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Old 03-04-2007, 07:01 PM   #1
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House Bill 2257 tells us texans that we can pull our airsteams 80 MPH.. I was wondering what the speed limits are in New Mexico and Colorado?
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Old 03-04-2007, 07:17 PM   #2
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In Canada it is 100...........KPH!

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Old 03-04-2007, 07:45 PM   #3
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Hi All,
In Arizona it is 75 mph for all. California it is 55 mph for traliers and truck with trailers. I am to big of a chicken to pull faster than 65 mph no mather what is posted. I always think on how much room I will need to stop 11,000 lb. That is total weight of my TV and AS.
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Old 03-04-2007, 07:52 PM   #4
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House Bill 2257 tells us texans that we can pull our airsteams 80 MPH.. I was wondering what the speed limits are in New Mexico and Colorado?
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The manufacture of your tires tell you 65, who do you want to bet your and others safety on?



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Old 03-04-2007, 08:47 PM   #5
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Jim that depends on the air pressure and load, there was a thread getting into the speed limits going much higher than 65
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:08 PM   #6
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If you're heading for Colorado, you're not going to be on interstates that much, so expect to go a lot slower than 80, even in Texas! (In New Mexico, you can't go 80 on interstates anyway; it's usually somewhere between 55 and 75.)

Frankly, though, we never tow the AS over 65; we prefer somewhere between 55 and 60, at best!


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I set the cruise control At 63/64 MPH. Decent MPG and nice and safe.
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:19 PM   #8
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Jim that depends on the air pressure and load, there was a thread getting into the speed limits going much higher than 65
Knock yourself out.

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I set the cruise control At 63/64 MPH. Decent MPG and nice and safe.
Pretty close to what works best with my D/A. The old Nissan Titan was happier at about 59mph -- or mileage really hit the dumper!
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Old 03-04-2007, 10:21 PM   #10
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I just came from New Mexico last week.day time is 70mph.night time 60mph. for trucks and trailers.
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how about in the state of common sense? 60mph for me for reasons others have already posted.
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Somewhere in the 60 to 65 mph range is my comfort factor - road and traffic conditions allowing. I don't feel safe at any higher speeds and I pull a 22 foot dual axle with a F250 Super Duty. Have fun at 80mph - please post your route and dates of travel.
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75 is the norm for the interstates in Colorado. I've towed at 75 on our first few trips, and I was finding the right speed to tow at. The mileage takes a real hit for me when I go above 65, and 55-60 seems to be the optimum for mileage. I much prefer to take the state highways over the interstate.
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Time permitting, we stay on the US and State highways and off the Interstates too. When on the Interstates, I set the cruise somewhere between 55 and 65 depending on the traffic and how much we seem to be interacting with it. If I can match speed with the majority of the professional truckers, so I'm not causing them problems, I'm in the sweet-spot. Off the Interstates in the rural areas, 55 to 60 provides the highest mileage, is less stressful, and let's you enjoy the scenery.

As clancy_boy said, let us know when you're on the road and where we don't want to see the silversled become a silver grease slick.
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