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Old 11-01-2012, 11:51 PM   #15
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Heading out to AZ this year we drove as little as 250 and the longest day was 360 miles. 5 or 6 hours is long enough and I like to pull in early enough for a nap. Safe journeys.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:54 AM   #16
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We try to keep it under 350 miles per day. 200-250 miles preferably. That way we don't have to be in any hurry. On the road between 9 and 10 AM, stop for lunch along the way and a leg stretch or two and still arrive with plenty of time to set up and enjoy happy hour.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:35 AM   #17
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1 trip I do yearly.....750 per day
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:34 AM   #18
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Same as a bunch of others here...300-350 miles per day. Have done up to 700 but did not enjoy it.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:27 AM   #19
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My plan is 300-350 if we are going to some far away location. If I have a destinations <500 miles (plus or minus) I will do it in one day. Of course this does not apply if the weather is bad or I am dealing with high wind conditions then I stop when I get tired or the conditions become too difficult for me to drive without white knuckling the steering wheel. It is all subjective based on the situation and schedule...I hate to rush so we build in a lot of fluff into our schedule.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:13 AM   #20
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We drive whatever distance where a outlet mall is in our way.......than on to the next outlet mall......just kidding!!
There are those days where you have to do what you have to do, prefer the nice short days leave about 9 am and be where i want to be by 1 or 2 in the afternoon.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:44 AM   #21
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I like the 300-350 mile daily drives.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:03 AM   #22
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X2 Love my Happy Hour
X3....We are retired and don't have to be anywhere fast! I also, limit my speed to 60mph.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:34 AM   #23
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Like many of the other folks - 350 or so miles and 6 or so hours. Years past (20-25), it was 5-600 miles and 8-12 hours, but that was with a much smaller and lighter 5er along with, IMHO, fewer screw looses inhabiting the highways and byways. Then there is that cold one or two of my favorite adult beverage that I've gotten accustomed to enjoying at the end of the day since I've retired and sent the kids on their way.
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enroute, I like to stop after 300-350.
Once "there" I am good with 100!

Definitely cannot miss happy hour, and don't forget, "it's always 12 o'clock somewhere!!"
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:32 PM   #25
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Being fulltimers we take our time. So, normallly we try not to drive more than 150 miles, and then we stay at least 2 days in a spot before moving on (even if it's just an "overnighter" type of place). Our longest day (ever) was 400 miles.
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For us, 300 is about right with a 1 hour break in the middle - short nap is a good thing. If the nap comes later in the day make it 350. More than anything we like to arrive wherever we stop with a couple hours of daylight to set up, get the lay of the land and before happy hour ends.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:46 PM   #27
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For me, it's no more than 6 hrs...or usually around 300 miles. This leaves time to set up, enjoy the sunset, make dinner, etc. Relaxing and safe.
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I'm actually a bit surprised that the answers so far have been as low as they have because I think the answers are often very different for those who are retired and those who aren't. We're retired and fit right in with the 4 to 6 hours on the road group. We almost never get on the road before 10am and are ready to pull in and set up by around 4pm.

If you're finding that driving your rig is exhausting, you might want to take a look at doing some things to improve the handling. I know that I was able to turn my driving experience from a bit of a white knuckle experience to a relaxing two finger exercise with a few mods.

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