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Old 04-01-2016, 03:43 PM   #21
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The greatest distance we've covered in one day is 400 miles - and still got to our reserved campsite by 5 p.m. with plenty of daylight to set up. More often, we drive 300-325.
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:08 PM   #22
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I Travel 350 to 500 miles a day normally but it all depends on how the family is doing..We always leave early, just before dawn and travel to around 3-5 in the evening depending on Campgrounds.. if level we don't unhook and leave again early the next morning.
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:06 PM   #23
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We travel from spring to fall every year and a normal day is 9:00 to 3:00 which is usually about 300 miles. We usually have 2 stops on the way. Like to get to campground early and set up and relax and then watch the show as the crowds come in.
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We are pre-retirement, so days on the road are not optimal. I have also found that driving faster than 60 is not worth the stress. We do 500+ days, but find 1 or 2 nice stops and get out and walk for 30 minutes to an hour (any site along the way that we have not seen). This helps keep me fresh for driving (along with some strong coffee). For me more than 10 hours of driving makes the next day harder.
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:43 PM   #25
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Whatever 5 hours or so a day will get us what we travel. Try to be on the road 9:930 and off by 4. Lunch break and 15-20 minutes break in the morning and afternoon. If we have a deadline or destination we want to make we will step it up a bit but that's our general patter. Like to travel 55-60mph. Spent my whole life traveling on someone else's schedule now I'm on mine 😄👍🏻
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:44 PM   #26
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We travel from spring to fall every year and a normal day is 9:00 to 3:00 which is usually about 300 miles. We usually have 2 stops on the way. Like to get to campground early and set up and relax and then watch the show as the crowds come in.
Our sentiments exactly😊
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Old 04-02-2016, 02:47 AM   #27
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Too much driving is hard on my back. I travel alone- so no one to switch off with. I take a break and stretch every 100-130 mi. (If time permits.) The drive goes by a lot faster if there is good company along keeping me entertained. (Note good- not annoying.)��
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:08 AM   #28
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350-400 miles on long trips. On the road before 9 and off when I hit the limit. Remember time zones changes as you go west to east, losing an hour. Take a rest stop after 1.5 to 2 hours, works for us as our puppy likes to stretch her legs as well. Two useful tools I use is The Next Exit is great as it has mileage, rest stops and rv friendly fuel stops. Other tool I use is My Pilot is great as it gives distances off GPS, so gives mileage from current location to Pilot stops whether u use them or not. Safe travels to you, enjoy the ride getting there safe is half the fun.
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Old 04-02-2016, 01:12 PM   #29
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350 is my max. Then like to stay another night if haven't been in area before. Sloooooooowing down. No hurry.
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Old 04-02-2016, 04:11 PM   #30
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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.
Let's see 5000/6=833 mi./day. By my rule of thumb of generally getting an average of 50 miles per hour overall (with necessary stops and non-necessary interruptions), that's nearly 17 hours/day of driving. Even at 60 miles per hour overall thats nearly 14 hours per day of driving.
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Old 04-02-2016, 04:13 PM   #31
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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!
I'm with you. Setting up before dinner is even better, but definitely setting up before dark. Enjoying the journey and not just the arrival is also key.
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:33 PM   #32
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We always go by the 6/300/3 formula. No more than 6 hours on the road or 300 miles, whichever comes first, and park in the campground or wherever by 3PM. It is relaxing and stress free.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:22 PM   #33
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Made a trip last summer from Anniston, Al to Minot ND 1600+ miles pulling a trailer. Did about 700 miles first day, 450 2nd day and 600 3rd. Talk about tough don't like doing that, but I had to. I like to keep if around 350 to 400 miles a day.
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:40 AM   #34
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I saw terrain mentioned in one post in determining your travel endurance but not wind. A very windy day can really wear you down in a hurry as we've learned crossing the plains states. Otherwise we can do a 500 mile day if necessary but generally stick to the 300 to 350 rule as well, know your limits and travel safely. Good luck!
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Old 04-10-2016, 12:05 AM   #35
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No one has mentioned traffic either. I camp in Los Angeles at Dockweiler Bch. RV park frequently to check in on my elderly Mom. Just trying to get out of the traffic can take three hours. With four or five lanes of traffic going in one direction and the mental focus it requires, wears me out. Three hours of being stuck in traffic feels like the equivalent of eight hours of rural driving to me. (And I spent most of my life living there fighting it daily.)
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