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Old 04-21-2015, 12:48 PM   #21
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If conditions permit, I set the cruise at 63 and enjoy the drive . Will speed up to pass, but then it's back to 63.

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Old 04-21-2015, 01:06 PM   #22
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55-65 depending on conditions. The Yukon has low miles but it is not new anymore and needs to last a few more years.

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Old 04-21-2015, 01:48 PM   #23
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how fast do you tow?

While heading home from spring break a few weeks ago, we came across the aftermath of the story below. There was nothing left attached to the trailer's frame except the tires and the holding tanks. We wondered what had caused it but then I found this news story online. 60-62 will be it for me.
Earlier in the afternoon, six people – including five children – were critically injured in a crash on I-65 north between Brewton and Flomaton. Three of the injured were airlifted to a Florida hospital while the remaining three were transported to local hospitals. The accident occurred at the 73-mile marker at approximately 2:30 p.m., and involved a Michigan family in a Ford E350 van pulling a travel trailer. Katelyn Sudduth and her family from Winston County, Ala., were in front of the van when the crash occurred.

“The wind was really bad,” she said. “We could see the camper swerving back and forth between the lanes. We were going about 75, and they were right there behind us. We sped up to 85, trying to get away, but they were still coming,” she said. “That’s when they switched lanes and things went bad. The trailer went sideways, and then it all just rolled I don’t know how many times. There were five kids, one adult and a dog,” she said. “The dog looks OK, but the others – well, we hope they’re going to be OK. One boy, he landed in the bushes, but he wasn’t hurt,” she said.

Lambert said two of the occupants were ejected from the vehicle; however, no official word was available on the condition of the remaining occupants.

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Old 04-21-2015, 01:59 PM   #24
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Between 65 -70 on the freeway and whatever the limit is on the rest of the roads (state or city) biggest thing for me is to maintain a safe distance between me and whatever is ahead of me so I will slow down to keep that distance.
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:09 PM   #25
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58 is my sweet spot and get 19mpg towing. Heck.. I got nowhere to be anyway.
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:12 PM   #26
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62-65 for me as well due to the speed rating of the trailer tires.
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:19 PM   #27
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With my Ram 1500 my sweet spot was right at 59-60 mph. I have not towed with the Ram 2500 yet but look forward to testing it out to find that "spot" where it handles great and maximizes mileage. I am thinking that it will be around 62 mph but I will cap my speed at 65. No reason to go faster.......
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:37 PM   #28
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I'll bet the guy driving the E350 "didn't even feel the trailer back there" swaying, until it was too late.
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:02 PM   #29
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90 kph or 55 mph for us. Stay in right lane, trucks and faster vehicles pass and go on their way. Usually we catch up to them down the road anyway. This is much more relaxing and I can be assured I am not stressing the trailer tires. Aways use cruise control on the flat surfaces.
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:26 PM   #30
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Set the cruise control to 63 and leave it alone

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