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Old 07-08-2016, 01:34 PM   #1
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How fast do you drive

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....
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In my younger and more na´ve days, I would drive 70-75. Now, I set the cruise control at 65 and that's it. Most trailer tires are not rated for speeds above 65.
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It depends on the tire, but most are rated for 65 max. If the tires are rated higher and he doesn't mind the hit in gas mileage, ok. Having said that, most people I've talked to that run that fast totally ignore or are oblivious to either speed rating or tire pressure. These are the guys that blow tires regularly and blame it on "China bombs"..never mind that they were rolling 75 mph and 10 lbs under inflated.
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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. TV is a 2014 Tundra 5.7
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What's the hurry? BTW most ST tires have a max speed rating of 65mph, exceeding that is asking for trouble. I like to keep my speed to 55-60mph (or less). There is no shame in letting traffic pass you up. I've caught myself going 70 and then I say "whoa" slow it down. 70mph isn't going to get to you destination faster if you are sitting on the side of the road with a blowout. Speed and improper inflation is the biggest cause of blowouts.
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Our truck and trailer likes to roll about 62 mph. It would go faster but I have 7 plus tons of inertia when hooked up. Why push it?
Our 6 speed is in 5 th gear at about 2500rpm. Just feels right.
On big Hills drop to 50mph but still rolling much faster than big heavy trucks.
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It depends on the tire, but most are rated for 65 max. If the tires are rated higher and he doesn't mind the hit in gas mileage, ok. Having said that, most people I've talked to that run that fast totally ignore or are oblivious to either speed rating or tire pressure. These are the guys that blow tires regularly and blame it on "China bombs"..never mind that they were rolling 75 mph and 10 lbs under inflated.
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.
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I try for 55 to 60 weather conditions and road permitting. I stay out of the "fast lane"
X2.........What's the rush !!!
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My plan is always get there before the ice melts in the cooler, cant have warm beer.

My happy spot is 70 since i upgraded to commercial rated tires, i wouldn't do that on stock junk.
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