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Old 04-30-2015, 09:56 AM   #57
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Yeah, a lot of older folks are in denial about their reflexes and driving abilities. I max at 62mph (100km/h).

But I am hoping to keep towing past 71 as I'm "only" 68 now and just bought a new trailer last year (or was it 2 years ago ). I bicycle in downtown Toronto to keep my reflexes sharp.
Each and every person is different. I've seen people that were between 60 and 65 who shouldn't be driving. I've seen people allot younger but that's a different story At the same time I've talked to people that were in their 80's and still totally able to handle the driving task better than some of the under 60 crowd.

Hopefully I'll be a good driver till I'm put in the old pine box
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Ahh what the heck....by the time I'm 70+ cars.....and trucks will be driving themselves. I'll be able to nap all the way to where I want to go.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:57 PM   #59
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Nap if you want. Just don't be like the moron that I ran with for a while this morning on I-95 in FL and Georgia. Nice big Prevost with a toad doing 65 in the middle lane apparently on cruise as his speed never varied. He hung off my rear until I slowed and let him pass then proceeded to build up close to a mile of trucks and mixed other vehicles trying to get by him so they could do 70. Evidently he thinks he is cool screwing up traffic or too oblivious to care.

FWIW I do 60 - 65 most of the time. Occasionally 70 but often look for the side roads. Better scenery. ;-)
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Old 05-01-2015, 12:27 AM   #60
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Saw a Toyota driver do the same driving along side a transport and never changing speed until one transport driver had to illegally use the left lane to pass both. I followed and moved on and that AH just kept driving along holding up traffic for the transports. Lucky one of those transports did not shove him.
One should use a big air horn and blow a big one.
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Old 05-01-2015, 12:32 AM   #61
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I try to keep it below 100 mph as the fuel mileage goes way down after that.
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A friend of mine trucked coast to coast years ago. Somehow someway he got hold of a train horn. He said a few drivers about ran off the road when he pulled the cord on that bad boy.
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Personally I like to tow at the fastest speed that I can. I prefer to have a tow vehicle that is not rated to tow the weight that I have hanging on the back. I also prefer to never check the pressure in any of my tires. A weight distributing hitch or quality 5er hitch is not necessary in my book. One thing that I find fun is to tailgate and scare the driver in front of me. It is also fun to keep your speed up in corners so you can fish tail your trailer. Nothing quite so cool as that.
Why do I have such beliefs? Because I know that I'm the best driver out there and that I will never have a problem and it will be the other person's fault anyhow. What I want to do is paramount and I'm willing to risk your life for my beliefs.
Of course the above is just baloney but it sums up a good percentage of drivers and their estimation of their skills.
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Personally I like to tow at the fastest speed that I can. I prefer to have a tow vehicle that is not rated to tow the weight that I have hanging on the back. I also prefer to never check the pressure in any of my tires. A weight distributing hitch or quality 5er hitch is not necessary in my book. One thing that I find fun is to tailgate and scare the driver in front of me. It is also fun to keep your speed up in corners so you can fish tail your trailer. Nothing quite so cool as that.
Why do I have such beliefs? Because I know that I'm the best driver out there and that I will never have a problem and it will be the other person's fault anyhow. What I want to do is paramount and I'm willing to risk your life for my beliefs.
Of course the above is just baloney but it sums up a good percentage of drivers and their estimation of their skills.
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Old 05-13-2015, 12:18 PM   #65
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well, I didn't find it funny. I believe you are referring to me as I like to round the corners at 65 and watch the rubber fly off the wheels. I love that chirping sound you get as the trailer tries really hard to track the tow vehicle. its a scream watching the other drivers slam on their brakes and clench their steering wheels. Oh man!, good times....good times.....


I do believe I am on TT 14 this season, just leave 'em where they break off.....
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maxxis tires are speed rating Q ( 99 mph)
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maxxis tires are speed rating Q ( 99 mph)
Maxxis ST tires carry a 65mph speed rating.
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BrandMaxxis ModelM8008 ST Radial Item Weight34.2 pounds Product Dimensions28.3 x 28.3 x 8.9 inches Item model number46119 Manufacturer Part NumberTL15713000 OEM Part Number TL15713000 Section Width 225 millimeters Aspect Ratio 75 Construction Radial Rim Diameter 15 inches Load Index Rating117 Speed Rating R Rim Width 225 millimeters r speed rating is 106
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all your clickys go back to a Amazon website. Nothing on Maxxis ST8008 inflation/load website indicates anything other than a 65 mph speed limit;

TIRE LOAD LIMITS (LBS) AT VARIOUS COLD INFLATION PRESSURES (PSI)
FOR ST TRAILER TIRES USED IN NORMAL HIGHWAY SERVICE

Tire Size Max Speed
Rating........... (MPH).....................Inflation Pressure - PSI

ST205/75R15...65.....1170 1300 1430(B) 1530 1640 1760(C)
ST205/75R15....65.....1220 1360 1480(B) 1610 1720 1820(C) 1940 2040 2150(D)
ST215/75R14....65.....1270 1410 1520(B) 1660 1790 1870(C)
ST225/75R15....65.....1430 1600 1760(B) 1880 2020 2150(C) 2270 2380 2540(D) 2620 2720 2830(E)
ST175/80R13.....65.....905 1000 1100(B) 1190 1270 1360(C)
ST185/80R13....65.....990 1100 1200(B) 1300 1400 1480(C)
ST235/80R16....65.....1720 1920 2090(B) 2270 2430 2600(C) 2730 2870 3000(D) 3130 3260 3420(E)
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Well, fly low and sooner or later you will crash. Just yesterday, the Friday of Memorial weekend, a RVer ruined his weekend. I passed a Toyota Tundra on its side in the center median on I295 in Jacksonville, Fl. He had been towing a 27-30ft TT and obviously had been going too fast. He probably towed at that speed for awhile, but came to an area that slows with rush hour traffic and couldn't slow fast enough without jackknifing his rig and flipping the Tundra. Too much trailer for too little truck. Yeah, I feel Tundra owners about to pop in and defend their trucks, BUT, I feel that it doesn't weigh enough to control 30' of swaying trailer when brakes are applied for an emergency stop. WDH already lift some weight off the rear axle and he didn't have enough traction to maintain a straight line stop.


I towed overweight (not a lot) when I had my GMC 1500, but I didn't speed either. I always leave a lot of room ahead of me for stopping. Now I have a 2500 Dodge diesel and let me tell you, towing is infinitely easier and stopping with it is less effort with the bigger brakes and heavier truck. I feel the truck has better control over the SAME trailer I towed with that GMC 1500. Forget pulling, we all know diesels out pull gassers, but with my trailer coming in at 9400 lbs. the extra 2000 lbs. of truck has a 'more in control feel' to it.

I still tow at the speed limit or 63-65 mph on highways (I'll hit 70 to pass, but back it down afterwards), but always slow if I can't see around corners or over a hill/overpass. I don't like hard stopping and you never know when there is something ahead. Just 3 weeks ago I was going to work (not towing) and got to a rather sharp curve and saw cars ahead slamming on brakes and swerving. I slowed and came upon a loading ramp laying across my lane. 8-10" tall and I had room to stop! Unfortunately, the car behind me wasn't paying attention and was coming up fast. I saw this and drove over the ramp to keep from being rear ended. I was luckier than 5 or 6 other autos that cut tires or damaged from impacting that loading ramp. You never know what may be in the road around the next curve.
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