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Old 08-17-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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Long upcoming drive

My wife and I are going to be taking our Roo from northern FL up to TN in a couple weeks. It's going to be a 570 mile trip. Any suggestions for a long drive like that?
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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I would stop in chatanooga and visit the civil war park. I believe its the largest in the country.
Have a fun trip!
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:20 PM   #3
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That's about the same length of drive we've frequently done from Ontario to West Virginia...about 11 1/2 hours with stops. Take a short break to stretch every few hours, have access or hot or cold drinks and plenty of tunes on the stereo.

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We're leaving in the wee hours of this coming Friday morning, from NE Louisiana, headed to TN as well. Pidgeon Forge actually.

This is our first long haul and I'm apprehensive about it...especially after reading about all the tire failures and blow outs.
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We are heading to Pidgeon Forge as well. You'll have to let me know how it was.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:30 PM   #6
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sorry, for us out West, 570 miles is not considering a "long" drive.
that's pretty common out here.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:53 PM   #7
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sorry, for us out West, 570 miles is not considering a "long" drive.
that's pretty common out here.
I was thinking the same thing I use to take the kids down to Pigeon Forge for the week-end 660 down and 660 back a mere thirteen hundred miles but that was without a trailer. It;s funny to read this cause I had just said to the DW it weight be an idea to go to Pigeon Forge in September.
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Heading up to Berlin, OH the second week of Sept. it will be the first trip of more than 80 miles. Close to 400 from here. Plan on doing it all on one day. We'll see how it goes. Friends are also traveling with us towing their trailer which makes me feel a little more secure. Always nice to have help around if you need it.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:34 AM   #9
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IMO, anything over 200 miles a day is a long drive. Being retired (since 1999) we don't go any place in a hurry.

I used to drive transit (second career after 30 years with Boeing) and I found that the Recaro seats in the coaches were good for 8 hours a day with just one break. I can't do much more than 90 minutes without a break in the awful Flexsteel seats in the RV.
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250 mile days are ideal for us. 350-400 are our max and it becomes unpleasant with the number and length of stops we have.

We did make it from MD to FL- about 900 miles in about 20 hours by leaving at 11pm and driving thru the night. I slept the afternoon before and them my wife took the wheel after breakfast. We arrived at about 6pm exhausted.
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