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Old 03-09-2015, 11:06 AM   #43
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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.
If you were only going 70-75 in the left lane you would be run off the road or cause a lot of traffic, lol.
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I find 63 is the most fuel efficient speed. I never had a work vehicle with cruse control, so I have a habit of driving without it. I am not comfortable towing with the cruse control and I would NEVER use it on wet roads.
With all that said, I find that my speed does vary around 65 to 70 if there is no one around. I do try to keep it around 63.
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cruis control tries to downshift too much....
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If you were only going 70-75 in the left lane you would be run off the road or cause a lot of traffic, lol.
Not in Oregon. The posted speed limit is 65 mph. Semi's 55 mph. Towing is 55 mph but never enforced. Most everyone not towing in Oregon runs 70-75 mph. Cops very rarely ever write tickets in that range. I would make a few mad though, as some will run 75-80. But it's usually some idiot weaving in and out of traffic. They can go around me.
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