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Old 07-12-2015, 01:29 PM   #31
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65 is a good safe speed. That said, there are times in extremely good weather on straight flat highways that I have upped it to 70 or 75. Keeping in mind that big 5th wheels don't run ST tires. Michelin XPS RIB is the only way to go. They are commercial grade trailer tires.

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Old 07-12-2015, 01:37 PM   #32
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It makes no difference what the speed limit is in your State. There is too much to consider when you attach a second vehicle to the tow unit. It is not air, wind, reaction time, brake shoe condition, surface of roadway, distance, other traffic around you, but all of these. Sixty is max for safe towing with an RV. Almost all problems start with the nut behind the steering wheel. Most of you ought to care about your family and leave the trailer home. If you have to ask then you don't know enough to tow. Sorry.....just venting.

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Old 07-12-2015, 01:47 PM   #33
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Between 60 to 65. Seems to be the best. Later RJD
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Old 07-12-2015, 01:52 PM   #34
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I agree with Dennis and Julie on taking back roads. Why? We have as much right to the highways as anyone else and the post is referring to a very small minority of other drivers. I believe he could also take his motorcycle off road or on the secondary roads if we are blocking him on the highways.

Or perhaps just chill and enjoy life a bit more.
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Old 07-12-2015, 01:55 PM   #35
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in CA any auto with a trailer or trucks are a max of 55mph even if the normal posted is 70.
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Old 07-12-2015, 02:06 PM   #36
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In Michigan it is legal to tow a RV at the posted speed limit. Truckers are limited to 60 mph max on freeways. Many states even allow trucks the same speeds as passenger vehicles. The reason is that slower moving trucks create traffic congestion and accidents.
In Michigan it is also legal to ride in a TT or FW.
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Old 07-12-2015, 02:15 PM   #37
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I find that 60 - 65 MPH is the best speed for my Tahoe when towing the TT on the Interstate. If I find that I need to go faster than that - I should have either started earlier or plan on driving later!
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Old 07-12-2015, 02:18 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by bagged123 View Post
Last night coming home we seen a guy towing a 40' landmark 5'er, with a ram 3500 DRW, he was weaving in and out and we got next to my speedometer was reading 75-80 and I still couldn't pass him.

So how fast is too fast when towing? I do around 60 or so while towing. (I wasn't towing)
Why would you want to pass him? I would rather have an idiot like that in front of me than behind.
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Old 07-12-2015, 02:22 PM   #39
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I drive at just below 60 mph and I don't have to worry about anyone else either passing me or holding up traffic. My fuel economy is quite a bit better at 59 mph than it is at 65. If I'm in such a hurry that I have to drive faster I stay home. If you are using an RV to enjoy yourself why the rush.
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Old 07-12-2015, 02:24 PM   #40
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What's interesting is my fiver came with tires speed rated to 75 (as per what is imprinted on the sidewall). I typically hang out around 65-68 mph when towing but will get some speed up when passing or coming down a hill ready to climb the next. Have I gone too fast with trailers in my past? Yes. Did I learn my lessons and settle down as I got older? Yes. Am I in a hurry to get there? Yes but a few miles faster won't help me get there any quicker if I get into an accident or get a speeding ticket. I have learned to sit back and let others pass me.

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