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Old 06-01-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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Max Miles or Hours Each Day Driving?

I'm thinking I'm going to set a maximum of 400 miles or 8 hours of driving per day on my trips coming up.

The most I've driven was 550 in 11 hours....too long of a day and too exhausting.

What do you all set as a guideline for hours/miles per day?

Anyone?
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:34 PM   #2
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I think the most I did was about 350 and I would like to keep it at that. I suppose it would also depend on what kind of roads you were driving on too. 400 sounds like a good max either way.
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I am with you, any longer and it becomes to much like work. I try to stay under 400 miles, did 700 one time, never again!!! If I could get the DW to drive I would be very happy!!
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6 hours x 60 mph = 360 miles. I think that's plenty of miles or time. Allows time for a lunch break too. We tend to find a place to stay vs. a parking lot somewhere, so gives time to setup, relax, do whatever.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:44 PM   #5
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6 to 7 hours for me is enough. I do not care about miles cause if I am caught in the drivers seat for 3 hours due to road issues it still counts. Then it may only be 200 miles.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:45 PM   #6
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I drive Seattle to Palm Springs straight through. 1200 miles and 20 hours. I like to get there so I can relax..
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Typical for us is only around 200/250 miles but we too have done nearly 500 in a day... but really don't like it.

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400 miles is a good day for me, though prefer to keep under that is possible. Max ever did was 560 and, funny that night I could of just kept going, I was in a groove. Driving a RV is much more tiring mentally and physically than an auto.
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Most days we keep to 200 miles or less. The only exception is the day we get home, when we're on familiar roads and we don't have to hook up when we get there, then we'll maybe do 300.

It's the travel/sight-seeing that we use our RV for. We don't necassarily have a destination in mind when we set out, just a general direction.
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with us of course it depends on the trip. Our last big trip was 2400 miles. Pushed hard and did it in 4 days....... ..... why stop early when I can get some miles under my belt while I'm still wide awake I say...... once we got out west we took it easy.......moved from place to place 2 hour max.......
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:30 PM   #11
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Best (or worst) we did was 1070 miles in one day. Denver to south of LA after a month on the road. We just wanted to get home....
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I think it mostly depends on whether you are retired or still working. Both, the DW and I are retired, so we can take our time. I try to plan my stops within a 250 mile limit. I just don't need to get anywhere in a hurry. Of course, the camps are not placed 250 miles apart, so, sometimes, I have to drive more, or less miles in a day, just to get to the next camp. Sometimes that may be 300 miles and sometimes I can only make just over 100, if the next camp is going to be 400 or so miles.
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Depends. If we're trying to get from here to there: We'll do 550 to 600 miles. I enjoy driving and 700 miles is not beyond what we will do if circumstances are favorable for a day like that. If we're sightseeing, 50-100 might be too much. We tend to go to a central location then use the toad for day trips of up to 100 miles or even more to see the sights in the area. After using up all the day trips and getting the rig cleaned up, wash done, etc, we're off again to a new destination.

Works for us, but others can't stand it. What ever plunks your string.
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:37 PM   #14
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Just completed San Diego to Newport News, VA and back with 12 days actual on the road in our Winne Brave 32V . Some days i drove around 200 miles, and the longest was 580. For me, around 350 - 400 was comfortable, 500+ was tiring but doable. I'm 65, wife does not drive at all, your stamina may vary .
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