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Old 08-16-2020, 10:16 PM   #41
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I hope he doesn't have 'China Bombs' on his TT. Trailer tires aren't usually rated for speeds above 65MPH, so those 'China Bombs' just explode even though no one is EVER exceeding their rated speed. We decided that when we bought our TT, we were going to avoid freeways and experience surface highways and back roads. We get a lot better gas mileage and we see a lot more. If we are just flat in a hurry, we will fly.
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Old 08-17-2020, 12:42 PM   #42
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Wife is driving and I am just watching the scenery go back. When a truck and TT passed by. I had to do a double take to make sure I was not seeing things. Because of traffic they slowed down and then passed us again. We are doing 68 mph and they flew past us.Attachment 236702

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Why are you doing 68 mpg if you are towing a TT?
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Old 08-17-2020, 01:07 PM   #43
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In some states it is legal in 5th Wheel trailers.

Travel trailers it is illegal in all 50 states.

More rules you may or may not be aware of:

https://www.tripsavvy.com/state-regu...o...%20More%20
the web site is wrong when it says the width restriction in TN is 8 feet, TN is 8 feet 6 inches and 13 feet 6 inches high. if they are wrong on TN what other states are the wrong about.
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Old 08-17-2020, 01:15 PM   #44
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My question is

Why are you doing 68 mpg if you are towing a TT?
Maybe because it's allowed in the state they're driving in.
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Old 08-17-2020, 01:27 PM   #45
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Maybe because it's allowed in the state they're driving in.

That is most likely true, but TT tires are questionable at those speeds. I was just wondering. None of my business. Anyways
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Old 08-17-2020, 02:23 PM   #46
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That is most likely true, but TT tires are questionable at those speeds. I was just wondering. None of my business. Anyways
If a TT tire is questionable at 68 mph then itís questionable at 30 mph. The good tires like Maxxis or GY Endurance are rated north of 75 mph.
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Old 08-17-2020, 02:31 PM   #47
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If a TT tire is questionable at 68 mph then itís questionable at 30 mph. The good tires like Maxxis or GY Endurance are rated north of 75 mph.

All righty then.
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Old 08-18-2020, 08:53 AM   #48
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Not legal in Michigan.
Not in a TT, but OK in a 5TH Wheel !!!
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Old 08-18-2020, 09:37 AM   #49
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My humble opinion is, no one should ride in any trailer period. They are not built with any protection against a crash. Nothing but thin fiber walls on 2x2 studs or thin metal framing. They blow up like a watermelon shot with a 357 magnum hollow point! Pushers are only slightly better. OK, don't start reading me the riot act for expressing my opinion. Remember, I'm from Arkansas.
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Unfortunately, motorhomes that passengers ride in are built the same way. Probably the same with ambulances, too!
How is it less safe than on a motorcycle?
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Titan Mike is right. That's why I don't ride a motorcycle on the road anymore. I believe that most new trailer tires are rated at 81 or 88 mph. Finally. One of the main causes of accidents on the road is speed differential. A trailer going 60 on the Interstate creates a hazard. I don't drive 75 very often, because of fuel costs, but feel perfectly safe doing so. I guess all those miles riding in the back of a pickup and riding motorcycles (when I was young) has warped me. I believe that a Darwin award was given to a guy who woke from his nap and stepped out of his trailer while going down the road at 65 mph.
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Old 08-19-2020, 03:11 PM   #52
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How is it less safe than on a motorcycle?
Now didn't I ask ya not to start pickin on us mountain folks from Arkansas. And I'm a 55 year long motorcycle rider too. And 55 sure ain't my age. Nothing is safe including jumping out of airplanes but I liked it! But, ifen I was to be ridding in a trailer being pulled by a car with someone else driving, well then I have no control over my fate. But when I'm doing things people think ain't so smart then I at least have control over how to correct the problem. OK, I'll go back and hole up in my compound now and try and stay out of trouble. BTW, love all the fun this forum provides and I'm keeping the humor in it the best I can.
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Old 08-19-2020, 03:17 PM   #53
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Wow! I am not sure I would want to be in that TT speeding down the road. However I have learned that it is legal in some states as long as communication is maintained.
It is legal in California but only with a 5th wheel and communication.
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In Wisconsin it is legal with a 5r only and there has to be binary communication. That means that both people have to be able to talk at the same time and they can hear each other. Like a telephone, not a two way radio.
I think you mean full-duplex communication, binary would be a switch with a light on the dash (like morse code)
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Most of us have seen a photo or two of an RV sitting alongside the road after an accident. Usually it's just a pile of kindling.
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Most of us have seen a photo or two of an RV sitting alongside the road after an accident. Usually it's just a pile of kindling.
The ones I've seen don't look like any kindling I'd want to start a campfire with.
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Most of us have seen a photo or two of an RV sitting alongside the road after an accident. Usually it's just a pile of kindling.
Most of the ones I've seen look more like the egg shell that has been discarded after breaking it into a frying pan. There's still enough intact to be able to tell what brand it was and the fact it WAS a TT.
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Most of the ones I've seen look more like the egg shell that has been discarded after breaking it into a frying pan. There's still enough intact to be able to tell what brand it was and the fact it WAS a TT.
Usually. One I saw on Hwy 97 in Northern CA had nothing above about 3 feet. Probably an older wood frame model.
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The ones I've seen don't look like any kindling I'd want to start a campfire with.
The smoke might be lethal, but I bet it would burn well.
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Just saw this driving down the freeway.

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Not legal in Michigan.


actually it is totally legal unless the law has changed really recently in Michigan
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