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Old 09-19-2019, 07:29 PM   #57
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We did Worcester MA to Key West nonstop in 32 hrs. Our Phaeton had engine issues so we were a week late leaving. We had already lost 3 days of our reservation at Blue water Key. Phaeton was done at noon on Saturday, we checked in about 6pm Sunday to see the sunset. We were mid 40s then, don't think we could that again. We still do the 1000 mile day periodically. As I type this, wife currently driving, we left Hartford Cabela's at 6am should be just north of Hardeesville SC by midnight.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:33 PM   #58
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Is 1100 miles in one day a lot?

Did 800 this past summer never again
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:57 PM   #59
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Ugh, we did 751 miles in one day about 2 years ago. I hope to never do it again. You sir, have earned your steel buns award.

The "pup" gets my award for bladder control. The owner not so much. We stop every 150 to 200 miles for our little pet.
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:02 PM   #60
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Necessity is the mother of getting it done or when ya gotta ya gotta!


As the hours tick lower the speed and when ever you stop wash your face with cold water, splash your eyes well with ice cold water specially after the first 8 to 10 hrs of driving. Make sure are attentive enough and awake enough if not better to be late than not be there at all.


Gotta say though solo driving long hours really bite, better when its a team of two or more. When the kids got old enough to drive our trips were a blast with every one taking a turn at the wheel.
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:20 PM   #61
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Pensacola, Fl. to Los Angels Ca.(Disneyland 1970) 31 hrs. Dodge Travco (27ft.) motorhome 440 Dodge V-8 . Would pass everything on the road except a gas station. Glad my Dad helped with the driving. Only bad thing that happened was at a full service gas station, (motorhome were rare to see back then) attendant filled up water tank with gas by mistake . Boy was that a mess, we just poked a hole in the tank and let it drain out into buckets. And gave it to gas station man. When we arrived in California we found a temporary tank.This MH was brand new when we left Al. (35 miles).
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:00 PM   #62
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I did a 5 day trip from Va Beach to Portland, Or in 5 days (600/day).

Prob wouldn’t do it again that way. Not much fun.
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:18 PM   #63
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What did you do the other 3 1/2 hours, stop and site see.
I did 1,320 miles three different times in the last 10 years in 24 1/2 hours still haven’t remembered why I did that.
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Wife and I covered 2 900+mi days from AZ to MI. We traded every 2 hours to keep driver fresh. Wife complained she always had the duty of pulling into the fuel station at the end of her driving stretch. I told her I had no trouble during my drive, must be her lead foot.
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:05 AM   #65
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I used to do a lot of long distance touring on my FLTC Harley. Once had a 900 mile day. Too much, was really tired. Is not a safe practice
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:11 AM   #66
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Only time I ever did anything like that was back in 1972.
US Naval Station San Diego CA to Casper WY and BACK over a weekend.


Had 3 day pass---asked a buddy if he had ever been to WY.
Loaded up the '71 Mustang Coupe and hit the road

Left the Base at 5PM Friday Night...........16 hrs/1135 miles....got there 9AM Saturday
Looked up friends/partied
Left Sunday 2PM and got back for 'Roll Call' 7AM Monday


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WOW, that brings back memories! When in Port I was stationed at North Island (Constellation) your trip wasn’t unusual back in the day! I knew plenty of guys that did trips like that on a weekend, San Diego to Seattle Wa. and be back for roll call on Monday morning�� of course you can do it at that age, something to be said for young dumb and full of you know what... to be young again lol
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:26 AM   #67
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Is 1100 miles in one day too long

Naaaaaaaah.

But please let me know which route you’d be taking so I could avoid it. 1100 miles is 19 hours @ 60 mph.

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Only time I ever did anything like that was back in 1972.
US Naval Station San Diego CA to Casper WY and BACK over a weekend.


Had 3 day pass---asked a buddy if he had ever been to WY.
Loaded up the '71 Mustang Coupe and hit the road

Left the Base at 5PM Friday Night...........16 hrs/1135 miles....got there 9AM Saturday
Looked up friends/partied
Left Sunday 2PM and got back for 'Roll Call' 7AM Monday


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Your tale sounds remarkably like mine. In 1971 I left Long Beach Naval Base in my '67 Mustang fastback and drove to Portland, OR to drop off a shipmate. I then headed east to Chicago to see my girlfriend. 3,111 miles in 63 hours! Got stopped for 100 mph+ in Montana but got off with a warning (no speed limit there at that time).


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Old 09-20-2019, 05:32 AM   #69
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The long haul

I drove our DP straight through from Mansfield, Ohio to Brooksville, Florida last year with stops along the way for fuel and occasional short naps and made it in 24 hours (just wanted to get home due to hearing we had a lot of rain at home). I've done it in our Suburban but found it was much easier in the DP (more comfort). Normally we prefer to travel around 400 miles a day which means 3 days for the same 1200 mile trip but I understand when the chips are down its time to play.
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:51 AM   #70
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Grrr the pothole bummer. Glad you made it safely and I agree "buns of steel award to you and yours". I would hope once you retire (and may you successfully accomplish that) the relaxation part of the R in RV be in full bloom. Happy you are employed and have a nice RV.

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