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Old 02-24-2015, 06:03 PM   #11
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My truck drives best at 68-70 mph when I'm towing. Plus, driving around Houston is tough to do when everyone is going 75-80


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Is everyone that is going (75-80) towing? Monkey see Monkey Do! Youroo!!
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Is everyone that is going (75-80) towing? Monkey see Monkey Do! Youroo!!
They all can just cuss me as they pass me! I can take it!
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Evidently, the folks driving around Houston can't see an rv in front of them or the steering wheel doesn't turn enough to go around them.
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Let's be clear...I'm driving 3-4 mph more than the tires speed rating, not 10-15 over. When I have I blow out, you can all say I told you so.


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They all can just cuss me as they pass me! I can take it!
My sentiments exactly. I've been cussed out by better people than them.
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Let's be clear...I'm driving 3-4 mph more than the tires speed rating, not 10-15 over. When I have I blow out, you can all say I told you so.


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I will say "I told you so"... right now (forgive me)... That Texas sun heats those highways up so much that your tires will melt on the beads... I have lost 4 tires in south Texas due to the heat.
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I have search to no avail but I swear I read somewhere on here that if you increase the psi in the tires from 80 to 90 psi, you can in theory drive at speeds higher than 65 mph. Am I losing my mind, or what?




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I will say "I told you so"... right now (forgive me)... That Texas sun heats those highways up so much that your tires will melt on the beads... I have lost 4 tires in south Texas due to the heat.

It's hot regardless of my speed. Whether I drive 65 or 68, the temp will still be up there. I just keep an eye on the tpms


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After my first blow out on my old TH (less then 1000 miles on it) and doing $3k in damages to the trailer. I ordered 17.5's Load range H with a 75mph speed rating. That was the best $2k I have ever spent on a RV. When we bought the new Cedar Creek, the Goodyear G614 came off of that trailer and my 17.5's went straight on to it. I know the G614's are great tires but 17.5's are better.

We set the cruise at 70 - 75 and roll on. As most highways are 75 around us.
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I have search to no avail but I swear I read somewhere on here that if you increase the psi in the tires from 80 to 90 psi, you can in theory drive at speeds higher than 65 mph. Am I losing my mind, or what?




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That is a big topic on the Heartland forums and it seems alot of people do it but not for the increased speed but to help the tires stand up to the weight of the trailers. Dont know if there is any fact to it but have read numerous people that do it.
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