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Old 12-23-2014, 02:16 PM   #51
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For reduced stress and less fatigue, I'd opt for 250-300 miles maximum each day. If you're an early riser, you can be done with that while it's still daylight and relax each evening before continuing on.
This works for me also. I start around 0900 hrs and stop around 1600 hrs.
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Old 12-23-2014, 02:24 PM   #52
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If you are worried about getting a camping spot you could call the next CG on your travels in the morning before you start.
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Old 12-23-2014, 03:08 PM   #53
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Towing with a 2008 tundra and small gas tank, I have to stop about every 3 hours for gas. We usually do 2+ tanks a day, or 6-7 hours. That's comfortable for us.
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:36 PM   #54
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Hi Bill. Like a lot of my fellow campers I am retired. Worked for a trucking and drove 10 hrs a day. I was getting paid for this . Now 5 hr is the max. This time I enjoy the ride. Get the free Wal-Mart app. You will find places most every where to park at night. I used walmart parking both in my professional career and now. Never had a problem.
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Old 12-23-2014, 05:39 PM   #55
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Winter time has less daylight, so it's on the road at 9.00am and off at 4.00pm. In those 7 hours we can make 250-275 miles on Interstate.


Summer time is better mileage, so it's on the road at 9.00am and off at 7.00pm. In those 10 hours we can make about 400 miles on Interstate. We pull at 60 mph.
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:06 PM   #56
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Get yourself a Verizon Mifi & set up your iPad on it. About 2 in the afternoon ask the DW to start checking for campgrounds 60 to 100 miles out, then call ahead, make a reservation and stick for the night. With the iPad u can screen the campgrounds, pick what u need and have your hosts waiting for u when u get there.
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:24 PM   #57
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Ed carter...you are my hero. Wy don't u fill in some info on your member info. Glad to see u & your wife doin it at 80 & want to get yo know you. More info please.
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Old 12-24-2014, 02:54 PM   #58
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I will go with the consensus - 350 miles per day or 6 hours driving. I hate to set up in the dark so I make sure we have a CG picked out within driving distance. We have done 500 miles a day when we had to but it is no fun after about 400 miles.
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I'm 23 months from retirement... and when that happens, I won't have to tow such long distances in a day anymore.....
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Old 12-26-2014, 09:20 AM   #60
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Retirement is GREAT. I retired at 75 and enjoy every minute of it.
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