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Old 09-19-2016, 07:16 AM   #11
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I just looked it up and NC is 55 or posted otherwise, Va is 70.
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:13 AM   #12
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NC is often posted higher. Depends on the road.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:00 PM   #13
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Don't think so. Have never seen a 55 mph sign for towing in NC.


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Old 09-19-2016, 01:40 PM   #14
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Living in Calif. I agree that almost no one pulls a trailer at 55. I usually pull at 60-62 as that is what my current tires are rated at plus it feels safer. However, I am often passed by other RV's. For us we are not in a big hurry to get anywhere and want to be sure we are driving at a safe speed for the 5th as well as the tires. When these tires go I will upgrade to one that are rated for 70-80 however.
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modem9 agree. plus mileage is better around those speeds.
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:41 PM   #16
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Always go between 55-62 still had a blow out on highway seventeen at 45 mph due to construction/destruction of the road.
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:03 PM   #17
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North Carolina does not have a separate speed limit for vehicles towing travel trailers. The state wide speed limit is 55 mph on highways or rural roads and 35 mph in cities unless otherwise posted. Most interstates reach posted speed limits of 65 or 70 mph.

Illinois has a separate posted speed limit of 55 mph for RV's and TT's which surprised me the last time we were up that way visiting family.
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:56 PM   #18
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Need to get the app.
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NC. Tow speed 55
Does not mean it's enforced, mainly because main stream America. Thinks it needs to run 80
Much to fast for any RV
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:54 PM   #19
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Need to get the app.
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NC. Tow speed 55
Does not mean it's enforced, mainly because main stream America. Thinks it needs to run 80
Much to fast for any RV
You app is wrong or you are misinterpreting what it says. This is from the NCDOT where speed limits are specified. There are no exceptions made for trailers or RV's anywhere in the remainder of the document. This is also reiterated in the NHTSA summary of state speed laws.

3.1 Statutory Speed Limits
The statutory maximum speed limit within municipal corporate limits is 35 miles per hour (MPH) and the statutory maximum speed limit outside municipal corporate limits is 55 MPH (20-141, b). Statutory minimum speed limits for interstates and other primary

routes on the State Highway System are 40 MPH for roads with maximum speed limits of
55 MPH, and 45 MPH for roads with maximum speed limits of at least 60 MPH, but are only effective when signed

Edit: this is of course unless otherwise posted. NC has a maximum controlled access speed limit of 70 mph.
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I guess I am a freak. I just don't want to run that fast. 60-65 is plenty fast for me. If I am in that big of a hurry... someone is bleeding and I need to get an ambulance or drop the TT/5er.
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