Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-17-2016, 01:41 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
JustB_Rad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 560
Quote:
Originally Posted by awellis3 View Post
That's what we average. And by average I mean miles traveled divided by time on the road. Time on the road includes time spent in gas stations, lunch stops, etc. (I, too, use 50 mph as my speed for trip planning purposes.)
The OP is not including his stops in his time on the road, so his average speed while traveling will be higher.
Taking his miles and his figuring on 13.5 hrs. of time on the road (04:30 to 1800 hrs,), he will average appx. 47 mph. This is right at your (and my) planning average of 50 mph.

Correct..thank you for breaking it down a bit more. I broke it down the opposite way because all I seem to think about is when I'm going to eat during the day!
__________________

__________________
2016 Grey Wolf 26DBH following a 2014 RAM 1500 Outdoorsman

Life is good...Live it!
(2014) Nights Camped - 16 in 6 trips (2015) Nights Camped - 20 in 6 trips
(2016) Nights Camped - 21 in 7 trips
(2017) at least 23 Nights Planned in at least 6 trips!
JustB_Rad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2016, 01:42 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Oaklevel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,020
50 mph is a decent average I can rarely do better........... Don't forget Murphy....... I usually loose a lot of time around cities ....esp if there are accidents.



__________________

__________________

2005 Dodge 3500 Cummins
2013 Puma Unleashed 356 QLB
1966 Mustang GT
1986 Mustang SVO
Sadie & Lillie Spoiled Rotten Boxers
Oaklevel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2016, 01:47 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
JustB_Rad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 560
Quote:
Originally Posted by djemgoss View Post
Sounds like a plan, just do it! He or she might just surprize you and be an angel. If not, find a McDonalds with a play area and let him burn some energy off and might take a nap for a couple of hours.
How big of a gas tank do you have to make it to normal/Bloomington, IL? I thinks it closer to 4 hours from MKE!
Let us know how it goes!
Enjoy your trip!!!
We never know with our little man....depends which side of the crib we pick him up! I've got some parks scoped out and plan on hitting them during our lunch hour for sure!

I've got a 32 gallon tank, and have the Cracker Barrel in Bloomington from house marked at 210 miles, 3hours 30 Min at 60MPH. I'm hoping I get mileage like I got last weekend (9.5) on our way up to Northern WI than last year (>8.0) average. I'm hoping the Flatlands of Illinois help that out!
__________________
2016 Grey Wolf 26DBH following a 2014 RAM 1500 Outdoorsman

Life is good...Live it!
(2014) Nights Camped - 16 in 6 trips (2015) Nights Camped - 20 in 6 trips
(2016) Nights Camped - 21 in 7 trips
(2017) at least 23 Nights Planned in at least 6 trips!
JustB_Rad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2016, 01:53 PM   #24
Newbie
 
Lynlanning's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Southeastern PA
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmign View Post
It can be done. My family and I (we have 3 kids the oldest 4) live in Ohio and took a trip out west last year with the travel trailer that many would have said would have been impossible to do and impossible to enjoy. Best trip I've ever taken. Just do as you've planned and take a break when you need to. Also know that something is going to go wrong, and be as prepared as possible to handle it when it does and don't stress when it does. And realize that while you hope to be somewhere by a certain time you might not be.
Completely agree. Relax and enjoy as much as you can!! Safe travels!
__________________
Lynlanning is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2016, 01:58 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,892
X2 on 50mph average.

Gas, potty stops, kid gets car sick, McDonald's stop, construction, accident slowdowns.

IF (and I say IF) you do better, that's gravy. But if you don't, you won't be trying to play catch-up because you've mis-calculated.

626 miles = 13 hrs.

I haven't been down I-39 south of Rockford recently, but I think it was supposed to be torn up between Rockford and I-88 in June.
__________________
1988 Coleman Sequoia - popup (1987-2009) - outlasted 3 Dodge Grand Caravans!
2012 Roo19 - hybid (2012-2015)

2016 Mini Lite 2503S - tt (2015 - ???)
2011 Traverse LT, 3.6L, FWD
2009 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab, 5.3L, 4x4, 3.73
2016 Silverado 2500HD Dbl Cab, 6.0L 4x4, 4.10
rockfordroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2016, 02:04 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
JustB_Rad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 560
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockfordroo View Post
X2 on 50mph average.

Gas, potty stops, kid gets car sick, McDonald's stop, construction, accident slowdowns.

IF (and I say IF) you do better, that's gravy. But if you don't, you won't be trying to play catch-up because you've mis-calculated.

626 miles = 13 hrs.

I haven't been down I-39 south of Rockford recently, but I think it was supposed to be torn up between Rockford and I-88 in June.
Thanks for the I39 Info! Hopefully it's clear at that time of the morning.

