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Old 04-01-2016, 07:14 AM   #1
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A little survey on travel?

How many miles and hours do you travel a day on longer 1000 + mile trips? I'm trying to plan a trip and want it to be relaxing. Thanks

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Old 04-01-2016, 07:21 AM   #2
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Around 350 to 400 miles max. I try to stay around the 350 mile mark but sometimes campgrounds are further away. This leaves plenty of time for set up and relaxing after driving all day. I do not un-hock the 5er from the truck if we are leaving the next day I also will use pull through sites.

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Old 04-01-2016, 07:22 AM   #3
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Trip to florida was 1100 miles and we did it in 2 days. It was exhausting. Going to break it up into 3 days next time and 2 nights.
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:30 AM   #4
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When we are not in a real hurry we have done as little as 200 miles. 500 starts to get a little long but the DW can drive too so that breaks it up and makes it easier. That said, I have been known to drive quite a bit longer when alone. Now that the DW is closing in on retirement, time constraints will be a thing of the past. That is with the exception of having to be back home monthly so get meds refilled.
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:50 AM   #5
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That is with the exception of having to be back home monthly so get meds refilled.
solved our med problem when traveling by switching to WalMart Pharmacy, they are every where, you go to any one and they call up your account on their computer system and fill your prescriptions anywhere you are,.....same thing when needing cash, you don't need a bank, with a debit card can get up to $100 right at the WM checkout,......both of these, makes out of town traveling a little more comfortable...........happy trailering............
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:58 AM   #6
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We have gone 8-10 hours before with the Hybrid TT. The 5'er hasn't been on a trip yet but in a little over a month will be taking a 11hr trip to Knoxville with it. That will be a 1 day drive. When we head out west later this year we will not be in any hurry so I am sure we will shorten the hours on the road. On a side note... I did drive straight back from FL to NY a few years back(Long story there)...not towing...DW did not drive once and just gave me direction when she wasn't sleeping......and I can say I do not think I would try that again...
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:44 AM   #7
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See if you can find any helpful info. in this existing thread:
How many miles do you tow a day
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:20 AM   #8
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A Lot depends on the terrain.....on cross county trips, once out of the Rockies, 500 a day is easy
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:22 AM   #9
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I drive alone now and have to learn to take my time. Most of my children etc. live out west in AZ and UT. It's a long haul and I have been known to drive from 0700 to 2300/day. I am not doing that any more. No need and doing it alone sucks!!
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Before retirement I would drive 500+ miles a day. After retirement 350 is my max. It took a few months of retirement to convince myself to do a better job of planning my trips and not to exceed my 350 mile limit.

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