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Old 05-11-2016, 08:55 PM   #51
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The older I get, the harder it is to row very fast at all. �� And the older I get the less I feel a need to hurry. I generally pull about 60-65. Interesting thread.
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:03 PM   #52
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Never over 65. I have very precious cargo other than my 5th wheel
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:33 PM   #53
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The older I get, the harder it is to row very fast at all. �� And the older I get the less I feel a need to hurry. I generally pull about 60-65. Interesting thread.
Yep. I wonder if age and towing speed are an inverse ratio- younger, higher MPH; older, lower MPH. I'm 58 and drive 60... when I'm 60 will I drive 58?

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Old 05-11-2016, 09:35 PM   #54
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60 to 65 to honor the speed rating of my trailer tires. (except going uphill or in a head wind)

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Old 05-11-2016, 10:41 PM   #55
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Interstates in Idaho and Utah are posted at 80 MPH, but I still won't tow over 65 with my smaller truck, light trailer, and 13 inch tires. Still, quite a few campers pass me on the highway, not respecting the tire limitations on their rigs.
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Most highways in Wisconsin are 70 mph and it's not unusual for certain stretches to see everyone going 80. I occasionally find myself feeling the need to keep up with traffic when towing but I'm getting better at behaving myself. I keep it around 65-70 most of the time. If traffic is light and weather conditions are good I'll set the cruise at 75 sometimes. 75+ with a trailer just seems too dangerous to me and the other thing I can't do is waste all that gas. FWIW, I'm 34.
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Old 05-12-2016, 01:17 AM   #57
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Speeding... Not!

Towed my new rig 3 times so far. 65 for me is very comfortable, 70 is max, even though at that speed there is no discernible wavering.

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Old 05-12-2016, 04:09 AM   #58
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80-85... Just kidding! Our old 5er was only 28ft and towed at 70 on the interstate but the north point is a new ball game. 60-64 is all I'm comfortable with.
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65mph pretty much. 70 if the conditions are good.
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I have found that when towing many states require you to follow the speed limit for trucks. (semi's) This is the law in most states. I tow at 55 to 65 depending on the state. I have had tires blow at 60 (the original tires on my Jayco, (china bombs). It is not a fun experience.
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