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Towing speeds.

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty' started by Blanked, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Blanked

    Blanked Junior Member

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    I am amazed at people towing 75- 80 in the fast lane theses days. This was unheard of 30 years ago and now it’s the norm. Doesn’t anyone pay attention to the trailer tire blow outs due to heat?
     
  2. U&A

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    True,

    Most every trailer tire is not even rated to go that fast but you “can” get tires on your trailer rated for that speed


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  3. R.L.K.

    R.L.K. Senior Member Supporting Member

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    Crazy you posted this now , on my way home yesterday I was doing 65mph and an f-250 passed me with a Large travel trailer probably 10k+ lbs and he had to be doing 80 mph ....what an idiot

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  4. sandawilliams

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    I tow at 65 mph. IMHO anything faster shows ignorance of all the hazards associated with a faster speed. I've seen too many RV's crashed on our highways due to poor driving and tire failures.
     
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    Most RV tires have a speed rating of 65.
     
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    Most RV tires have a speed rating of 65.
     
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    Good points...people who may be new to towing (or just ignorant) can forget how long it takes to stop at high speeds. We're all guilty of that from time to time, of course, or perhaps we once were, but dang, it should be common sense with a trailer!

    I think the other thing is having a truck capable of towing your load...that's why I'm still considering upgrading to an HD. My Reb is good for up to 10K, but if I really want to haul serious loads, I'll have to step up.

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  8. Farmingdales Finest

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    Great timely subject for me. I just got back from an elk hunting trip to Colorado. We drove from NJ to Steamboat Springs Co. with a round trip of 4300.

    We tent camped and was thinking about buying a smaller camper for our next trip but was curious what speeds were safe, how much it would impact gas mileage and how much additional time it would take to get there and home?


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  9. NewBlackDak

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    I don’t event do 65 anymore. I keep it in the 55-60 range, and I can usually squeak out 10-11 mpg. Doesn’t seem like much, but the difference between 7-9&10-11 can be huge when towing.


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    Same here. Anything over 65 for me is a legitimate 2mpg loss. Going from 10mpg to 8mpg is a big loss percentage.
     
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    What do you drive on I-15 and I-80 where the speed limits are 75 & 80? I took a trip down to Lake Powell a couple years ago and stayed in that 68-70 mph range on I-15 and seemed to match most other TT & 5th wheel pullers. Remember seeing a big diesel & 5th wheel come rollin' by me at around 80 on I-15 and 40 miles later there he is pulled along the side of the road with a blowout and the rear vinyl on his camper blowing in the wind. Most our state hwy speed limits in Wyoming are 70 anymore so 65 isn't so bad but jump on I-80 and those 80,000 lb rigs are blowing your doors off if you drive 60-65.
     

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