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Old 06-02-2011, 01:51 PM   #21
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We have a 2010 3065 and just towed it from Pennsylvania to Colorado & back last week with our 2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500, 5.3 liter gas, 4.3 rear end. Our yukon XL has 187,000 miles on it and this trailer tows like a dream...no problem going 65/75 mph on those flat roads heading west...but the truck will drop down into 2nd gear at 4500 rpm and 55 mph on a good hill just like it did with our old Citation trailer that was 500 lbs heavier.
You do know your trailer tires are rated to 65mph max and that numerous blow outs can attributed to driving over the rated speeds as it causes heat buildup.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:23 PM   #22
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No, I didn't know that...thanks for the heads up...glad I keep a close eye on my tire pressures. I couldn't find a speed rating on my trailer tires...where did you find that info?
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:56 PM   #23
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75mph pulling a trailer!!! shouldn't need a tire rating, that's an insane speed to be pulling a trailer.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:59 PM   #24
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Really...All I was doing was driving at the posted speed limit for I70 in Colorado, truck and trailer didn't seem to mind...went some 3400 miles in 6 days with no problem.
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:15 PM   #25
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i don't know what Colorado's speed limits are, but California restricts trailers to 55mph. i know other states don't have that but towing a trailer at 75mph seems too fast even in Montana.
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:49 PM   #26
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we towed our 3001 from Ont. to BC. Lost some speed on the high hills but no problems. We have a 07 F150 with factory tow package.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:23 PM   #27
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Just curious. Does anyone increase the amount of braking to the TT when going down steep or long grade? I would think doing this might take some of the load (heat) off the TV brakes.
My brake controller defaults to 5.0 and I was thinking about increasing it to 6.0 or 7.0 going downhill.
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:18 PM   #28
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I down shift to 2nd gear. Seems to help.
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