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    Who actually pulls there rig at 70 +

    In light of the recent TT accident in Idaho which left a 350 dangling by its safety chains and speed was a factor. I have been thinking about perhaps asking a purely constructive question and perhaps educational for some of our new to TT towing crowd.
    How many folks actually drag their rig at 70 + mph. because of posted speed limit or “the traffic was moving that fast”?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skilletface View Post
    In light of the recent TT accident in Idaho which left a 350 dangling by its safety chains and speed was a factor. I have been thinking about perhaps asking a purely constructive question and perhaps educational for some of our new to TT towing crowd.
    How many folks actually drag their rig at 70 + mph. because of posted speed limit or “the traffic was moving that fast”?
    On flat, level runs, I might be pulling at the posted speed limit, out West, of 75 MPH, but I have found that generally pulling at between 65-70 MPH I get about 1-2 MPG better than at 75 MPH. I also use the exhaust brake to help limit my speed, and usually use cruise control to keep it at 67 MPH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonShadow_1911 View Post
    On flat, level runs, I might be pulling at the posted speed limit, out West, of 75 MPH ..
    Same here. If I'm trying to get somewhere (like for work or an event), I'll do the speed limit.
    If I'm just doggin' along sightseeing & listening to Sirius, I'll go a little slower to save fuel.
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    Who actually pulls there rig at 70 +

    I NEVER go over 63mph

    I find the bigger the truck the faster they go

    Have been passed by plenty doing 75plus and will never stop to help them up the road


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    We run 65, I might touch 70 to pass on a 4 lane, but its right back down to 65 once I am around. Never under any circumstances over 70, I'm too long and too heavy, I want to get safely stopped in case of a problem. I saw that news report, witnesses said they were swerving before the crash, We cant speculate from here what happened.
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    I usually roll at ~67 or so. I will bump it up to 70, maybe a little more to make a pass, especially if I look in the mirror and see a long line of traffic coming...and the vehicle in front of me is driving less than I am. We are planning a trip out west in Sept, and I will be all interstate from Knoxville, TN to Williams, AZ....so once we get into the less crowded areas....AR, OK, TX, NM, etc, I will probably be running closer to 70 most of that distance. One important factor for me is having a good TPMS system for the trailer tires, all six of them and making sure the tires, wheel bearing, etc are all in good condition.
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    I will run at 70 to 75 with the flow of traffic. I also keep a lot of space between me and the vehicles in front of me so I can stop safely.

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    I pulled my Momentum at 70 quite frequently, but my tires had the correct speed rating, not all trailer tires have a high speed rating. Also, I think pulling a 5th wheel at 70 is not the same as a TT at 70. I've never pulled my Reflection yet, so no data on that one.

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    60-65 for me. I never go faster than my Guardian Angle can fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skilletface View Post
    In light of the recent TT accident in Idaho which left a 350 dangling by its safety chains and speed was a factor. I have been thinking about perhaps asking a purely constructive question and perhaps educational for some of our new to TT towing crowd.
    How many folks actually drag their rig at 70 + mph. because of posted speed limit or “the traffic was moving that fast”?
    The couple was on the news last night here on the local channel. He said they were hit by wind. That area is known as being windy plus they were traveling over the gorge. I did not see or hear what their speed was. I think the speed limit there is 70 for trucks and 80 for cars.
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