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Old 04-20-2015, 08:55 PM   #11
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60-62 is where we run.

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Old 04-20-2015, 09:05 PM   #12
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62-65- regardless of how fast the speed limit is.

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Old 04-20-2015, 09:18 PM   #13
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I have a lead foot so to prevent excessive speeding I use cc set at 65. So hard when my silver sleeper wants to go chasing horses and ponys...
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:34 AM   #14
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Never over 65. I read on this site a while back "slow is pro" I find my self saying it all the time.
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:43 AM   #15
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I also drive 100-105 Km/h (60-65 Mph). That let time to other to pass and cruse safely.

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Old 04-21-2015, 11:57 AM   #16
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when I had my trailers i would keep it 55 to 58, I am and never was in a hurry, this explains why people don't like RV ers, because of people like me, even in the MH I usually drive about 58, unless I am coming to a grade then I speed up to about 62, I am still not in a hurry, in life I have slowed down to smell the gas fumes
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:27 PM   #17
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Out here in the West, distances are bigger and interstate speed limits are typically 75MPH (Texas and Montana are higher).

If traffic is reasonable, I will hold 65-67 MPH on the interstate. But on the 540 mile drive to Lincoln, NE the lower speed and the extra gas stop adds at least an hour to 90 minutes to the trip. So I am reluctant to go slower. When traffic makes holding 65 difficult, I will occasionally creep up to 72.

If I could find suitable tires, I would probably normally tow at 75. But checking my tires every stop, I have not noticed any heat on tread or bearings, even using the OEM Westlake 185-13 LR D tires. Interesting to note my Westlakes are rated at 1710 lbs single axle, 1520 lbs dual axle. This says to me that there is far more stress on tires on the big guys' dual axles than on my little single axle.

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Old 04-21-2015, 12:35 PM   #18
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I used to drive 65 and speed while passing a slower (63 mph) vehicle until I had a blow out. I have since learned that speeding is not good and tires need to be replaced even if they look new.

I drive 60 mph now and let others pass me.


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Old 04-21-2015, 12:36 PM   #19
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My tires are actually speed rated for 75 mph but I'm not comfortable going that fast. I tend to run 65-70 (if conditions are right or no traffic, good weather and on open straight highway). The sweet spot for me is really around 65-67. Bad conditions slow me down in a heartbeat. I found I was more in a rush with a poor handling rig. A good handling rig and I sit back and enjoy the drive.
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:45 PM   #20
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I target 65mph and try to keep a steady foot. With gentle hills, I'll let the speed vary between 60-70. Using cruise control causes more trans/convertor hunting than I care for, so I rarely use it unless it's absolutely flat.

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