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Old 05-09-2015, 01:49 PM   #1
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How far do you drive each day?

We are going from Big Bear (So. Cal.) to Missoula I-15, 1200 miles in July then on up into Banff etc. then back. Our reservations start inGlacier NP, then we have firm reservations in Alberta and BC. So we have to get to Missoula by a certain date. 300, 400 miles per day? Motorhome is the 2014 27.1 Thor ACE Ford V-10. I'm thinking 400 the first day to get us 200 miles north of Vegas then to take it easy. We will boondock or use small campgrounds. We don't do the Wallymart thing, don't like Wallymart. We are 100% self contained, just need gas , eat and sleep.

I'm 72, 8 fused vertebrae few other things. We have a CRV toad. I'm not going to drive over 60 mph. We take breaks when we feel like it. Rather under due than over due.
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I schedule 200 miles or less each leg, why hurry, plan ahead. It's a journey, not a race.


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We normally do 300-350 miles a day. Don't drive over 60 MPH and not in that a big of a hurry.
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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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Big Bear, huh? Used to haul a boat up from Temecula to fish it. Love that lake. But it sure doesn't compare to what you are about to see. Banff is spectacular. (Be sure to do one of the tours out onto the glaciers.). You'll want to get out early that first morning to minimize the desert heat. Coming down from the lake is slow no matter what. Might consider leaving in the late afternoon & driving a ways in the cool of the night. Or leaving from Hesperia first thing in the morning. It's going to be St. George, Utah before you're out of the desert. I drove from there to Temecula before in a single day in a Class C decades ago, but it's a long day's drive. (We spent the night in a non-hook-up campground behind a rest stop - as I remember - in the Virgin River Gorge.). While your concept of driving a long first day and then shorter days is what I often try to do, that desert heat, especially in July, would be a major consideration for me. Last time we RV'ed from So Cal east in the summer, we were up real early (no slides out and no jacks down) and out. Stopped by 1pm. Always somewhere with hook-ups so we could use the a/c. Could easily do 250-300 miles a day that way, but campground availability was the determining factor.
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I look at driving as a job. Eight hours a day with lunch and two breaks. Works out to 400 miles a day factoring in breaks and stopping for fuel.
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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.

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300 miles or 5 hours or so. 4 lane nice road we will go further than 2 lane bumpy road.
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I did 800 miles one day, but that was across Montana but still a long day. Didn't plan in it but a couple Spanish speaking "gentlemen" interrupted my stay at a truck parking area and I thought it was best to find a safer place.
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Can do longer but do not see any reason to go more than 200-300 miles a day now that we are retired and finally mostly off schedule. Since we have significantly reduced the need for somebody else scheduling our time we can finally enjoy a few years of relaxing traveling with time to stop and smell the flowers instead of meeting a schedule. Highly recommend the attitude shift.
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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.

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Since you're 72 you obviously have lots of time. Why not allow a couple weeks to get to Missoula and do some siteseeing along the way. Then you won't feel rushed knowing you have to be there on a certain day. You'll be traveling through beautiful country.


Plan a nice relaxing stop in the Sawtooth Recreation Area at Stanley Idaho. Then Hwy 73/93 will take you right into Missoula. There are many forest service campgrounds right on the beautiful river. If you fly fish, bring your gear. It's tops. There a very nice campground right at the intersection at Stanley and then all along the river on your way to Missoula. The Recreation Area also has great campgrounds. It's a gorgeous place and July is perfect.

With your medical issues only you know how long you can drive per day.
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Since you're 72 you obviously have lots of time. Why not allow a couple weeks to get to Missoula and do some siteseeing along the way. Then you won't feel rushed knowing you have to be there on a certain day. You'll be traveling through beautiful country.


Plan a nice relaxing stop in the Sawtooth Recreation Area at Stanley Idaho. Then Hwy 73/93 will take you right into Missoula. There are many forest service campgrounds right on the beautiful river. If you fly fish, bring your gear. It's tops. There a very nice campground right at the intersection at Stanley and then all along the river on your way to Missoula. The Recreation Area also has great campgrounds. It's a gorgeous place and July is perfect.

With your medical issues only you know how long you can drive per day.

We haven't set a route for coming home so sawtooth sounds great, need to test my latest Bamboo Fly Rod made by me. We could take longer coming home if our cat at his cat sitter are doing well. The ride in the motorhome is great. Seats are very comfortable, what else is up there.

Never had a bad day fishing!
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Can do longer but do not see any reason to go more than 200-300 miles a day now that we are retired and finally mostly off schedule. Since we have significantly reduced the need for somebody else scheduling our time we can finally enjoy a few years of relaxing traveling with time to stop and smell the flowers instead of meeting a schedule. Highly recommend the attitude shift.

We had to reserve sites in Alberta, staying 1 night, then 4, 4 and 4. No reserve no camping that time of year.

Rather reserve where we want to be and then PCI and choose the rest.
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