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I believe you are playing with words a bit [emoticon] Run your truck into that same wall at those speeds , I like my odds better at 35. Let’s word play some more “ The fall doesn’t kill you it’s that sudden stop “ [emoticon]

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Ok so let's all tow 45-50.

I tow 60 West Coast as in WA, OR and CA.

READ what I said, wide open Highways.

Until you have towed my RV and Truck you have NO IDEA how stable it is in any weather condition.


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I believe you are playing with words a bit [emoticon] Run your truck into that same wall at those speeds , I like my odds better at 35. Let’s word play some more “ The fall doesn’t kill you it’s that sudden stop “ [emoticon]
You're correct, but the problem is that people hear "Speed Kills" all the time, pretty soon they actually believe the literal "Speed Kills". Speed doesn't kill, but driving too fast for one's skillset can get a person in a lot of trouble very speedily. [emoticon]

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If your comfort level is 60 in a 75 you might want to rethink driving on roads with speed limits so far in excess of your equipment or skill.


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Boy are people sensitive to criticism about their speed!!!!!!!!

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Likes to tow wrote:

Boy are people sensitive to criticism about their speed!!!!!!!!


You think , I would think if you want to tow at a speed that’s really not wise , you would keep it to yourself . IMO most have it right , somewhere between 60-70 seems to be the accepted speed with a fifth wheel , combination fuel economy, and safety.

Regardless of the speed limit I like 65-67. Truck seems to like it at that speed . The handling etc feels good at that speed also .

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Ok , my 2 cents worth. ( probably less). Speed is determined by what your towing, and the capability of the TV and driver. Its limited by the speed rating on the tries but the rating does not mean you can go that fast. Just because it says so dosen't mean you can. My old truck i found 60 65 was max speed. And 65 was pushing the limits. No i can go 75 or higher, but keep at 70s. Same TT. Diffrent TV. Whats good for me isnt good for the next guy. Just tow within you limits and be safe.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Ok so let's all tow 45-50.

I tow 60 West Coast as in WA, OR and CA.

READ what I said, wide open Highways.

Until you have towed my RV and Truck you have NO IDEA how stable it is in any weather condition.


Well my TV is like yours, my 5er about a little more than half yours. That said looking forward to longer heavier 5er. Even with leaf spring rear axle, ride is smooth and very relaxing.


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rhagfo wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Ok so let's all tow 45-50.

I tow 60 West Coast as in WA, OR and CA.

READ what I said, wide open Highways.

Until you have towed my RV and Truck you have NO IDEA how stable it is in any weather condition.


Well my TV is like yours, my 5er about a little more than half yours. That said looking forward to longer heavier 5er. Even with leaf spring rear axle, ride is smooth and very relaxing.


Honestly I was shocked how rock solid it is.

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Edd505 wrote:

F350 6.7 w an SCT tuner towing 14k at 70-72, that's the speed this truck likes for best fuel mileage. The 5W had LT tires before I took possession. Why drive 65, that was speed when ST tires were rated at 65, old school. If you have good equipment & tires why not drive the speed limit?

I drove this 750K in the 11 western states grossing 80,000 at what ever the posted speed was, 75 posted 75 on the speedo,Detroit readout & GPS. No accidents.


I can't post picks of my old Pete, or any of the other truck I worked. But my name on title, insurance policy, and very important, the fuel bill helped me decide that in most instances best speed was set cruise at 62.
Nobody but a idiot would advocate anybody driving faster than conditions allow. But conditions can and do change in a heartbeat. Faster you are going when that change happens, the more distance you travel before you adapt.
And another major problem; Everybody knows for a fact they are a better than average driver. This leads to the "my tires good at 75, so I'm good" and "if your as good as me you would go fast, go slow, you are putting me at risk"
Fact is a slow, or faster vehicle is a change in road conditions. If you can't adjust safely, it is you that is not driving to conditions. You think we should change.
BTW, I have seen a lot of cars tore up when hit a deer on 2 lane road. But a deer jumping into a 4 lane is the only time I have seen 3-4 cars banged up by the same deer. Then the rubber necks bang together on the other side.


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If you drove we both know your looking 1/4 mile or more ahead for change in traffic and reacting for that change, you don't do 75 in LA traffic ever, 55 limit if you can do that in CA. Cross AZ, NM, UT, NV and many other states on interstates it's not an issue. Commercial driving was second career, first was LE with one accident in 25 years, yep got hit by a stay dog running across the state hwy. If you were O/O you know OIDA was against split speed limits, I run the limit.

62mph would be 620 miles driving (if you could maintain it) 75 would be 750 miles, time is money. 620x$1.25= 775.00 750X$1.25 935.50 is or $185.50 a day differance x number of days driving say 20 a month is 3700+ more, every month. We could talk numbers all day but if the wheels aren't turning your not earning and the more turns the more earned.

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