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Old 03-06-2014, 05:36 PM   #11
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I try to drive at 55 to 60 in Montana. We don't have the best roads here, narrow, hilly, and sometimes rough. The truck traffic is usually faster than I am, but, so what. Drive at the speed you're most comfortable.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:01 PM   #12
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60 to 62 all the time on the freeway

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Old 03-06-2014, 06:23 PM   #13
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60 to 62 mph seems for me to be good on gas, comfortable, not hinder traffic, and be able to relax, and sip my coffee.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:28 PM   #14
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I have only traveled the east coast with speed limits up to 70mph.

A large majority of the time, I travel right between 62 and 64mph regardless of what the speed limit is.
Ditto.
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Towing 32' 5th wheel with Ford F350 6.2 gasser, 55 - 60 MPH on the interstate, when you start going faster is when you start getting blowouts since most camper tires are only rated for 55. No matter how fast you get there we are all after the same goal
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Towing 32' 5th wheel with Ford F350 6.2 gasser, 55 - 60 MPH on the interstate, when you start going faster is when you start getting blowouts since most camper tires are only rated for 55. No matter how fast you get there we are all after the same goal
Speed rating on mine is 65 MPH.

What size tire are you runnin?
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since most camper tires are only rated for 55.
I've never heard that most are rated to 55. Almost everything I've read is 65 with a few exceptions to 70 (Greenball ST tires, for instance).
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While I could drive faster, the "sweet spot" for my RAM 3500 Cummins towing our Cedar Creek 38FL is right at 65. Get a steady 10 - 11 MPG. At 70mph, fuel consumption goes down to 9mpg or less, depending on terrain. If you do the math, an extra 5 mph over 8 hours only puts you 40 more miles down the road.....who's in that kind of hurry?
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I've never heard that most are rated to 55. Almost everything I've read is 65 with a few exceptions to 70 (Greenball ST tires, for instance).
Yeah, sorry that's what I meant. I fat fingered while typing
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:56 PM   #20
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65 on dry freeways and normal traffic. Adjust my speed for whatever conditions warrant and I feel comfortable at. Not wrecking saves a whole lot of time.
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