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NanciL

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Posted: 01/06/17 03:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone tow a small pop up trailer at 70 or 75 MPH ?

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I don't tow anything much above 65 mph. Any trailer tires I've seen have 65 mph max stamped into the sidewalls. I have towed a small vintage tent trailer with 8" wheels at 65 mph with no problems. The tires are new and the bearings were serviced recently. I felt the hubs at every stop and they were only warm.
A big bump in the road, a pothole, or any kind of unanticipated reason to swerve or brake hard would be a lot easier to handle at lower speeds.

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Hi Nanci,
Check your tires, if your pop-up has small tires towing at 70 mph is too fast. Better to plan on staying in the 60 mph range.

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Posted: 01/09/17 04:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks,
We are used to pulling a 25 footer and are thinking of getting the smallest pop up available and were wondering if we could go the same high speeds.

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My pop-up has 13 inch trailer tires rated at 65 mph. My cruise control is set at 70 on any highway with a 65 mph limit.
As an fyi, I am way below my tow weight limit.


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I'm the same as bikermike.

I'd probably NOT do this with the old style dinky 8" wheels!

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Posted: 01/11/17 03:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Biker1mike wrote:

My pop-up has 13 inch trailer tires rated at 65 mph. My cruise control is set at 70 on any highway with a 65 mph limit.
As an fyi, I am way below my tow weight limit.


tires have 65 mph rating
hwy has a 65 mph speed limit

cruise control set at 70 mph

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I just don't get the 'need for speed when towing'


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We usually cruise along at 70 mph, but there are times I've had to go faster than I should for brief moments due to someone trying to drag race me as I try to pass, then slows back down when I pull back in behind them......I'll deal with this a couple of times before I just go for it and do what it takes to complete the pass.....I won't post the speeds, don't need to get beat up here, but do return to my cruise speed after the pass and watch the person fade back.


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Posted: 01/13/17 07:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would not tow any trailer faster than 60 mph. Most RV tires are only to 65 mph. Why push them at their limit especially with age on them.

My cousin would tow their pop up about 70 - 75 mph and couldn't understand why he kept blowing tires. I knew of at least 3 tires he blew.


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Posted: 01/14/17 07:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When towing with our Pilot I kept it at 65 or less. The summer I had the truck and pop up I would go into the low 70s. Would have gone faster but the tires were only rated for 75. I also tow my fiver into the low 70s when conditions allow. No issues.


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