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Old 01-29-2015, 04:59 AM   #1
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How Fast to Drive?

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?

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Old 01-29-2015, 05:08 AM   #2
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I've learned the hard way to keep my speed limit not go above 60 mph (single axle tt).
And I'm the same, always like to keep plenty of space in front and is annoying when drivers think that space is for them.

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Old 01-29-2015, 05:29 AM   #3
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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, 05:30 AM   #4
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I usually run right at 65. That usually keeps me in line with the majority of traffic and prevents the line of traffic behind me.
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:39 AM   #5
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Rick - I'm right there with you. Not out to prove (or test) the max speed, handling, and stopping abilities of my TV and TT. Just camping. If I did not have time to go on a trip safely, I would stay home.
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:08 AM   #6
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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, 07:10 AM   #7
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65 mph here also.
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:19 AM   #8
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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, 07:20 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:42 AM   #10
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My target is 62 mph but I'm good with anything between 60-65. Mpgs drop noticeably over 65 on mine.

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