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Old March 17th, 2015, 02:08 AM
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Just how fast in mph's have you been pulling one? there a preferred cruising speed other than the 45 mph recommend.

And what tyres are you using?
I'm looking at using a pair of XZL's.


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Old March 17th, 2015, 03:17 PM
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We have a speed limit of 50mph for vehicles towing a trailer.

It's not a problem to let him go at 75mph.

But be sure your wheels are balanced!

I use 7,50R16 or 255/85R16 with 30mm spacers.

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Old March 17th, 2015, 03:24 PM
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I'm sure I've cruised at 75 with the god knows how old original tyres.... Never had any issues towing one. I'm now running 215/85R16 Duratracs on the stock wheels on my narrow track.
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Old March 17th, 2015, 04:01 PM
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I have had mine going 75 with XZl 750 with no problems.

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