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Old 10-08-2016, 09:35 PM   #31
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Why would you get upset with someone passing your struggling truck going up a long hill, that doesn't make any sense?
Maybe it was the "with traffic coming the other way" part. Now, annie oakly has to slow down to let them in before they kill somebody.
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:13 PM   #32
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Two wrongs don't make a right. Too much trailer for the truck, regardless of the numbers and brand on the side. If you are unable to maintain close to the speed limit (within 5 mph) you need a smaller TT or more capable TV. This caused the initial slow moving hazard but does not exonerate the idiot passing on the double line into oncoming traffic.

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The truck is a 1995 dodge 2500, one ton, it is just slow, Full load of water, If I do not get a good run up the hill, Speed limited 60k just before the hill up.
The only reason I was concern about the safety of this person trying to pass me on a double white line with traffic coming the other way.
It I could of moved over then I would of.
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:43 PM   #33
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Unfortunately the tires on most of the Jayco TT's are only rated for 65mph. If I'm towing through a 75mph (or faster) roadway, there's nothing I can do about those tires. I ignore what's happening behind me honestly. They can wait and there's nothing I can do about it anyway. I'm not an A** though so if I have an opportunity to pull over safely, I'll let the train of vehicles behind me pass when I can.
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Old 10-12-2016, 02:28 PM   #34
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That's scary when people are towing 70 mph or faster. I am trying to keep distance from those drivers.

In California there is 55 mph limit for towing, and I am very happy about this. I am from Europe where in most countries the speed limit is around 50-55 mph when towing.
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Old 10-12-2016, 03:00 PM   #35
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Maybe I should put one of these on my rear bumper.
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Old 10-12-2016, 03:17 PM   #36
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Maybe I should put one of these on my rear bumper.
I saw a fiver with a similar sign attached to the roof ladder just the other day. It said "Caution, 55 mph". I wish I had been able to get a pic, but I was alone and the road was challenging. At least enough that I didn't want to be fiddling with my phone to get a pic.

I have also seen a sign on the back of a big rig trailer that said "Caution, speed governed at 65 mph".

It would be nice if people had a little more patience for heavy vehicles towing. It's not just the ones who take a grade slow, it's everywhere. I see it constantly. People just don't understand or care what it takes to safely operate a heavy vehicle. Sometimes I think it's a true testament to many of the OTR truckers that we don't have more highway deaths than we do. Granted, some are no good, but I can't imagine how many times a day they avoid splattering some one having an ID10T error.

I've even gotten the ol' one finger salute and tantrum for (gasp!) driving the speed limit while towing!! They got all upset because I didn't move to the shoulder (which is littered with all manner of harmful debris), in an area where there are passing lanes every few miles specifically designed for him to pass me!
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Old 10-12-2016, 03:21 PM   #37
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I`m not driving over 65 even if there`s a train on my rear bumper.
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Old 10-28-2016, 12:52 PM   #38
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That's scary when people are towing 70 mph or faster. I am trying to keep distance from those drivers.

In California there is 55 mph limit for towing, and I am very happy about this. I am from Europe where in most countries the speed limit is around 50-55 mph when towing.
Stay out of Colorado on a summer weekend then. Here in the eastern half of the state, I see them doing 75 and even higher regularly. Usually on the freeway between Denver and Lake McConaughy in Nebraska. Sometimes with a 5th wheel and then a boat behind that.
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It was just wrong...

I have towed RVs for so long that approaching slow vehicles from behind doesn't bother me unless they insist on occupying the fast lane permanently. I understand what they are going through. Most steeper hills have a slow lane for heavy vehicles, and I use that. There are times I just can't get my 24000 lb rig up to 65 mph while climbing hills, even with 600 ft lb of torque to use. It's not my obligation to destroy my drivetrain while trying. So, I drive at my comfortable pace, which is usually between 62-65 on flat multi-lane highways, and something slightly under or at the speed limit on slower roads. I'll pull over if I have 4 or 5 vehicles stacked up behind me, unless it's on a really steep hill where I will struggle to get going again. Momentum is our friend with heavy vehicles, and it often pays to try to keep whatever momentum you already have.

I have had people become annoyed for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Two lanes each way, and some idiot has to change lanes to pass when he is over the speed limit and I'm crawling along in the right lane. He gets mad and cuts me off to the point I have to jam on the brakes to avoid him taking out my left front wheel. It's happened twice I can recall with this rig, and I just have to wonder what sort of jerk does something that vindictive and stupid.
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BTW, the first page of this thread is hysterical!!!
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