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Old 07-10-2016, 11:54 AM   #91
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I would find myself in the ditch by driving 50-55 thru Arizona / Texas on I 10. Z-Z-Z-Z-Z
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:29 PM   #92
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62mph with a toad, feel comfortable there. I just sit back and keep it between the lines ~300 or so miles per day.
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:49 PM   #93
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Latest info from AAA notes that the speed limit while towing is all over the map (literally):
Check: Trailer Speed Limits - AAA Digest of Motor Laws


In this litigious age, getting into an accident when exceeding your equipment's limits (tires, weight, speed, etc.) may be very costly. Remember, the computers on vehicles record how fast you are traveling...

Saw this on a site:

While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed (or range of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases rapidly speeds above 55 miles per hour. Just slowing down from 65 mph to 55 mph can increase your miles per gallon by as much as 15 percent.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as a rule of thumb, you can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.21 per gallon for gas (at $3.00 per gallon).
So, the Fuel Economy Benefit of driving slower is between 7 and 23 percent. The equivalent gasoline savings is $0.21 to $0.71 per gallon.


Let's take two hypothetical drivers, Bill and Bob. They need to go 60 freeway miles from City A to City B. Both cars get 30 miles per gallon if the driver stayed at 55 mph, the posted speed limit.
Bill travels at 55, but Bob speeds and does 75 mph - wanting to get there sooner.
At 75 mph, it would take Bob about 48 minutes to reach the destination.
At 55 mph, it takes Bill about 65 minutes to reach the destination.
At 55 mph, Bill used 2 gallons of gasoline. At $2.80/gallon, that's $5.60 to drive the distance.
At 75 mph, Bob would use 2.5 gallons of gasoline. At $2.80/gallon, that would be $7.00 to go the same distance.


But it cost Bob $157.00 and he got there AFTER Bill! WHY?

Bob was ticketed for speeding! $150 is the average speeding ticket in the U.S. And if he had been going 80 or higher the fine could have been even more, and he may have had to appear before a judge, cited for reckless driving and even ended up spending some time in jail.


For me, even when not towing, I set the adaptive CC for 65 and enjoy the right lane.
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:49 PM   #94
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I realize you were half-joking but what dark rationalizations you have!!! And what's funny in these threads is that when I complain about folks who drive 55 in a 75 everyone assumes I'm a speedster. We rarely drive over 70 while towing.


You want to know what I find amazing?

It's that fact that if an 80 year old geezer, who just so happens to be a senior member of this group said the same thing, YOU would have LYAoff. but since I am a newbie, I get the fifth degree for trying to inject some humor into a rather dull conversation.

I bet you never took the time to read the entire post about the SUV driver who was putting everyone on the road lives in danger by pulling a dangerously unbalanced load.

I am quite sorry, if you didn't feel that humor is allowed on this site, or should I say, that the only time humor is allowed is if the writer happens to be a senior member.

Actually, I am waiting for the FORUM POLICE to get on my case for interjecting humor, simply because I have not nor probably never will gain enough seniority here to be able to.

Have you ever wondered why so many newbies, come in seeking answers, never to return after they have received them? Its because of the way they are treated.

Is this a forum for all or just for the select few? At times it reminds me of a senior high school clique...where no matter how hard you try, you will never be allowed in.

so much for the rant and my trying to offer any help.

later and be happy another person has been run off.
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:54 PM   #95
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If you are trying to be humerous, then use the laughing icon. That's why it's there!
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This happened locally last weekend. Washington State Patrol said the driver of the SUV was traveling to fast into a turn. Be safe out there.

7 patients involved in Hwy. 101 rollover crash near Olympia | KIRO-TV
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:44 PM   #97
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This happened locally last weekend. Washington State Patrol said the driver of the SUV was traveling to fast into a turn. Be safe out there.

7 patients involved in Hwy. 101 rollover crash near Olympia | KIRO-TV
Think they'll total it?

This is why I say never put your pets in a travel trailer while moving.
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:51 PM   #98
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Have E tires on TT but stay at 60-63 to ease stress on old driver. At 60-63 in slow lane of interstate I don't run up on slower vehicles in the FAST lane which would annoy me to no end. I hate slow vehicles in the fast lane, don't know why they live in the left lane! Drives me crazy; thus 60-63 in the right lane.
No humor intended.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:11 AM   #99
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Upgrade your tires.

My tires are rated for 81 MPH and up one load range from factory, so I don't worry about blowouts anymore. I find my mileage goes down dramatically if I drive 75 mph, so I usually drive around 65, unless I'm creating congestion of traffic. On a crowded highway, driving slow can cause accidents.

We towed from Ouray to Silverton CO, last month. Rated Scariest Highway in America. Speed Limit 25 mph, and that seemed a little fast to me. Narrow road with a cliff on one side.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:25 AM   #100
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with previous truck and trailer 62, Now it's 65 with the new set up.
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