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Old 08-22-2016, 05:31 PM   #31
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For me, it would depend on whether you can alternate with driving and how much energy you have.

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Old 08-22-2016, 05:36 PM   #32
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About 500 max for us. If 6-7 nights we have driven 700.

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Old 08-22-2016, 06:10 PM   #33
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For me, 750 miles is doable in one shot, But I would drive from Orange County CA to Grants Pass OR and it's 600 miles door to door, I did this trip every month for a 1 1/2 years and it would take me about 12 Hours, leaving at 8:00 AM and only stopping for gas and a quick stop at Carl's JR. for Dinner, brings lots of snacks, I would get to our Home in Oregon around 10:00 PM.

Bottom line I would do the 750 Mile trip but would have to stop for the night before finishing the drive, You would still have some quality time with Family.
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:48 PM   #34
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sure it would work if you feel comfortable with it . what anybody else says is mute ONLY you can decide what is to far .
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:30 AM   #35
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Always remember it takes longer to drive somewhere pulling a trailer than without. Also whatever distance you travel "outbound" will have to be repeated "homebound". That's one or days you could be enjoying
yourself instead of driving. I would search the internet for beautiful CG's
closer to home.
To answer your original question I would say 4 to 5 hours driving for a
4 or 5 day trip.
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:33 AM   #36
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For three nights I drove about 2-4 hours.
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:03 AM   #37
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I hauled my TT 2800 miles round trip for a 6 night stay at Disney.

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Old 08-23-2016, 09:15 AM   #38
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Thanks for everyone for the input and advice. I have driven cross country several times and find the 50 mph average is about right. I did the Michigan trip two years ago pulling a pop up and it took 14 hours. That is about the limit I want to drive in a days time, but not sure I would drive that far for only two nights. I kind of like the 1 hour drive for each night planned to camp rule.

What got all this started is me and my wife wanting to go to Yellowstone next June. We will have 12 days of from work. It's about 1700 miles one way. I said we would need to plan total of 6 days for travel and that would leave 6 days camping. This is pretty close to what a lot of you have suggested.
My wife and I are thinking about a trip out that way next year as well. We would be stopping in Bozeman, MT and using it as a base. We figured it would be 8 long days of driving from/to central NC and 6 days of sightseeing/family visits. I would rather drive less and take longer but the DW has a few more years before she can join me in retirement.

As far as normal trips go we like to keep the one way distance for weekenders to no more than 100 miles, 3-4 days to about 200 miles and anything longer to 300 miles per day.
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:29 AM   #39
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I just did a Thursday night (9:00pm) to Monday 1900 mile round trip to FL in the GTown, to visit daughter (and take a trailer of stuff to her). Visited with friends on the way back in NC. I have no problems doing that trip in a day. Our yearly trip to Ft Myers (1100 miles)though, I break up with a 3-4 hour rest stop.
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:51 AM   #40
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Let's not get into a competition here. We've all done the marathons. The question was asked how many hours / miles I personally would "LIKE" to drive and I answered 4 to 5 hours. The United States is a beautiful country and there's plenty of beautiful areas in all States to visit. My feeling is that within 4 or 5 hours anywhere in the country there's plenty of beautiful CG's to visit.

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