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Old 01-28-2016, 12:53 PM   #21
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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
X2 on 300 mi or 3:00 - 3:30 PM works in our comfort zone.

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Old 01-28-2016, 01:13 PM   #22
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We tow a 43' 5th wheel behind our F350 dually. We are retired and are full-timers. When we have a travel day, we generally plan around 200 miles. We take our time getting up in the morning, have breakfast, close up the rig and hit the road about 10/10:30. We stop as required for pit stops for us and/or the dogs, lunch, or to sight see. We thus are dropping anchor around 3-4PM. While we make reservations in advance (especially during holiday periods), our plans are based on these travel tines.

If we change our travel plans for some reason, we change the appropriate reservations (absorbing whatever rescheduling fees there might be). If when we eventually "kick the bucket" and there is no inheritance left for the kids (adults), then tough - they can take care of themselves. We raised them, loved them, and put them through college. Again for us the journey is part of the experience.

When we travel, we are not in a rush. We will get to where we are going when we get there. When we drop anchor, it may be for an overnight, a few days, weeks, or a couple of months. For us, the journey is a part of the adventure.

In 2015, we wintered all along the Gulf coast from Texas to Florida. In the spring we worked our way up the eastern seaboard and entered eastern Canada (New Brunswick and the other maritime provinces and Quebec again staying anywheres from several days to 3-4 weeks). We left Quebec in late September, wandered back south through to Texas (our domicile state) arriving in late October, for annual inspections and registrations of the truck and rig, doctor's visits, and friend visits. We then spent the month of November traveling westward through New Mexico and Arizona to winter in San Diego from December through to February of this year.

We made many friends, stayed in nice RV parks, had lots of adventures, experienced great places that we had never visited before, and enjoyed ourselves. No stress, no worries.

Obviously if you are on a fixed time frame (eg: vacation), this type of traveling may not work for y'all. Our recommendation is to take your time, do not try to be a road warrior, and enjoy the journey.

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Old 01-28-2016, 01:14 PM   #23
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My wife and I usually average between 300 and 400 miles a day. Just a remember, you would be traveling West and in the afternoon which means you have the sun in your face. That tends to cause people to get a little drowsy so. When driving west we tend to leave earlier than when travelling east. We have done 600 a day but we are older now.
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:18 PM   #24
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what ever you feel comfortable doing, for me a 400 mile day is not bad i 'm an early riser and like to get on the road oh yeh and to sturgis ride the bike driveway to driveway my house to Joe's house in sturgis 810 miles non stop just gas and go i can make it on five stops
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:32 PM   #25
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I try to limit it to 350 this gets to campground early evening, In heavy traffic areas I avoid morning and evening traffic.
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:34 PM   #26
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4 to 6 hours seems to be the norm. Try to plan your time so that you miss the rush hour traffic near or in any major cities.
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:35 PM   #27
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Hi, Neighbor. We are in North Chili.
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:46 PM   #28
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I planned a 9k mile trip last year. We agreed on about 8 hour days of traveling. Driving in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas is completely different from Driving Rt 90 up north. I used Google maps for a guide. I found they were off roughly by about an hour. Google does not take into account stops for gas or lunch. There were two familys and found that leaving at 8 AM and traveling for about 7 hours was perfect. Got us there with enough time to cook dinner, relax, light up a fire and enjoy a cold one. Oh and the kids had plenty of time to find the pool.
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:52 PM   #29
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We have driven up to 500 in a day but it's rough. Great place to stop for an overnight stay in Iowa off I80, Shelby Country Inn and RV Park. It's bare bones but easy on and off. Electric, water and sewer. No trees but all sites are pull through. Large green space to walk the dogs. Bathrooms are clean but not very private but I was the only one ever in there. I guess most people were using their RV. It's cheap, under $30 for full hookup. Say you saw their ad and get 15 or 20% off. I can't remember. It's run along with the hotel so the desk is open long hours. Two restaurants you can easily walk to and more just on the other side of the interstate. FYI the McDonald's is REALLY slow service. Really good apples on their apple trees in the fall ;-)
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:54 PM   #30
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How far to travel in a day??

We'd like to be more free and easy, stopping when we feel like it, but with that, how to figure out where you're going to stop for the night, make reservations if necessary etc. I hate to land after dark, but we often have our eye on a particular park, and it it takes longer than expected to get there. We definitely haven't work this stuff out yet. Just got back from one challenging trip from Kansas City to the Gulf Coast and back.

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