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Old 03-29-2016, 09:18 PM   #71
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Originally Posted by Austintatious View Post
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.
I plan all trips at 60 mph the select cg's 300 miles apart so makes driving time around 5 - 6 hrs.

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Old 03-29-2016, 09:20 PM   #72
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63-65 mph. Slow and easy in the right lane.

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Old 03-29-2016, 09:21 PM   #73
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58-62 on cruise. Max 65 (if I am causing congestion). 58-62 I get 13 mpg. 65 drops down to 12.3
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:12 AM   #74
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Tow at whatever speed you and your trailer are comfortable. I usually set my cruise control to 60 mph when towing our new fifth wheel. Now that we are retired, we are rarely in much of a hurry to get somewhere. We have had trailer tires blow out at speeds higher than 60, so we don't want that potential catastrophe any more. At 60 mph most other vehicles will pass you on the left side, except for the jackasses that race past you on the right at 85 - 90 mph!! Nearly all of the semi-truckers we encounter, who routinely run at 70 - 75 mph here in California, are courteous enough to bide their time until it is clear that they can pass us safely.
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:34 AM   #75
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Or going down straight stretches in the mountains.
This could be true, but it hard to keep up with a 1/2 ton chevy, pulling 10,000 lb trailer.....
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Old 03-30-2016, 04:21 AM   #76
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Old 03-30-2016, 04:43 AM   #77
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On 2 lane highways 60 mph, interstate 65 mph unless I am causing congestion then I may speed up to 70, then back to 65 once traffic clears up.
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Old 03-30-2016, 06:55 AM   #78
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:23 AM   #79
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Originally Posted by CWSWine View Post
Here is a ST tire with a speed rating of "R" which is 106 MPH trailer tires. Maxxis M8008 ST Radial Trailer Tire - 235/80R16 BSW: Automotive
Right below is the heading Technical Specifications, "Other content" which opens up the following .pdf file:

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Old 03-30-2016, 07:28 AM   #80
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I pull my 5th wheel at the speed limit. This is usually around 75mph. If the limit is 35 mph that is what I do also.

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