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Old 01-28-2016, 03:31 PM   #31
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While you can drive a long way I think you might be happier if you set your stops at about 300 miles unless you have to make time. Gives you time to smell the roses and enjoy the sites. You have to pay the same for getting in late and leaving early. Enjoy!

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Old 01-28-2016, 03:31 PM   #32
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I like 350 - 450 miles. Not in a rush to get moving but like to stop before dark when possible. Just over 700 once and once was enough. A little tougher finding diesel fuel than gas at times. With only a 35 gallon tank and 11 MPG stops are more often than would like.

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Old 01-28-2016, 03:42 PM   #33
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It takes a day or so to get in the rhythm of traveling. Enjoy the country, take some side roads occasionally. Don't book ahead until within an hour of arrival. That way you don't have to drive longer than necessary to get to a reserved campground. Take an extra day to rest if the campground and area are especially nice and interesting. Pick up the state magazines at the Welcome Centers to see what there is in each area of the state. Take the time to see things. There is so much to enjoy.
Campgrounds seem to get cheaper in the west. And lots of county and state parks to stay in also. We stayed in a city park in Nebraska with full hook ups for $20 night! Wonderful!!
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Old 01-28-2016, 03:45 PM   #34
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I agree with Si Camper that 400 miles is our max, and that's a full day. We normally plan our routes around 300 miles or less unless we really need to push it for some reason. We pull a 35' V-Lite with a 2012 F-150 eco boost (11,300 # capacity).
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Old 01-28-2016, 03:46 PM   #35
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How far to travel in a day??

Did 10.5 hours last summer In one run.
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I was thirsty ..........

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Old 01-28-2016, 04:04 PM   #36
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I cant get 500 miles in Its not worth getting up to start the day but yet being a otr driver 500 is nothing when your use to 650 or more in 24 I let my kidneys dictate when I stop and thats about 500 or 10 hrs anymore
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:32 PM   #37
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300 miles or 3:00 pm. Usually head out about 8:00 am stop for lunch.
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:34 PM   #38
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I'm in Buffalo and we wintered in Meza, Az. for 10 years. I normally took 5 days to get there. We also went out to Yellowstone and were there early on the 4th day with no rushing.
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:49 PM   #39
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We have never towed our trailers more than 400 miles in a day. However, when I was a dealer trade driver, I trailered a vehicle from Denton (north of Dallas) to Harlingen on the Mexican border (not boarder) and returned home without stopping to sleep. Too long a run. My DW can't take more than 400.
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:55 PM   #40
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A piece of software that I find very helpful is"rvtripwizard". It costs $37/ yr. It has helped me plan routes and time plans on numerous trips. One of the features that helps alot is being able to set up three circumferences around where you are situated. The three rings represent distances from where you are. I chose 300 400 and 500 miles. Looking at the interactive map it can tell you all the nearby campgrounds at the 400 mile ring near the highway your on. Its full of options and if you allow yourself the time, you can have fun planning. It has a "test me out" option to see if you could use it.

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