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Old 03-29-2016, 12:41 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by jgourlie View Post
65 is the max I tow at. Tires are only rated for 65 mph

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Old 03-29-2016, 12:41 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Austintatious View Post
It depends. There certainly is a lot of bad information floating around. This site claims in Texas it's the same as for cars unless otherwise posted:

Trailer Speed Limits - AAA

This one states 70 or as posted:

Towing World

And this one states 70 day/65 night for a light truck towing a trailer:

Texas Speed Limits -

The former is probably the most accurate according to Texas Section 545.352. Prima Facie Speed Limits which states vehicles pulling trailers less than 26 feet long containing a boat, motorcycles or animals are limited to 70/65. But you are also correct because for "other" trailers the limits drop to 60/55 under certain conditions. And like you pointed out, I doubt very many people are aware of this.
I guess I should have clarified. The limits I stated pertain to me since my trailer is almost 40 foot long and with the truck, comes close to 65 feet. This is also a grey area since one could be required to have a commercial license with a rig that exceeds 65 feet in Texas.

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Old 03-29-2016, 01:27 AM   #13
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I keep it at 60 if I am taking my trailer out that means I am not working so no need to be in a hurry just enjoy the drive
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:52 AM   #14
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:09 AM   #15
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Typically right at or just under 65 m.p.h. Heck, I've had folks pass me at 75-80 m.p.h. (guesstimate) towing a trailer only to pass them later as they were pulled off with a blow-out and typically damage on their trailer. And on roads other than highways, I tend to drive 5 m.p.h. or so under the speed limit just to give myself a little more time to stop in an emergency. Note: if it is only a two-lane road, I will do the speed limit and will pull over occasionally if I see I'm holding up some folks behind me.
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:39 AM   #16
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Went went seasonal last year so no more towing but when I did..... 60mph to 65mph. I set the cruise control to 62mph. The speed limit is 70mph on the way to the campground so I used to just stay in the slow lane.
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:53 AM   #17
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Not nearly as worried about the pulling speed near as much as the ability to stop in an emergency situation. The average public driver that has never towed anything has no idea a truck and trailer takes a good deal more distance to stop............


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Old 03-29-2016, 04:54 AM   #18
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Old 03-29-2016, 05:25 AM   #19
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I don't go over 65 unless I have to pass someone then drop back to 65...
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Depends on speed limit, traffic,weather, and condition of road.

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