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Old 01-29-2015, 11:39 PM   #41
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65-70 up to 80 or so when passing then back down and I still get passed like I'm sitting still at times.

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Old 01-30-2015, 12:34 AM   #42
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62 is the magic number
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Old 01-30-2015, 05:49 AM   #43
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Wow, a lot more response than I expected...thanks, everyone!

I do agree that getting to the campsite is always an adventure and fun! We usually are pretty tired from all the packing and checking and double-checking everything before heading out. Then, we'll go over stuff with each other to see what got forgotten. (And it seems something is always forgotten so we try to figure out what it is the first hour or so while driving...always SOMETHING!!)

One of these days we'll have a trip where we didn't forget anything!
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:16 AM   #44
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Right around 100 km/h which is 62 mph.
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:45 AM   #45
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62 MPH for me. The main considerations are fuel economy, safety in emergency situations, tire speed ratings.

I especially think about safety. Think about your ability to stop or especially to swerve to avoid an obstacle; far less than optimal when towing. Unexpected things happen; that's why they are called accidents.

Happy and safe camping everyone!
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60ish for me. On flats, I try. And stay in 4th. Any faster, it will shift into 5th.
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:19 PM   #47
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Your speed will reflect tire heat. I have and use an inexpensive infrared heat gun to check hubs and tire temps at all stops. I highly recommend having one.
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:29 PM   #48
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Yes, I'm terrified of blowouts while driving so researched and, now watching the prices of the EEZ Tire pressure/temperature monitoring system on Amazon to see if the current price of $269 (4-wheel system) comes down a bit. (Outstanding reviews on it on Amazon.)

We'll definitely have the system before camping season starts up this year.
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:56 PM   #49
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ST tires are speed rated. I run LT on my camper. That being said I do about 65, more comfortable not having to weave in and out of traffic. It seems to be a happy medium with the flow of traffic. Traveling through the mountains what ever speed going up a little slower going down. Camping is a relaxation so relax.
You are correct ST type tires have a Max speed rating of 65 mph. I suggest people consider this like they do their engine RedLine rpm. It may be possible to exceed the Redline but we all know you will end up paying for every second with a decrease in engine life. Tires are the same. Once you do damage they do not repair themselves.
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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.
I guess this Winter has clouded my memory, but my RPM's at 60-62 MPH is around 2500 which the Surburban and trailer seem to like although gas mileage suffers a lot. Even so, this life style of going where you want, when you want makes up for that.
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