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Old 01-29-2015, 01:34 PM   #31
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I remember those U-Haul trailers with the 45 max signs on the exposed wheel wells?
Those signs should read " drive it like you stole it, the last guy did"
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:43 PM   #32
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I like keeping my RPM's at around 2000, which is about 60-62 MPH in Drive (not overdrive). Seems like everything seems to work best at that speed and my gas mileage doesn't suffer.
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:13 PM   #33
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Speed is governed by your Trailer tires. If ST tires, then 65 is the maximum for trip. driving. Check your tires then go to the manufacturers web site where you will find the answer.
For us, we set the cruise at 63 and enjoy the ride. If I need to pass I'm up to 70 for the short time it takes to pass.
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:34 PM   #34
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Being new to towing, I don't go past 65, and usually, I don't do that except on the rare occasion I'm the one actually doing the passing. I've had 2 successful trips so far with our setup, so I'm in confidence/experience building mode. Looking forward to many more safe tows at the speed I'm comfy in!
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:54 PM   #35
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56-58 mph allows the fast traffic to pass quickly making exposure minimal...and seems like takes long time for next pack to catch me....and I still have not figured out why most of the same other trailers pass me 3 times when I stop at almost every rest area.
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:23 PM   #36
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60 to 65 is just nice, there is the odd time I might go to 70 but that would be short term, there are so many bad drivers on our roads these days, so, to stay defensive I just pick my comfort speed.
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:53 PM   #37
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We ride at 65 and slower uphill in the mountains. I don't let Sara drive much because she lets the speed pile up and before long she is going 80.
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:18 PM   #38
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Speed limit on 2 lane roads in Ontario is 80 kph or 50 mph, on rural 90 kph or 55 mph. The max i do on expressways is 60 mph or 98 kph. I just check with my co-pilot and she confirmed my driving speed.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:04 PM   #39
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go with the safe flow just cruise
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