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Old 10-17-2014, 08:04 PM   #15
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No matter what people drive, some go faster, some go slower. Towing is towing so if there is a limit, there you go. I try to keep it not more than 65, generally 60-62 because of gas and tires. Everyone says the max for trailer tires is 65 so why go faster.

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Old 10-18-2014, 06:22 AM   #16
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Right on timetogo. I would sooner have the speeder or fast drivers ahead of me then behind me anyway. That way I can see them before they have an problem rather then involving me.


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Old 10-20-2014, 01:15 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Nana25K View Post
But we have over the years had RVs of all types blow by us like we are standing still. I always hope I don't see them lying on their side farther down the road
You're more tolerant than I am, I guess. I usually hope I DO see them on their side or in a ditch somewhere down the road.
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:00 AM   #18
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In all my years of rv'ing from a small pop-up to our current 43' motor home, I've had all kinds of rv's pass me at much higher speeds. Idiots aren't regulated to just 5ers, they come in all sizes and types.

I too tend to keep my speed close to 60...sometimes a couple of mph higher, sometimes a couple of mph slower...mostly depends upon traffic, weather, and terrain.

Here in California, I'm required by law to observe the 55mph laws....however, I still travel at my regular speed and I've never had a LEO look twice at me. In the states where speed limits are 70 to 80 with no restrictions for trucks or towing, I still travel at my regular speed.

I just disregard those idiots that run down the highway in their rv's that are clearly ignoring the laws and the safety of others. I'm much better off with them in front of me anyway.

You call people going over the speed limit idiots and at the same time you say the 55 limit where you live doesnt apply to you. What makes it ok for you and not them. Must be nice up on that throne.
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Unless folks towing trailers have upgraded to better than ST tires, 65 is the maximum speed rating for trailer tires. IMO, the reason we read so many gripes about trailer tires failing.
I agree with lower speed limits for towing. A multiple-unit rig is harder to control at speed than a single vehicle, especially if a quick maneuver is required to avoid road hazards, blowout, cross-wind, etc.

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