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Old 03-29-2016, 07:28 AM   #31
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Not ALL St tires are rated at 65 mph...mine are 85...

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Old 03-29-2016, 07:30 AM   #32
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Cruise control about 62-63, just into 6th gear, seldom do we find ourselves much faster. We are on vacation.

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Old 03-29-2016, 07:39 AM   #33
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I'm mostly running as others on here have said, the speed rating of the trailer tires.

Now, if someone goes by and makes fun of my wee wittle EcoBeast, then I might just drive around them! 😜

Just kidding! Playtime here at the FR Forums.

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Old 03-29-2016, 07:41 AM   #34
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:50 AM   #35
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Cruise control usually set at 62.
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:55 AM   #36
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Right around 60MPH, the truck and trailer seem to like it best in that area.
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:09 AM   #37
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We try to keep it at 65 but I am only pulling 3400lbs and we don't really feel the weight and have to pay attention. We find that staying in the right two lanes it is easier.
As for side roads speed limit and a lot of room in front of us.

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Old 03-29-2016, 08:40 AM   #38
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65-70. I have looked down at the speedo while barley keeping up with the flow of traffic in DC and saw I was doing 84 ... Wholly cwap Batman! I didn't even feel the 35' 5er we had on the back. Slowed down and got a lot of angry looks from people whizzing by.

I don't drive through DC anymore.
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:49 AM   #39
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Gotta be honest. 73 or so is the sweet spot for the Excursion. It puts the revs right about 2100, keeps the boost up and the EGT's low. If I tow at 65, I am forever hunting in and out of 4th gear. Of course, that's only on the wide-open superslab, daylight in good weather and light traffic.

Unloaded, I cruise 80-85. My work car is a 1997 Olds 88. I passed the boss one day going in the upper 80's and the next day he asked me if I was in a big hurry. I told him that I was running my usual speed. He asked how I can do that, and I said "it's easy... just press the long, skinny pedal down farther" LOL. I told him I can get away with it because I don't swerve in and out of lanes and I drive a vehicle that is invisible to the Police. If I drove a Fly-yellow Corvette the same way I drive my Olds, I would be arrested about 3 times a week.

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Old 03-29-2016, 09:00 AM   #40
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If I have to be in a hurry then why go? I like to run 60 on Interstate and four-lanes but only if weather and road will allow. The way I look at it is I want to be able to stop safely in most/all situations. Enjoy the trip as much as you can.

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