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Poll Question: I normally like to tow at
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    Posted: 25 Mar 2020 at 3:12pm
Might as well do a poll on this one...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote lostagain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 2020 at 3:47pm
Why hurry?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mjlrpod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 2020 at 4:52pm
Maybe I should back off a little. I tend to be near 70 most of the time. I've looked down and seen 75, and immediately slow down. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote crw8sr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 2020 at 5:19pm
I think it's about safety, you can go fast but at some point you have to be able to stop; sometimes very quickly.  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wirat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 2020 at 6:50pm
Great poll idea! What, nobody in the 75-79 mph range yet??? LOL Seems like they're often passing me on the highway...but I live in Florida (God's waiting room) where we have flocks of snowbirds that migrate up and down I-95 each year. In just as much of a hurry to get here as they are to leave.
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I purchased my Pod used in NC ( I live in PA about a 10 hr. drive without the Pod). When returning home I was in a hurry and I found myself approaching 80 mph consistently.  When I began reading this forum I found how foolish I was especially with the C rated tires. I upgraded to Endurance D rated tires and thought why am I in such a the hurry. I rarely go over 65 now.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kahonu37 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 4:23am
Even though we have E rated Goodyear’s on our 179 (80 mph rating), we never go over 65 mph. As previously stated what’s the rush? Plan your trip accordingly, distance, breaks, arrival time and most of all safety.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote furpod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 8:13am
We have enough truck to tow at any speed we choose, towing pretty much anything towable.. Tires rated to 81 mph.. Still try to stay around 60-62.. it's comfortable, and I very rarely have to deal with any passing..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Colt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2020 at 3:09pm
My trailer's tires are rated for 65 mph sustained speeds, so I set the cruise on 62. Would never go that slow without the trailer; hurts my motor to go so slow!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GlueGuy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2020 at 6:03pm
Originally posted by Colt

My trailer's tires are rated for 65 mph sustained speeds, so I set the cruise on 62. Would never go that slow without the trailer; hurts my motor to go so slow!
I would probably argue that there is more wear on your motor at 75 than there is at 65. Might be hard to measure though (depending on the motor). At 55 MPH the motor in our F-150 is barely making 1500 RPM.
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