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Old 12-22-2014, 08:11 PM   #21
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Longest haul I did was to the Rally in Goshen. ~3 hours by GPS, ~7 hours with all the stops, kids bathroom breaks, etc... By the time I was there I was still fine and could have maybe pulled a couple of more hours.

On the other hand, I've done trips at ~1 hour where I was wiped by the end of it. All seems to depend on the day, weather conditions, etc....

If you have the luxery of time, then your best bet is to know when to give up. It's better to not go as far and be happy than to make it there and be miserable.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:18 PM   #22
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Wow we must be hardcore. 300 miles as most of seem to recommend is a slow day. We can do 400 to 500 miles a day. We did over 2000 in 4 days to get home from the west this summer. At 300 miles a day it would take forever to get anywhere. We have done as much as 750 on one day last year but would not recommend that. A very long day and meals to go to do it. We do rise early and an early start seems to give us the best advantage to make time and we can quit when we get tired.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:20 PM   #23
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Reasonable number of hours or miles to drive each day when towing a Travel Tr...

We usually go about 400 miles in 8 hours which includes stops for diesel. Generally speaking, I'll set off very early when the (always) head winds are at their lightest and aim to reach the US/Canadian border before it gets too busy. I can then get to our destination in either MT or WA by mid morning, check in early and relax for the remainder of the day.

The furthest I've driven (in two very long days) without towing was Phoenix to Calgary and then the return. 1600 miles in total each way and 14 hours per day in the seat. Then spend about three days at either end of the drive recovering. Now we fly down in less than three hours, rent a car and spend our time relaxing instead of recovering. And it costs only a little more than driving down, even factoring in a rental for two to three weeks.


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Old 12-22-2014, 08:27 PM   #24
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Wow we must be hardcore. 300 miles as most of seem to recommend is a slow day. We can do 400 to 500 miles a day. We did over 2000 in 4 days to get home from the west this summer. At 300 miles a day it would take forever to get anywhere. We have done as much as 750 on one day last year but would not recommend that. A very long day and meals to go to do it. We do rise early and an early start seems to give us the best advantage to make time and we can quit when we get tired.

Starting early is the trick to big driving days. Unfortunately for my crew- we have a hard time getting on before 10am.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:57 PM   #25
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What's the rush............enjoy the drive. 200-300 miles per day...try to get parked before dark, even if its walmart
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:57 PM   #26
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I like to keep to an average of 55 mph for the day. 8 hour day so 350ish miles. Plus or minus. That is a nice easy day. Leave by 0900 and stop around 5ish. Have supper, relax some. Up the next morning, breakfast, pack up and roll.
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:00 PM   #27
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We travel 350 to 400 miles. We stop every 2 ish hours for about 10 mins. to stretch the legs. Usually only one of us drives, but both of us can. We plan a lunch/dinner stop in there somewhere. 7 to 8 hrs on the road. No more than 9. I have to say we hit 65mpg. We don't hurry.


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Old 12-22-2014, 09:03 PM   #28
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55mph and let the traffic worry about you
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:09 PM   #29
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When we take a 1,000 mile trip we usually do plus or minus 650 miles the first day and finish the rest the next day. We always feel we are fresh the first day you we can drive longer.
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:16 PM   #30
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We usually get rolling about 8 or 9 and cruise about 65 on the interstates, stopping about every 2 hours for fuel and leg stretch. At our lunch stop we take out the cg directory and figure where we want to camp in the next 2 to 4 hours,thereby arriving and setting up about 3 pm to relax. This way we cover about 300 miles a day.
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