Trailering

hi all, and if this has been discussed previously please direct me to the correct place for information My question is this.....is there a recommended not be to exceeded speed for trailering a Scot on a new galvanzed trailer thanks John Blanchard Narrangansett Bay RI Scot # 618

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Not aware of the trailer having a speed restriction, Some car/tr

Not aware of the trailer having a speed restriction, Some car/truck manufacturers do recomend slower speeds for towing, most say to shut off the overdrive transmission. Otherwise, obey the speed limit posted on the roads. FS 1385

There are no fixed rules.

There are no fixed rules. Each state has speed limits and sometimes different ones if you tow a trailer. While you should obey those there is no guarantee that these speeds are actually save. You pretty much have to determine the save speed on your own. Things to consider are the vehicle that you are using to tow the trailer, road condition, and traffic conditions. Some questions are: - Will it be able to stop the trailer safely at this speed? - Will the engine or transmission be pushed beyond its capabilities? - Am I getting close to the point were the trailer starts to sway?

Claus FS5074 Ames, IA

I have a galvanized trailer (TEE-NEE) and I tow it regularly.

I have a galvanized trailer (TEE-NEE) and I tow it regularly. It is a 1987 model boat and trailer. I installed "Bearing Buddies" and Replaced the Wheel bearings on both sides. I upgraded my tires to a taller tire (5.30 x 12)from (4.80 x 12). I drive a ford f150 and I purchased a 4" drop trailer hitch to attach the ball, this helped to level the trailer. My trailer with boat and all rigging and gear tracts and backs very well. I personally never exceed 90 mph, because I get a little nervous, I DON'T RECOMMEND BREAKING THE LAW, OR TRAVELING THAT FAST WITH A TRAILER. 70 MPH on the interstate is no prob. In fact I Have my crew constantly remind me that I am trailering a boat.