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Old 04-12-2016, 07:10 PM   #41
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Installed the roof tabs at the campground. Is an improvement, good enough to get 5 to 10 MPH depending on conditions. I bet, in a calm day, 60 MPH will be easy to travel.

Was able to sustain 55 MPH downhill with a severe crosswind.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:49 AM   #42
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Just pulled my TT with the 2016 Chevy Colorado with the V6 on a 450 mile trip. This truck is amazing. I was able to hang at 70 MPH, at 65 MPH, no problem. Sway and instability was kept to the low even none at all. Few occasions, tapped the 80 MPH while passing.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:55 AM   #43
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Most travel trailers and 5th Wheels come with Special Trailer (ST) Service tires.

Most (but not all) are rated to carry their rated load at 65MPH (Speed Rating).

Operations above that "placard" speed at (or near to) rated load invites catastrophic tire failure (again depending on how fast above rated speed you drive).

That is not to say that it will be immediate or even ever happen to you.
Just that it can.
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:03 AM   #44
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The other thing to consider is that the effect of the wind drag as you increase speed, can REALLY drop your MPG.

I'm so cheap that I squeak, so I tend to drive no more than 60 MPH when pulling. Besides... I'm camping, so I would rather relax and not be in a rush, like I am every other day of the year.

YMMV
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:12 AM   #45
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If you feel you must go faster than others while taking your family on Camping/Vacation Trips,install a Full roll cage and 4 point belts for Everyone! Youroo!!
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:16 AM   #46
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Point well made Youroo... I love it!

I can just see some of those old Winnies that always think they need to have it to the floor and fly by everyone, with a full rollcage and racing, bucket seats inside

does anyone know how to strap a baby seat into a racing bucket??
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:26 AM   #47
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My personal promise is to tow at 60mph - . Stay in the 55 to 65 range...constant at 60. Better gas mpg, better tow control, within the tire limits....Towing is not simple driving. A change of mind-set helped me. A mile a minute is not slow. . . those wanting to travel faster, can pass.
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:47 AM   #48
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Well, is not that I am competing in a race. Was pretty much a shakedown trip and see what is capable. Yes MPGs drops like a rock. 70 MPH got me around 10 MPGs and 65 got me about 13 MPGs. My biggest fear was about instability at a safe cruising. At least I know the limitations and 65 MPH seems to be a good speed to chug along. That I could bumped to 85 MPH, sure, why not but I see no reason to be near that. One neat thing is if you get back on a semi trailer and is doing a speed that you are comfy with. The draft will give you at about 4 more MPGs and I was not at its rear bumper; I was a decent distance from it. Another thing, when passing a rig, experienced very minimal sway, if so, it was controllable on a predictable manner. Seems the Reese DWH is doing its job really well.
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I never exceed the speed limit, Usually around 65 if traffic will allow
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KnP - Why the hurry? Do you realize what happens with a blowout at speeds like that? The danger is not only to you and yours, but to mine and ours. Slow down and smell the roses. The adventure is in getting there.
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