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Old 04-21-2021, 07:46 PM   #15
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To me, going up hill I feel I should still keep up with the semi's as they slow down too.
Until that jackhole semi driver that is doing 53 up hill jumps into the left lane to pass another semi doing 50 and stops everyone else that's doing 65....

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Impeding traffic is the law here in California since towing is limited to 55 even if cars can do 70.

We cruise at 62 because our toad is limited to 65.
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Old 04-22-2021, 05:14 AM   #17
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Notice - myfistford was towing a car hauler V nose trailer. That is easier to tow than a like weighed travel trailer which will be much higher and wider.

The high front and sides, even the big flat sided back are affted by wind a lot more than a car hauler trailer.

Side note - with all the talk about the moon and Mars I thought it might be as an advantage with the much lighter atmosphere. That Earth's atmosphere is actually too thick.
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Old 04-22-2021, 06:21 AM   #18
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IMHO you need to be able to tow at the speed limit in the right hand lane. If the Semi's are doing 70mph you need to do 70mph or else you will have a parade of Semi's changing lanes to get around you passing you...that is not good.
Unless your trailer tires are rated for 65! Which I would hazard a guess are the largest percentage of travel trailer tires. Not too many people upgrade their trailer tires to a higher rated tire, except those in the know on IRV2.
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:58 AM   #19
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In the last 3 years I would say most trailer tires are rated for at least 75mph. I think that is the new standard.

The 65 mph trailer tire is dead. As it should be.

For example the Goodyear Endurace tire which is standard on new Jayco and Rockwood trailers has a speed rating of 87 mph.

On newer Airstream trailers since 2015 or so they were using Michelin LT tires. I think the speed rating was 112 mph.

I used Michelin XPS Ribs on my 5th wheel with a speed rating of 99mph.

I will be buying my 4th towable RV I hope this year. I will be looking at the tires and battery capacity. Those are the things I do not like on my current travel trailer.
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I changed out the maypops on my 28' travel trailer last year for the Carlisle radial trail 81 mph tires. I usually tow at 68-69.
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Old 04-23-2021, 12:50 PM   #21
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My thought - ST tires are being built better to qualify for the higher speed rating. It is be more difficult to find 'China Bombs' than 5 years ago.

Do I think ST tires are as good as LT tires - No. But they are getting closer in quality.

81 mph speed rated ST tires are probably better than than 75 mph ST tires. They would have to be vulcanized together better right?

I have seen China Bombs where the thick rubber tread part comes away from the tire and beats up the trailer. That tells me the vulcanization process was not very good. These were on the old 65 mph ST tires.
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Old 04-25-2021, 12:18 PM   #22
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For a 1/2 ton the maximum trailer is around 30’ and under 8,000 lbs GVWR

Mine is 31’ and 7,000 lbs GVWR and it tows beautifully.

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load range E tires and stiffer rear spring pack would give toyota owner a little more comfort level in towing with a tundra. I agree with all the post 6500~7k on a half ton its at the top of the safe feeling . my argument for 3/4 ton trucks , more weight up front = better margin of safety.
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