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Old 05-22-2010, 10:52 PM   #1
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I'm new to Country Coach

Finally, made the big move to a class A. Purchased a 2006 Allure 430 with a tag axle and many of the goodies. I've had a 1997 Fleetwood class C for about 10 years, used mainly at the lake while waterskiing. Just to small for extended vacations.

I'm trying to change my behavior and quit driving 10-12 hours. I'm going to try to drive about 6-8 hours and start parking prior to the sun going down.

So, I guess the question is: how many hours/miles do some of you drive?

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Hello dean and welcome to iRV2.com. and to the Country Coach Owners Forum. Congratulations on your Allure; nice coach. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. I am sure you will enjoy the website and forums. Be sure to add your coach info in a signature by clicking on the "CP" button under the panoramic picture at the top of the page.
I don't want to drive over 8 in a day. Someday, I hope I can stop without a destination; if even on the road an hour!
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:17 AM   #3
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Welcome Dean. Tell us more about yourself, like what part of the country you are in. Congrats on your "new" motorhome. That's a nice big jump from a Class C, but I always say, "If you can't go big, don't go"

My preference is to drive no more than 6 hours a day, and I have found that no matter how fast I drive I always average 50MPH for the day. I have been known to move to a new location less than one hour from where I was, due to there being more things to do and see at the new location.

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Old 05-24-2010, 09:45 PM   #4
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Thanks for the warm welcome. I live in Fremont Ca. which is in the north part of Calif., more commonly referred to the bay area.

I'm retired, spend about every other weekend (in the summer) trying to learn to wakeboard. My wife and I also waterski (she is a lot better than I am). We have a Sanger V210 ski boat. Our "toad" and boat puller is a Z71 Chevy Tahoe. We intend to spend at least 4 months a year travelling about this great country of ours.

My wife's name is Jo-An and we travel with our Abbys.

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8 hrs would be a long day for us. We prefer to drive no more than 4 hrs each driving day. A decent place to stop drives our decision more than hours. A late start and early stop at 60 mph makes for a stress free trip.
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Dean, I also forgot to inform you, and others, there is a much more active Country Coach Owner's Forum. It is found under Yahoo Groups. If you need the link, I will try to provide it.
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When I first started RVing I thought an RV was like a car and planned car-like distances. Now we don't try to get too far in a day. It also depends on if you have two drivers or one. We try to keep the max distance at around 400 miles. I usually drive about 60-70% of that. My wife spells me off and on.
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