View Poll Results: your towing speed
55mph 167 13.11%
60mph 480 37.68%
65mph 450 35.32%
70mph 144 11.30%
75 mph or faster 33 2.59%
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:51 PM   #225
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Towing speed also has to consider traffic, road condition, and number of lanes available.

On a nice wide highway, hanging in the right lane at a somewhat lower speed just means the trucks have lots of room to go around you and you have an opportunity to be polite by letting them know when they are clear by flashing your lights. I do that a lot because the old 2008 Taco was a bit underpowered. I've also passed big rigs and they extend the same courtesy.

On a narrower road I push it up to the towing speed limit or close to what traffic is doing if I can to help traffic flow.

In heavy wind or rain, yeah I slow down as appropriate for conditions. Most big rigs do too. I take cues from what they are doing, since I don't have a CB connection like they do.

In general, politeness and defensive driving works well. Since we're not in a schedule crunch on vacation, why add to the stress by being impolite?


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Old 12-08-2014, 09:54 PM   #226
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In general, politeness and defensive driving works well. Since we're not in a schedule crunch on vacation, why add to the stress by being impolite?
That for most part, is the old school stuff.

New stuff is "I gotta be first".

I like the old school stuff, where trucks give you the OK to pass, and Airstream owners did the same thing.

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Old 12-08-2014, 10:35 PM   #227
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Still do, Andy, still do. It only makes sense--and keeps the shiny bits shiny 😗😃


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Old 12-09-2014, 07:31 AM   #228
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:39 AM   #229
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New airspeed indicators 0 to 80 mph, or 0 to 100 mph go for less than $ 160.00.

New altimeters 0 to 10,000 feet go for less than $ 180.00.

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If you have a new IPhone you already have an altimeter.
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:14 AM   #230
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For the most part I'm comfortable at the speed limit conditions permitting. Except for here: And this is in MPH not KPH
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:33 AM   #231
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Jim.

Aircraft Spruce is a 1/2 block from Inland RV.

The cost for cheap airspeed indicators at Aircraft Spruce start at $ 132.95.

They have several different speed limit available, and all at the same price.

0-80, 0-100, 0-120 and 0-150 miles per hour.

Then, if you wish perfection, they have a better altimeter that goes for $ 1365.00.

Then if a person whats to kick that up a notch, or two, then add to the airspeed a sensitive altimeter.

When your way out in the boonies, are you slightly climbing, slighly decending,or perhaps on a sort of level highway? After a long drive sets in, it becomes more and more difficult to make that judgement.

That also adds to the fuel economy question.

With a sensitive altimeter, it will let you know which way your traveling, at 20 foot increments. They cost starting at $ 152.50 and up to alomst $ 4000.00. Yes, four thousand.

I used both the airspeed and sensitive altimeter, which both more than proved their value when traveling long distances.

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Or a (super sensitive altimeter) variometer (portable) pack used by both hang glider and paraglider pilots. Often available used for under $100. Then you may have a/s as well as altitude indications.

We try to hold our speed between 52 and 62 mph which yields 11-14 miles per diesel gallon in either our Ram or our Chevrolet 2500s. Watch the mach meter !!!
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:27 AM   #232
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I tow at the posted speed limit up to 65 mph- as fast as I will go. Average towing speed is 60 mph. I just answered the survey, and apparently most people tow at 60 mph. I could go on forever about why it is a good idea, but I'm sure in 17 pages of posts it has been discussed thoroughly.
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:25 PM   #233
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:03 PM   #234
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