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Old 06-04-2014, 12:30 PM   #11
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Every day I go speed limit plus 10-15 just about everywhere (except in school zones, etc) so when I get in the tow vehicle I just relax. I will set the cruise to the local limit and just plan on getting there when I do. Part of the joy of travelling is the journey.

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Old 06-04-2014, 12:36 PM   #12
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I checked my tires everytime I stopped. About every 2 hours. Truck and trailer. Everything ran about 100 degrees on non sun side and 110 on the sun side. I don't have a tpms so I used my laser temp gun. Goodluck

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Old 06-04-2014, 12:50 PM   #13
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I will not tell you what I run without the FW in tow. LOL!!! But when pulling the FW, I run the posted speed limit and/or a max speed of 65. I like to use the cruise too. You also have to consider the danger of going too slow when on the interstate. On the interstate I always run the max 65mph so that I'm not a road hazard running down the road way slower than everyone else. I've passed some of my fellow RVers running 55mph on an interstate that has a speed limit of 70mph. They had new equipment, TV and FW, running 55mph with people actually slamming on the brakes as they ran up behind someone running 55 on the 70mph interstate. So, too slow and cautious can be just as hazardous as going too fast. IMO
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:53 PM   #14
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:01 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by kerrlakelover View Post
...running 55mph with people actually slamming on the brakes as they ran up behind someone running 55 on the 70mph interstate. So, too slow and cautious can be just as hazardous as going too fast. IMO
IMO, if people are slamming on their brakes, they must have been dozing, daydreaming, texting, etc. as an rv is not something that is not easy to see from quite a distance away. I will continue to run 55-65 on interstates regardless of the other traffic going 70-90 or whatever. Guess who gets ticketed if I get hit from the rear while traveling 55-65? May tear up the camper, but that's what insurance is for. Hopefully no one in my vehicle gets hurt. JMO
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:09 PM   #16
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Pretty much 65 max here.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:14 PM   #17
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In my limited experience so far, it has been 60-65 for me. I plan to keep it that way. My only speeding tix were back when I was in college. When I started a family everything changed.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:23 PM   #18
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I govern my speed by the tire ratings on what I'm towing...mine are ST's and max I typically run 62-65mph and the Duramax hums along at 1800rpm
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:08 PM   #19
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I have no issue when people with trailers, travel at the posted limit or even below but I wanted to share a story from a few weeks back. I was traveling on a two lane highway towing nothing. Many vehicles ahead of me was a huge 5th wheel / pick-up truck combination. The road was busy and slightly curvy with few passing opportunities. In these sections of the highway, we were going 50 mph in a posted 55. Occasionally, there would be sections of highway that would change into a two way, four lane divided highway. The guy with the 5th wheel would then speed up to 70+ in these sections (still 55 mph) making it very difficult for the long line of cars to pass. Once we left the section of road with passing opportunities, we would go back to 50mph. It would have been nice if this person had committed to their 50mph speed in the areas where it was safe to pass. At least commit to the lower speed in passing areas long enough for others being held up to get past. I never got close enough to pass this person, eventually we went in different directions.
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