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Old 11-26-2014, 12:40 PM   #29
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Sorry Floyd, I fail to see how 70 or 75 on a good smooth road can be any worse than 60 or 65. There are some roads where it is dangerous to drive slower when all the other traffic is faster. I agree with you on the fuel savings.
Well, for one thing, unless you changed from the standard ST trailer tires, they are speed rated at a maximum of 65MPH.
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:08 PM   #30
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Sorry Floyd, I fail to see how 70 or 75 on a good smooth road can be any worse than 60 or 65. There are some roads where it is dangerous to drive slower when all the other traffic is faster. I agree with you on the fuel savings.
Take that trip around the block in the trailer!
I don't really care much about how fast you drive (most RV accidents are single car anyway) and it is true that you would have to drive in the High 70s to "keep up" with traffic on the interstate.
Minimum speeds are set for safety (usually 45MPH)...
15mph above the posted minimum is certainly not too slow for safety on any road in the U.S.

When driving in faster traffic, learn to stay in the right lane and watch your mirrors a little more closely. Traffic always responds better to a slow trailer than to an unexpectedly slow car in the lane ahead.
Enjoy yourself and drive safely, but try to find a more convincing excuse to drive too fast for your rig.

I don't believe that any car or light truck can be driven at the same maximum safe speed with a trailer as without, and common sense dictates that moderate speeds are easier on equipment.

Lastly, my comment was meant to help you protect your trailer, not to chastise you. I have owned more than two dozen fiberglass trailers and fixed a lot more. I have seen how they respond to the treatment they receive.
My Scamp13D is in good shape with well over 60,000 miles towed.
Maybe my advice is only worth what you paid.... Consider it, then do what you think is best. I wouldn't ask anything more!
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Old 11-26-2014, 06:35 PM   #31
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I do appreciate your advise. I realize that our trailers don't have much in the way of suspension travel. I also agree that the speed limits are designed for safety. Unfortunately they are generally ignored, especially around the larger cities. I am not convinced that 60 is better when everyone else is doing 80 and darting around the rig. Although I will not drive at 70 all the time or hang the left lane . I am convinced it is safer in these circumstances. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.


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