Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-20-2014, 01:37 PM   #43
Member
 
pt1655's Avatar


 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Paulden, Az.
Posts: 74
I agree with Bigbird65; my comfort level towing is 60-65 depending on conditions. With my Ram 1500 and Hemi I can get 14mpg at 60 on a flat highway, 12 mpg the rest of the time. I haven't had the resources yet to replace the China bombs on our TT so until then we'll take it extra easy.
Happy Camping all!
__________________

__________________
2012 Ram 1500 4X4, 5.7L Hemi quad cab
2013 Forest River Surveyor Sport 220 25'
pt1655 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-21-2014, 03:09 AM   #44
Member
 
CaptnLouie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 33
I drive 55mph.
__________________

__________________
CaptnLouie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2014, 04:46 AM   #45
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 98
If you're properly rigged. ..65mph is perfect. ..
__________________
2002 National Dolphin 5355, W22
shoreco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2014, 10:50 AM   #46
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Lake Livingston, TX
Posts: 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by TDI-Minnie View Post
The question is, what is that speed for you?
55 to 60 mph depending on condition of road. Some blacktop pavements have "tire grooves" worn into them by big rigs. That starts my travel trailer to swaying and I have to slow down to 50 mph.
__________________
Sailor Don
Livingston, TX
2014 Wilderness 2175 RB
SailorDon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2014, 08:24 AM   #47
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Richland, MI
Posts: 9
I like to tow between 60 and 65 on interstates. When I get close to 70 I don't feel like I have control. Drive the speed limit on secondary roads. I really like to just cruise at a safe speed for me without pushing it.
__________________
pdmac1946 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2014, 02:52 AM   #48
Senior Member
 
Beak12's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 106
Speed

I have had 2 TT one a hardside popup (Trailmanor) and a regular trailer (Trailmanor) And if I remember right in CA the speed limit for towing is 55. Now I must say I tried to stay at 57 just to keep out of the slow lane and allow those getting on and off the freeways some vision and room.
__________________
Beak12
Beak12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 08:51 AM   #49
Junior Member
 
ccman13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: La Porte, TX
Posts: 4
I tow at 60 to 65 mph.
__________________
Charlie C
2015 Rockwood 2504S
2012 Ford Eco. 3.5L
ccman13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 05:16 PM   #50
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Chandler, Az
Posts: 112
I used to tow my trailers 80 mph, loaded or not. Didn't matter what tires were on it either. Then I realized how much fuel I was using. I had backed it down to 70. That's what I run at now, if I'm not going too far. If I'm taking a trip that's more than a couple of hours, I'll run 60-65.
__________________
Bigg-limo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 10:26 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 121
65 +/- 3 mph. Mostly because of trailer tire limits. Air resistance usually becomes overwhelming over 73-75 mph. Many 18 wheelers are governed @65 mph, finding and following one is not a problem. And it gives me 1 extra mile per gallon.
__________________
RGene7001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2014, 09:45 AM   #52
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: FL
Posts: 1,315
I don't exceed 65mph (tires) except in a passing situation, and I won't hesitate to pass a slower moving semi. I also don't go slower than 45mph because that's what the signs say on all the interstates I travel on. Maybe it's higher out West.
__________________
--2005 F350 Superduty Crewcab, 6.0, 4wd, short bed, 3.73 gears
--2016 Montana 3711FL, 40'
--SOLD 2014 Wildcat 327CK, 38'
ralphie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2014, 11:18 AM   #53
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Anacortes, WA (Stick & Brick)
Posts: 2,623
We've always stayed at the posted truck speed limits with our RVs (unless, of course, we're climbing steep grades).
__________________
Frank Damp -Anacortes, WA,(DW- Eileen)
ex-pat Brits (1968) and ex-RVers.
frankdamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2014, 11:29 AM   #54
Senior Member
Commercial Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 1,474
I hope that all the readers of this thread that have ST type tires realize that there is a MAX speed rating of ST tires of 65 mph.

This should be treated like an engine "RedLiine". Just as you would never consider driving just a few RPM under the engine redline as a good practice for engine longevity running just a few mph below the max of a tire is not good for its longevity.

If you would only run 80% of engine max speed then why would you run 98% of the tire max speed?
__________________
Retired Design & Quality Tire Eng. Read my tire blog RVTireSafety.NET to learn more about RV tires, valves & wheels. Read THIS post on why Tires Fail
Tireman9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2014, 11:43 AM   #55
Senior Member
 
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 10,157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tireman9 View Post
I hope that all the readers of this thread that have ST type tires realize that there is a MAX speed rating of ST tires of 65 mph.

This should be treated like an engine "RedLiine". Just as you would never consider driving just a few RPM under the engine redline as a good practice for engine longevity running just a few mph below the max of a tire is not good for its longevity.

If you would only run 80% of engine max speed then why would you run 98% of the tire max speed?
Neat thinking and great way of explaining it.
__________________
Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/inTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2014, 12:02 AM   #56
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 568
hmm, I will drive around 65-70 on straight aways. 60-65 on up and down hills. I always check my tires before and at intervals during the trip and when I arrive for damage or excessive wear. This next part is worth repeating, Watch the dealerships! they like to overinflate your TT tires by about 20+lbs! I can understand hitting a pothole or travelling along distance or maxing out the speed and the tires going boom.... I read the side of the TT and checked that my tires are spec to the TT. Since my TT is only going on two years my tires should be ok for a while but I will be looking soon for replacments as I won't take chances with my family. I have checked my tires at a rest stop after travelling around 70 mph for about 6 hours and found them and this is on a hot day in Florida to still be able to touch without burning my fingers. Mind you I don't always travel that fast but there are times when you have to make it around certain areas before a certain time or you sit....
__________________

__________________
RVGuy1966 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tow



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbe, Please Help information on tow rigs DCDan Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 7 07-20-2014 01:47 AM
To Tow or NOT to Tow ??? sammax Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 5 02-07-2014 12:38 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.