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Old 03-22-2014, 09:01 AM   #29
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880 miles from Salt Lake City to Calgary.
With one break around lunch for a power snooze.
The previous day was about 600 miles from Anaheim to Salt Lake.
Did not enjoy driving in the winds to Salt Lake.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:13 AM   #30
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Pushing it is not a good idea. Those boxes we drive don't do well if they roll over onto their tops.

This happened in PA last week.
A 37-foot Tiffin Mobile Home was traveling south on I-81 near mile marker 3 when the driver fell asleep at the wheel. The vehicle traveled slightly off the roadway ...



They are right, it's only slightly off the roadway.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:16 AM   #31
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Pushing it is not a good idea. Those boxes we drive don't do well if they roll over onto their tops.

This happened in PA last week.
A 37-foot Tiffin Mobile Home was traveling south on I-81 near mile marker 3 when the driver fell asleep at the wheel. The vehicle traveled slightly off the roadway ...



They are right, it's only slightly off the roadway.
OOOoooops,,

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Old 03-23-2014, 07:32 AM   #32
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1566 miles in 48 hours or 783 one way in 24 hours.
Drove from Northeast PA to Atlanta Georgia, stayed 3 hours, then came back.

Now the "Why we did it". My son was getting an international award and we wanted to be there to support him. Timing as far as time off from work was such that the DW and I could only take 2 days off.

Would I do it again......NO....I was nuts for doing it this time.

I will be traveling to Jacksonville, Fl and back in a few months when my daughter returns from deployment; but, I/we will take more time off from work then.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:51 AM   #33
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:37 AM   #34
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I just adapted the way I've always travelled to the RV, I'm on the road for 14 or 15 hours, from 7am to 9pm, but average about 12 hours of driving time. I take 2 breaks each morning and afternoon and of course stop for lunch and dinner.

Doing the drive this way I can generally do 750 miles a day without any issue.
This is Exactly the same as me. I do this going west every year till i get to CO or NM. Then I back off and slowdown and look around. If it a really hot time of year
I'll even start my driving just after sun set and drive all night to avoid the heat.
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That should be the add for the company that made that hitch and baseplate !!
If it was my company it certainly would be.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:06 AM   #36
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I will travel for 400 miles or until 4pm which ever come first; we will stop and enjoy the rest of the day. I leave from the house with enough time to stop and enjoy. My speed is around 55-60 I do not travel in a rush If I am in a rush to get there I will fly, lol. With my new RV I might change the speed a little.
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That should be the add for the company that made that hitch and baseplate !!
If it was my company it certainly would be.
Must be an all-terrain unit. A regular ball hitch or even a standard bar would have broken.
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From Bakersfield to Santa Rosa, CA is about 345 miles. Have done that several times. Once in a car we drove 800 miles from Salt Lake City to Santa Rosa. Guess that doesn't count.
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That should be the add for the company that made that hitch and baseplate !!
If it was my company it certainly would be.
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Must be an all-terrain unit. A regular ball hitch or even a standard bar would have broken.
I've seen a quite a few of those types of tow bars that did use a standard ball/coupler hitch.
I agree but just look at the toad, looks to be fine.
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When I'm driving cross country to dog shows I average 65 mph and 800 miles per day.

Longest straight through I've done in the Motorhome in one day has been 800 miles. Farthest in truck w camper and horse trailer in one day was 1100 miles.

I'm getting ready to drive from WA to OH in 4 wks for a huge show. I'm antsy for a long road trip it's been a while.
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I limit my driving to about 300 miles a day, unless there's some emergency!
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Let's see we are packed up each year on our trip from Norfolk Va to Miami @950 miles leave as early as we can 6 am and hope to pull in at midnight. And it's all done with me driving 2 hours or so. Husbands family are road warriors and I have been in a convoy of three MH and it's off to the races. We all have gas MH and drive over 62. They best part in I95 from va/nc state line to Miami is all down hill ( that is what my husbands calls driving south) And you can set all three mh on cruise control.

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