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Old 05-08-2013, 08:42 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Slow down!!!

For the guy from Texas in the F-150 whom I passed @ 75 mph and then you passed me on I20 west of Atlanta. I Hope you and and your R-Pod make it home. The speed at which you were driving and the way that trailer was swinging around back there you might think to slow down a little.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:08 AM   #2
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I would caution at 75 also.....ST trailer tires are only rated to 65....
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:10 AM   #3
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I sneak mine up to 67-68mph. There's something fundamentally wrong about observing the speed limit. (I'm a Masshole, what can I say...)
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The sweet spot on our rig is 62mph and that's typically where I set the cruise control. Gotta admit I think of those Asian tires back there on occasion!

Not in a hurry to get anywhere these days; takes the fun out of the trip and I mean what the heck... I'm retired dang it!!!
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:58 AM   #5
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The sweet spot on our rig is 62mph and that's typically where I set the cruise control. Gotta admit I think of those Asian tires back there on occasion!

Not in a hurry to get anywhere these days; takes the fun out of the trip and I mean what the heck... I'm retired dang it!!!
Even the non-asian tires are only rated to 65. I was reading documentation from the Goodyear Marathons, though... it seems, if you weigh your rig and use their load table you can increase the PSI by 10 to go up to 75mph (as long as you don't exceed the maximum PSI of the wheel + tire).
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The sweet spot on our rig is 62mph and that's typically where I set the cruise control. Gotta admit I think of those Asian tires back there on occasion!

Not in a hurry to get anywhere these days; takes the fun out of the trip and I mean what the heck... I'm retired dang it!!!
My feelings exactly - we plan our trips to be about 200-250 miles a day and feel good at 60-62 mph. I went from Fort Worth to Lubbock and back about a month ago without the FW and even with the posted speed limit of 75 out there in that open country I stayed at 60 mph and enjoyed the ride.
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My feelings exactly - we plan our trips to be about 200-250 miles a day and feel good at 60-62 mph. I went from Fort Worth to Lubbock and back about a month ago without the FW and even with the posted speed limit of 75 out there in that open country I stayed at 60 mph and enjoyed the ride.
My sentiments exactly while towing. When not towing I like to run the speed limit in the car or empty truck.

We go either 200-250 miles or about a 1-1/2 tanks of gas. Being retired sure makes travel a lot less stressful with respect to time. We just set a day we need to get there, divide the miles by 250 and get the answer in days.
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There is a two lane highway we go down quite frequently to go to different spot and the speed limit is 65. I was doing about 60-62 and I had a guy with a cummins and about a 40 foot toy hauler pass me like I was sitting still. People don't have a clue sometimes on what can happen and it can happen fast. I know I want to get to my camp spot as quickly as possible so I can sit and enjoy but I am in no hurry either.
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My sentiments exactly while towing. When not towing I like to run the speed limit in the car or empty truck.

We go either 200-250 miles or about a 1-1/2 tanks of gas. Being retired sure makes travel a lot less stressful with respect to time. We just set a day we need to get there, divide the miles by 250 and get the answer in days.
When towing, we stick to 60-65 maximum. Every once in a while, I try driving by foot and find myself drifting up above that . Cruise control is the only way I go slow enough!

I claim we'll only drive 250 miles, but we typically end up at 350-400 miles and a grouchy family to go along with it for longer trips.
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The sweet spot on our rig is 62mph and that's typically where I set the cruise control. Gotta admit I think of those Asian tires back there on occasion!

Not in a hurry to get anywhere these days; takes the fun out of the trip and I mean what the heck... I'm retired dang it!!!

I agree, and I'm NOT retired. When I go camping I am expressly looking to get away from the stress and hurry-up mode of everyday life. Being in a hurry defeats my purpose. I have no reason to compete with those who want to see how fast they can safely tow their campers.
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