View Poll Results: your towing speed
55mph 167 13.16%
60mph 480 37.83%
65mph 448 35.30%
70mph 142 11.19%
75 mph or faster 32 2.52%
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Old 10-15-2015, 01:17 PM   #253
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Posted speed limit but if 75+ I stick at 70-72.
Get about 12 mpg towing with F150 EcoBoost in Tow/Haul mode.
Drops to around 10 on steep uphill grades.

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Old 10-15-2015, 02:20 PM   #254
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Towing speed

I’ll tow at 60 unless the posted speed limit is less... I think the GYM’s have a 65mph speed rating anyway.... but even if they didn’t, I wouldn’t go much faster towing the 34’.

In west Texas, where the speed limit is 80, I always enjoy the clear open road ahead of me (with the occasional lead foot screaming past me). Never really get stuck behind any... slowpokes, either.

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Old 10-16-2015, 07:19 AM   #255
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Tow speed

As on my AS I have changed to 16" wheels with Firestone Transforce HT, Speed rating "R", or 106 mph, my towing has changed somewhat.

In hilly terrain, i.e., the West Virginia Turnpike, which I navigate often, I will run up to 70 - 75 mph downhill and this helps to keep the speed to about 55-60 mph up the hills. The Cummins 6.7 diesel seems happier towing above 55 mph, most happy at about 60 - 65 mph.

My fuel mileage is about the same (12-14mpg) allowing the extra speed downhill as it was when I was holding to about 62 mph and uphill having to shift down to 5th gear, speed at 55 mph.

My average speed overall towing is about 50 mph as I am stopped about 21% of the time (3 hours stopped in a 14 hour day of towing).

And, FYI, my tire pressure in the Firestones is now 54 psi, a 4 - 6 psi margin over the suggested pressure at the load on the individual tires, per Firestone.
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:10 AM   #256
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60 mph ... I'm retired, never in a hurry ...
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:09 PM   #257
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Average speed you tow at?

We tow around 60 MPH, speed limits and conditions permitting. However, with our dog and the resulting necessary rest stops for walkies, drinkies, etc., our average towing speed, overall, is more like 45-50 MPH. So, when guessing how far we can comfortably travel in a day, we estimate based on 45 MPH.
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:25 PM   #258
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Average speed today was maybe 20. Got trapped for 3 hours behind a wreck in Alabama and that put me hitting Atlanta rush hour traffic going north. I hate Atlanta.
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:39 PM   #259
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Originally Posted by Zepplan View Post
I prefer 55 but sometimes I'll go to 62
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:02 PM   #260
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I prefer around 60mph. On occasion I creep up to 65. Lots of things can happen out on the hi way and a slower speed reduced a lot of risks. I have also found that by driving faster does not necessarily mean getting there faster.
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:51 AM   #261
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Speed limits and road conditions allowing, the Cummins is very happy at 1,650 rpm and 65 mph in 6th.
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:22 AM   #262
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Maybe it's the lower fuel costs this past year, maybe it's the confidence of the ProPride setup, but we've driving about 5 mph faster than before.

With the Hemi I normally like 4th gear, tow/haul mode which is a 1:1 transmission ratio, it's most mechanically efficient and in hilly country, it's most fuel efficient (no repeated downshifts). A good tail wind sometimes makes 5th gear slightly more fuel efficient.

So we're moving along about 65 mph these days and everyone's happy.
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Old 10-17-2015, 03:50 PM   #263
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Old 10-17-2015, 04:01 PM   #264
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:30 PM   #265
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California and Oregon have posted 55 mph when towing trailers. At least in Cali, no one drives the posted speed limits, even the big rigs. I aim for 60, as conditions allow, as think it is safer for everyone. The big rigs are passing anyone who drives 55.
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:36 PM   #266
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55mph or 90 kph I'm in no rush ,enjoy life!😀

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