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Old 03-07-2014, 11:58 AM   #31
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4100 Miles in 3 weeks Sept/Oct 2013. Left NC for Pa, then to Spearfish SD, meandering back in a not so direct route. It was a good break-in for our Solera, watching the mileage increase with every tankful.
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:59 AM   #32
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1500 mile last year from central MI up into the U.P and around the entire peninsula from the sault to copper harbor, to garden and back
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:55 PM   #33
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Late Spring, Summer, Early Fall on I-80. For Norcal: I-90 and/or I-70 for a change of scenery. For Socal: I-40 and/or I-10.

I-80 gets up to 8,000 feet or so in places but it isn't twisty or steep. Just about 4 lane divided all the way. As I remember (from a trip in 1978), I-90 only get up to about 5,000 feet. I-70 west of Denver goes up to around 11,500 feet and steep in places, I believe - never taken it out of Denver going west.

What are you driving and where in CA are you going? From where in Michigan? How much time for the trip?
We are traveling from normal Illinois to grass valley Ca. Driving a 2012 ram 2500 (gas) 410 gear ratio pulling 30 ft coachmen rks 2013.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:58 PM   #34
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1500 mile last year from central MI up into the U.P and around the entire peninsula from the sault to copper harbor, to garden and back
Going to make that trip next year.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:10 PM   #35
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Going to make that trip next year.
we took 41 up to copper harbor when you get out of marquette and go north make sure your brakes are in good shape, it is a very narrow road with lots of up and downs and tight turns, plus the mining trucks haul arse around that place. the worst traveling with a camper I have ever drove, but the sights make the trip
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:38 AM   #36
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longest trip

we were gone 65 days from fl to tetons, yellowstone,glacer,badlands nashville and many more loved it // this was last year going to grand canyon ect .this year
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:06 AM   #37
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Last summer we took 10 days from northern MN to Shelby and Bigfork, MT to visit family and then on to Glacier and home again. Approx. 2800 miles, got 11-12 mpg towing TT, around 18 without it. Was a great trip!
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:42 AM   #38
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5368 miles in just over three weeks. NE Pa to very SW corner of New Mexico then up to Phoenix, back down to SW New Mexico and then home in Pa. We needed to get to New Mexico so we just drove through. Screwed up some because most camp grounds were closed so we just drove until about 7:00pm and grabbed a hotel. Being as getting there was our goal we just grabbed a hotel since it was quicker. Once in New Mexico we camped for 10 days. Went up to Phoenix to visit family and then started trip home, reversing our route. Trip went off without any issues until we were about 300 miles from home and my wife made a comment about how we did not have any weather related issues. 10 minutes later it started to snow and 250 of 300 miles was brutal on I-80. We stopped about every 200-250 miles whether we need fuel or not just to stretch. Averaged just over 13 mpg with our cummins diesel. While we did not stop a lot on the way out we took our time coming home and stopped whenever we saw something of interest.
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:22 AM   #39
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Went from west Michigan through the UP to Alaska and back. 10,000 miles. Two months.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:58 AM   #40
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Our longest trip was summer of 2013. We had 2 family reunions to go to on my hubbys side. So Hubby, I, His mom and step dad, Sister and her husband took two cars and two tents. And left Florida, first stop was Baily's point in Kentucky, Loved that place and plan to go back. We were only there 2 nights, but made it to Mammoth caves, Makers Mark, and Lincoln's birth place. Then got back on the road and headed to Iowa, was there 3 nights for first reunion. Then headed to Oklahoma and stayed at Chickasaw National park 2 nights then was on then was on the road to Texas for 2nd reunion. Was there 3 nights then on the road back to Florida.

It was a 4800 mile trip in 13 days. Never want to do that again! LOL!

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