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Old 09-18-2016, 10:18 AM   #1
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I see why Members in California do Not post as many ST Tire Issues,the Law says, "Speed Limit for ALL vehicles Towing, 55 MPH"! Youroo!!
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Old 09-18-2016, 10:58 AM   #2
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Have to wonder if there are any stats for tire failures as it relates to maximum speeds on highways. Example, are there more tire failures in MT/WY/ID/UT/NV where interstate speeds are 80 mp.

Even though all are very low population states, their interstates and highways are heavily driven by TV's heading to quite a few of the national parks and monuments.

I have to say that I have traveled the roads from SE UT to MT many times in the past 5-6 years, and have only seen only ONE TV and trailer pulled over for what looked like a tire failure and it was on the TV; not the trailer.

Will also say, I travel at 80 when legal, if traffic warrants it, and have been passed more times than I can count by large, long trailers and 5th wheels who are at least hitting the 85 mph mark.
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Old 09-18-2016, 05:09 PM   #3
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The CA 55mph for towing is almost a joke. I have been passed by a CA highway patrol while I was running along with traffic at 65-70 and never got a look.
One would cause a traffic jam and perhaps several accidents if they really did tow at 55, especially on the busy interstates.


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Old 09-18-2016, 05:15 PM   #4
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Can I use you as a reference when I tell the Trooper"I thought the 55 while Towing signs were just a Joke"! Youroo!!
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One would cause a traffic jam and perhaps several accidents if they really did tow at 55, especially on the busy interstates.

I did it in November and December and caused neither at 62mph. Not quite 55, but close enough.
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Old 09-18-2016, 06:24 PM   #6
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Always tow @ 50-60 and have never caused a traffic jam, even with others going 70-80+. It's not like they can't see a trailer in front of them from miles away and get in the fast lane. DUH!
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Always tow @ 50-60 and have never caused a traffic jam, even with others going 70-80+. It's not like they can't see a trailer in front of them from miles away and get in the fast lane. DUH!


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Old 09-19-2016, 01:52 AM   #9
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Multiple states actually have that law. NC is also 55 mph when towing.
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Don't think so. Have never seen a 55 mph sign for towing in NC.


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