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Speed limit of 75, how fast do you drive with boat and or trailer attached?

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Driving up north over the weekend and seeing two camp trailer accidents prompted me for this poll. Let’s say the speed limit in AZ is 75MPH, you are on the interstate in perfect conditions and a flat two lane. How fast do you travel?

Also, do you always stay with the posted speed limit while going down grades? Say a 7% grade with the typical limit of 75, but posted at 65 due to the hill.
 

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Problem is most trailer tires if not all trailer tires on OEM equipment is not rated for speeds above 65MPH and even that is pushing it. Several guys have gone to light duty truck tires. I spoke to Discount Tires and they said you might be loosing some of the load bearing using a light duty truck tire but most trailer tires exceed the weight that they are actually carrying. I've had my dual axle up to 75.
 

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I rarely run over 65. Not only for safety purposes, but for mileage purposes as well. My truck's fuel economy starts going in the toilet above that mark, plus I don't like cruising over 3000 RPM in overdrive.

As for your second question, it depends on the grade and how much weight I'm towing. With my Tracker behind the F150, I usually just drop from OD into 4th on most long grades and run within a few MPH of the limit.
 

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I normaly run about as fast as the road will allow 85-90 sometimes you get stuck behind a honda that cant pull a hill at that speed and pisses you off but like franklin said i think there is quite a few guys on here that push the speed a lil. you just have to really keep up with your equipment so you dont have problems.
 

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You dont want to know the speeds some of us drive..in a boat....I normally run 55 at Rosy around 60.....flat ground 35+ cuz any faster than that my shit will fall apart. Those damn Rangers are fast as hell

Hey Kenny boat drives 100+ it makes it burn faster and the passenger doesnt get any second hand smoke. i tried to play with his junk and couldnt hold on:supergay::Iconrotfl
 

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If its flat usually run over posted limit and if its uphill its 85+, I let the powerstroke do its thing. Can't stand those folks that jump in front of you going up hill and make you lose your gear.:x
 

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Problem is most trailer tires if not all trailer tires on OEM equipment is not rated for speeds above 65MPH and even that is pushing it. Several guys have gone to light duty truck tires. I spoke to Discount Tires and they said you might be loosing some of the load bearing using a light duty truck tire but most trailer tires exceed the weight that they are actually carrying. I've had my dual axle up to 75.
I have run light truck tires on all sorts of trailers. I get the max sidewall tire it's more stable. What does a half ton truck weight 5400 lbs / 4 = 1350 actual weight per tire.
A 215/75R15 has a max rating of 2,095 far exceeding the 1/2 ton weight.

Use on a boat and trailer weight loaded 3400 approx
/ 2 (single axle) = 1700 lbs actual weight per tire
/ 4 (dual axle) = 850 lbs actual weight per tire

I see no issue with using light duty truck tires on boat trailers.
 

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Problem is most trailer tires if not all trailer tires on OEM equipment is not rated for speeds above 65MPH and even that is pushing it. Several guys have gone to light duty truck tires. I spoke to Discount Tires and they said you might be loosing some of the load bearing using a light duty truck tire but most trailer tires exceed the weight that they are actually carrying. I've had my dual axle up to 75.
I have run light truck tires on all sorts of trailers. I get the max sidewall tire it's more stable. What does a half ton truck weight 5400 lbs / 4 = 1350 actual weight per tire.
A 215/75R15 has a max rating of 2,095 far exceeding the 1/2 ton weight.

Use on a boat and trailer weight loaded 3400 approx
/ 2 (single axle) = 1700 lbs actual weight per tire
/ 4 (dual axle) = 850 lbs actual weight per tire

I see no issue with using light duty truck tires on boat trailers.
Don't confuse me with math, I only got a 3rd grade education before I crossed the border.

I see your point and already went that route. I was going to bling out my truck and trailer with matching wheels and the boys at Discount said you cannot run a 16 inch wheel on your trailer. I know there are boat/trailer manufactures who have 18 inch + wheels on their rigs.

Dude they had wheels that were half price and I woul dhave been pimping like Franklin cruising through East LA.
 

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Don't confuse me with math, I only got a 3rd grade education before I crossed the border.

I see your point and already went that route. I was going to bling out my truck and trailer with matching wheels and the boys at Discount said you cannot run a 16 inch wheel on your trailer. I know there are boat/trailer manufactures who have 18 inch + wheels on their rigs.
C mon bro just rip the fenders off and throw 18" wheels on. Thats how you would do it back in Mexi :Iconrotfl.
 

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I've got a 1993 boat and trailer .
The boat is pretty big so when I take it on long trips the last thing I want is a loose cannon at 75 or 85 mph.:eek:
What I'm trying to say is , I plug along at 60-65 mph no matter what the speed limit is. (you know what I mean)

And just goes to show ya , it paid off this past wknd.
I had some wheel issues coming home from Lake Mary and was able to safely pull over before I ruined anything. (or any body)
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