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Old 07-29-2011, 01:43 PM   #51
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I usually tow between 65-70. So a lil faster than most. Truck is comfortable at about 67 MPH.
Same here. I set the cruise at about 67 MPH and the truck seems to pull perfect there. It will go faster if I let it, but 67 is plenty fast. I have never had it downshift more than once on the hills to keep the set speed(though I've only got about 500 towing miles on our current rig).
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:19 PM   #52
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I usually keep it steady around 90 95 ! gets me where I want to go safely every time !






Pssst, that is in Kilometers an hour (roughly 55 - 60 mph)
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:28 PM   #53
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Usually 60 to 65 mpg on the interstates, even though they just raised our speed limit to 70. The lower speeds give me better fuel mileage, plus I arrive at my destination relaxed. ST trailer tires are rated at a maximum 65 mph, with a few exceptions.

I watch the RVers in a hurry just go on by.......I am on vacation.
+1 one on everything mtnguy said. I'm typically a 60-ish MPH type, or in 4th gear for me that's about 2100 RPM.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:11 PM   #54
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I actively work to NOT be in a hurry when camping, from the moment I leave the house to the moment I get back. I tow at no more than 60. If I see something interesting on the way, I will stop. I don't set schedules for myself. This may not work for everyone, but for me, camping is all about relaxing and getting away from all the schedules and hurrying that I am involved in when not camping.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:44 PM   #55
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I actively work to NOT be in a hurry when camping, from the moment I leave the house to the moment I get back. I tow at no more than 60. If I see something interesting on the way, I will stop. I don't set schedules for myself. This may not work for everyone, but for me, camping is all about relaxing and getting away from all the schedules and hurrying that I am involved in when not camping.
I agree 100%. I don't even where my watch. No schedules, no rush, no stress. That's what camping is to me.
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I usually run 70-75 until all the people that are running 55-60 on the interstate start clogging up the road and then I get in the hammer lane and run with the traffic.

I'm on vacation also and I don't want to spend it driving. I want to camp and fish. I drive everyday all day at work.
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:25 PM   #57
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so, went on a 1200km camping trip this weekend... maintained 100-110 and hit highs of 140 and sometime 120 for extended times.. no blow outs, nothing and it didnt really hurt my mileage going faster. biggest factor was wind again!
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65 MPH for me, truck and trailer ride very well, my best fuel mileage towing is right at 65 as the engine is purring at this speed.
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figured out the mileage and i got 17mpg
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They expy seems happiest at ~2500 rpm and that works out to around 60-65mph (I believe it's in 3rd, but then nothing around here is flat). Holds pretty well there, with the occasional downshift (up to 4000rpm) to maintain speed up hills. MPG is around 9.5 to 10.
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