Curious about your tow speed

Discussion in 'On The Road' started by DaveWo, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. adrianpglover

    adrianpglover Active Member

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    Normally you'll find a code on the sidewall of the tire and can look it up here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire_code#Speed_rating
     
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    You sure can tell when the decide to enforce the 55 limit on campers at the beginning of summer! Ill do maybe 58 when towing a trailer. With a CDL the fines are too steep to play around.
     
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    They (CHP) will look the other was to about 60. I hang with the big rigs. If they are pegged at 55 'ol Smokey is on the prowl. I had to go to Bakersfield on Friday taking 99 South in Kern County (McFarland area) I was cruising at 70 (no trailer in tow) and got passed by an 18 wheeler. Talk about rolling the dice. It was weird last year I went to UT with my pup. Doing 65 on the 15 and getting passed by trucks like I was doing 55 in CA. Weird feeling.
     
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    Is this posted, or are you just expected to know it?
     
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    Yes it is posted. Older sign setups will have 2 signs in series. The first will be the "normal" vehicle speed whatever it happens to be. Then you'll have a "AUTOS WITH TRAILERS / TRUCKS" speed limit. Newer setups will be three signs in series. First normal then the next two I forget their wording. The last one will say "All vehicles when towing". You'll only see these when the "normal" speed limit is greater than 55.
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    Thanks!
     

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