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Old 05-12-2016, 08:44 PM   #61
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:00 AM   #62
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I generally tow at the speed limit, up to 73 mph. I only tow that fast as I installed Sailun G rated tires with aluminum wheels which are identical to the Jayco wheels but have a load rating of 3960 lbs. These tires have a speed rating of 75 mph. I'm sure you've heard of or have had tire failures (and damage) due to the factory installed tires. Going up on the rating and running at full air pressure should help reduce the risk for me.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:10 AM   #63
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Here in CA it's 55, But I like to tow at 60
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Was doing about 62 about 20 minutes into my trip home from picking up the new fifth and had a blowout. Are these tires Jayco uses complete crap or just an isolated incident?


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Old 05-18-2016, 10:12 AM   #65
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Beyond tire capabilities, I think for each individual, and each set of conditions, the max speed varies greatly. Personally, I don't believe any trailer rig or motorhome with toad should exceed 70 for any reason, regardless of the relative skill of the driver or traffic conditions. If and when a tire blows out on the TV or motorhome at those speeds, it's probably less than 50/50 chance of avoiding a bad accident. As the speed drops, those odds change dramatically. I think everybody has to decide at what speed they are comfortable, and it is always advisable to be aware of speed limits. Unfortunately, here in Ca, that means 55 for anything being towed. That may work for a 73 year old with a 42 foot behemoth towing a Suburban, but for most alert people, I think that's too slow. I think it tends to encourage distraction and multitasking while driving, which isn't good either. I regularly exceed that. But these days, it's not by much. I am learning that the journey is half the fun.

So, I think there is a range of reasonable speeds, depending upon conditions, and there are lower limits as well as upper ones, which define safe and sane speeds.
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:51 AM   #66
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Followed a guy the other day on the interstate pulling 5'er. I know he must have been pushing 80...... Yikes!
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Old 05-24-2016, 04:09 PM   #67
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By the way, when we're done "burning" up the highway, we can always take our trailers to the travel trailer races....

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