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Old 01-14-2018, 11:23 AM   #81
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I tow big boats almost every day and I think itís pretty hard to safely go 70 most of the time. I say this having a fully functioning eoh system, a dually, 14 ply full radial tires, and lots of experience.

Iím not going to tell anyone theyíre doing it wrong, but I wouldnít let any employee of mine drive that fast. Itís just not safe, economical, or smart.

Anyone ever consider how they are going to stop fast at those speeds?
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:43 AM   #82
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Expedition 5.4 with upgrade Power Stop brakes. PURSUIT 2460 and trailer at 7000LB,Kodiak brakes. Best to just set cruise at 65, let faster guys run past and fight for space. 10.5 mpg at best.
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what truck is that?
'17 f350
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I tow big boats almost every day and I think itís pretty hard to safely go 70 most of the time. I say this having a fully functioning eoh system, a dually, 14 ply full radial tires, and lots of experience.

Iím not going to tell anyone theyíre doing it wrong, but I wouldnít let any employee of mine drive that fast. Itís just not safe, economical, or smart.

Anyone ever consider how they are going to stop fast at those speeds?
The voice of experience.
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^^ agreed.

Far less stressful taking it easy in the right lane. I have too little trust in other drivers on the road.
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I have a GMC 2500HD, Crew Cab, 4x4 with the 6.0L. I pull a 26'CC with twins. Rarely, but, when I do pull any distance, I avg 60-65mph. Get 7.5 - 8 mpg. Pulls like a dream. Yeah, gas mileage not great, but when it's empty, I pull over, fill er up, and hit the gas pedal again. No worries. Pulls night and day better than my older (09) F150 did. No complaints.
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I live in the town where Yellowfins and Barkers are born. I regularly see brand new 26+ foot boats going up interstate at 85+ MPH. I remember seeing a picture of a brand new YF on the overturned on side of road somewhere in Texas. Owner hadn't even taken delivery yet.

It is scary the speeds that some towing "professionals" tow there loads at. I understand that time is money but sometimes you gotta weigh risk and reward.
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