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Old 07-24-2016, 06:58 AM   #11
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I stay below 65 as my trailer tires are only rated for 65 mph max. When I am camping with the family I am not in a hurry. Slow and steady wins the race for me when camping.
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Old 07-24-2016, 07:56 AM   #12
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62 for me, I might kick it up to 68 on open and clear Interstate such as I 10 from San Antonio to El Paso with its 85 mph limit

That said its not the speed you can drive, its the speed you should drive safely. All vehicles have a safety envelope, just make sure you stay inside that and you are ahead of the game. The critical factor of course is tires, buy quality and go for the highest weight and speed rating you can.
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:26 AM   #13
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I have a Greyhawk 31ss. 60 mph is where I lock it. Let them pass me.

It's also reinforced by this video. Jump to 2:54.

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I have a Greyhawk 31ss. 60 mph is where I lock it. Let them pass me.

It's also reinforced by this video. Jump to 2:54.

If you watched this, then at the end you saw another one "an RV crash to remember" below.

This is a dash cam recording the wind blowing over a TT. Suggest all watch it and think if it would be a good idea to RAISE the CoG on and RV after seeing this! Yet here and any forum there is always discussion about doing a "spring-over" or "axle flip". which raises the CoG.



https://youtu.be/kwOqARlw1EI
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Remember, it is not about how fast you can drive it is how fast you can stop. You may be able to drive 70 mph but your stopping distance is greatly increased when towing. DRIVE SMART AND SAFE!
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Old 07-26-2016, 05:49 AM   #16
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Due to limits of my toad, I can't run over 65. I set the cruise at 63. I can travel anywhere and don't ever have to pass anybody except slow trucks pulling a hill. They all fly around me. Doesn't bother me a bit.
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:46 AM   #17
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I keep the truck around 55-60 that is fast enough for me, If you do not like the speed I am doing go around. going up hills 4 ways on. going down hills 4 ways on.
Heading up to Kamloops for the week, it is going to busy on the roads Long Weekend, The trailer is up in Merritt already.
Leave early Saturday morning, going to be hot.
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:34 PM   #18
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I find that 5 under is my goal.

with or without toad I am personally happy.

I have cruised faster for reason, everything handled well, but I know that the MPH is suffering.

when I look at Google map and they say it will take 6 hours,,,, I know that I will take 7. I stop to nature calls, hungry calls, etc. five or ten mph means nothing to me. so what if I open my sundowner at 4 or 4:30 it still tastes good
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:20 PM   #19
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Slow and steady

I have a 17 year old gentleman's 1/2 ton GMC so our sweet spot is 55-60. Yes everyone passes us but we are retired and I don't care. We get more than 10 mpg so it's a win win.
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