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Old 12-26-2018, 11:15 AM   #15
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I agree with the others here, I would not plan on over 250 miles per day with an unfamiliar rv setup

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Old 12-26-2018, 11:25 AM   #16
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For calculation purposes I use 50 mph! This also includes all my stops for fuel etc... This number has always worked well for figuring my time to get somewhere .

I travel between 60-65 mph with cruise when traffic and weather permit....I love to tow my Fiver!!!

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Old 12-26-2018, 12:18 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Wundertaker View Post
For calculation purposes I use 50 mph! This also includes all my stops for fuel etc... This number has always worked well for figuring my time to get somewhere .:

Just what I was thinking. The hours vs miles looks like a google maps projection which has never worked for me in a rv. 500 miles always seems to come out at about 10 hours. Also not sure what time of year youíre thinking but I always try to get to a new campground before dark so during summer you can stretch those days a lot longer.

Savannah is a lot like Charleston in many ways. Given the time constraints I would pick Charleston and spend more time there and Asheville fwiw.
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Old 12-26-2018, 02:49 PM   #18
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The areas you have planned to stop are very nice but 10 days is too short of a trip to do them all. If you're new to RVing the first day of 500 miles is also too much. You can't cover the distance with a RV that you do in a car. We always figured covering 50-60 miles per hour which gives leeway for pit stops, stretching, food, fuel.

Hope you can adjust your stops for a more relaxing trip!
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Old 12-26-2018, 04:18 PM   #19
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Agree with busskipper. 500 is doable, but a very long day when towing. If you can shave a couple hundred off by getting a head start and they staying in a Walmart, that will make that leg of your journey a little easier.

We use 300 miles a day as our target and sometimes with traffic/weather (heavy rain, etc.) slowing things down, you're super glad you did.

Enjoy the journey and the drive will actually be part of the fun no matter how you plan the trip.
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Old 12-26-2018, 06:11 PM   #20
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I tow a travel trailer and tow at 62 miles and hour. I average 50 to 55 miles an hour. That is after over 20,000 miles of towing.
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We stayed at Oak Plantation and would again. Good choice. We too always use 50 MPH as a divisor into our planned mileage. Works every time. Have never attempted 500 miles. 350 is a long day!
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Old 12-28-2018, 01:31 PM   #22
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When are you traveling? If during the summer your plan for the Blue Ridge Parkway might be optimistic, even at only 200 miles per day. Itís 2 lane, no passing, and the average speed limit is 25. With summer traffic and the high number of turn outs (which youíll want to enjoy) it may be slower than you plan. Considering camping in a central location and traveling north and south on the parkway from there in your tow vehicle. It will be less stressful and much easier to maneuver.
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Old 12-29-2018, 06:34 AM   #23
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If you goal is to just drive by and say I've been there go right ahead, if you plan to stop and enjoy yourself cut down on your driving. Your time estimats are way off plus you have setup and breakdown time. 50mph is a comfortable number unless you like be exhausted.

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