to Adelaide every week around the same times you get to see the same trucks doing the same hauls.

    Always called them up and gave them the first bite on an overtaking lane - they need it to move safely...

    Wasn’t long and knew many of the regulars on the route by name...

    By comparison / volume - conventional single vehicle drivers are far and beyond the worst road users on the highway...
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    Well how about this then?

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    Doesn't like it. Copy & paste in browser then.
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    What speed do you tow your caravan

    In my opinion, this guy is an idiot. If your setup is capable of it and you feel safe and comfortable doing do, then not a problem but there are many instances it isn't safe or expedient to do the speed limit.

    He is promoting an idea that in all likelihood would cause accidents and deaths on the road - not only is what he says not smart, but actually dangerous - he should know better writing for a site like that - it's pretty dumb really.

    Good drivers will work with truck drivers and others to allow them to pass but this is a whole different story to blindly towing anything at the speed limit. This guy has no idea - and I tow my van at the speed limit most of the time (unless it's behind the 101 then I can't even achieve the speed limit) What speed do you tow your caravan

    Oh, and the link worked fine, just the wording 'access denied' is a little strange in the link, but works fine if you click on it.


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