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Old 08-31-2014, 08:06 AM   #21
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I pretty much do the speed limit. I always replace my factory tires with higher weight limits as the ones from the factory are pretty much maxed out. I'm now at 5000 pounds plus in extra weight capacity. When on IH 10 west of San Antonio the speed limit is 85. I get my best fuel economy running 82 MPH at 1950 RPM. Its the magical max torque to HP to load for me. At 70 I get 10-11 mpg..at 82 I get 13.4... I know it's crazy.
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One other thing to mention... Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but unlike a car or truck, you should always keep your tires at the max inflation listed on the sidewall.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:45 AM   #23
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One other thing to mention... Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but unlike a car or truck, you should always keep your tires at the max inflation listed on the sidewall.
Yes, very good point.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:47 AM   #24
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We have been told by our good year dealer that RV tires are only rated for 65 mph unless they are on a motor home
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:35 PM   #25
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One other thing to mention... Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but unlike a car or truck, you should always keep your tires at the max inflation listed on the sidewall.

Thanks. I'll check with my better half to see if this is what he's been doing.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:40 AM   #26
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You know, as a young whippersnapper many years ago, I just wanted to go as fast as I could. But as the years passed, I learned more and more about all the things I speeded right by and never noticed. It took a while, but now I enjoy the trip, smell the roses and view the sights along the way, and really don't care whether I arrive at the campground at 3:00 or 3:10, or even 4:00, if you get my drift. My speed is 55-65, and many times we have spotted something interesting to stop and see, that we would probably not have noticed at 70 or above. Secondary roads are also much more enjoyable than the interstates, where all you see are trees and trucks. Bottom line - the camping experience starts when we leave home, and doesn't end until the rig is parked back at home.
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I pretty much do the speed limit. I always replace my factory tires with higher weight limits as the ones from the factory are pretty much maxed out. I'm now at 5000 pounds plus in extra weight capacity. When on IH 10 west of San Antonio the speed limit is 85. I get my best fuel economy running 82 MPH at 1950 RPM. Its the magical max torque to HP to load for me. At 70 I get 10-11 mpg..at 82 I get 13.4... I know it's crazy.
Your ST trailer tires are still only rated for 65 mph. Have you thought about that extra 2.5 tons if you have to nail the brakes in an emergency?
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We avoid interstates when possible. NEVER use IH 35 from Dallas to San Antonio, unless its between the hours of midnight to 6AM. I drive 50 miles out of the way to avoid but my attitude is 1000 percent better, and I think my drive time is shorter. IH 10 west of SA is great and scenic. Avoid IH 10 between Beaumont and west of Houston. If I have to go thru Atlanta ...I'll boondock until midnight..drive thru then , after about two hours, boondock on the other side. We will only stay at Walmart, Home Depot or lowes in these areas though. We had a great trip on the Natches trace trail. Lots of great state and private parks.
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We don't have interstates here. Just a highway in the middle of the land. And it was pitch black outside so nothing to see. Again, I'm not sure where anyone was getting that we wanted to rush, I was only checking if we could go the speed limit on the road as I didn't know what the speed rating were on the tires and it's standard here to go the speed limit as it saves others from passing you and driving into the lane with traffic coming the other way.

I was just a little shocked that trailer tires weren't rated to speed limits in Canada since passenger tires are rated well over so I never expected there to be tires rated that much lower. Seems odd to be travelling that close the max speed most of the time without a large safety margin built in.

Our PUP trailers must have been the same but we only travelled on max 100 kph roads when we had it.

We know now anyway and also. We did have the tires at 65 psi. My husband followed the stickers on the side of the trailer for the tire pressure and it says 65.
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Your ST trailer tires are still only rated for 65 mph. Have you thought about that extra 2.5 tons if you have to nail the brakes in an emergency?
I'm not carrying an extra 2.5 tons, I just have that much extra carrying capacity.
So my tires are staying cool compared to hot when maxed out.
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