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Old 07-10-2016, 03:50 PM   #1
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what is a safe speed for towing my Jayco flight slx 264bhw,,,,with my 2015 chevy silverado limited edition w. tow pkg,,,thanks all. ..Dealer is installing a electronic brake controller in my truck along with a WDH / Sway Bar..
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Old 07-10-2016, 03:53 PM   #2
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My 13 is happiest at 61/62 mph. Anything above that pushes the transmission temperatures to levels above 200* and I don't like that. Your trailer tires are only rated for 65 mph.
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thanks a bunch,, seen too many videos of trailer mishaps....
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:48 PM   #4
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Welcome and congrats on the new rig!!!

As mentioned, a lot of the trailer tires are only speed rated to 65mph. Carlisle and Maxxis (from what I understand on the Maxxis) are one of the very few that have a higher speed rating.

Always make sure you have the tires inflated to max cold sidewall pressure. It seems a lot of the tire issues are pressure related.
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[QUOTE=need-a-vacation;427066]As mentioned, a lot of the trailer tires are only speed rated to 65mph. Carlisle and Maxxis (from what I understand on the Maxxis) are one of the very few that have a higher speed rating.QUOTE]

They might have a higher speed rating but really when your pulling a house down the highway things can go wrong in a hurry. Your families safety has to be worth something to you
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As mentioned, a lot of the trailer tires are only speed rated to 65mph. Carlisle and Maxxis (from what I understand on the Maxxis) are one of the very few that have a higher speed rating.QUOTE]

They might have a higher speed rating but really when your pulling a house down the highway things can go wrong in a hurry. Your families safety has to be worth something to you
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FWIW, Maxxis don't have a higher speed rating.
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As mentioned, a lot of the trailer tires are only speed rated to 65mph. Carlisle and Maxxis (from what I understand on the Maxxis) are one of the very few that have a higher speed rating.QUOTE]

They might have a higher speed rating but really when your pulling a house down the highway things can go wrong in a hurry. Your families safety has to be worth something to you
I couldn't agree more! Especially if you are at the higher end of your towing limits or are new to towing some thing this long and large behind you...
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As mentioned, a lot of the trailer tires are only speed rated to 65mph. Carlisle and Maxxis (from what I understand on the Maxxis) are one of the very few that have a higher speed rating.QUOTE]

They might have a higher speed rating but really when your pulling a house down the highway things can go wrong in a hurry. Your families safety has to be worth something to you
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X2

FWIW, Maxxis don't have a higher speed rating.
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I couldn't agree more! Especially if you are at the higher end of your towing limits or are new to towing some thing this long and large behind you...
I noticed I left out part of what I have posted numerous times in other threads:

My crazy thinking is I would rather have a tire with a higher speed rating when towing at ~65ish (what I usually tow pending road conditions, weather, etc.... I have no problem going slower if needed!!!) vs a tire that is only rated for 65!!! Not so you can go faster, but for more of a "reserve cushion margin". No different than when I do replace our factory tires going up a load range from a D to an E tire. For more "reserve cushion margin" from actual loaded weight vs tire capacity....

TY for the Maxxis info....
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When I travel any faster than 61/62mph my gas mileage decreases drastically so that the few minutes I might gain per hour running at 68/70 mph is spent stopping earlier to refuel. When running on 55mph highways, I set the cruise at 54 to minimize lane changes and maximize gas mileage. When towing, speed kills gas mileage !
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:31 PM   #10
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I like to get places fast, but with our Eagle I tow at 60 MPH. Very comfortable and produces good mileage along with a buffer of speed for tires.
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