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Old 07-09-2016, 03:43 PM   #51
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Curious how fast you drive while pulling your trailer? I think I remember reading to stay between 60-65mph? My husband wants to go 70mph and our TV can do it but I don't want to blow a tire....
My Duramax will pull our TT very fast but prudence keeps me at about 65 MPH. My TT tires are rated for 75 MPH.
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Old 07-09-2016, 03:52 PM   #52
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Wow, you guys mostly drive 60-65, I drive 100
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Old 07-09-2016, 03:57 PM   #53
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First of all, my tires are Maxxis 16" E rated, 10-ply ST with about 10K miles. I check their cold pressure every morning that we are set to tow out and I put them right at the mfg recommended 80psi. Additionally, I have a TST monitor set and I watch for erratic pressure or temp swings.

Ideally, I like to tow at the tires E-rated 65mph. BUT...I do consider primary factors road condition and weather. While the tires were somewhat new, I found myself cruising at 70 to 75 while driving along flat, straight, newly re-paved interstates in dry clear weather with little or no other traffic. The truck and trailer handled the higher speed just fine though the mpg dropped from 11.5 down to 10mpg.

Lastly, my wheels are rated to handle 110psi and I am considering my next tire replacement will be to Sailun commercial truck tire S637 235/80R/16 G-rated @110psi. Need to confirm with HiSpec that the wheels are ok for High Pressure.
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How fast do you drive

We usual keep it between 60-65
Helps the gas mileage

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Old 07-09-2016, 05:01 PM   #56
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The truck seems to like 67-68 mph for fuel economy. But if we're passing, I don't mind running it up to 75 if I need to.

The tires are rated for 75 mph.
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Old 07-09-2016, 05:27 PM   #57
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60 mph, 5th gear, just over 2000 rpm. Lowest trans temps and good gas mileage. 275 miles a day max. Happy hour starts around 4:00 pm. Retirement rocks!

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My exact sentiments. I usually set the cruise control at 60 and stay in the slower lane. I try very hard to limit it to a tank full of gas per day which is about 325 miles and that's enough. You're right this is supposed to be fun what's the rush. The difference between 60 and 65 is about 2 MPG and in the overall picture might cut a half hour out of your daily travel time not to mention the extra strain on the tires.
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Lock it on cruise control at 55mph. If you want to go faster, pass me !
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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.
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