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Old 07-18-2006, 10:59 AM   #15
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I still work, so time on the road is still an important part of my calculation. Generally, 500-600 miles...about 12-14 hrs...We both take turns driving...so that helps. Did try one time to do 1000 miles...didn't quite make it...It was way too long...won't do that again !!
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Old 07-18-2006, 04:18 PM   #16
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We just set some new records for us.

7/13 we moved from Canon City, CO, to Blue Mesa RV Resort, west of Gunnison. 125 miles.

7/14 We moved from Blue Mesa to Gunnsion Lakeside Resort. 1.02 miles.

7/17 We moved from Gunnison Lakeside to Lake Fork RV Park. 13.8 miles.
These long days are killin us.
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Old 07-19-2006, 11:07 PM   #17
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Last year on vacation our biggest day was 700 miles. Our shortest day was 18 miles, with many 150 to 200 mile days. Of course we still work M-F so we try to keep our weekend travels under 120 miles one way.

Traveling to St. Louis to visit our daughter, with a finite amount of time, we we do the 1965 miles in 2 1/2 days . Time in the seat doesn't bother me, but the slower traveling is much more enjoyable.

A 400 to 500 mile day would be ok for me now, but when we retire, those 250 mile days sound wonderful

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">(Except of course over the Eisenhower tunnel on I-70 where the best I could do was 29 miles an hour.) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

There is a hill coming from the west on I-70 as you approach the Eisenhower Tunnel?

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Old 07-20-2006, 04:30 AM   #18
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It depends. We generally travel far from home. We need to get there fast and cover some ground, then hit the brakes and slow down. Leaving Wisconsin for the coast we found that most drive days were 400+ and sometimes 500+ miles. 800 was our max ever but that's only if we get a very early start (3 AM?) and pick up a free hour due to time zone change. Those legs are only done on the first day out. Once on the west coast we'll probably go 100 - 200 miles when moving from place to place. Our last 28 day trip covered 7,000 miles so that averages to 250 miles per day if you even out the highs and lows. I find an 8 AM to 5 PM drive to be not very tiring in this coach.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">.....There is a hill coming from the west on I-70 as you approach the Eisenhower Tunnel? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, it's not a hill. The earth is just tilted on a 45 degree angle at that spot.
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:54 AM   #20
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We figure that if we can average 55 MPH thats including stops then we gone far enough for the day................8 to 10 hrs .
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Old 07-21-2006, 01:45 PM   #21
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by adj:
I guess I'm the odd-ball. When going to a particular destination, It dosen't bother me to put in 5-600 miles a day. A 12 hour driving day is my norm. We get an early (05-0530) start and are in a targeted cg by 1700.
It is not unusual to spend 2-4 hours in the comfortable drivers seat. My wife keeps me supplied with refreshments. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm with you adj, I have put in many 600 mile days, especially going t o a specified destination. Went from CA to Washington DC last year, wouldn't want to do that in 250 mile increments, around 3000 miles. Co-pilot wife also keeps me refreshed, but I do all the driving.
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We drive at around 62 mph and seldom travel more than 300 miles in one day, usually it's a 250 - 275 mi day. Ed.S
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Old 07-21-2006, 02:48 PM   #23
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On my long trips I average around 500 miles a day. The last leg on my last trip from Tunica to home was 950 miles. I drove it straight through. In between our main stops I don't like to pull into a CG for just 1 night, so I drive a bit further and than stay for 2 nights. To me it is more restful.
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