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Old 04-20-2015, 07:32 PM   #1
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how fast do you tow?

Just curious as to how fast everyone else goes when towing?
for reference lets say divided highway 70 mph posted speed limit.

In the old set up towing a 27'TT with K2500 Suburban (6.0 gas) 62 seemed to be the best spot for fuel mileage.
The fifth wheel with the diesel it will go faster than I want to drive. It appears from the trip computer thingy that fuel mileage drops off a cliff at 70. I will typically go 62-67 mph range in light traffic.

I really don't want to go faster than that anyway since 65 is the recommended max speed for ST trailer tires.

So how fast do you go?
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:41 PM   #2
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62 MPH in the right lane is the way I roll on a 70 MPH speed limit. Like you said, tires are rated at 65 MPH. The 10 minutes extra is not gonna make a difference to me on a vacation weekend.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:42 PM   #3
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I try my best to keep it between 60-62mph.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:45 PM   #4
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I pretty much stay at 65, unless I have to pass someone then back to 65 or a little under....
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:50 PM   #5
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Since ST trailer tires are speed rated at a maximum of 65MPH I have learned not to tow faster than that. Even through my tires on my old trailer are LT and have a higher speed limit I have always limited myself to 60 to 65 MPH. Plus my fuel mileage is better at a slower speed when towing.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:50 PM   #6
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Never over 100km/h, wich is 60
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:55 PM   #7
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i've yet tow haul my 5er on the hwy, but my TT that i towed off the bumper was around 55 to 60mph, i reckon i'll be the same with my CC
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:56 PM   #8
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I like 65-67 even on 70mph highways. I don't feel like I gain that much time going faster and others can pass me if they wish and they usually do.


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Old 04-20-2015, 08:17 PM   #9
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65 mph max sustained
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:21 PM   #10
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60 to 65. One flat runs I set the cruse at 63ish.
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