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#11705793 - 07/05/16 04:04 PM Trailoring the boat
TxRanger1 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/15
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Loc: Humble,Tx
When pulling my boat to the lake, I generally run about 65mph. I have guys pass me going a heck of a lot faster. I thought that the trailer tires were only good to around 65 or so. Am I missing something? 6 to 65 mph makes for a long trip sometimes.

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#11705802 - 07/05/16 04:07 PM Re: Trailoring the boat [Re: TxRanger1]
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Stand on the gas, I run 75 all the time pulling my boat.


Edited by 21xs Elite (07/05/16 04:08 PM)

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#11705817 - 07/05/16 04:14 PM Re: Trailoring the boat [Re: TxRanger1]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Punch it buddy

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#11705840 - 07/05/16 04:22 PM Re: Trailoring the boat [Re: TxRanger1]
tx2va07 Offline
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Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 532
Loc: Joshua, TX
I used to run slower like you worrying the same thing. 70-75 now and never had any problems.

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#11705841 - 07/05/16 04:22 PM Re: Trailoring the boat [Re: TxRanger1]
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Going to run fast with trailer tires make sure they are at Max. Pressure.
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#11705844 - 07/05/16 04:24 PM Re: Trailoring the boat [Re: TxRanger1]
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#11705854 - 07/05/16 04:29 PM Re: Trailoring the boat [Re: TxRanger1]
rowlettfisherman Offline
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Registered: 01/25/12
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I do now that I have tandem axles, didn't use to when just single axle

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#11705868 - 07/05/16 04:35 PM Re: Trailoring the boat [Re: TxRanger1]
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I pass a lot of cars when I'm towing a boat. But I'm also a very good driver.
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#11705881 - 07/05/16 04:42 PM Re: Trailoring the boat [Re: TxRanger1]
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Loc: WEST TEXAS USA
tire pressure good then go with it!
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#11705882 - 07/05/16 04:42 PM Re: Trailoring the boat [Re: TxRanger1]
Texascajun69 Offline
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I will often push 80-85 mph on Freeway and Hwy 103 in Austin with no problems. But if you decide to do it, make sure you are running a good premium trailer tire rated for the weight it is going to carry, keep them inflated to the maximum and make sure they are balanced properly.
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#11705892 - 07/05/16 04:48 PM Re: Trailoring the boat [Re: TxRanger1]
Chuck A Offline
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Registered: 07/10/07
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Loc: Weatherford, Tx
As long as you can stop it, hit the gas.
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#11705920 - 07/05/16 05:05 PM Re: Trailoring the boat [Re: TxRanger1]
MATT REGAN Offline
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Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 307
Loc: FORT WORTH
My Kumho tires are rated to 99mph look at the load range on your tires and it will let you know. Before i bought these I ran my od tires 80+ all the time, like said before TIRE PRESSURE is the key

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#11705928 - 07/05/16 05:07 PM Re: Trailoring the boat [Re: TxRanger1]
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Couple good points given to you above: 1. Drive as fast as you feel comfortable stopping and 2. Full tire pressure! Nothing wrong with couple pounds over but under inflated tires are the biggest culprit for heat and subsequence tire failure! Amazing how many people put 32lbs in their trailer tires because that's what old passenger tires used to all use. Most trailer tires are 50psi. Fill em up!....and occasionally maintain your bearings!
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#11706074 - 07/05/16 06:27 PM Re: Trailoring the boat [Re: TxRanger1]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1345
Loc: Lufkin Texas
If I'm going a long ways on freeway I'll get up to 85. Keep your trailer in good shape. And importantly. Get some good 10ply tires on your truck. I can not say enough about my Dick Cepek Fun Country tires. Truck is stable and stays hooked to the road. Bounce and sway is bad.

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#11706082 - 07/05/16 06:37 PM Re: Trailoring the boat [Re: ChuChu1]
TxRanger1 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/15
Posts: 284
Loc: Humble,Tx
Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
What's the rush?

The speed limit is 75 and when I am on a 2 lane FM, people get pissed driving 65.

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