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Old 07-27-2011, 10:14 AM   #11
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With a tailwind, 60-65, with any kind of headwind or crosswind, 55-60.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:37 AM   #12
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We tow at 65mph, and occasionally on flat stretches of highways do 70mph, but rather stay around 60 or 65 and get between 9 to 11 MPG.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:45 AM   #13
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55-65 on the Interstate.

I too try to drive on the safe side on the interstate usually 62-65, good
fuel mileage. That RV behind you is a lot of $$$$ and a big "WHALE" that sometimes will do just about what ever it ill decide to do behind you.

I made a comment recently to mt D/W getting back on the interstate after a fuel stop on I-75 in Florida. Just as I had reached a safe speed of on entrance to the interstate of 65 MPH, I had just began to back off a little when a PSD 250 went by me like I had thrown the anchor out, locked up the brakes. He had to be going close to 80 as if he was late for getting somewhere. he was towing what appeared to be in the 45" ft 5 VER range when I noticed his awning began to deploy to full distance, tearing off all the material and one of the support arms as he began to get off on the shoulder of I-75. I noticed the front of the awning caught a sign of some kind on the edge of the brake down shoulder assisting him in removing the rest of the awning from his RV. I have heard it, read it, but this was a first for me seeing this actually happen. My dear wife, says what is he going to do? My answer was, Just a lot of cussing and swearing and trying to figure out where he is going to leave what is left of his deluxe awning.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:52 AM   #14
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hauled a camper with my f150 down the highway for the first time last night. OD off and 100km/hr (65) and she pulled like nothing was there. no being passed or passing and no revs like the motor was gonna blow!
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:33 PM   #15
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I generally try to keep my towing speed around 90
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:34 PM   #16
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.....fps (feet per second), aka 62 MPH
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:09 PM   #17
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With a tailwind, 60-65, with any kind of headwind or crosswind, 55-60.
X2. I'm continually amazed at the speeds at which some people tow. Exceeding tire ratings and the limits of common sense.
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:23 PM   #18
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60-65 as well
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:51 PM   #19
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Set the cruise at 65 which equals out to 60-65 avg. We try to limit our trips to 7 hrs or less including fuel/break stop every 2 hours, 8MPG towing = about 2 hrs per tank, and 1 cup of coffee = break stop every 2 hours.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:01 PM   #20
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Same as others, run about 60 on interstate. Probably just me since we have only had the trailer a couple months but when I have been at 70 feels like the trailer is not wanting to cooperate nearly as well as at 60. Like others said, if I'm pulling the trailer I'm on vacation, not in a hurry.
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