Towing a trailer at highway speed?
June 10, 2007 5:56 PM Subscribe
UHaul cites 45 MPH as the "recommended maximum speed" for towing their trailers. What's the reason for this recommendation, and is there any safe way to go faster?
posted by nebulawindphone to Travel & Transportation (26 answers total)
Let's say I wanted to tow a trailer safely at 55 or 60 MPH on the interstate.
Would I need better equipment than UHaul offers? Modifications to my car's engine or brakes? ('95 4WD Legacy wagon, if it matters.) Specialized driving skills? All told, how much practice or preparation could I expect it to take?
Or is that sort of speed really unreasonable for anyone with any gear?