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Old 04-11-2016, 07:11 PM   #113
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Originally Posted by Gordon Dewald View Post
Agree - it seems to be a case of "monkey see, monkey do". Too many are out there cherry picking the rules they want to follow and then justifying it with some mystical rationale. Thank goodness most of them get away with being fool hardy.
Agreed. And they seem to always want to imitate an overloaded rig going WAY over the posted limit on E rated tires..... or the other flavor out here in the west of the guy that blows past you on a long, steep mountain climb only to be on the side of the road before the top with the hood up. Happens way too often. There seems to be a correlation with lifted trucks behaving this way.....

Stupid is, stupid does.

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Old 05-03-2016, 08:47 PM   #114
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I have yet to find a need to get in a hurry. I like to tow our 5r at 60-65 mph on the highways because it seems to yield the best mpg, but this also depends on the weather, terrain, and those other vehicles with loose nuts behind the wheel.

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Old 05-04-2016, 05:21 AM   #115
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Depends... the big cummins pretty happy at 60 in 5th... but when I use the big cog, she really settles in about 70.

Both cases put her right in the torque peak just shy of 2,000 rpms
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:29 AM   #116
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I cringe when I see questions like this. Some will reply, "75 mph" or some other outlandish claim of speed. "Never had an accident or a ticket" is often added to such claims. It only takes one accident to be life changing.

What are your tires rated for? How valuable are the lives and property you're hauling? What's your hurry? How stable is your tow vehicle when loaded? How does it handle? How's your driving? What's your blood pressure after an hour at 75 mph as compared to an hour at 62 mph? How much more fuel did your truck use to gain the 12 extra miles covered in an hour?

Those are some of the questions only YOU can answer.
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:34 AM   #117
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Usually 60 to 65. Sometimes I'll hit 70 if I'm heading down a hill and about to approach another hill, just to build momentum. Don't know my towing mileage on my current '12 TV. Driving right I could get close to 15 towing with the '04.

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