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Old 08-21-2016, 08:22 PM   #1
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How far for 4 nights?

I am lucky with my work schedule and often have 5 days off between shifts. With all this time off I would love to spread my wings and travel further from home. Just curious what your thoughts are on how far is to far for that time frame? An example...we have family in Michigan that by car is about 750 miles away. Would you do that with the camper if you have 5 days and 4 nights?
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:24 PM   #2
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Gonna spend 1 night on the road to and from, I don't think I would do it.
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:25 PM   #3
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Our often-violated rule of thumb is one hour of driving per night camped. Don't know if that helps you but a four hour radius from home opens up a LOT of options for us.
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:27 PM   #4
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For me that would be about a day and a half on the road each way not leaving a long time to visit with family. With that said if I haven't seen them for a while I'd probably do it. Time is short and seeing family is important.


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Old 08-21-2016, 08:31 PM   #5
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How far for 4 nights?

For me, 750 miles is doable in one shot if you start early AM and make absolutely no stops except for gas, meals and potty breaks.

Eat and potty in the camper to save time.
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:35 PM   #6
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That is a healthy drive @ 65mph. Plan shorter trips until you know how much time in the saddle you can handle in a day. Try something half the distance.

Myself, I prefer a comfortable trip across the required days as opposed to a marathon that will require the next day to recover from.

I am old though and want to enjoy my trips.

Good luck...

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Old 08-21-2016, 08:57 PM   #7
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I pulled our pop up that far in one day without any problems, and have made the drive several times without a camper. Just wondering what is normal for everyone else.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:20 PM   #8
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Have done that much in 1 shot pulling the 5er a few times recently and thought nothing of it pulling a TT in my younger days.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:28 PM   #9
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With our A-frame and a 4 day trip, I am willing to spend 2 days traveling - one day out, one day back. 550 miles is about my maximum in a day.

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Old 08-21-2016, 10:00 PM   #10
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My max is 500 miles. I have found that when you get an estimate of how long it will take on the GPS add 2 hours for stopping and gas. 750 miles will be a 14 hour day. No one is going to be happy after that.

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