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Old 07-08-2016, 11:36 PM   #31
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Wow, you guys mostly drive 60-65, I drive 100
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Old 07-08-2016, 11:46 PM   #32
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I have ST tires rated to 75 mph (although manufacturer rep said they really should be run anywhere above 73 mph). My sweet spot is right around 67 mph. If I inch up to 70 the trailer let's me know she's hanging on tight back there, so I slow it back down.

Really it is about what are your tires rated for and how fast feels comfortable and safe to you when towing. If you start getting tail wag you are going too fast.

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Old 07-09-2016, 12:08 AM   #33
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My first RV 2017 FORESTER 2861DS ...I Like to always check the air in my tires cold..max is 85psi. I put 80 in them and check them once a month. I notice that that big E450 FORD runs good around 60 to 65mph. Have fun..stay safe GOD BLESS..
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:31 AM   #34
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75-80 or whatever the speed limit is. Usually 55-65 in the mountains unless its real foggy or bad weather.
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:44 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by NMWildcat View Post
Now that is one post with a lot of false assumptions and little facts. If you want to buy tires that are only rated for 65 and drive slower that is fine. But that doesn't make those of us that safely drive a little faster idiots.

OP... there are a lot of threads dealing with this already. Hopefully we don't have to keep beating this poor horse.

However, the last time I passed an electronic speed sign, while texting my senator, eating a donut and drinking a Bloody Mary, I snapped this photo.
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:50 AM   #36
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I try to keep it under 85 mph.
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:57 AM   #37
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I try to stay 60 - 65 MPH. Mainly because of the poor road conditions in our local states........ and stopping distances. It takes a LOT further to stop a truck and trailer than it does a car...........................


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Old 07-09-2016, 08:11 AM   #38
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My truck seems to want to run at around 72 MPH on the interstate, the RPMs are right around 2000-2100 at that speed in 6th gear. Any slower than that, my RPMs drop out of the powerband, and I'm downshifting to 5th for any little hill. E tires, inflated to 80 PSI, with TPMS. The fact that they raised the speed limit on the local interstates to 70 is a plus. Now for smaller, state roads, I'm usually around 50-55, in lower gears.
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:35 AM   #39
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Usually tow at about 5 mph under the limit, weather permitting. When traffic is heavy, as it can be here in the East, I adjust speed to keep a cushion in front. Also, I do all I can to avoid getting caught in a pack. When passing through a large metro area and traffic is very heavy, we will stop and get a bite to eat or just relax and stretch our legs for a bit.
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Old 07-09-2016, 09:02 AM   #40
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Arizona for trailers has an unposed speed limit of 65 MPH. CA has a posted speed limit of 55 MPH for Three Axles or more.


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