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Old 11-02-2012, 02:46 PM   #29
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if i were young i won't mind doing 8-10 hours if need be (when i was in the 20', one time i needed to get to silicon valley with my car before monday, so i left philly at 3pm on friday and arrived in san jose at midnight sunday... did i sleep? virtually no, nap was the best. will i do it again? no). with an RV, i drove 300mi and felt ok. if not on mission, i'll go probably 200.

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Old 11-02-2012, 03:38 PM   #30
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After about 6hours my knees kill me so I put my legs on the dash and let the cruise take over.

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Old 11-02-2012, 03:46 PM   #31
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Drive about 4 to 5 hours. Like to sit down and enjoy the local areas. Sightseeing, visiting local parks, museums, and points of interest. Truly enjoy driving the coach. Do not take the interstates if we can. The old US highways are a picture of how our country grew up. Small towns, local businesses, large manufacturing, mining, railroads, homes are all interesting and wonderful things to see. Local people are "golden". Enjoy hearing stories and information about local things.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:54 PM   #32
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I was sitting next to my family doctor at a football game once when he leaned over and asked me this same question. My response was "well Bill it is like this. No matter how hard we try, it always seems like we break camp at 9:30 am. Then we drive like crazy until 12:00, lunch time. We eat lunch and clean up and then ........its time for a nap. After we get up its time for a coffee break. Then around 2:30 we set out and drive like crazy until 4:30 and head to the campground for another day." He asked " gee, Pete, how do you two ever get anywhere with a schedule like that". I said "Bill I'm retired, why do we need to be anywhere?" He threatened to double my next office visit after that discussion.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:05 PM   #33
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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.
Agree. We are not retired and always on a schedule. We seldom travel more than 400 miles in a day, though. We do like to be in our campsite and set up before dark.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:09 PM   #34
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Anywheres from 100 to 600(still young enough at 68) depending on what's up!
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:18 PM   #35
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Depends on why I'm traveling. When we're really trying to make time, we'll do 550-650 miles a day. This will be on a run from DE to Alaska, for example, or heading for Arizona. Ten days to AK, 5500 miles. When we're touring in an area, we'll do as little as 50-100 miles, or an hour or two. We've gone as far as 1100 miles in one run with changing out drivers, but that was an unusual circumstance. Time for the longer runs is usually about 12 hours plus, but we'll start early, 5AM or so usually, depending on how the time zones lie.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:21 PM   #36
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On most trips 600-750 miles depending on time of day when I left.
THis last sept westward trip had me leaving williams AZ about 7AM on thursday morn and I got to my southeren Ohio home (1900 miles) @ 930 PM saturday.
When I Get tired I just find a spot Well off the road or a rest area and get in the bed for the night. From driver seat to be in less than 10 min.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:34 PM   #37
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I belong to the Elks so when we travel we stop at veryest Elks lodgs along the way where ever it may be the lodges are all over the country and you don't have to call ahead you just drop in. I would say maybe 3 or4 hours on the road and that would be it for the day.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:39 PM   #38
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Pretty much keep it to 4-6 hours depending upon how far we need to get. Usually drive for a couple of hours, stop, take a break, walk around, then drive for a couple of hours, etc. I've driven as much as 14 hours in a day, but not fun, not safe, and not a good thing to do.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:09 PM   #39
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When traveling to a destination our objective is 300-350 miles per day. Occasionally it has been significantly more.
I do make stops every 2 or 3 hours at most to get out and walk around. Short walk with the dog and a trip to the rest area facilities building works well.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:13 PM   #40
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This past summer I drove 350 miles the first day and second day drove 750. On the way home split it 500 and 600 over 2 days. Normally vacation within 400 miles from home and make the trip in one day.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:23 PM   #41
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About to embark on San Diego to Raleigh with a time constraint, so will do:
470, 580, 510, 310, 330, 400. I try to get the long days up front, then a couple of easier days and a last rush to the finish
Not ideal, but this is the 3rd time i have done it!
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #42
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Leave campground by 10:00 AM, set up with a drink in our hands by 5:00 PM. It once took us a month to go from Texas to California.

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