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Old 03-25-2012, 03:49 PM   #15
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:43 PM   #16
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For the past two summers, we're normally out by 8-8:30 AM and in by 2-2:30 PM running 2 to 250 miles a day. In Canada and Alaska, that got stretched out somewhat at times. We're thinking those 12.5 and 13.5K mile summers are over and we'll spend a lot more time in CGs and less on the road. This summer, we'll be lucky to hit the 4K mile range. It's time to let the fuel cards cool down! Bob

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7-5 works well.don't have that carefree lifestyle
Yet still working on it
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:55 PM   #18
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We like to leave as soon as we get off work on Friday and drive until it starts to get dark - stop for the night - get up around 7ish to leave around 8 and drive until 3 or 4 stopping for lunch and etc...
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Yeah. I always get going later than I think I will, end up driving more than I thought I would, and get to the next site later than I intended. 5 o'clock drink in my hand? Uhhh.... Better late than never, I say.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:29 PM   #20
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We try to put in about 300 miles a day, late afternoon fill up with gas and stop for night.
Next morning, ready to go.

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Old 03-25-2012, 06:55 PM   #21
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When I'm planning a trip in Streets&Trips I set the start time at 10am and the stop time at 2pm. Once the route is shown I start looking for campgrounds within about 50 miles of each stop. We end up driving anywhere from 200 to 300 miles per day, and we're set up early enough so we can relax while the late arrivals pull in...
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:35 AM   #22
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9AM to 3PM works for us - no rushing to get going and stop early. No rush hour traffic and no school buses to deal with. Early arrival makes last minute reservations almost a sure thing. We like it.
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after a long career on the river working six hours on and six hours off my body and my mind set works well on that schedule.
I don't like to make a lot of noise in the campground, if we stop in one, I put in the slides, close up the service bay, retract the jacks before taking my nap then when its time to leave I have only to unplug shore power start the engine and slowly and quietly depart. I don't mind the sounds of diesel engines running since I have been listening to them most of my life but others do mind so I try to be considerate.

When time is short and it is a long trip, I drive with a lot of short breaks. I like traveling at night, the DW and grandkids can sleep while I drive. Less traffic, it is mostly truckers, UPS, FedEx and Crispy Cream trucks with the occasional cop out raising revenue with speed traps.

I make maxium use of the rest stops and truck stops.

This works for me
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The first day we manage to leave at the crack of noon.After that whatever works.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:00 AM   #25
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I guess we're always different. We sometimes leave home around 6:00 Pm and ride for about 2 hours, stop and sleep with the trucks and proceed the next morning around 5:00 AM to 7:00 AM. Oh, and sometimes we stop and wait for road service to change a tire (so far always the inside right rear).
We often take short trips. We leave after work Thursday evening and arrive 100 miles later, set up and are ready for a new beginning at the campground the next beautiful morning (usually beautiful).
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:17 AM   #26
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We usually get going around 10-11 and drive til around 3-4. We don't see as well at night anymore so that doesn't work for us.
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Originally Posted by damdannyboy View Post
Our Prefered driving time is 6pm. to 2am. with a short break, appox. every 2 hours. What works for you gals and guys ?
From the sound of the responses you got, you should have very little traffic when you travel!! We are like most of the herd; get up, have breakfast, hit the road. We like to be parked and set up before dark if possible.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:59 AM   #28
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I like to make reservations at CG so I know for sure I have a spot, like to
drive 250 to 300 miles a day we have a few CG north east and south that
are in the 250 to 300 mile range, like to be at CG by 2pm setup camp
uncork a bottle of wine by 430pm,eat dinner and if we are moving on
the next day be on the road by830am and do it again.
We seam to always camp 500 miles or more from home and stay at
CG for 1 to 2 weeks , never drive more then 300 miles a day
So I'm a 830am to 2 pm glass of wine at 430pm kind of guy.

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