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Old 05-15-2017, 09:26 AM   #11
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My Taskmaster tires are rated for 80 but I never tow over 60. I like a nice leisurely drive.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:34 AM   #12
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My Taskmaster tires are rated for 80 but I never tow over 60. I like a nice leisurely drive.
Are your Taskmaster tires 205/75/14 D and are they D rated?
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:34 AM   #13
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My Taskmaster tires are rated for 80 but I never tow over 60. I like a nice leisurely drive.
I agree! Arriving alive has always been pretty high on my list too.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:59 AM   #14
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Are your Taskmaster tires 205/75/14 D and are they D rated?
They are load range C, 50 PSI and speed rating M.
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:19 AM   #15
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I would concur with 65 max, although I have pushed it further, it's not safe. Getting to your destination so you can enjoy your time is most important
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:22 AM   #16
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Is it unreasonable to assume I'm safe doing 75mph with my F150 raptor pulling my small 2900lb. jayco?

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The state-wide 55MPH limit on interstates for Semis and vehicles pulling trailers is a California oddity, though a handful of other states have lower limits (60-70MPH) for trucks than passenger cars. Is the stated rationale specifically for safety? I assumed it was a hold over from the puritanical 55MPH fuel conservation era combined with California's poor air quality concerns?

Getting back to your question, you really cannot say you are safe in an absolute sense at any speed. It's all about the level of risk you're comfortable assuming for a given level of benefit. The faster you go, the higher the risk. Exceeding the design limit of components (tires, etc.) in your setup increases the risk at a faster rate. Moving faster increases both your frequency and severity of accidents, though moving closer to the average speed of traffic decreases the frequency of accidents somewhat (more benefit the greater the discrepancy).

Generally, a 65MPH limit is considered reasonably safe for Semis and trucks pulling trailers on at least some freeways in nearly the entire country.
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:17 PM   #17
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Thanks to all the responses. 65mph was what I assumed was reasonable. I've mentioned this to others in another forum who had posted they travel 70-75 regularly without issue and they scoffed at my "ridiculousness." So it left me wondering if I was of the minority that tends to stick to 60-65mph? Perhaps I was being overly cautious?

After all of your responses here I'm relieved to know I'm doing what is best and safest.

Thank you!
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I agree! Arriving alive has always been pretty high on my list too.
Something about arriving alive just makes sense doesn't it
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"Is it unreasonable to assume I'm safe doing 75mph with my F150 raptor pulling my small 2900lb. jayco?"

Yes.
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A lot of the HD trucks that are made to haul can easily tow an RV exceeding the safety rating of the tires of the RV; but "just because you can, doesn't mean you should"!

Safety First!! Drive to stay alive!
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