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Old 04-17-2015, 08:52 PM   #11
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I will agree with OC.We too like to be setup and cooking by 5:00.300-350 a day is plenty.I can do more,but why be so dang wore out you can't function the next day.Pulling one of these things will tire you out plenty fast,even a good pulling one.Ours pulls great,but the wind and traffic can and will play a part.Just remember to enjoy the go.

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Old 04-17-2015, 08:59 PM   #12
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Between stops and keeping the speed under 60 mph, I'll do 500 miles in sometimes a 12 hour day on the road.

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Old 04-17-2015, 10:14 PM   #13
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Planning to do 800 miles was picking up my new Sabre. I know it'll be a huge drag, but I Just want to get it home. Normally, with my young kids, 5 hours is about it, maybe squeeze an extra hour in depending on daylight hours.
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:18 PM   #14
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We have done 800 miles in two days but that was pretty hard on me (the driver) I usually plan for 6 hours driving. That gives us about 250 to 300 miles per day and gets into a campsite early enough to hook everything up and enjoy a drink before dinner.

We are not in a hurry and figure this lifestyle is designed for taking it easy and smelling the roses.


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Old 04-18-2015, 07:48 AM   #15
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I plan 400 miles per day but often make 500. Going from point A to Point B I take the interstate highways to get their and stay in truck stops/rest areas. Saves a lot of time not looking for an RV park and you stay on the route. Normally stop before 8:00PM before the truck stops or rest areas fill up. I always check the state laws to be sure there are no restrictions parking for the night.before I leave.

Pick a level spot and at most only have to crank the hitch down to take load off tow car. Do not have to unhook.
That's a good point there. If I am strictly point a-b, a truck stop or Walmart would work if there is not a campground close by.
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Old 04-18-2015, 08:05 AM   #16
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Drive at a safe speed, find some nice music and enjoy the trip there and back!

These rigs are NOT meant for speed. Relax and enjoy the drive and remember the most important factors are the safety of you, your family, and the other families sharing the roadways with you!

Have a great / safe trip!
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Old 04-18-2015, 08:06 AM   #17
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I have a "250 mile" tail. So I plan on doing about that then looking for a night spot.

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Old 04-18-2015, 08:20 AM   #18
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We are retired and travel in the 250 mile range. I have pushed it to 300 miles a time or two but we like to set up and relax before calling it a day. 5 hours is about all we want to do in a days time, like Bend302 said, stop and smell the roses.
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:22 AM   #19
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The wife and I are not retired so our 'big trip' vacations are only seven days.
Last year we took a trip to Rapid City SD, and we wanted to be able to see all we could in five leisurely the plan was to get there and back in two driving days.
600 miles each way at 55/60 mph makes for a very....very long hard day of travel that I don't recommend to any one who does not 'have to'. If we could I would definitely split it up into two days, ( four days total) driving.
Some day we will be able to travel on our own schedule and it will be wonderful..until then it will be twelve hour days with breaks every two hours to stretch out to keep us from getting overtired, cranky, and hurting.

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Old 04-18-2015, 11:36 AM   #20
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350 to 400 is the max! Good advice to not unhook if you don't need to do so. We try to refuel before we finish for the day so we can just pull out and travel the next day. Bad weather can really be tiring - beware!

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