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Old 10-14-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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How fast do you drive

When I drive towing the trailer I usually do between 55 and 70 MPH. This depends on the highway being traveled. If you travel on 95 heading south the speed limits are up to 70 in places. Some of the other highways are in terrible shape and bumps everywhere. How well do you think they build these trailers. I know Jayco builds quality but , I wonder how many hard miles these campers can take.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:52 PM   #2
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How fast do you drive

I max out around 65...my TV could go faster, but I'm not comfortable going any faster.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
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Yep, I set things at 65 and roll on. I will say that the Michigan roads are so bad I wonder if I've taken years off my trailers life. I had to *sigh* so hard when we hit the MI border back from VA last month.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:58 PM   #4
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I tend to stay between 60mph and 65 mph when on the interstate. On some stretches of RT 81 I run under 60 as the road is really rough. I find that at those speeds I am running with the majority of the heavy trucks in the right lane. More important to me than speed is trying to maintain a reasonable distance between my TV and the vehicle in front of me.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:16 PM   #5
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60 - 65. I recently talked to a couple at a SP in OH. They were in their 70's and had been RVing or full timing for many years. We talked gas mileage and he told me he experiments with his rigs to find the optimum speed for mpg and that's the speed he drives. The rig he has now he drives at 58. I like his way of doing things, but I don't know if I have the patience to go 58.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:17 PM   #6
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I run 55-60 max
Not in a hurry to get somewhere, I just want to get there all in one piece :-)

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Old 10-14-2013, 08:48 PM   #7
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I run it at 60 as well, I don't use my cruise when pulling the trailer so sometimes I an a little above that but never over 65
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:25 PM   #8
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We run 55 to 60 most of the time. On a GOOD freeway maybe 65. If you happen to be towing in California the towing speed is 55. Just remember that the tires are rated for 65 unless you are running LT tires.
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Run normally at 62 unless passing somebody on the interstate.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:20 PM   #10
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Trailer tires are rated for 65, so I try to stay under. The problem is the truck is in the sweet spot between 65 and 70. If it's flat or down hill I'm usually 60-65. Uphill, I push it up to 67-68 to stay in the power band. If I let it get below 60 on any incline, it's downshifting or lugging.
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