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Old 10-14-2013, 10:21 PM   #11
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Try not to ever exceed 65MPH, usually run at closer to 60.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:14 AM   #12
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Between 60 and 65 mph. Sweet spot for the best mpg for me and I also feel safer at those speeds.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:26 AM   #13
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Like many others, 60 is about the top speed, unless on a very smooth and level road, and then 65 is max. Running 16" range E ST tires at 80psi on 11,0000# trailer.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:45 AM   #14
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60 MPH also.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:10 AM   #15
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Yup, tires rated for 65. I cruise a little below that. Neighbor likes to get there and has had several tire problems over the years. Just had a blowout that did some damage to the wheel well and fender on the TT. I bought TireMinder for the last trip. Still working out some issues with it but I believe it will be just fine and I do like knowing my tire pressure.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:41 AM   #16
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Like the others, 55-62. ST tires only rated for 65, I can anticipate issues faster, and I'm on vacation, what's the rush?
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:58 AM   #17
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Gas mileage for me is better at about 60 - 9.5 mpg. I like to say on back roads, 4 lane if possible. On the Interstate try not to exceed 65 but touch 70 once in a while. Mpg drops to 8.5.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:26 AM   #18
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60 most of the time, 65 max if I'm on a nice road with not too much wind. If I go over 65, things start to get a little wobbly and uncomfortable. The extra speed is really not worth it to me, I would rather just relax and keep it slower and not have to pry my fingers from the wheel when I get there! The 5 or 10 minutes I might save on my average trip is really not worth it.

I'm not new to towing, but I am new to towing a travel trailer, and it is unlike anything I have ever towed.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:23 AM   #19
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The speed always depends on conditions. But on the freeways I try stay around 60. I too do not use cruise, so I have crept up above 65 a few times, but I try to avoid it. As others mentioned the tires are speed rated to 65 mph. If I keep my speed down to 55 I will get 12.5+ mph, but I hate being so slow on the freeway, as I look at it as I am a potential hazard if someone behind me does not realize I am going so much slower than the rest of the traffic. Ultimately I never drive faster than what is safe for the conditions and for stopping abilities.
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I've already posted my speeds and just realized that the mpg figures some are quoting are all over the place which I hadn't really given much thought. But..............
now that I have; we just completed a 2500 mi trip, Houston to Grants NM and back. We averaged 13.5 mpg which I was really impressed with. Our 03 Expedition would have struggled to make 9.5 on this trip. Now I'm starting to wonder what I'll get when we upgrade to a 5th wheel which I'm planning for the spring (my neighbor says I'll have one before Christmas).
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