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Old 10-17-2012, 07:55 AM   #11
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I usually run at 60 mph without the overdrive!
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:59 AM   #12
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Set the cruise at 65mph and enjoy the ride. No need to go faster and it saves a little on the fuel also.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:04 AM   #13
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I run 60-65 IN overdrive and get the best mileage that way. I am well "in spec" for my truck and it stays in overdrive even on slight hills.

I have run over 65 (like 70) when it was unsafe to go slower (heavy fast moving traffic like the belt around D.C.) but NEVER do it "if there is any other safe option" and HATE it when feel I have to.

I do know what a high speed trailer tire blowout looks like and NEVER want another one.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:38 AM   #14
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I keep reading people stating there tires are rated at 65 mph - are you checking the actual code on the tire or relying on "internet gospel?"

My boat tires are this brand:
Greenball Tires - Towmaster

which I am very happy with BTW - are rated at speed "L" which is 75mph. That 10 mph is a big deal IMHO as most interstate traffic runs between 65-70.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:27 AM   #15
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I travel 65 mph. When we hit the road with the Crusader in tow, its always a deliberate event, so its planned out traveling at 65 mph. No need to rush, enjoy the trip.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:36 AM   #16
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Herk, just had one of those blowouts the other day, tire looked just like yours!

We also travel 60 to 65
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:32 AM   #17
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60 to 65 and no more, I have the tires that came with the new fiver and they are 15" D rated which is 65 mph rated.

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Old 10-17-2012, 12:22 PM   #18
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ST type trailer tires are speed rated at 65 MPH "by definition."
LT "light truck" tires have a separate speed code.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:27 PM   #19
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ST type trailer tires are speed rated at 65 MPH "by definition."
LT "light truck" tires have a separate speed code.
I am not sure where you have seen this, but look at the link I posted above. Those are in fact ST designated tires with an "L" speed rating which is 75mph.

I did quite a bit of research on this, and got a lot of good information from others on a boat forum I am part of. With many people pulling 6 figure boats around, they want the best tire they can buy.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:02 PM   #20
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ST type trailer tires are speed rated at 65 MPH "by definition."
LT "light truck" tires have a separate speed code.
Herk, here is a PSB from Goodyear about trailer tires...........

http://www.tirerack.com/images/tires...plications.pdf
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