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Old 01-17-2017, 11:09 AM   #1
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Towing speeds on interstate

What do most of you recommend for towing speed. I have aZ-1 231 pulling with F150 4x4 5.4 triton.
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:26 AM   #2
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It all depends on what YOU feel comfortable with, most of the people we know and travel with would say 60 - 65 is a comfortable speed for them. Personally I never pull over 65 mph even though our truck can pull faster. I can get the best mileage at 55 - 60 mph. I've had people pulling trailers pass me doing over 70. The one thing you have to remember is even though you can pull something that fast you still have to get it stopped. Stopping at higher speeds is going to take longer and making sudden moves at those speeds can also be very dangerous.
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:28 AM   #3
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Some will say----the speed limit!
Me, I'm never in that much of a hurry any more. I usually set the cruise about 60. Being on any multi lane road, whether it's a freeway or not, I don't have any worry about impeding traffic. They're welcome to pass.
I think the first thing you should do is look at the sidewall of your trailer tires. Check and see what's printed on them for max speed. That might be your governing factor right there.
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My state (CA) limits trucks and autos with trailers to 55 MPH. That's pretty slow, but it's plenty safe too. I set my cruise control to 59 and let everyone blow past me.
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Old 01-17-2017, 01:46 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input, I never thought to look at the sidewall for speed recommendation.
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:23 PM   #6
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Most, but not all, ST tires are rated for 65 mph.
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:53 PM   #7
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Absolutely check the speed rating on your tires! That is the max speed those tires are rated at for towing at the max psi cold level printed on the side of the tires and the tires are in good condition. As time goes on and the tread starts to wear, that max speed should be reduced.
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:10 PM   #8
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What ^^^ Tx said !

65 mph for ST tires in perfect condition under perfect conditions... right psi,. right weight they are carrying, etc...

But in the middle of a 105 degree August day and overloaded ST tires and I wonder if there is a 'safe' speed


Goodyear bought me a new tire and repaired my previous redwood 5er when one let go !
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Ditto on the 60-65 MPH. I've seen a few vidoes of someone towing/swaying/flipping, and to me it seems a swerve while going way to fast is what sets the motion.

You can't swerve with these things, so a bit slower to help with reaction is definitely a plus.
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My state (CA) limits trucks and autos with trailers to 55 MPH. That's pretty slow, but it's plenty safe too. I set my cruise control to 59 and let everyone blow past me.
I drive in California and the towing speed limit is 55 mph. I usually set my cruise control at 58-59 mph and enjoy the scenery was we slowly move about the state. I've been tailed a few times by the CHP and was only pulled over once for staying to long in the number 2 lane of a 3 lane highway north bound Hwy 99 south of Bakersfield). He didn't cite me for speeding but told me I should stay in the number 3 lane (truck lane) while towing a 5th wheel. I'm sorry, but the number 3 or 4 lane on most CA interstates are torn up by semi rigs. Either of these two lanes will literally shake your trailer apart due to the rough road.
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