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Old 11-16-2015, 03:58 PM   #29
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who's driving to fast?

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Simple answer ya'all are driving too fast.
: I don't think so, I drive 55 to 59 mph in 70mph zones to save on fuel consumption and it works by doing just that.
U should sit out side my house which is across the street from a school and see how many drivers today do not slow down for the 30 kmph speed? not many do they all just cannot wait to get wherever they are going. If the speed is 50kmh they do 80kmh or faster and if it says 100kmh they all do 130kmh or more, why are these people not getting tickets???????????
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Old 11-16-2015, 04:57 PM   #30
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: I don't think so, I drive 55 to 59 mph in 70mph zones to save on fuel consumption and it works by doing just that.
U should sit out side my house which is across the street from a school and see how many drivers today do not slow down for the 30 kmph speed? not many do they all just cannot wait to get wherever they are going. If the speed is 50kmh they do 80kmh or faster and if it says 100kmh they all do 130kmh or more, why are these people not getting tickets???????????
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Your however are towing at right speed. 70mph is beyond the maximum speed rating for trailer tires. Driving 70mph+ is asking for blowout.
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:04 AM   #31
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I have the 2.0L Ecoboost engine with the tow package in our Escape;
not the 2.5L engine.

Ford Escape Towing Guide
https://www.ford.com/resources/ford/...cape_Sep30.pdf

Stout EcoBoost I-4 Plays Well Above Weight Class
http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/stout-ecoboost-i-4-plays-well-above-weight-class

Along with safety, reliability, and handling, I've come to believe that
looking at the engine torque output at towing rpm is perhaps one of
the most significant statistics to look at in selecting a tow vehicle.
Diesels and turbocharged engines shine in the high-torque@low-rpm
department. (The Ford Ecoboost 2.0L is a turbo engine.)

It is torque that moves an FGRV rig at a steady pace down the highway,
up a grade, and/or into a headwind. Horsepower is what accelerates an
FGRV rig on a highway on-ramp or accelerates for passing another vehicle
on a 2-lane highway.

Towing - horsepower versus torque
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/horsepower-versus-torque1.htm 

Much of this was reviewed in an earlier thread:
Towing a 16' Scamp with small diesel
Towing a 16' Scamp with small diesel

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