If the speed limit is 60, how fast will you typically go when driving/towing your RV?

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Driving motorhomes and towing trailers doesn’t exactly scream “speed demon,” but it certainly could for a select few! When you’re in your RV, do you usually drive the speed limit, or go above (faster) or below (slower)?

Of course, driving the speed limit is where you’ll get the best gas mileage, and it’s what’s best for your tires, but sometimes it seems that getting to the destination faster is more important. As long as you get to your destination safely…

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Mark
17 days ago

If the speed limit was 60 I would go the speed limit but that would also depend on wind and road conditions. If it was posted higher I would generally go less and try to stick around 60 but again depending on conditions.

Richard Winchester
18 days ago

Generally on two lane roads I try and maintain the speed limit that is posted. On the interstate I generally I travel around 62 MPH.

Eric M.
19 days ago

I generally tow at 55MPH or the speed limit, whichever is lower, but it really depends on the wind direction and speed. With a following wind I may drive around 60MPH.

spudoodle
20 days ago

I typically drive 60 mph, even if the posted speed is 75 mph

Bill
21 days ago

My Honda says not to tow my Pilot faster than 65, so it’s that or the speed limit if lower. When not towing I’ll go 70, which I think is the speed rating for my tires.

G Howard
21 days ago

In ideal conditions I travel at 68mph. That is my perfect speed in a perfect world… . But I always adjust for weather, traffic or road condition.

Rory R
24 days ago

I answered I go the speed limit, but that’s not always accurate, when pulling a toad, my limit is 65, without a Toad my limit is 65. I very seldom drive faster, when I do it is never any faster than 70. I have witnessed many times over, older and new rigs flying low, looks to be about 85. I can say for sure all I know is they passed me like I’m standing still. I usually say a prayer for them, that they get to their destination safely…

Bill Jeffrey
25 days ago

Re the 60 mph speed limit. I’ll normally allow myself to go 65 mph, for two reasons. First, ST (trailer) tires are limited to 65 mph – read anything from the Tire Guy, Roger Marble. Of course, if you don’t use ST tires, that doesn’t apply. Second, I am told that there is a federal requirement on all vehicles sold in the US that the speedometer may not indicate a speed that is lower than the actual speed. To avoid a violation of this rule, and the lawsuits that would result, car manufacturers intentionally build the speedometer to indicate 2-3 mph faster than the real speed.

Bill

Bill
21 days ago
Reply to  Bill Jeffrey

One Bill to another, I don’t think that is correct. I use my GPS to determine my speed, and it is right on the speedometer reading.

Barry
25 days ago

If you have seen all the fatal Accidents as I have seen speeding and lose control. I have heard every excuse in the book. The speed law is out there to protect us all. You are on my highways and you speed I will give you a ticket 🎟

Barry
25 days ago

The speed is 55mph that is Law and I give tickets 5 daily..and must Follow the rules.

Rory R
24 days ago
Reply to  Barry

5 daily tickets, that sounds a lot like filling a quota to me….

Keith
20 days ago
Reply to  Barry

Well Barry are you a Chp in ******fornia? Sounds like it, and you just busted the myth about quotas didn’t you?

Tom
25 days ago

Max I will go is 65, usually run at 60 on highway and a bit lower going down long grades.

Bryan
25 days ago

I have recently purchased a Jeep Wrangler to pull behind my RV , specifications say to only flat tow a Jeep Wrangler, anyone used a tow dolly instead?

Bluebird Bob
25 days ago
Reply to  Bryan

Why would you want a tow dolly, since you state the the Jeep can be flat towed? Don’t want to rack up mileage on the Jeep?

D W
25 days ago
Reply to  Bluebird Bob

Mileage will NOT be added while flat towing any modern vehicle.

Bob
25 days ago

I usually travel about 62/65 on freeways. It all depends on the condition of the road. If is in bad shape I will slow considerably. I refuse to tear up me rig!

Donna Brasfield
25 days ago

Husband does the driving and usually under the speed limit. We take our time, life is a journey, not a destination!

Chris
25 days ago

55-65 is where I like driving my truck camper (Lance825 on a Tundra 4×4). I can get faster or slower but like to keep 65 as the “ top end”.

Bruce
26 days ago

65 mph is my max speed in our motorhome irregardless of higher speed limits

Luis R
26 days ago

Mixed answer here… And it should be for most of us…
I drive 2-5 mph above speed limit up to 65mph and as long I’m not hammering the truck (inclines) and as long as it is safe to do so, no sharp turns, good visibility, and dry weather and roadway.
In California the speed limit is 55mph if you are towing and I try to keep that way as long as it safe, on freeways where cars and trucks drive 75+ mph I will go faster than 55 mph so I’m not a hazard on the road forcing everyone to reduce speed and change lanes because of me.
On the northwest where some speed limits are 80 mph I will not go faster than 70 mph, it’s not fun during the summer going uphill at 80mph pulling a 21000 lbs (truck 7000 + trailer 14000)…

Norm W
26 days ago

I drive 5 over up to 70mph, however, I keep my 5th in top mechanical condition. With the disc on the trailer stopping the rig is easier than with the former drum brakes. Best tires available are my requirement. Haven’t had any problems or tickets. I’ve seen too many rv’ers towing way too fast with 13-15″ tires trying to do 65….80% of the one’s I seen usually have to stop and change a bad tire and shake their head at the damage to the trailer. Best available tires for the trailer are cheap insurance.

Glen Cowgill
25 days ago
Reply to  Norm W

Was on the interstate doing 65 in the right lane when a 5er passed me in my motor home hit a small dip in the road and all of a sudden, I am dodging bicycles coming off the back of that trailer. I know when I had my 5er I would tow it about 65 and it had 15 in wheels and I got tired of replacing tires. Happy camping.

Bob Weinfurt
26 days ago

I drive the speed limit up to a maximum of 60, even if the limit is higher. It’s safer, more economical, and there is less wear and tear on the unit. Just pull over to let faster traffic by when I need to.

Mike Hunt
26 days ago

75-80 unless its raining or snowing.