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Old 08-19-2012, 09:51 PM   #21
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places to take a break ?

We also try to keep in under 500 Km per day (about 300 miles) sometimes a bit more sometimes a bit less. We also like to take breaks every couple of hours (coffee, lunch, sight see, quilt shops, ETC). Remember, life is short!

What I would like to know is what other people do when they need a break. If you're on an Interstate the rest stops are usually good, but what if you take 'the road less travelled'?? There are few is any designated rest stops, so what do you do? We have used everything from a gravel dump (maybe not the best place) to a quite street in a small town... how about you?
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:15 PM   #22
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Last year which was our 1st year of having a camper we took a trip where we drove about 700 miles in 14 hours the 1st day and about 425 miles the 2nd day. I did all the driving while my wife kept the kids entertained. We also stopped for gas alot as 26 gallons doesn't really go that far. It wasn't great but we were on a schedule.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:18 PM   #23
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This is a good question and hopefully we can keep this message area going.

With my motorhome pulling a car my max I drove was 380 miles into Los Angeles to the coast.

On all other vacations we plan 275 to 350 miles depending on where we are in the country. When my BIG gas tank gets close to half a tank is when we start looking where to stop.
I can go longer but why. Slow down and enjoy the views.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:37 PM   #24
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I can go 4 or 5 hrs then I'm ready to stop but I have when needed to driven 8 hrs. The Dodge Ram 3500 CTD I have is easier to drive I don't feel like I'm fighting it when it's windy and passing trucks so I'm not as tired than when I had my 3/4 gasser
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:43 PM   #25
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On an average 1,000 mile trip we usually do about 600 miles the first day and 400 miles the second.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:47 PM   #26
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With young children, we plan on destinations no longer than 6-8hrs drive time for most of our trips.
If and when we do far off destinations, we'll travel 10/12/14 hrs to arrive same day due to maximizing our vacation on site.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:04 PM   #27
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250-300 rule

We generally use the 250 to 300 mile rule with stops for meals, stretching etc.. Both of us are retired so there is no reason to make it a marathon. My last three tv's (2005, 2008, 2011) have been loaded F150 Super Crews set up for max towing. The 2011 has the 390 hp 5.0L motor and tows my 829fkss (7100lbs) very well. I use 1200# bars to keep sway to a minimum. It makes the ride a lot less tiresome.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:05 PM   #28
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We recently completed a 6,000 trip - part of it with F.R.O.G. (Vegas, Grand Canyon, Albequerque) - and part on our own. 250 to 300 miles/day seemed to be a good pace, allowing us to stop and sight-see along the way. I'm the only driver; Danforth has never driven the truck pulling the trailer. That distance also gives us an opportunity to stop for a while or delay departure if we have particularly bad weather. Amazing what you can find and stop to see when you don't have to rush to get into a campground before dark.

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:50 PM   #29
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I'm the same as most the guys. 400 miles a day at most. I have drove more but I would rather do less.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:57 PM   #30
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When I was towing a trailer I could drive forever; driving the MH I need to take a break every 2-3 hours and I try not to drive more than 6-8 hours in a day. I am thinking about towing a car this year and I will drive less.
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