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Old 12-01-2013, 11:18 AM   #43
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Our trips and distance traveled are influenced by the weather and road conditions as much as anything else. If we have a 900 mile trip planned and the wind is reasonable, we'll do 500 miles the first day and 400 miles the second. We are retired so we can be flexible and 60 mph is our max speed.

We most always do the WalMart overnight so we can get supplies, eat dinner and rent a movie or two.
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My nickel's worth is... don't think mileage unless you have to get somewhere on a certain day or at a pre-determined time... think driving hours. When traveling to a particular destination, we typically get under way around 8:00 or so, no schedule - just a typical start time for us, and we stop around 4:00 or 4:30. Whatever mileage we make is whatever it is! When traveling, we also don't necessarily look for or target stops at campgrounds. We actually prefer boon-docking and I don't mean Wal-Mart... I mean BOON-DOCKING. I stick to 60 mph, whether we are on interstates or not, for the best combination of speed and economy with our rig . With a lunch stop and a couple of rest stops that generally gets us around 350 miles per day.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:53 AM   #45
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DW and I are both retired. Only have 7500 miles in our Itasca 35G but we've found 300 to 400 is about all we can comfortably "enjoy" in one day. Don't want to set up in the dark. As for getting through Atlanta we just did that the day before Thanksgiving. I wanted to share my brother's suggestion which I had totally forgotten: don't forget the HOV lanes. We were coming from Savannah and going to Marietta (NW Atlanta), were able to use HOV lanes almost all the way and in 3 o'clock traffic this was a real nerve saver.
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HMMMM How come no one stays @ truck stops? I (a x trucker) always stayed overnight the few times I did @ a truck-stop. I have spent a night or 2 in a wayside rest also. I was able to sleep and with the ref running and the Pete running for either heat or AC on the other side of my bunk
Now that I have the MH I stopped once @ A walmart to get some stuff we forgot, and all we could hear was cars zooming past the MH. So we left.
I think I would feel safer in a truck stop than @ a rest aera also. I live close too a Walmart and when I drive by there at night I usually see one or two MH in the lot. (twice edited) sorry,
I guess 3-400 miles or when I get tired nothing like i used to do. But will stay in a truck stop first before anywhere else. Plus they usually have good meals and great stores with all sorts of gadgets to add to the MH.
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HMMMM How come no one stays @ truck stops? I (a x trucker) always stayed overnight the few times I did @ a truck-stop. I have spent a night or 2 in a wayside rest also. I was able to sleep and with the ref running and the Pete running for either heat or AC on the other side of my bunk Now that I have the MH I stopped once @ A walmart to get some stuff we forgot, and all we could hear was cars zooming past the MH. So we left. I think I would feel safer in a truck stop than @ a rest aera also. I live close too a Walmart and when I drive by there at night I usually see one or two MH in the lot. (twice edited) sorry, I guess 3-400 miles or when I get tired nothing like i used to do. But will stay in a truck stop first before anywhere else. Plus they usually have good meals and great stores with all sorts of gadgets to add to the MH. JMO, Tim
I also stay at truck stops. I prefer Flying J because they have a few dedicated RV spots. I have parked with the trucks but don't like feeling that I might be taking a spot from a trucker who is on the job. In my last two nights on the road, one was a FJ and the other a Wal Mart.
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