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Old 12-31-2014, 10:20 PM   #1
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ParkLiner in the Big Easy!

We just returned from a five night trip to New Orleans in our new PL! We stayed at the French Quarter RV Resort. It was a cool park with a pool, hot tub, laundry facilities, fitness room, full time staff and it's safe being that it's walled and gated. We walked two blocks or so into the heart of the French Quarter every day. At night after dinner we took a cab back to the park. Definitely safer than walking back at night. It was fun to try some urban "camping"! I'm a cyclist and managed to hook with some other riders and get in a few good rides as well. I drove 70-80 mph both ways with the PL in tow. No issues whatsoever. I'd recommend the FQRV resort for anyone needing an urban fix. The food is absolutely amazing! Oh-the PL was by far the smallest, cheapest camper in the park. There were at least a dozen bus sized, million dollar motor homes all lit up for the Sugar Bowl at the resort. Fun to see!
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Old 12-31-2014, 10:44 PM   #2
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Congrats on the nice trip. 70-80, wow. What's your tow vehicle and how was your fuel economy? Please be aware that if you have ST (trailer) tires on the PL, they are likely to be rated for 65 mph max.
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Old 01-01-2015, 07:31 AM   #3
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Hmmm not sure about the rating but I'll check. My. My vehicle is a 2013 Toyota Landcruiser.
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:06 AM   #4
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Wow 70 to 80mph? What's the Legal speed limit there?
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:34 AM   #5
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I'm interested in knowing the maximum MPH rating on the trailer tires!
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Old 01-01-2015, 11:49 AM   #6
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Wow 70 to 80mph? What's the Legal speed limit there?
Per AAA/CAA Digest of Motor Laws: Towing speed limits for the part of the word:

Louisiana : " 55 mph, day, 50 mph, night for brake-equipped trailers 15 to 32 feet long, 50 mph for trailers without brakes less than 15 feet; all others, 45 mph."

Mississippi "55 mph unless otherwise posted"

Arkansas: "Speed limits are 70 mph on rural interstates; 55 mph on urban freeways; or as posted."

Tennessee: Rural interstate, 70 mph or as otherwise posted.
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I'm not really concerned about the speed limit. (I know shame on me! Spare me the nanny comments however I am concerned about the tire ratings. I'll check that out.
Anyway the point of my post was to help my fellow campers with a new, additional option for which to travel.


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Old 01-01-2015, 12:31 PM   #8
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There are many more reasons than the posted speed limit to take care when towing - here's a good article. How to Tow at the Maximum Controllable Speed - HowStuffWorks
We do, however, appreciate your info Carol. Don't need to pick up a speeding ticket. We are also under the impression that the tire ratings on the trailer are 65 mph.

Take care out there. Safe travels and, as always, Happy Trails!

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I'm not really concerned about the speed limit. (I know shame on me! Spare me the nanny comments however I am concerned about the tire ratings. I'll check that out.
Anyway the point of my post was to help my fellow campers with a new, additional option for which to travel.


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The comments regarding state towing speed limits were also for information purposes to your fellow campers. One of the good things about this forum is many of us learn something new about our trailers or towing everyday, even those who have been towing for years.

It is possible someone new to towing reading your post may be totally unaware that many of the states you passed through have towing speed limits or that their trailer tires also have a speed rating as you where apparently unaware of. On that point - if the tires on our trailer are marked with ST on them the answer is most probable 65 mph.
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Old 01-01-2015, 03:31 PM   #10
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One thing I'll give you about Parkliners, or at least ours, we don't have problems towing it at any speed. Having owned a number of trailers, I have never had one tow so solidly. It tows like a dream Having said that, I am a speed limit (or less) driver, but that's just me every day.

One of these days we will visit New Orleans and that general area. Never been there.

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Old 01-01-2015, 04:49 PM   #11
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Frank- The World War II museum is a must see. We spent five hours there. A tour of the cemeteries is also unbelievable. The Zoo is one of the best in the country. And the food......


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Old 01-03-2015, 07:57 AM   #12
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Thanks for sharing Tab, sounds like you have become quite a fan of New Orleans, I am sure hoping to see some places in this wonderful country in my little Parkliner.
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Normally people refer to urban camping in reference to camping on the street or other places in an urban environment, usually without power or amenities.


But your camping experience sounds 5 star! Looks like a great way to stay close to the city.


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We had a bad experience in New Orleans several years ago and will never return. Camping in a walled in compound is not our style, but glad you had a good time there Tab.
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