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Old 10-04-2013, 07:03 PM   #21
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Looks like most of you ahead of my post is just like the road....since I go 56-58 mph and see lots flying by....I tow about a hundred miles when I move....so takes me almost a month to get to south texas from nc....and about 2 wks to get to fla.....if I make it at all...a huge tow for me would be about 220 miles....in one day.....more often I do about 0- 100 miles.....travel from one 12 dollar campsite to the next.....so cost me about 52 bucks a day when I travel....hmmmmmmmmm.....so only 12 a day when I don't.....lol guess I just do the math and smell the roses and camp in every camp ground.....good luck.....enjoy your travel....
ironically my truck seems to get better gas at 62-65 than 55-60....65 is is just a tic over 1500rpm in 6th
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:20 PM   #22
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We took our first, brand new camper out two weeks ago. We are just a little guy (19 feet total length), but as we passed a semi at about 65 mph in eastern CO, I put on my turn signal to get back in the right lane and got the flashing lights from the the semi. I got to flash back and felt like I belong. Ahhh to tow...
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:46 PM   #23
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We took our first, brand new camper out two weeks ago. We are just a little guy (19 feet total length), but as we passed a semi at about 65 mph in eastern CO, I put on my turn signal to get back in the right lane and got the flashing lights from the the semi. I got to flash back and felt like I belong. Ahhh to tow...
Word of caution, if you constantly tow at 65 mph, expect some future tire problems regardless of being a little guy with a 19 footer. 65 is MAX on st tires.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:59 PM   #24
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I to love to tow there's something about the challenge of it and getting to
Play with the rig setting up in a new spot is fun as well.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:09 PM   #25
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Word of caution, if you constantly tow at 65 mph, expect some future tire problems regardless of being a little guy with a 19 footer. 65 is MAX on st tires.
Well, yes and no.

Please see the following info on Goodyear Marathon ST tires from Goodyear:

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

Personally, I usually chug along right around 100 Kph (approx 62 mph)

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Do I enjoy towing our 831RLBSS?

Well, that's not an easy question to answer.

I don't fear it, but my setup is fine tuned to it so that takes all the white knuckling and whatnot out of it.

I don't like trying to wangle my way in to tight fuel stops. I could do without that.

I like carrying our rest stops and nightly accommodations with me wherever we go.

I guess I could say yes I enjoy it, but it's not the purpose of the trip.

Someone asked about CB usage. Yeah, it's still out there. Sometimes I listen to it and grab a few good bits of info. Other times I turn it off because of too many motormouths and foul language. The quantity (and quality) of traffic on the air varies from region to region.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:17 PM   #27
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Well, yes and no.

Please see the following on Goodyear Marathon ST tires:

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

Have read it several times and I still stand by what I posted. Sustained towing at 65 mph will lead to tire problems. Guaranteed.
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Have read it several times and I still stand by what I posted. Sustained towing at 65 mph will lead to tire problems. Guaranteed.
No worries, just putting the info out.

ya gotta do what gives ya the "warm and fuzzy"....
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:54 PM   #29
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I have always enjoyed the trip as much as the destination. DW wishes she could blink her eyes and be there (like Jeannie). A lot of times it can be more relaxing than when not towing because we have given ourselves plenty of time to travel.
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