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Old 01-29-2015, 12:35 PM   #21
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Take a look at the Tires on your RV...all the ones I have seen (except for Class A & C's) say 65MPH Max.


I have a cruise control, and know how to use it It is set on 63 and DW & I are happy cruisers!
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:38 PM   #22
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We've driven our TT's quite a while, now and don't like to go too fast and always leave plenty of stopping room behind other vehicles, especially in heavy traffic. (And always annoyed at how cars like to zip around me and get into that gap I keep...grrrr)

Our highway speed limit is 75 in Colorado but I usually keep it around 60 or maybe 65 if it's level or downhill. Sometimes other RVers blow by me at 80-90.

So I was wondering what speeds ya'll drive at? Do our tires really get extra hot at 75 versus 65?
sometimes RVers blow by you at 80 -90 that's scary!
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:39 PM   #23
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:40 PM   #24
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Take a look at the Tires on your RV...all the ones I have seen (except for Class A & C's) say 65MPH Max.


I have a cruise control, and know how to use it It is set on 63 and DW & I are happy cruisers!
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The time gained at 70 is offset by the fuel cost at the lowered mpg. 60 is good and amazingly in 8000+ miles of towing in the last year, we found most vehicles give us the right away when we are changing lanes. Now, I turn my signals on in plenty of time but have yet to be cut off by another vehicle. We have not had cars fill the space in front of us and I do At least one vehicle length between my front end and the vehicle in front of me. We must be lucky....or I must look dangerous.

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Take a look at the Tires on your RV...all the ones I have seen (except for Class A & C's) say 65MPH Max.


I have a cruise control, and know how to use it It is set on 63 and DW & I are happy cruisers!
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:23 PM   #27
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I remember those U-Haul trailers with the 45 max signs on the exposed wheel wells?
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Cruise gets set at 60 and away we goooooo!!
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:25 PM   #29
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Special Trailer (ST) Tire Speed Ratings

Industry standards dictate tires with the ST designation are speed rated to 65 MPH (104 km/h) under normal inflation and load conditions.

However Goodyear Marathon and Power King Towmax STR tires featuring the ST size designation may be used at speeds between 66 and 75 mph (106 and 121 km/h) by increasing their cold inflation pressure by 10 psi (69 kPa) above the recommended pressure for the rated maximum load.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...jsp?techid=219
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Towing I lock in at 62 mph and enjoy the cruse. May peak at 70 but not for long.
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