Originally Posted by Campinken
Anything below 55 and I don't even know its behind me. Thanks folks. I've got a cross state trip coming up and I don't want to crush the steering wheel with my grip. Thanks
Jay flight G2 32 BHDS
Dry Weight 7855
Payload Capacity 1895
Hitch Weight 920
Ford expedition king ranch 2008 4wd
5.4 l. V8 300hp
Rear airbag suspension
9050 towing capacity.
I'd say then that you should try to stay right around that 55MPH speed.
Your TV, nor TT, was designed to be loaded up to or near max GVWR and run at "highway speeds".
Besides, a trip is just as much about the "traveling" as it is about the destination.
You should enjoy the sights along the way instead of having a death grip on the wheel and the 1000 mile stare out the windshield.
There's a LOT to see along the way.
The posted speed is the "limit" (or maximum) and is NOT the speed you have to maintain.
It is less than wise to push the limits while towing.
A few extra minutes of drive time is not worth the danger of trying to run "max speed" like a passenger car.
FWIW - I have seen SEVERAL wrecks in TX that were caused by nothing more than attempting towing at 70 or 80 MPH.
A 300 mile trip @ 60MPH takes only 5 hours.
The same 300 mile trip @ 75MPH takes 4.5 hours.
The 30 minutes saved is NOT worth the risk.
(and you will likely spend more than 30 minutes stopping along the way anyhow)