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Old 07-08-2015, 03:47 PM   #15
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55 to 62! That's getting us an average of 9.5mpg. No need for us to go any faster
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Old 07-08-2015, 03:48 PM   #16
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We will be first time towing a 4 down next week. My thought was a comfortable speed would be in that 62 mpg range. We'll be in the right lane most of the way.

I wondered what others do.

You pretty much nailed it. 62. Go with what is comfortable.
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Old 07-08-2015, 04:46 PM   #18
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I tow a 2012 Chev Sonic at 62mph on freeway. Max towing speed for car is 65, and like many others, below 60mph, my trans wants to shift down to 5th.
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When traffic isn't an issue - I shoot for 62 when we're on the Interstate ... and a mile or two per hour under whatever the posted speed is on secondary roads.

I'll back off whatever pace I'm currently at IF I find myself constantly creeping up on vehicles in front of me. I much prefer driving a hair slower than the traffic around me so that traffic is passing me ... than be driving at a speed where I find myself constantly having to either disrupt my pace or change lanes to pass others. I'm happiest when I can find myself cruising in the rightmost lane practical - at a constant speed that's very close to whatever speed most of the traffic around me is going.
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Old 07-08-2015, 04:52 PM   #20
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I tow a 1/2 ton Chevy CrewCab behind my 2011 Damon Astoria 40KT with a 360 hp cummins ISB. We cruise at 75+ depending on conditions.


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Old 07-08-2015, 04:56 PM   #21
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Fourwinds C with an Escape on a dolly. Hang in the 65 lane with the trucks. Fast enough and I don't have to worry about all the things rated at 65 MPH
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I drive by rpm, usually 1600-1800 rpm. Works out to be about 60mph.

Second factor is traffic - I'll slow down to stay in right lane and meet traffic flow.

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What rig do you tow with?

What towd vehicle are you towing?

At what speed do you cruise at while towing?

You have created a fountain of testimonials that summarize what you wanted to know, sir!
The rest that may be piled on is braggart fluff to of what they have and tow, cuz they don't read the entire thread.
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You have created a fountain of testimonials that summarize what you wanted to know, sir!
The rest that may be piled on is braggart fluff to of what they have and tow, cuz they don't read the entire thread.
Thank you for clearing this up.
I drive to suit conditions. I really don't care how long it takes as long as I feel safe for the road conditions. Most 4 lane highways I will travel at 65 but that is the flat out maximum.
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60 mph is 1350 rpm and I try to run 60-62 unless the truck speed is lower. Lots of people don't realize that in WA you have to run the posted truck speed if towing ANYTHING, even the unloaded dolly.
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Old 07-08-2015, 08:03 PM   #26
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Hold speed between 60-62. Honda says nothing over 65 for th CRV.

i'm happy with these speeds.
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I drive by rpm, usually 1600-1800 rpm. Works out to be about 60mph.

Second factor is traffic - I'll slow down to stay in right lane and meet traffic flow.

Brian
Do you know what your final drive ratio is? I ask because I sit right at 1725 RPM @ 67 MPH with 4.78:1 gear ratio. This is the Allison MD3060 in 6th gear (.65 ratio).

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We drive [about] 5 miles under the posted limit, and [typically] never greater than 62mph (62 is our "sweet spot," too). \ken
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