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Old 03-19-2010, 06:43 PM   #1
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If you are on a highway, and the speed limit is say 70 mph, what speed to you try to keep to? And yes, I mean with the trailer in tow!
Otherwise I's be doing 80!!
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:53 PM   #2
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I do whatever speed limit the trucks are supposed to travel. I'm usually in the same lane anyway. I figure if I'm in that big of a hurry when I'm towing the trailer, I should have left earlier! Frankly, I can't afford a speeding ticket and certainly don't want to be in an accident that I helped caused due to foolishness. I work hard for my money.

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Old 03-19-2010, 06:54 PM   #3
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Personally, I drive in the right hand lane and set my cruise in the 60-65mph range. That's what I'm comfortable with and everyone can pass me if they want.

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Old 03-19-2010, 07:01 PM   #4
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55 on most Hwy, but if heavy fast traffic, 60 to 65 mph. Mainly to save some mpg.
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:23 PM   #5
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60 max, regardless of the limit in the State.

California has a 55 mph limit for anything towing anything, so I got used to it.

On a trip last summer I towed the limit on the flat in AZ and New Mexico, 70-75 but noticed a tremendous difference in mpg. On the return trip, identical route, I lowered back to 60 and spent about 1/4 less on gas.

I also was not comfortable at higher speeds.. safety thing.
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:52 PM   #6
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I'm hardly ever in a hurry so my habit is to go 60mph when I find myself on a major highway.

I can't stop on a dime and don't want to see my trailer pass me, so I'm not risking higher speeds.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:27 PM   #7
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55 to 65, depending on whether I'm trying to save gas or in more of a hurry. Mostly 60.
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:52 AM   #8
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I NEVER go over 60
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:14 AM   #9
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Truck speed limit but no faster. I don't want to be that one vehicle that is going so slow that I'm a danger to others trying to get around me.
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:25 AM   #10
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We usually travel between 90 - 100 km/hr (Canadian) 55-60 mph ? When we are traveliing with the trailer we are usually trying to escape the fast paced life for a while so we slow it down and enjoy the drive. We have found ourselves on ocassion having to travel on freeways and scooting along at 110 km/hr. The trailer seems to follow along Ok at that speed but my comfort level was pushing the limits. I wasn't real comfortable taking a hand off the wheel to wave back at the the folks passing me, pointing at the trailer and waving to us. At anything over 100km/hr I notice the effects of a cross wind or the buffeting from a semi passing are more pronounced.
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:27 AM   #11
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I set my cruise control to 55 miles per hour. Yes, even on Interstate 20 in Texas, I drive 55. I stay in the far right lane, and have not had a problem.
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:26 PM   #12
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I do whatever speed limit the trucks are supposed to travel. I'm usually in the same lane anyway. I figure if I'm in that big of a hurry when I'm towing the trailer, I should have left earlier! Frankly, I can't afford a speeding ticket and certainly don't want to be in an accident that I helped caused due to foolishness. I work hard for my money.

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Old 03-20-2010, 08:32 PM   #13
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I usually set my cruise around 60-62MPH as well, stick to the right lane & try to blend in with the semi trucks.
I JUST got myself a Scangauge II to play with, to see what my MPGs are like & such, so that speed may change a bit down the road. We'll see what happens...

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Old 03-20-2010, 09:50 PM   #14
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Thanks for all of the replies
I do want to get the best mileage I can, but mostly concerned with the egg and I being safe.
Thanks for the insight!!
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