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Old 03-08-2015, 10:26 AM   #1
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Speed Limit Towing

Sorry if this is a repeat. Do you tow your TT at the posted speed limit or do you pull it at a certain speed regardless?!?

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Old 03-08-2015, 10:41 AM   #2
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It depends on the situation. Sometimes I'll run the limit, but if traffic is heavy, or if the roads are hilly/curvy I may run slower.

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Old 03-08-2015, 10:41 AM   #3
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Unless you've changed the tires they are rated for a Max 65 mph. With that said I run at 60, better fuel economy for one thing. We're retired and never travel over 350-370 miles a day either.
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:48 AM   #4
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Most travel trailer tires are rated for a max. speed of 65 mph, and in most state (at least the ones through which I've traveled) set the RV speed limit at the max semi-truck speed. The towing "sweet spot" on my F150 Ecoboost is about 62-63 mph. I get the best fuel mileage there, the truck/trailer combo handles the best there, and I just feel most comfortable driving my combo at that speed. So I normally set the cruise control on 62.5 and then adjust it down according to road/weather conditions and local speed/traffic conditions. That's what works for me.
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:53 AM   #5
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I will usually travel the posted truck speed limit if I can unless its over 65 ... I don't want to go so slow as to cause an accident either lol
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:56 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
Unless you've changed the tires they are rated for a Max 65 mph.
x2. We are on Vacation...back off or go around us.
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:12 AM   #7
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In California it's 55 and chains MUST be crossed and I have been spot checked. But to answer your question I run 57-61 or follow the trucks and my tires are cool, balanced and rotated. I rotate yearly just before camping season begins and this way I can inspect them with a fine tooth comb.
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:39 AM   #8
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No faster than 65 for me. 60 if I'm dragging my boat behind the fiver.
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:52 AM   #9
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Usually in the 55-60 mph range for me. I try to enjoy the journey, and going slower helps me with that. Also, I believe that slower speed = less strain/wear&tear on the TV drive train, not to mention I get an extra 1 or 2 MPGs compared to driving at 65.
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:47 PM   #10
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The speed limit around here on most highways is 100 kph (~62 mph). If I'm on a 4-lane divided highway, I drive in the slow lane at around 95 kph (~59 mph), but if it's a normal 2-lane highway, I either stay with the traffic or go the speed limit, which ever is slower. No point in getting a ticket or causing an accident for going too fast or too slow.

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