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Old 05-03-2016, 09:08 PM   #1
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What speed do you Tow?

We've been camping for 10 years now and I have always towed around 67 on the interstate and find it very comfortable. With our new setup of a 2015 Ram 3500 SRW 6.7 diesel and 2016 Eagle 321RSTS it is very smooth and even my wife says "it seems like we are going really slow". At 67 we pass some campers and others pass us but I don't worry about that.

What speed does everyone else tow at? I still plan on my 67 as this truck will stay in 6th most of the time and occasionally downshift to 5th on bigger hills. With the 3.42 gears it is only pulling 1400 RPMs at 67 in 6th.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:11 PM   #2
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Darn auto correct changed tow to row and it won't let me edit the subject...
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:13 PM   #3
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Darn auto correct changed tow to row and it won't let me edit the subject...
Hopefully Norty will be along soon and help with the title! Lol

About 67ish here also.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:13 PM   #4
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I've always set my cruise at 64MPH.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:18 PM   #5
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Pretty sure if I did row it would be around 67 also.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:37 PM   #6
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Wow, I can only row about 4mph. You are really fast! LOL
I tow at about 62mph for best gas mileage.

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70, but only after upgraded tires on trailer.
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I've been in a ride before, where the TT rules. 55 is what I do, no matter what.

Once in a ride, u will never do 65.
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:00 PM   #9
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60, but I'm a weekender and generally travel less than 100 miles to a couple of my favorite campsites. Have ran it 65 on the interstates when I used to travel a lot further from home base.
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Owned two TTs and two motorhomes. I've traveled at 55, 60, 65, and 70+. Don't much like anything over 65, and don't feel the need to do so any longer. Have always felt stable and remained very attentive at any speed, but don't ever want to get involved in any accident at any speed. I know my reaction time isn't what it used to be (was lightning fast, but not any more). So, 60-65 is plenty. Doesn't much matter what sort of rig it is, as heavyweights all have longer stopping distances and limited maneuverability. Currently, our Seneca and Jeep LJ combination has plenty of stopping power, but I feel no need to push the limits. Your best fuel mileage will be in the peak torque range, whether gas or diesel. That's the sweet spot for flat ground. I have found diesels to be happiest just under 2k rpm for peak efficiency (1700 to 1800 or so). Gassers a bit higher, maybe 2500 or so. Whatever gets you there in one piece with enough left over for a few nice dinners and a cold beer is good.
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