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Old 07-12-2015, 04:26 PM   #51
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The max speed of st tires (65) is one factor the second is braking distance. The difference between 60 and 80 is almost double and add to that trailer brakes aren't the best, I could see them over heating from a 80 mph panic stop.
Hercules st tires are L rated 75mph
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Old 07-12-2015, 04:35 PM   #52
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Hercules st tires are L rated 75mph
So I checked this out and it is true:

Mickey Thompson Tires - Load and Speed Ratings

http://www.herculestire.com/tire-gal...er-str/#loaded

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PS - For full disclosure these are also made in China.
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Old 07-12-2015, 04:41 PM   #53
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If you are retired, what is your hurry? So it will take you an extra 15 to 20 minutes to get to that day's destination. Yippee ding. You will arrive less stressed. I average 60 mph, get decent gas mileage, less stress and enjoy the view. Slow down, it is not a race.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:15 PM   #54
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Hmm....I'm like a couple of others. I drive in the right lane doing 55/60 mph. I also drive secondary roads or interstates. I drive any place I want to. If you don't like how I drive, you take the secondary roads.


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Old 07-12-2015, 05:17 PM   #55
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:22 PM   #56
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Speed

I tow my wife's car on a dolly. I also have a governor on my motor home. She sits next to me and set around 60. 65.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:23 PM   #57
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Hmm....I'm like a couple of others. I drive in the right lane doing 55/60 mph. I also drive secondary roads or interstates. I drive any place I want to. If you don't like how I drive, you take the secondary roads.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:26 PM   #58
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I like around 65mph, 55 is to slow RPMs are to low in the torque curve truck works harder climbing hills. I prefer to set cruise control on 65mph put in some good tunes and relax.


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Old 07-12-2015, 05:39 PM   #59
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Most tires have a speed rating as stated by others and the person towing this 5er was exceeding the tires limitation and his own. One gust of wind or a pot hole and he would be done and probably would take out some innocent responsible driver. Sooner or later his number will come up hopefully no one else will be hurt by his irresponsibility .
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:42 PM   #60
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How fast is too fast

So Rodgers I should be towing my 3700 lbs trailer with a 3/4 ton??????
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