Driving 8 hours a day is a pretty long day for most of us retired folks. We travel more like 6 hours a day, after all, what's the big hurry. Another big thing to think about is what time you pull into a RV park, at 5:00, you'll take a chance they'll be full. So without reservations, we typically get off the road about 3:00 or so. This gives us time to unwind a bit, enjoy an adult beverage, and start thinking about what to fix for dinner. To each his own, however, this sure works well for us!!