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Old 12-03-2006, 09:27 PM   #1
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Planning trip route to Florida from DesMoines.thinking 400 miles a day is this to many? desM Indianda first day Montgomery second floriday third to Henderson. 80>74>65>331>98 Does this route look good any ideas or better routes or things I should look out for?
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:27 PM   #2
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Planning trip route to Florida from DesMoines.thinking 400 miles a day is this to many? desM Indianda first day Montgomery second floriday third to Henderson. 80>74>65>331>98 Does this route look good any ideas or better routes or things I should look out for?
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:02 AM   #3
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400 miles seems to be a very realistic distance to travel in an RV comfortably. You'll find many who go farther and a lot of us who prefer a little less. Enjoy your trip to Florida.
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:30 AM   #4
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400 miles a day is our standard day when we want to get somewhere and not do any sightseeing on the way.

In the late fall or early spring when we're coming or going to the northeast, we've done 700-800 miles. There are just no good places to stop that are open in the northeast at those times.

You didn't say when you were leaving Iowa, but many campgrounds close in the off season. We like to make a long run first day to get out of the cold.
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:00 AM   #5
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While we don't specifically plan for a certain distance, 400 miles seems to be about what we tend to travel in a typical day. Works well.
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:23 AM   #6
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400 miles per day is very achievable and practical without driving yourself or Miss Daisy crazy!
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:13 AM   #7
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Being in the minority I guess, we usually push a good 450-500 miles on the first day if we're headed to a two day destination....Just seems to be nice for me to get into the next park in the mid-afternoon hour.

If I were full-timing, I think I'd probably work it such that I did 400 mile trips though...

Driving the new buggy doesn't make me as tired,so I usually don't mind the ride...
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:17 AM   #8
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I read somewhere about the 2-2-2 rule, travel 200 miles stop by 2:00PM and stay for 2 days. This is probaably the ideal way to travel and see the US of A. Now I know I will get a lot of flak from those of you who are still working, again I said ideally. My upcoming sojourn to Fla. will be using this rule or darn close to it...
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:38 AM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Captain Bud:
I read somewhere about the 2-2-2 rule, travel 200 miles stop by 2:00PM and stay for 2 days. This is probaably the ideal way to travel and see the US of A. Now I know I will get a lot of flak from those of you who are still working, again I said ideally. My upcoming sojourn to Fla. will be using this rule or darn close to it... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Boy, I'm with you That would be a great way to see things. Maybe I can do that someday.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:51 AM   #10
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Between 4-500 miles is good for us.Lot easier in the motorhome.I generaly like to be at least 1/2 way to my destination before I stop for the night,if possible.Karen wants to start driving,so hopefully we can do more miles if we go west next year.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:56 AM   #11
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Wow,it sure is nice to be retired and no more of those 400 mile days. Being a fulltimer 400 miles in a week is pushing it. Just take it easy and be careful your time will come.

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Old 12-04-2006, 02:38 PM   #12
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I totally agree with Captain Bud. What is the hurry? Isn't RVing supposed to be less stressful?
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When we leave Wis in Winter we have to travel about 12 hours the first day to find a campground open. We don't like to use truck stops if we can help it. After that we try for about 400 miles. We find we average about 50 miles per hour with fuel stops & rest stops included.

However when we go to the IRV2 National Rally in July we are so anxious to get there to see our friends we really push it. If you have not signed up yet I have some advice for you.

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For me, I guess the most important item is that everyone traveling agrees on the miles to be traveled. This means agreeing on a get up and get in gear time as well as lunch, when/why does the coach stop and the approximate travel stop time. When we have a bunch of family with us, everyone knows, in advance, which are the travel days, rise and shine time and what is expected of each person so the miles can be had with a minimum of irritation. It keeps everyone on the same page.
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