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Old 07-27-2011, 08:17 AM   #1
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towing speed

We just came back from out second trip of the season and I cruise on the interstate about 55-60 (I'm not looking to break any land speed towing records )the entire time, however, I have guys towing bigger trailers or even smaller ones passing me like I'm standing still. So a normal 5 1/2 hour trip took me a little over 7 hrs while towing. More stopping then the norm.

So I was curious on what speeds others travel at while towing? My outlook is I'd rather get there safe then not at all.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:21 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:24 AM   #3
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I will admit that I was hitting 70 at times in NJ, however, I backed it down a bit to a more comfortable speed.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:26 AM   #4
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I tow between 60 and 65 also. I may occasionally hit 70 but usually no more.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:30 AM   #5
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I will sometimes hit 70 when when traffic conditions demand it......like getting stuck in the passing lane, and then trying to get back into the slow lane. But they are rare occurrences.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:31 AM   #6
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I have a little more trailer than truck (#1 error in pulling a trailer) but luckily staying in flat land areas for the most part right now. I stay around 60 mph
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:36 AM   #7
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I lock in at 60 MPH and those that want to diver like a bat out lr He** can go around.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:12 AM   #8
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i stay right around 60-62 for the gas mileage and remembering that i am not in a hurry but on vacation
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:31 AM   #9
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Normally 65mph here. The truck is comfortable pulling at that speed and it seems to be my "sweet spot". When I had my other truck pulling my TT, it was about 62 or 63.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:10 AM   #10
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Like others 60 - 65... My very first pull from the dealer to home I hit 70 for a bit, but the trailer and truck were fighting each other. Running at 60 - 65 make a much more comfortable pull... I think the only way I can affect MPG is to have the kids get out and push. 7.6 MPG was my average from our maiden voyage.
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