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Old 04-01-2016, 11:47 AM   #11
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We go until we get tired. I can drive and take over when my husband get tired or just needs a break. Plus it is nice that he gets to enjoy the scenery. I scheduled 2 days to get back from Big Bend even though we could of done it in one day. One long day. I think he really liked that. We were able to pull over at picnic area and stay the night for free. In Texas you can use the picnic areas for overnight parking. I can never understand the thought process at some rest stops that state no overnight parking. I know it is to keep people from camping out there for an extended period of time, but would they really rather have a tired driver on the road?

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Old 04-01-2016, 11:48 AM   #12
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We try to stick with the 350-400 mile limits others mentioned. Take our time, stay safe and get set up before dark. Have done a couple of 700 mile days and they were real killers!

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Old 04-01-2016, 12:03 PM   #13
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We travel 3-4 hrs every 4 - 7 days. Started July 1st. 2014
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:14 PM   #14
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We've been to Tampa area twice. Did a 550+ mile day on the way home last year, home being Whiting, NJ. Not fun, never again! Now it's 300-350, maybe less. That and we like to 'lay over' a day in St. Augustine, Fl and Snow Hill, Md.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:42 PM   #15
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When we went out west to the Rockies from Michigan I drove 12-13 hour days. Was in Loveland Colorado on the 2nd night, camp setup drinking a beverage watching the sunset. It was long days but I enjoy driving. I put 5000 miles on that trip in 14 days and was only moving camp and towing 6 of those days. I can easily drive 8 hour days. I mostly go by hours driven and not miles.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:50 PM   #16
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We aim for 300 miles, sometimes less, sometimes more. This allows time to find the campground (some are hidden on back roads), get set up, and relax a bit.
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:25 PM   #17
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If it is 4 lane 90% of trip 500 miles max. Less than that, split into 2 days.
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:36 PM   #18
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I guess by now, you see the prime number is 350 and I add my experiences alone with my fellow travelers.
When we go to Disney World (Orlando, FL) approx. 1,200 miles, 3 nights and 3 1/2 days traveling. I useta-could drive 500 mile days but not anymore, too tiring. So I agree, 300 to 350. Need to be set up by happy hour.
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:59 PM   #19
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I read a good rule of thumb. Stop at "300 miles or 3PM" whichever comes first. That way you can find a campsite and set up in day light, prepare dinner and get to bed early for the next day's adventure. Since retiring and slowing down to tow we sometimes only go only 250 miles in a day. Remember, it's the journey not the destination that one should strive to enjoy.
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:13 PM   #20
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I drove truck 43yrs. Retired 2yrs. I no longer rush. Plan on 50mph. Av. At most for 5 to 6hrs. Leave after rush hr. 9am. In park before evening rush hr. At3:30 pm.

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