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Old 11-22-2014, 09:17 AM   #29
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My tires are limited to 65, so I set the cruise at 60 to 62 and enjoy the ride - my Ford 6.4 will pull any hill at this speed.
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:37 AM   #30
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For Bumper pulls I like 60-65MPH
for 5th wheels 65-70MPH
These speeds are only for controlled access highways.
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Old 11-30-2014, 04:27 PM   #31
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I have gas burner and 34ft TT 6.0 eng
I set cruise at 59-60
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Old 11-30-2014, 04:35 PM   #32
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I'm a full time rv'er so never in a hurry
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Old 11-30-2014, 07:54 PM   #33
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I drive to conditions at the given time; I typically will not cruise over 65. If its windy I'm down to 50-55. Rain I'm going even slower, Ca drivers are no bueno.
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:27 AM   #34
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I must seem like a real speed demon

I tend to cruise about 90 ~100 and get up to about 110 when passing.

I have never had any issues with sway or stopping, just cruise'n along relaxing.

The metric system is so much fun.
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:36 AM   #35
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I consider on time to be when I get there. :-)
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Old 01-30-2015, 04:09 PM   #36
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From another site: Carlisle Radial RH ST tires rated from 75 to 87mph depending on size.


How fast can I travel on Carlisle trailer tires?

In the past, most trailer tires were rated at 62 or 65 mph. Today, some of our tires are "rated" (speed symbols) at 87 mph (N), some at 75 mph (L), some at 65 mph (J: ST tires) and some at 62 mph (J: non-metric tires).

Please remember that speed ratings are test speeds and not recommended driving speeds. The ratings apply only to the tire itself, and not a particular vehicle. The speed rating does not mean that the vehicle can be safely operated at the tire's rated speed.

We recommend driving no more than 60 mph when towing a trailer. Please always drive at a safe speed and abide by the posted speed limit
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:29 PM   #37
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60 is easy

My comfort speed is 60; it's easier on the equipment and until I can replace the China tires that came with our trailer I will do 60. I will sometimes go faster to pass or if traffic or weather dictates. Lots better gas mileage at 60 as well although when you really get down to it we all camp for the fun of it and we know we're going to get lousy gas mileage no matter what our tow rig setup is so why worry about it, just do the best you can with what you have. Happy Camping!!
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:29 AM   #38
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:06 PM   #39
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I drive 70 as a rule. I stop at every rest stop to take a break and I use a laser thermometer to check the tires and the breaks on both the trailer and the truck as well as checking the lugs. Of course as my tires age I will adjust my speed and replace as needed. I WILL NOT endanger anyones lives on the road and I have adopted special driving habits to increase safety. Although 70 is my rule of thumb I often find myself at 60 or below because traffic and other drivers being too close to me prevent me from getting to my optimum speed.
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:12 PM   #40
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I typically run the speed limit - so 65 to 70. Key to this is an aerodynamic, well balanced trailer with high quality LT truck tires on it, as well as a 3/4 ton truck that is well under it's capacity.

But I see fools running 70+ all the time with big boxy trailers without WD, sway control and their cheap Chinese C & D range tires. Go figure.
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My towing speed depends on conditions, but I find that anything over 65 mph hurts the fuel economy.
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:26 AM   #42
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I tow as fast as the rest of the traffic. Sometimes I find myself running 70-75mph. I always stay in the fast lane and very rarely does anyone pass me. Don't care about mpg. It's all about getting to the campground or home ASAP. I tow a 5th wheel with a diesel truck so I've got the best combo out there. It handles as well as my wifes new Camry SE.


Now for the truth . I usually run 63-64mph. Trailer tires are max rated for only 65mph so I try to stay under that. 63-64mph put the CTD at 1600 rpms, which is peak tq. Pulls all day comfortably at that speed.
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