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Old 10-14-2015, 08:47 PM   #1
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Dolly Speed

How fast do you pull your dolly? thx

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Old 10-14-2015, 09:28 PM   #2
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Here in California the speed for ANY vehicle when towing is 55 mph. I no longer use a tow dolly, but I set the cruise control for 58 mph and enjoy the drive. This spring we did a coast-to--coast-to-coast trip on I10, I95, and I40 and the cruise control was set at 58 the entire way - never saw any instances of road rage directed at us, and we arrived at our destination each day without incident.

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Old 10-14-2015, 09:34 PM   #3
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If you check a lot have 65 mph speed ratings.

We just tuck into the slow truck lane and run around there when on faster highways. It's as fast as I want to go anyway. That is assuming I want to go fast at all. ;-)
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:38 PM   #4
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Speed not only kills, it uses up fuel at a furious rate. Your mpg at 60 is much better than at 60 or 70 mph. The profile of your RV is equivalent of pushing a large barn door down the highway. The power needed to push an object through the air increases as the cube of the speed, so you need much more fuel for only a small reduction in the time it will take to get to your destination.

As a more practical limit, check the speed ratings on your tires, especially on the tow dolly.

Also remember if someone flips you off or makes angry gestures, always smile and wave like royalty --- it will drive them nuts and be very afraid of you.

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Old 10-15-2015, 05:02 AM   #5
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My dolly has ST tires which should not exceed 65 mph. I tow at 62-63 mph.
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It is true that the faster you go the more fuel you use but your speed is limited to how deep you pockets are and the speed rating on your tires.
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:43 AM   #7
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I know some goodyear MH tires are limited to 65...I looked at a u haul dolly the other day and it said max speed 45..right...

We run at @ 62 mph with no road rage...
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Old 10-15-2015, 11:34 AM   #8
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I try to keep it at 60 but sometimes on downhills the speed will increase.
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Old 10-15-2015, 01:43 PM   #9
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I normally don't limit my speed because I'm towing a dolly (or four down). Whatever speed I normally drive at, thats the speed, dolly or not.

Generally, I drive 60-65 mph. If I have a nice strong tailwind, I may bump it up to 70.

Obviously, I keep the dolly in good serviceable condition (tires, bearings)
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