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Old 05-31-2016, 01:58 PM   #21
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70mph! Really?
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Old 05-31-2016, 02:07 PM   #22
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70 is the new 55.

If you can't drive 70 through Los Angeles, the people driving 90 will run you down. (Or get mad and shoot at you).
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Old 05-31-2016, 02:11 PM   #23
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I find it interesting that people buy really big trucks so they can pull a trailer at 70 MPH.

I bought the smallest F150 I could to pull the 26 foot trailer at 55 MPH and it works just great.

Must be fun watching the gas gauge drop as you drive
SO YOU ARE THE ONE everyone has to slam on their brakes to avoid on the freeway
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Old 05-31-2016, 02:17 PM   #24
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I didn't have time to measure at its pouring rain but it does look nose high to me. I'll just the hitch and give it another go. Thanks for all the help.




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Old 05-31-2016, 02:36 PM   #25
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NICE RIG! It couldn't be that far off, but adjusting the hitch is the first thing I would try also.
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Old 05-31-2016, 02:52 PM   #26
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I find it interesting that people buy really big trucks so they can pull a trailer at 70 MPH.

I bought the smallest F150 I could to pull the 26 foot trailer at 55 MPH and it works just great.

Must be fun watching the gas gauge drop as you drive
A little off topic and I haven't read every single thread on this site but I have not seen one where a person was looking at a TV for the purpose of towing fast. That was a secondary topic (a good tv to maintain highway speed) but not primary. I have read a bunch where the truck was undersized........... My diesel gauge drops as I drive just like everyone else. If yours doesn't drop it may be broken........

To the OP as stated I would measure and adjust the height. A small adjustment has a huge impact especially in longer trailers.
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I'd also bet your trailer tires maybe only rated for 65mph and be sides driving 70 with a rig like that just invites accidents. Consider stopping distances. . Later RJD
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SO YOU ARE THE ONE everyone has to slam on their brakes to avoid on the freeway
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Old 05-31-2016, 03:57 PM   #29
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lots of new trailer tires are now rated for 75 mph . doing 55 in a 70 /75 posted zone can get you hurt and cause accidents . if you can't do stay with 5 mph of posted limits get off the hwy and take a secondary route
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lots of new trailer tires are now rated for 75 mph . doing 55 in a 70 /75 posted zone can get you hurt and cause accidents . if you can't do stay with 5 mph of posted limits get off the hwy and take a secondary route
Every Interstate that I have seen has a MAX/MIN (example: 70/40) speed limit. With two or more lanes. It would seem that there are 'fast lanes and slow lanes'. For you to say that "if your can't stay with in 5mph of posted limits" is a little over the top for one to say. I will drive in a safe manner for me and those around me and for my equipment. Driving crazy fast in heavy traffic and not having room to stop or slow down like a car will have you ending up on a tow hook because of the crash that you are in from going to fast. Drive the conditions. Keep your spacing, because people will continually jump in front of you (I guess you don't like that? Neither do I, but I know that is the way it is.) Keeping up with traffic is not goal #1, driving safely at a good steady pace is. Driving on secondary roads all of the time could be and sometimes is more unsafe than 10-15 mph slower on the interstate.
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