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Old 08-07-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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How fast should I drive?

I own a great wolf bumper pull trailer. How fast can I safely pull?
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:53 PM   #2
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I believe it would depend on what you're pulling it with. Smaller vehicle slower speeds, but bigger vehicle faster speeds.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:54 PM   #3
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I don't pull a trailer, but to my mind while driving the RV, I am not in a hurry and thus I stay in the right lane put the cruise on 65 and enjoy the drive.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I'll let our trailer experts respond but answers will probably be all over the map with some feeling that 55/60 is the max reasonable speed while others will claim at 75 their rig is solid as a rock.

Hopefully you'll come down in favor of whatever speed feels most comfortable to YOU.

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I own a great wolf bumper pull trailer. How fast can I safely pull?
Check your tires' speed rating. Probably only rated for 65 MPH. I'm constantly amazed at the speeds some folks drive with their 65 MPH rated tires.
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When I pulled my 5er with my Ram diesel truck, the motor got happy at 72 mph. Anything below that and it felt rough.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:02 PM   #7
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65 mph is plenty fast for any RV/ But yo will see plenty that are in a big hurry to "Go RVing!"

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ST trailer tires are rated only to 65 MPH.

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ST trailer tires are rated only to 65 MPH.

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After I proved that, I switched to LT rated tires. No more blow-outs.
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Well, your RVing so I would drive no faster than the speed limit.....going no faster than 65
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I don't advocate speeding, but what if someone is in a hurry to get someplace to Relax.

Just wait till I get that twin turbo kit.
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True trailer tires will have "ST" somewhere on the sidewall. They are rated at a max speed of 65.
Your tow vehicle can and will limit your speed too. Many tow with a vehicle overloaded or under powered....which is unsafe in ALL aspects. It is always best to have a bit ore tow vehicle than a bit under rated tow vehicle.
As to getting there in a hurry....many RV'rs are not retired and have limited time to RV and enjoy....they do what is needed to get to their destination.
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