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Old 07-13-2015, 09:49 AM   #81
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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.
Stopping is the main problem. 60 mph is safest
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:56 AM   #82
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Then on a 9 hr trip thru the desert you get to save 1 1/2 hours?
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:11 AM   #83
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Yep you can't fix stupid....
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:30 AM   #84
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It requires 600 Xs the amount of energy to STOP a vehicle as it does to start it.
60 - 65 is a good speed to "Arrive Alive", all things being equal. If you need to be there sooner, leave earlier.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:33 AM   #85
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Yep you can't fix stupid....
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:36 AM   #86
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A few Christmas's ago we were heading west out of Fort Worth when some guy in an Expedition towing a 30ish foot trailer came by us doing over 80. The trailer looked like you were playing crack the whip, it was dancing all over the road. I said to my wife that we we going to see that on the side of the road in a little while.

About 45 minutes later we crested a hill and off in the distance was this white blob on the side of the road, as we got closer we could tell who it was. The trailer was laying on its side and the back of the Expedition on top of it with the front bumper plowed into the ground.

Everybody was ok the guy was throwing trailer parts at the trailer. My wife wouldn't let me stop because she knew I'd say something prophetic to the moron.
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:03 PM   #87
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On nice flat highway, I'll tow at 70-72 at a max on a 70-75 mph posted highway. Rolling 60-65 down here and the semi trucks will blow by you which can he unsafe as well, especially in a TT. Kinda like a moving road block. I also replaced my ST china bombs with commercial grade E load LT tires. I have seen people towing 80+ and that is a little crazy...
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:13 PM   #88
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Those are the same people that complain of "china bombs" and blowout damage, never their fault.
LOL. China bombs can blow out at any speed. Hence the name. I have a racing buddy that tows 60-65 ALWAYS and takes fanatical care of his equipment and he still dealt with china bombs.... To the point that he was replacing them with fresh ST tires every 2 years to try and reduce potential blowouts. He finally came to the LT side and hasn't had one since. I've known him since 1995. I had one ST blow on me with my 1st racing trailer and I switched to LTs and havent had one since, as well.

The ST/LT discussion is like the gas/diesel discussion
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:16 PM   #89
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65 mph as per side wall info on my st tires.
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Slow down and enjoy the scenery Besides 60 mph is safer when you are texting.

That's funny right there.
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