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Old 01-29-2015, 07:42 AM   #11
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I do around 60 no more than 65. The trip there and home is part of the adventure!

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Old 01-29-2015, 07:48 AM   #12
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Travel speed is always dependent on weather, traffic and road conditions but never above 65mph.


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Old 01-29-2015, 07:51 AM   #13
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I always kept it to 60mph when towing a camper...once I experienced a rear tire blowout on the TV while towing the camper, I had even MORE appreciation for traveling at 60 vs 75mph!
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:08 AM   #14
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i prefer 65 but as stated its all depends on conditions. i am a completely different driver when driving my MH. i leave any aggressive drivers alone and if they cut me off oh well. i can't do anything about it. A blast of the horn only encourages the car driver to do something stupid. I try to drive with no ego but sometimes it's not easy. I tow a Jeep so my gross weight is around 33,000 lbs so stopping fast is not something I want to do. If you have seen a MH after an accident you know that its worth the extra time to be safe.
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:21 AM   #15
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I usually run right around 65. On my way home from work the other day I saw a transport delivering a TT (not FR), I was doing right at 75, and he passed me!
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:24 AM   #16
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Trailer tires are rated for 65 mp/h max (on a good day). I try to drive at or below 65 ish on a 4 lane and 60 ish on a 2 lane depending on road, weather and traffic conditions plus your getting the fuel economy of a Boeing 747 when you go faster.
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:56 AM   #17
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Seams most talk of max posted speeds and who's exceeding it. I tend to look at the minimum posted speed, what gear I'm running in, and what mpg's I'm getting. This being said I'm a 53-55mph guy. I normally run 53 but I have seen minimum speed limits of 55. I see more traffic congestion in the left lane, weather I'm pulling or not, weather I'm at 70-80 or not. May the road all ways rise up to meet you....
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:05 AM   #18
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I run the speed limit or at whatever speed I feel is safe, which ever is less... And never ever over 65. Confidence can be your own worst enemy, in my opinion.

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Old 01-29-2015, 11:18 AM   #19
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Legally here in Ontario max is 62 mph (100 km/hr) so my max is 65 while towing. Mind a gap is always an issue in heavy traffic but just need to adjust and take it easy...
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:34 AM   #20
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The "sweet spot" for my truck towing seems to be the 75 mark, but I prefer to keep around 65 because of the trailer tire speed rating. I will hit 70-75 to complete a pass then back it down again. I was holding the 75 mark for an extended period on new tires and had a blow out, so my reasoning was yeah, they got too hot. Really, on a trip that 10 mph difference is gonna make what maybe 30 minute total difference on a 10 hour me, thats no big deal.

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