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Old 03-24-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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Our Prefered driving time is 6pm. to 2am. with a short break, appox. every 2 hours. What works for you gals and guys ?

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Old 03-24-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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What ! I think that 6 PM cuts into happy hour, and 2 AM is time to sleep. I guess that if it works for you great, but not for me.

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Old 03-24-2012, 08:33 PM   #3
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I'm with rvjimmy. I want to be set up by 5pm with a drink in my hand!
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:54 PM   #4
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From seeing those hours it sounds as if he was a commerical over the road driver at some point as i prefer those same hours also when driving.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:29 PM   #5
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I like a good breakfast , walk the dogs then hit the road around 10.00 am. I will drive for around 5 HR or until DW starts to complain. Then stop set up (nice have a class A) and happy hour.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:13 AM   #6
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I'm with Toadog. We try to limit to 10am till 5pm and 300 mile max. Any more and I may not be able to get out of bed the next morning.

However nothing wrong with whatever hours you pick as long as it suits you and you just get out there.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:28 AM   #7
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OK... I admit I can't drive well at night anymore. Besides... like most of you I like my drink in hand as the steak sizzles on the grill about 5 ish.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:49 AM   #8
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Doesn't 2 a.m. make for a difficult check in time? We are out by 10 a.m. and in by 2 p.m. We believe in the rule of two's. In by two. Two hundred miles max. Stay at least two days. Two brews before supper.
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I like traveling at night, less stress, better fuel economy, less idiots, cooler temps in summer.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:52 PM   #10
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When our children were young and we had less time for vacations ( Spring break ) we would leave Michigan on Friday night at 11pm and not stop until we reached Florida 20 hours later. Now the kids are grown and we have changed the locks and travel is much different.
Leave about 8:30 so as not to disturb others close to us, Like to be in a campground by 3 ish to set up and again not disturb others. I think there is nothing worse than someone starting a diesel MH and letting it run for what seems like "forever" while they hook up or disconect. Consideration for others goes a long way !
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:17 PM   #11
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Driving at night has many advantages, but we like to see things as we amble along. We are often getting ready to leave by 7 or 8 a.m. and schedule our route and stops according to what we want to do. So far, finding a nice place to stay around 3 p.m has been easy, even without reservations.

We also like secondary roads when practical. We've seen plenty of our end of I-90, so use it only as an 'express' through the 'already seen it' parts. Same applies to other Interstates or heavily traveled state routes around here.

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Out at 8, in by 2 or 3. Makes for a relaxing day as far as I'm concerned
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We don't like to drive more than 4 hours or so in any day, so we find out what the check in time is for our next stop and leave accordingly so we can arrive at that time.
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I'm with rvjimmy. I want to be set up by 5pm with a drink in my hand!

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