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Old 08-23-2019, 12:41 PM   #21
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The speed limits. If I block other cars, I have no problem moving over.
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:41 PM   #22
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[QUOTE=bshgto;1156969] My Sailins are rated aT 70 MPH so I run 65


Sailun 235/80/16 and 235/85/16 are actually rated for 75mph so you can pick it up a little if you wish I like around 65 to 68mph, but will run up to 75mph if I'm in a hurry and speed limit and conditions allow.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:25 PM   #23
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62-63 is the best range for my truck to get it's best mileage when towing so I stay with that. Much less stress when driving for me at that speed, I actually arrive relatively rested.
Same here. Plus, many ST tires are speed rated for 65 max.
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:46 PM   #24
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My truck likes 62-65 range for best fuel consumption, since I like not having to stop as often for diesel. I can get 13 to 16, if it gets to 68 drops to 9 to 11, plus we are retired in no hurry and I get to see more ... :-))
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:07 PM   #25
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62 - 64. My trucks sweet spot about 1800 rpm. Slower it downshifts more often on hills. Faster fuel consumption goes up Run cruise control if traffic conditions allow
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:53 PM   #26
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Well this is another one of those can of worm topics that makes a lot of folks reach for the popcorn.


My usual two cents worth of reply is:
DRIVE WITH THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC!!
As in use some common sense and get in a convoy with the professional truck drivers going along at a REASONABLE SPEED. That may be 55 or it could be 75 depending on conditions. Driving too fast or too slow are both dangerous!


Granted I give credit to those who drive within their own limits as long as they are willing to get out of the way of faster traffic. As in PLEASE USE THE CORRECT LANE! If you can't keep up with the rest of the oversized traffic at least don't cause road rage or hazardous congestion.


If everyone used common sense and went with the flow of traffic with a good space cushion in front of them and used the proper lanes we would see a lot fewer accidents for sure. For certain a little courtesy would go a long way and certainly reduce road rage! And if everyone maintained their rigs properly and knew their limitations even better (as in having a little more truck than you actually need for a safety cushion--popping second bag of popcorn)......
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:35 PM   #27
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Timandusan's post would be the most reasonable approach. Less stress in getting going in the morning and arrivals are early in the day for the next stop. All the factors of stopping distance, tire problems and fuel consumption are within reasonable aspects. Average 50 to 60 miles in distance per hour makes for a good day.

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Old 08-25-2019, 05:04 PM   #28
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California posted limit for trailers or anything towing anything (includes Class A's with toad) is 55. Nanny state.
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:06 AM   #29
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I try to stay around 62 to 65 mph when we was driving to Vegas on the open road I did went 70 mph.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:33 AM   #30
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60 - 62 mph, unless I'm in California where the limit is 55... In CA, I drop it down to 58 - 60. I've got Sailuns that are well within their load limit. With an Air Ride Pin Box, the ride is very smooth and comfortable. If the road surface is excessively bumpy (like a lot of CA) I drop the speed down, sometimes as low as 50 mph.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:49 AM   #31
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65 to 70 is good for me.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:04 AM   #32
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Once during my trucking days a guy asked me how fast the Peterbilt I was in at the time would go. When I told him I didn't know he asked why not. I just told him "the speedometer only registers to 85 so how much is an inch and a half past 85?"!
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:52 AM   #33
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Once during my trucking days a guy asked me how fast the Peterbilt I was in at the time would go. When I told him I didn't know he asked why not. I just told him "the speedometer only registers to 85 so how much is an inch and a half past 85?"!

This reminds me of a friend. He has a Cat powered diesel pusher MH. He came from Rathburn Id to the Super Shoot at Canton Oh. I ask Tom how fast will that thing run. He said don’t know but we came across South Dakota at over a hundred. He had a jet boat that would jump up 10 foot water falls on the Snake River.
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:14 PM   #34
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The older I get, the faster I was. 62-65 is my max unless I'm in a real hurry. Truck seems to like running at that speed and it keeps me a little calmer. Anything faster and fuel mileage drops rapidly. Secondary roads I'll run 50-55 and enjoy the scenery; anyone that wants to pass has my blessing and I'll use turn outs if there are three or more behind me.

ditto for me as well.
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Old 08-26-2019, 04:22 PM   #35
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Usually 65-70 as long as speed limit permits, but I have pulled it alot faster. I'm a firm believer in staying within your comfort zone.
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:17 PM   #36
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60 - 62 mph, unless I'm in California where the limit is 55... In CA, I drop it down to 58 - 60. .

When I travel into CA and the limit is 65 mph on a two lane road and it's relatively easy driving (not mountain or curvy roads), I'll travel with traffic at 65-68. CA's speed differential for towing/multi axle setups is a bad idea. I can't tell you how many times I've seen near misses (head-on) with people attempting to pass the slower vehicles.
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:29 PM   #37
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Usually my speed is 60-65 max, way more enjoyable. On our tow up to Cortez from Gallup on 491...with signed limit of 65 in a lot of spots...I found that towing above 45 mph resulted in the old porpoise effect. The road had black tire marks at everyone of the bad areas north of shiprock. Probably from semis that found the road less than enjoyable. I towed at 40 and let people driving cars pass as they felt like it.
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Old 08-28-2019, 02:22 PM   #38
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I tow at 60, except in states where the tow speed is 55, then I go 55. Cruise control 99% of the time.
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Old 08-28-2019, 02:27 PM   #39
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5 mph under the posted limit.
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Old 08-28-2019, 02:57 PM   #40
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I've learned that at 63mph I get the best mileage, haven't had tire issues, feel safer if I need to stop suddenly. And I can also enjoy the scenery too. But just my opinion!
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