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Old 04-06-2016, 12:51 PM   #21
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Retire early, drive slow. This from an old drag racer We live in California, 55mph limit, I always settle back to about 58mph, only hit 60+ when the outside temp is below 90 deg. heat is your enemy. If your trailer load is uncomfortable at 60+, it's telling you back off.
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:02 PM   #22
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Thanks guys, all good tips and advices. Most definte take note.

As I said before... my concern is not about going fast is about ridfing with the traffic without been a road hazard because I have to go way too slow.

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Old 04-06-2016, 01:08 PM   #23
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What tires are on your Colorado? Do you have at least the rear tires aired up to max pressure? If a p tire, may want to consider an Lt tire.
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:24 PM   #24
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What would be a good rule of thumb highway speed for a TT? The reason that I am asking is that my TT gets a bit dicey when getting close to 65 MPH. Checked my Weight Distribution Hitch adjustments to make sure they are correct; it cannot get any better, pretty much text book perfect.

Read countlless threads and seems to be an aero characteristic from dragging a box down the road tied to the rear bumper.

Can we say that 60 MPH is the top speed before encountering aerodynamic instability?

I set my cruise at 62 MPH and I have the adaptive cruise control which really makes it nice because if someone cuts you off or you catch up to traffic it automatically brakes. I found that speed to be perfect for my 30 foot TT and my 2015 F150 King Ranch. When I'm pulling, I want to relax not race to where I'm going or fight the wheel the whole way there.
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:28 PM   #25
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Safe Tow Speed

An often talked about topic with no definitive answer. Personally I'm rarely over 65 and then only on a big downhill straightaway. Even then I tend to gear down to stay at 65. 60ish is what I consider a safe speed but depends so much on your overall GCVW, TT vs TV etc. I'm all about getting there and back SAFELY for myself, those riding with me and others on the road. Safe travels.
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:53 PM   #26
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100 KPH (62.5 MPH) here. We have over 20,000 miles on our V-Lite and no issues at that speed.

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Old 04-06-2016, 06:48 PM   #27
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Depends on how fast I want to get there.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:43 PM   #28
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^^^This is how I determine my towing speed.
Perfectly stated
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:55 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by donniedu View Post
55. Remember those chinzy Chinese ST tires under your trailer are only rated to 65MPH.
Add to that --- 55 is the speed limit when towing in California. So, 55 to 60 is the limit for me.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:39 AM   #30
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The 55 limit in CA is almost a joke. Many times I was passed by a CHP while towing at 65. They never gave me a look. I was in the right lane keeping up with traffic.

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