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Old 07-09-2016, 09:12 AM   #41
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I keep waiting on a post here that echoes the old refrain............."Montana has spots where the posted speed limit is "unlimited" small letters, those sign say "Fords, do the best you can".......

(Insert whichever brand you don't like the mostest. LOL)

It does amaze me how fast some of you drive pulling these things. I wish roads were electronically automatic, and everyone was forced to drive the same speed, with spacing. No more wrecks! And going through and around Atlanta might not be fatal, or so worrisome!!

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Old 07-09-2016, 09:26 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post
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.

Max speed with trailer in AZ is 75.

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Old 07-09-2016, 09:41 AM   #43
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I drive 105kph in Canada.

I recall one trip coming back from the USA, ( I was in my car) I was following a group of Rv transporters.

They were doing about 135kph. ( 80 ish mph?)

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Old 07-09-2016, 12:34 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by 2016251RKS View Post
I try for 55 to 60 weather conditions and road permitting. I stay out of the "fast lane" and try for a max of 300 miles a day. . . this is supposed to be a fun activity.
And that's the point.

My "sweet spot" -- mileage/power -- is 62 mph. But only on really good roads.

Our reason for RV-ing is to smell the roses. Can't do it at 70.

I have traveled at mach 1.6.......don't need speed much.
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Old 07-09-2016, 12:35 PM   #45
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55-60. Because what's the rush. But also RW 2608WS comes with 14" tires (c load/6 ply). They just feel too small for an overall 30' TT. Did 15k last summer out west with factory Constancy brand ??) but held up. So doing another trip on them this summer and that's it. I keep it @ 55-60 just to be safe. Sure would feel a bit better if I could find a reliable tire with a D load rating.
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Old 07-09-2016, 12:54 PM   #46
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My co-worker was pulled over by Washington State Patrol for doing 70 in a 70. The patrolman said that when towing a trailer, you must obey the posted "Truck" speed limit which is 60. His trailer is 28' long. He was given a warning.
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Old 07-09-2016, 01:00 PM   #47
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Back in 2008 on IH 20 in Ft Worth, we were going 70 and all of a sudden, cars behind us were pulling over to avoid the wood, metal, and rubber that I was distributing all over three lanes. $5153 later, I got new tires, balanced them, added TPMS, Nitrogen, keep them covered when camping, keep them on wood when camping. It only took me one time to slow down below 65. To each his own,,,,,me???? I err on the side of safety and we enjoy seeing more while on the road in a slower motion.
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Old 07-09-2016, 01:27 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by Taranwanderer View Post
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.
Same for my truck, its happier at 72 in 6th vs. 65 in 6th. 2500 vs. 2100 RPM.

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I keep it at 65 even though I upgraded to 75 mph speed rated trailer tires. No rush, going camping!
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Lock it on cruise control at 55mph. If you want to go faster, pass me !
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Old 07-09-2016, 01:32 PM   #50
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I go 60-65 in our Sunseeker 3170ds as we don't need to rush anywhere being retired. We don't like driving at night particularly and try to arrive at our destination park around 4ish and do all the hook ups and get settled. This works out great for us.

Always stay in slow lane even if the truck ahead is going a little less than I said who cares and I find it most relaxing hearing that Ford V10 humming along smooth as silk. I use only synthetic motor oil by the way.

Planning a trip this Fall along old route 66 and we are looking forward to it!


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