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Old 04-21-2014, 05:18 AM   #15
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When I was working it wouldn't be uncommon to do 500 to 600 per day but since we are retired now, 300 is the number for us.

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Old 04-21-2014, 05:43 AM   #16
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300 is our comfortable limit.

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Old 04-21-2014, 05:55 AM   #17
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We try to limit our daily driving to about 300 miles or less.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:55 AM   #18
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Agree with the 300 miles and the mid afternoon stopping for planning purposes. Sometimes have to stretch it a bit. Don't like setting up after dark.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:07 AM   #19
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My planned 5 month 2014 summer trip day miles, when traveling.
Destination 208
Destination 195
Destination 164
Destination 108
Destination 160
Destination 79
Destination 136

Where the Passport America campgrounds are located at have a lot to do with the stops. And my destination's going too stay at longer then 2 days.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:24 AM   #20
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My answer would be, It all depends. Our upcoming summer trip has days with 380 miles (all expressway) and days with 40 miles (Lake Loiuse to Banff). Have been up / down I75, I70, I80, I90 and I94 at least a dozen times each, so we usually rack up the miles thru most of the flat land. We also consider the weather too. Our average would be in around 225 miles. We enjoy the mountains and usually travel about 100 or so miles when we move.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:45 AM   #21
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We don't have any set routine, but it seems like they are always between 200-300 miles on a full day.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:57 AM   #22
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Part-timing we I would see 500-600 mile days (had to get there and get back to work)
Full-timing we average 150 mile days since there is a lot to see 150 miles from where you just were.
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On the road we try to keep it under 350 miles per day, then we set up at a Wal-Mart or Truck stop, pour ourself a glass a wine and plan next day trip,
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Originally Posted by Nuclear View Post
Getting ready to do some 1000+ mile trips this year. Being new to MH driving, what is a reasonable distance to cover per day driving a MH. In a SUV I usually like to do 500-600 miles. I'm 52, but get tired easily (sleepy) so I like frequent breaks and a good night rest. What should I expect?
You will be surprised at how much time it takes to travel in the coach, fuel stops, etc.

I have done 550 door to door from my family house in Ks to DFW, in a little under 10 hours (including stops for fuel, etc). About 4.5 hours of this is on interstates, the rest on 2 lane highways.

Interstate travel is more efficient since there arent a lot of stops in smaller towns, etc. But of course that depends on where you are going.

We are getting ready to go to Denver and will go up 287 which is a 4 lane to Amarillo then over to Raton for the first night stay, where my Aunt lives. That will be approximately 550 miles and I'm hoping that will be a 10 hour trip as well, since it state 8.5 hours of driving....but the next day will be only a little over 4 hours on in to Denver....luxury day.

If I were retired, 6 hours driving time would be an ideal limit.

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Old 04-21-2014, 08:55 AM   #25
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In my 40's it wasn't unusual to do a 900 mile day with one stop for fuel. In my 50's and still working it depends on where I am going.

If I am doing a 700 mile destination, I will leave as soon as everyone can leave on their last work day, usually around 3 PM. I am already loaded so all we have to do is get in and leave. I will try to do at least 7 hours of windshield time, which will be about 450 miles, I will fuel up before stopping and find a convenient Wal Mart/Sams Club to pull in and go to bed. I will start rolling when I wake, usually around 5 am, so I will drive until DW wakes up and make a quick stop for breakfast maybe, I will be at destination by noon with stopping and topping off so I am ready for the return trip.

I also work backwards my miles/windshield time to attempt to avoid major cities during rush hours, and I always try to be going against the flow during the peak rush hours. I can do a 21 hour windshield time trip (1,200 miles) in an easy 2 days using this method, and be in late afternoon on my second day with only using 1 vacation day for travel on the outbound.
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Originally Posted by Nuclear View Post
Getting ready to do some 1000+ mile trips this year. Being new to MH driving, what is a reasonable distance to cover per day driving a MH. In a SUV I usually like to do 500-600 miles. I'm 52, but get tired easily (sleepy) so I like frequent breaks and a good night rest. What should I expect?
Have the 3-3-3 rule.
Three hours of driving
In camp by three
Three beers for happy hour

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Old 04-21-2014, 11:04 AM   #27
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FL to Pittsburgh 3 weeks ago. Wife was following in the car. I can drive farther but I she tires sooner than me.

1st day 412.9 miles.

2nd day 322.8 miles.

3rd day 249.8 miles.

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About 400 over that I have to but my feet on dash to straighten my knees.

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