I agree on the 50MPH Avg....I just calculated a little differently. My overall time will still be at/over 13 hours no matter what, I just wasn't calculating the time I'm definitely going to be stopped in my average mph while we're IN the vehicle.....I did it backwards! Not the first time....
__________________
2016 Grey Wolf 26DBH following a 2014 RAM 1500 Outdoorsman

Life is good...Live it!
(2014) Nights Camped - 16 in 6 trips (2015) Nights Camped - 20 in 6 trips
(2016) Nights Camped - 21 in 7 trips
(2017) at least 23 Nights Planned in at least 6 trips!
JustB_Rad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2016, 02:09 PM   #27
Member
 
djemgoss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Brookfield, WI
Posts: 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustB_Rad View Post
We never know with our little man....depends which side of the crib we pick him up! I've got some parks scoped out and plan on hitting them during our lunch hour for sure!

I've got a 32 gallon tank, and have the Cracker Barrel in Bloomington from house marked at 210 miles, 3hours 30 Min at 60MPH. I'm hoping I get mileage like I got last weekend (9.5) on our way up to Northern WI than last year (>8.0) average. I'm hoping the Flatlands of Illinois help that out!
How big of a trailer do you have and what are you pulling it with?
We picked our 2016 Rockwood Roo 21SS at the end of March and then drove down to the Land Between the Lakes In Tennessee. I pulling it with a Ford F150, 2.7 ltr Eco Boost. Camper pulled just fine, but I was driving too fast, 70ish and got about 7/8mpg. I slowed down to 65 or less and got just over 10 mpg. I thought driving in that flat state with no wind I would be ok doing 70, but thats not the case. Have a great trip!!!
__________________
Dave & Elaine
Brookfield, WI
2016 Rockwood, ROO 21SS, pulled by a 2015 F150 XT, Super Cab, 2.7L Eco Boost, with 3.55 axle. Electric 6-speed auto trans w/tow mod. Tow package & integrated trailer brake. 7,600 lb. tow capacity. 145 wheel base. Equalizer 4 point W/D hitch.
djemgoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2016, 02:12 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
JustB_Rad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 560
Quote:
Originally Posted by djemgoss View Post
How big of a trailer do you have and what are you pulling it with?
We picked our 2016 Rockwood Roo 21SS at the end of March and then drove down to the Land Between the Lakes In Tennessee. I pulling it with a Ford F150, 2.7 ltr Eco Boost. Camper pulled just fine, but I was driving too fast, 70ish and got about 7/8mpg. I slowed down to 65 or less and got just over 10 mpg. I thought driving in that flat state with no wind I would be ok doing 70, but thats not the case. Have a great trip!!!
I have a Grey Wolf 26DBH at about 6,700 lbs towing with a Ram 1500. I seem to make the best mileage between 62 and 67mph depending on the hills.

Thanks! We can't wait!
__________________
2016 Grey Wolf 26DBH following a 2014 RAM 1500 Outdoorsman

Life is good...Live it!
(2014) Nights Camped - 16 in 6 trips (2015) Nights Camped - 20 in 6 trips
(2016) Nights Camped - 21 in 7 trips
(2017) at least 23 Nights Planned in at least 6 trips!
JustB_Rad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2016, 02:19 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 299
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustB_Rad View Post
How do you figure 50MPH? It's 97% Interstate, on a Saturday, so traffic will be way less than a weekday. I figured it out at 60MPH (Which is 10MPH under posted speeds) and two 1 hour and 15 Minute stops, which puts me at 13 total hours.

Also, as stated, if it takes 15 hours, it takes 15 hours. Regardless of when we leave (Fri night or Sat morning) it's still 626 Miles.
For some strange reason it just happens that way you have some major cities to go through, it is a holiday weekend, have you checked for road construction, all these little things begin to add up. If a major wreck in by passes around cities you might only make 25 or 35 miles an hour if you are lucky.
__________________
Myrle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2016, 02:22 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
JustB_Rad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 560
Quote:
Originally Posted by Myrle View Post
For some strange reason it just happens that way you have some major cities to go through, it is a holiday weekend, have you checked for road construction, all these little things begin to add up. If a major wreck in by passes around cities you might only make 25 or 35 miles an hour if you are lucky.
I see all the construction signs on google maps, but haven't checked out exactly what they all entail yet. That'll be a project for next week. I'm planning on using 270 around St. Louis because there is a Cardinals game on Saturday afternoon. It will be what it will be as far as traffic is concerned...I can't do anything about that.
__________________

__________________
2016 Grey Wolf 26DBH following a 2014 RAM 1500 Outdoorsman

Life is good...Live it!
(2014) Nights Camped - 16 in 6 trips (2015) Nights Camped - 20 in 6 trips
(2016) Nights Camped - 21 in 7 trips
(2017) at least 23 Nights Planned in at least 6 trips!
JustB_Rad is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:12 PM.