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Old 03-31-2024, 09:20 PM   #41
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If you are impeding traffic on a two lane highway by not doing the 65 mph speed limit then you are a problem. Find a spot to pull over and let working traffic pass when you have more than three vehicles stacked up behind you. As for me I can usually run 68-72 in a 65 zone and on the 75 mph interstate I run between 72 and 85.
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Old 04-01-2024, 02:28 AM   #42
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Russ, Russ, Russ, that 1500 is a HOSS!
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Old 04-01-2024, 04:28 AM   #43
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I was a Paramedic for many years and saw much, including 18 wheelers and RV's blow over....as it happened. I tend to lean toward 70 on divided, speed limit on 2 lane. That said, I don't slow down a line of vehicles, I pull off. (Some states even have laws that want you to pull over if x number of cars are behind) But at a medic, I saw much more severe injuries from speed than anything else.



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Old 04-01-2024, 07:15 AM   #44
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When I had a bumper pull, my max comfortable speed was 62. Throw some wind in and I'm at 50 to 55. With the upgrade to a 5er my cruse control is set to 65 wind or no wind. It's night and day. But I live in CA so I have to keep an eye out Although since Covid the normal average driver is crusing along at 75.
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Old 04-01-2024, 11:12 AM   #45
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I run 62 to 65 mph Interstate driving in good weather. I used to be that guy running 70-75 mph no more. Better on fuel and easier on the equipment. My $.02.
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Old 04-03-2024, 12:15 PM   #46
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I leave home and for the first few hours of the trip I don't go over 65, even on 75 mph divided highways. By hours 4-5 I'm creeping up to 70 and after hour 5 I'm just pretty much doing whatever the other traffic is doing. I honestly believe that I should not drive while towing on perfect roads over 65 just for safety but after many hours I'm just wanting the drive to be done and the relaxing to commence. That also proves that I should try to keep my days down under 5 hours of driving probably.
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Old 04-03-2024, 01:07 PM   #47
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I shot for low to mid 60's.

One thing I have found when the trailer is miss behaving is to check tire pressure. First trip out one spring my tire pressure was 5 -10 PSI low all the way around (original OEM China bombs). It was all white knuckle driving. I know check my tire pressure before any trip, and never pull with it down.
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Old 04-03-2024, 01:27 PM   #48
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Like a lot of posters here, my top is 65mph. Maybe push 70 if really needed for some reason(for a short time - like passing), and the road and conditions allow. Around 60 or less if less than idea conditions. And I'll pull over, if I safely can, to let traffic by. But I also will not allow someone to push me faster than I want to go. I'm the one driving my rig, not the person behind me...
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I leave home and for the first few hours of the trip I don't go over 65, even on 75 mph divided highways. By hours 4-5 I'm creeping up to 70 and after hour 5 I'm just pretty much doing whatever the other traffic is doing. I honestly believe that I should not drive while towing on perfect roads over 65 just for safety but after many hours I'm just wanting the drive to be done and the relaxing to commence. That also proves that I should try to keep my days down under 5 hours of driving probably.
For us, yes, keep the days pretty short. About 4 hours is the shortest usually, 5-6 hours generally and maybe 7 hours very occasionally. Your observation about getting a little faster as the day progresses past your "wanna be there" time is accurate as well. The longer the day, the more tired I get, the more worried I get about getting set up and everything coming together in a timely manner....seems that's just the way it is.
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Old 04-08-2024, 11:07 AM   #50
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I never take it over 65 - even on the highway/freeway. The only time I leave the right lane is to pass semi's if they're crawling. Mild anxieties prohibit me from doing anything else...
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