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Old 01-27-2016, 05:04 PM   #11
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Some people can travel longer than others. My brother would have a shorter traveling day on every other day when he & his DW traveled across country. Set a reasonable goal and see how it works for you & adjust if need be. Arriving dead tired is not enjoyable - I did that once and ended up taking a nap before setting up camp.
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:13 PM   #12
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Did the March break 24 hr mad dash from Toronto to Orlando back when I was young and stupid ( more then but still ! ) you would feel like crap for 2 days and then have to turn around and travel back home in time to get kids back to school. Now we take our time and stop when we want usually travel about 4-5 hrs per day.
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Old 01-27-2016, 06:00 PM   #13
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I recommend the Good Sam trip planner. Look at the distance you need to go. Figure the distance you can comfortably cover before you need a fuel stop. DW and I can do around 250 mi or so between breaks. That comes down to usually one break and one fuel stop. We try and plan our overnight for the second fuel stop. For example we are planning on another trip this summer to the OR coast. Total trip is 900 mi. We'll overnight about 1/2 way and take a fuel/break stop at about 1/4. We use the trip planner to see what that works out to for towns or places to stop and see the sights.
In short, 400 to 500 miles per day is about what we average with stops at 200 to 250 miles.
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Old 01-27-2016, 06:18 PM   #14
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^x2 I plan on about 500 miles per day if doing nothing but driving. If any sightseeing deduct that time from the 500. I like to drive and it doesn't bother me to drive that amount with a lunch and fuel stop and at the most a quick rest room break between if necessary. I use that as a guide and then look at possible overnight spots and adjust from there.

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Old 01-28-2016, 12:54 PM   #15
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300 per day for us.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:57 PM   #16
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i have done 400 to 550 we like to leave 8 to 9 am and try and stop before dark on long hauls i like to see the spot i am pulling into or backing into
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6-7 hours seems to be our comfort zone.
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:01 PM   #18
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For us it's 300 miles or 3:00 PM, whichever comes first. I also like to see the campsite, especially if I am backing in. We get out early and like to relax at the campsite
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:03 PM   #19
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We do 200-250 miles a day. That allows for daytime breaks, interesting stops, and possible nap. It depends on campgrounds too. Why hurry???
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:38 PM   #20
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It depends on lots of variables:
Do you like to drive in the dark?
What is the range of your fuel tank?
Do you get stiff and need to take breaks?
Too much party the prior evening?
Back roads or freeway?
Leisurely or peddle down?
Caravaning with others?
Location: Northeast is slower, South and west of Mississippi River is faster.
Mountains could be slower.
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