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Old 07-12-2015, 08:44 AM   #1
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How fast is too fast

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)
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:53 AM   #2
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It sound like he's an accident just waiting for a place to happen. The fastest I'll go is about 64 mph, and that's on extremely good roads.
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I would say 75 as a top end. Many would say 70, I suspect. I don't tow my camper more than a few miles but 65 would likely be my speed on the interstate. I'm comfortable at 70-75 with my boat, but usually 65-70 for it as well. My 8.1 is just too darn thirsty!
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:56 AM   #5
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I think that the trailer tires are only rated for 65 mph; somebody correct me if I'm wrong. 63 is about it for me when towing.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:56 AM   #6
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I think that the trailer tires are only rated for 65 mph; somebody correct me if I'm wrong. 63 is about it for me when towing.
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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.
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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)
The first thing I would have done is call the state police, the guy was/is a maniac and should have been stopped.
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Old 07-12-2015, 09:35 AM   #10
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65mph is max speed rating on ST tires. We tow our 42' 5er at 60 to 65 mph if speed limit allows for it. But we go 60 mostly.
He's just plumb crazy towing 80 mph one day you come across him in a ditch with all his rig messed up. He's also endangering everyone on the road. I tow with a Ram 3500 DRW weighing 9000# and my 42' 5er weighing 17500# loaded so that's 26,500#s and at that kind of weigh would plow right the anything on the road except an 18 wheeler.
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