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Old 05-24-2018, 10:30 PM   #1
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Travel distance and time

We are newbies. We've only been on two trips with our new TT. The first about 40 miles from the dealer to a campground near home so if we needed anything we could get easily while installing stuff.

The second longer trip was about 150 mikes away.

My question is this. How far do you travel each day. The TT is for leisure travel and we are not particularly in a hurry. Just curious what others do.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:39 PM   #2
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If I have a destination 1,000 miles away, I'll do 450, 500 a day. If I've got time, prefer 300 a day.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:44 PM   #3
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My question is this. How far do you travel each day. The TT is for leisure travel and we are not particularly in a hurry. Just curious what others do.

For us, the underlying mission/purpose determines our distance as well as medical issues with backs, etc. When we are traveling to pick up the G'kids or must be somewhere, then it can be 8 hours a day. When we have the grand-kids its a lot less, maybe drive from 10-12, lunch and playtime, then drive from 1 to maybe 4/5. They need pool time and playground time for them to see it as a vacation. If it's a vacation then take the time and look for fun places and well rated parks/places. Unless you are mission driven who cares if you make it 50 or 500? That's my thoughts.
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If not time restricted I like to set a maximum of 300 miles. 0530 wakeup coffee casual breakdown leave by 0800 into new location by 1430 setup first gin and tonic 1515.
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I try to plan legs with not much more that 300 miles. I look to drive at about 65, so with stops that is 6-7 hours on the road. That's enough for me. Prefer to be under 300.
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If I have a destination 1,000 miles away, I'll do 450, 500 a day. If I've got time, prefer 300 a day.
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:27 PM   #7
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If I have a destination 1,000 miles away, I'll do 450, 500 a day. If I've got time, prefer 300 a day.

For us it depends on our destination. If we go to Northern New Mexico, that is about 600 miles, so we will do that in one day. Otherwise, we will do about 400 to 450 miles. It depends on when we get away. We are a little slow getting started.
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I prefer 200-250 mike days or less. But have done as many as 900 miles in a day.

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As stated before depends on the reason, time/ money restraints and most of all who plans the route me or the wife. Example this upcoming trip I had 3 days planned to get from West Texas to Yellowstone ( I knew she would baulk at two 600 mile day she started booking rv site it became a 4 nite 5 day ordeal we are back to 3 days since we are leaving later and meeting friends up there now instead of caravan. Wife doesn’t want to spend all day driving I want to spend extra time in the mountains enjoying them not driving extra days that are short with lots of “down” time at end of day extra setting up and hooking up that said in the past she has found cool things to do in route or at end of day I never would have done
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Pulling our fifth wheel I have frequently driven about 425 miles from Port Aransas, TX home - and then there was the trip to Florida right after retiring where we covered just over 200 miles in 3 days just because there were so many things we wanted to see. (I do all the driving with the 41' fifth wheel.)

Not pulling a trailer...last month my grandson and I went to Louisville, KY and I drove 729 miles in one day. Got to tell you...my 68-year old "sitting down gear" was pretty tired that day. Fortunately that was in the car with no trailer.
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