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Old 12-12-2015, 10:31 AM   #15
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All good answers above, we do around 300 to 350 per day as the norm. This gives time to stop, eat and look around if you want to and not feel rushed.
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I agree with previous posters on no more than 300 miles a day and be pulling in to the night stop by 3pm.
X2 on that!
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Old 12-12-2015, 10:41 AM   #17
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Old 12-12-2015, 10:41 AM   #18
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We rarely do more than 250 miles, basically a driving from around 10:30-11 until 3 or 4. We are retired, so we seldom have deadlines to meet. We enjoy a leisurely morning, then get on the road. Then stop in time to enjoy the late afternoon in a new place, have a relaxing dinner, etc. If you have less time or need to be somewhere, you can push harder, leave earlier and stop later.

Some coaches or truck & trailer combos are mentally & physically taxing to drive - you may hear stories of "white knuckle" trips. Ours is not.
Gary, I find it fascinating that you (and I've seen many others do the same) head out during the late morning hours. This is not a criticism, but it wouldn't work for us. Whatever works for you.

I am an early riser (my daughter is the same) and we head out by 6:00 in the morning. This works for us as we are in L.A. and there's a lot of traffic on the freeways at that time (10:00-11:00). But we'd leave early regardless. My parents did the same. We do try to wrap up the day's drive by around 4:00.

After about a couple of hours of driving, we'd stop somewhere for a nice breakfast.

Maybe we just want to get the heck out of Dodge.
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Old 12-12-2015, 10:43 AM   #19
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Recently retired, we are forcing ourselves to NOT be in a hurry, but every trip seems to have a driving day over 400 MH miles, for some reason. Most of the time, however, we are in the neighborhood of 250 MH miles in a day -- wanting to be set up for the evening by 3:00.

HOWEVER, the evenings at the end of the 400 mile days are usually one-night stops for us. The evenings at the end of the shorter days are typically three or more night stays. Go figure!

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Depends on where you are in life. Only one driver, retired, good weather, not in a hurry, I don't like to go more than 300 miles a day.
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We try to limit it to 300 miles per day!
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Old 12-12-2015, 11:08 AM   #22
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Depends on where you are in life. Only one driver, retired, good weather, not in a hurry, I don't like to go more than 300 miles a day.
Me too on the 300/day!

Have done a couple of 450-500 mile days in my 10 years of full-timing, but it was usually due to awakening early, sitting around all disconnected and ready to go at sunrise (late dawn, really), then "fell into smooth Interstates and tailwinds (or no winds) and just kept going. Would never plan to do that, but sometimes it just happens.
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Usually 200 is about all I want to do. I've done 700 in a family emergency .
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I'm retired, we're full-timers and I'm the driver. We try to cover 250 to 300 miles/day. This gets us off the road by 4pm and we can set up, relax and enjoy happy hour! In two and half years on the road, I've never driven our coach in the dark.
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Gary, I find it fascinating that you (and I've seen many others do the same) head out during the late morning hours. This is not a criticism, but it wouldn't work for us. Whatever works for you.

I am an early riser (my daughter is the same) and we head out by 6:00 in the morning. This works for us as we are in L.A. and there's a lot of traffic on the freeways at that time (10:00-11:00). But we'd leave early regardless. My parents did the same. We do try to wrap up the day's drive by around 4:00.

After about a couple of hours of driving, we'd stop somewhere for a nice breakfast.

Maybe we just want to get the heck out of Dodge.
When I used to live in the Chicago area, we'd leave at 4 AM to get out of the metro area before 6 AM. Now, I avoid big cities completely unless visiting friends or relatives. So I get up at 6 AM to walk the dog, but my normal morning routine stretches to about 8 AM. If its a moving day, I spend about an hour converting into moving mode. I don't want to be on the road until the locals are already at work.

I then want to be at my destination before the locals leave work, so I try to get wherever by 3 PM. Between 9 and 3 gives me 6 hours. I plan on 5 hours of driving at 60 mph, or 300 miles. Doing this also means I'm never driving with the sun in my eyes.
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400-450 or even more in a day if you have to do so. Easier with two drivers of course. But better is 200-250 a day. Leaving mid morning arriving mid afternoon.
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Old 12-12-2015, 11:50 AM   #27
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Guess it all depends on your endurance. Just came back from Las Vegas, 282 miles, and I was beat. We often go to Sacramento, door to door to friends 400miles, and from now on it will be a two day trip. I used to drive it in the motorhome in one 8 hour day. No more. I find night driving stressful. I really don't have a good reason for not taking the extra day. So for me, if I am the only driver, 282miles max. Preferably 250miles, but there is no place to stop on the way to Las Vegas. My wife's vision has diminished to the point where she cannot assist in the driving anymore, if we travel with the kids, I let them drive and we go farther.
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Add me to the group suggesting 300 miles (plus or minus) depending on weather, road conditions, and traffic. When trip planning I use 300 as a guide. With your 40 foot Safari 300 miles or more shouldn't be a problem.
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