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Old 05-09-2015, 06:45 PM   #15
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Usually 300 to 350 traveling at 68 mph. If in an emergency situation whatever it takes.

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Old 05-09-2015, 06:49 PM   #16
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We average just under 50 mph from leaving in the morning to arriving at the next overnight stop. That's on interstates at 62-65 mph and includes fuel, lunch and rest stops. We like to stop about every 2 -2.5 hours for us and the pups to walk around and get the kinks out. We try to leave about 9ish to 10ish and stop by 5ish at the latest. That gives us time for a walk, an adult beverage, supper and to take a look at plans for the next day.

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Old 05-10-2015, 06:05 AM   #17
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350-450 miles per day.
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:33 AM   #18
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I was at the dealers yesterday, struck up a conversation with the gentlemen next to me, he said he used the 230 rule....

2:30pm, or 230 miles whatever comes first, then he heads to a park for the day. Sounded nice, but I'm still working don't yet have that luxery until i get more time off.

We too travel by the "2:30 Rule" since we retired.

Prior to retirement I was an "Iron Butt" motorcycle rider where you have to travel over 1000 miles in a day to qualify joining the club. In 2008 I did a 6,000 mile Alaska trip in 12 days, on my bike. We are currently on our way to Alaska in our Motorhome and we plan on it being a 4 month journey.
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:44 AM   #19
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We usually do about 300 a day unless reservations have us in a time crunch, then up to 500. Think 50 mile per hour average if you drive 60+/-. 10 hours = 500. A long tough day but I have done it this Spring.
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:17 AM   #20
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We also have to multiply the time "it should take" with the TCF. (Tillman Conversion Factor).
Right now that runs about 2.5.

So let's say we are driving 180 miles at 60mph. That trip "should take" 3 hours.
So 3 hours x 2.5 = 7.5 .
So roughly 7.5 hours later we made 180 miles.
Why? I have no idea. Stop here, fuel there , oh a beef jerky store kind of thing.
I know for a fact we have driven 60mph for 30 straight minutes and only went 10 miles.
It's a miracle.
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:30 PM   #21
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I like the Tillman rule, milkshakes too when it's 100+ out.
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:48 PM   #22
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We too travel by the "2:30 Rule" since we retired.

That's the way we go, I have no bad feelings going less than 100 miles, if it works better. BTW we leave "around" 10am.

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Old 05-10-2015, 12:53 PM   #23
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On average, we travel 350-400 miles max, turn the dash air on max mode for best cooling and also run the genie with the front roof air for ideal comfort. The generator is there to be used and not sit idle. 1/2-3/4 gal per hr to use is very reasonable. It will pay off down the road and be less likely to give you problems.
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:49 PM   #24
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July heat . . .
Us California types aren't used to heat like other desert areas are. Our first trip across the U.S., we drove from So Cal to Casa Grande. Got a bit of a late start, pulled into the site at 6pm with the outside temp at 116. Burned the heck out of my knee when kneeling to plug in the 30 amp power cord. The single roof air took forever to cool the coach. Few days later we pulled into Fort Stockton around 1pm. Went for a walk after dinner & overheard a group of RV'ers gripping about their tires delaminating. My understanding was that they'd been driving faster than their towable's tires were rated at - but within the speed limits out there. Combined with the high summer temperatures, they were producing 'Gators' those chunks of tire treads on the road that are much less common on the west coast. I didn't like driving when it was really hot because I felt it was taxing to the motorhome's cooling system. Destroying the tires never crossed my mind. These days, I'm also looking to avoid afternoon thunderstorms in the south and desert winds that tend to worsen as the day heats up in the summer months.
I like the 230 concept. But truly, I like to drive for 3 hours & stay for 3 weeks.
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Usually average about 50mph with stops so 300m is a 6 hour day . Long enough for me
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I try to keep it below 300 but on our last 3 week trip, there were 2 days over 500 mi. One of them was brutal with high wind. After I retire, I will not let this happen any more.
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:55 PM   #27
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We target around 250 to 350 a day
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:59 PM   #28
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if i were going to do that trip and nothing in between you want to stop and see i would do it in a day and a half. 700 the first day, wally dock that night, fill up with anything you need then 500 the next. why waste time.

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We store the RV in Lucerne but we might bring it up here the day before then head down. 247 puts us in Barstow then 2 more hours to Vegas. Then maybe 200 more and stop for the day.

I might get a 100% heat blocking 3 M clear film put on the inside of the windshield. We've done a lot of RVing in heat 110+ but it seems to effect me more as I get older. At least the AC in the new MH is a lot better than our 1991 Holiday Rambler. We will definitely try to get to St. George the first day.

I've done 700 on my motorcycle from OK to Bako in one day yanking a camper, 120+ out but I am saner now.

Nothing to prove, a lot to enjoy.

Heat film is sounding better all the time.
Not to go off topic but be careful with windshield film. The film will probably be polarized. If the installer cannot put up one continuous sheet you can land up with a very funky polarization effect. Please don't ask how i know ::

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