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Old 01-28-2016, 05:02 PM   #41
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When we first started we would do all these shotgun style trips. Hop form place to place, not many days in between. No More, I'm the driver. I prefer to keep it 400 or under. We may make stops in between. Sometimes you get those 150-200 days when traveling, mostly east coast in our trips. Not immune to a 500, but don't want many of those and if there is one we are staying more than one or two nights. Roads and terrain are a factor, mountains and winding roads take time. We get up pretty early if it's a 400 day, quick breakfast and head out.
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:19 PM   #42
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Will you be doing ALL of the driving? If there are two (or more) drivers, the trip will be MUCH easier. Two ~ three hours "behind the wheel" and then switch. Breaks as appropriate. Two or three "driving shifts" will allow you to cover a lot of ground if driving on limited access roads. LISTEN to your bodies. We don't recover as fast as we did in our younger years. Better to take an extra day (or three) than to arrive totally spent or worse, not arrive because you've had an accident after pushing too hard.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:10 PM   #43
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When we went to Florida last February, I planned our route at 350 - 400 miles per day. It looks like you're pulling a trailer, so at an average of 60 MPH, that makes 6+ actual hours of driving, plus stops for fuel, meals, bathroom, etc. amounts to a 7+ hours of total road time. Try to plan your route through metro areas at non-peak time. We were able to go through Atlanta at about 11:00 AM on a Saturday and it was still a mess!
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:17 PM   #44
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Our biggest is Disneyworld. About 10 hours for us. On the way to Disney, we leave a day early, drive about six hours to south Ga. and camp for the night. Make the remainder of the trip the next morning. It sort of extends the excitement and keeps it less stressful.

But on the way home, its hammer down all the way. We leave around 9:00 am and keep trucking until we pull in the driveway. 10 hours but we're just ready to get home.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:38 PM   #45
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Will you be doing ALL of the driving? If there are two (or more) drivers, the trip will be MUCH easier. Two ~ three hours "behind the wheel" and then switch. Breaks as appropriate. Two or three "driving shifts" will allow you to cover a lot of ground if driving on limited access roads. LISTEN to your bodies. We don't recover as fast as we did in our younger years. Better to take an extra day (or three) than to arrive totally spent or worse, not arrive because you've had an accident after pushing too hard.
My DW will drive, but many DW's won't drive pulling a trailer/5ver. There was a thread on this subject some time ago.
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:18 PM   #46
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Fayliss, you have received every variation of answer, because we are all different. On a "driving" day, we try not to exceed 200 miles. Usually only my husband drives. I make all our meals and we want some R and R time while it is still daylight. We never want to come into a new camp ground in the dark. We do not make reservations, but have a general idea of where we are going. If we see something interesting, we stop. Last summer we traveled 12,000 miles in 17 weeks focus on upper United States and lower Canadian Provinces. Great trip.
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:25 PM   #47
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We go 350 to 400 max and some times 150 or 200 depending on where we want to go. Always set up in the day light or at least arrive and get in the sight when there is enough light to get straight and parked correctly.

Only once since full-timing we have arrived in darkness and pulled into the site we were given. Problem is things like hose bibs in those dark green boxes can't be easily seen, but don't ask me how I know this.

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Old 01-28-2016, 08:28 PM   #48
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250-300 miles, three days travel then one day rest. Always stop before dark. Retirement is so nice.
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:30 PM   #49
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We travel with a lot of family most of the time, so we set a 200 mile limit on a day I'd travel. We are all retired so it works for us.
As was mentioned in prior post, your retired! Enjoy the trip and be safe.
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:33 PM   #50
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Can cover enough ground in one day @ ~ 350 mi with excess time for whatever, I will go more or less if it puts us in the right spot.

Enjoy your trip!
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