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Old 05-14-2017, 05:56 PM   #1
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Travelling speeds with 154bh (16ft.)

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I've always thought the max speed was "55mph for autos with trailers" [in California] but have not only seen people traveling much faster but have had people online say they are perfectly fine/safe travelling 70-75mph in their states.

Is it unreasonable to assume I'm safe doing 75mph with my F150 raptor pulling my small 2900lb. jayco?

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Old 05-14-2017, 06:02 PM   #2
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The scrawny ass tires aren't rated to go over 65. You probably "could" go 75 but if you sustain that speed for a long period of time the heat generated could cause tire failure.


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Old 05-14-2017, 06:19 PM   #3
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The scrawny ass tires aren't rated to go over 65. You probably "could" go 75 but if you sustain that speed for a long period of time the heat generated could cause tire failure.


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I should mention I have the baja edition, so the tires are actually quite beefy.
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Old 05-14-2017, 06:24 PM   #4
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Anything over 65 towing anything is just dangerous. Big difference in stopping distance between 75 mph and 65 mph. Plus beefy trailer tires or not most and I say most not all are rated for 65 mph max


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Old 05-15-2017, 04:05 AM   #5
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1st things 1st. Find out what brand tire you have and determine what speed rating they have. It only in the last couple of years that some tire brands have increased the speed ratings of their tires above 65 mph.

Do you really want to be pulling a trailer at 75 mph, even if the tires are rated for that speed? The faster you pull the trailer, the smaller the error of margin should something go south on you.

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Hello!
I've always thought the max speed was "55mph for autos with trailers" [in California] but have not only seen people traveling much faster but have had people online say they are perfectly fine/safe travelling 70-75mph in their states.

Is it unreasonable to assume I'm safe doing 75mph with my F150 raptor pulling my small 2900lb. jayco?

Thanks!
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:59 AM   #6
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Speed Kills especially towing a long box behind a short truck. I know this is a generalized statement but having investigated accidents for over 27 years speed and driver inexperience is quite often a contributing factor...
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If you have ST tires they will be rated 65 mph max. The speed rating is molded into the sidewall.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:32 AM   #8
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If you have ST tires they will be rated 65 mph max. The speed rating is molded into the sidewall.
What he said about ST tires. X2.

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If you have ST tires they will be rated 65 mph max. The speed rating is molded into the sidewall.
Depends, if there is no rating, then yes it is 65mph, but some newer tires now have an actual speed on them, I just got new Carlisle Trail HD and they are rated at 83mph on the sidewall.
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If you are going to go over 65 would you post a note to give us all a heads up as to where you'll be - thanks.
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