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Old 03-29-2016, 07:40 AM   #21
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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
same here, not over 60
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:44 AM   #22
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62 is the sweet spot for my Tundra.
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:45 AM   #23
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I'll be the first one to admit with my old TT (20ft hybrid) I would at times run 70-75 mph. This is when I was much less educated on the subject. I would always check my tires but never once thought they were not rated for highway speed.
Since getting the 5'er and joining this site I have become much more in tune with all of these things. I have only towed a few times but keep it at 65 mph or less...
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:00 AM   #24
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I run 63 to 65 on interstate highway and local roads whatever the sign says. I know in North Carolina the DOT is pushing 1 mile over the speed limit will get you a ticket but they must have forgot to tell the State Highway Patrol because this past Easter Weekend DW and I was going 70 on I-40 and were passed like we were stopped. Nowadays pulling the camper I set the cruise at 63, the older I get the slower I react


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Old 03-29-2016, 08:01 AM   #25
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Most of the Roads we travel have "Posted Speed Signs" Lots have" Reduced Speed Construction Area"! These People like to go Home to their Family after work! Youroo!!
X 2 and on the interstates between 60 to 62. Later RJD
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:03 AM   #26
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Most of the Roads we travel have "Posted Speed Signs" Lots have" Reduced Speed Construction Area"! These People like to go Home to their Family after work! Youroo!!
This and no faster than 65 if the speed limit is higher.
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:21 AM   #27
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I was headed home on the toll road this evening, not towing but taking my time at 75mph (speed limit 85) when a pickup pulling a travel trailer passed me. They had to be going close to if not over 80.

Which got me to thinking - what speed do most people tow at? I'm personally not comfortable with anything over 65.
We see that all the time. Idiots! (or at best, uninformed.)

No trailer tire is rated at over 65MPH. Also, the stock tires included on all but the premium 5ers (Riverstone/Cedar Creek) are not the greatest (do a site search for "China Bombs" and you will see what I mean )

You also need to consider getting a tire pressure monitoring system (TST Technologies is a site favorite).

Hope this helps!
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:24 AM   #28
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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

AMEN! If I am on the highway, Ill keep it at 55 to 60, down hill Ill go up to 65 but that's it, A lot of weight on the skinny stock Wildwood tires, The last thing I need is a blow out at crazy speeds. But like you said Paddy, once that TT is on the receiver, I'm on vacation, even if only for a weekend, so ill get there when I get there!
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:25 AM   #29
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I was headed home on the toll road this evening, not towing but taking my time at 75mph (speed limit 85) when a pickup pulling a travel trailer passed me. They had to be going close to if not over 80.

Which got me to thinking - what speed do most people tow at? I'm personally not comfortable with anything over 65.

This happened to me last fall, I was doing 70 in my truck (non towing) and a guy in a dually towing a 40' Landmark flew past me. I was like wow, that's insane.

I run around 60-65, but I let the road and weather dictate it. If its raining, I kick it down a few, if the road is bumpy, I kick it down some as well, but if its a nice highway, I'm rolling around 60-65
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My maximum tow speed is 65 MPH regardless of the speed limit being higher than 65. As has been stated before ST trailer tires are only rated to 65 MPH in most cases. I am going to L rated tires with a limit of 75 MPH but I will still tow no faster than 65 MPH.
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