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Old 01-06-2018, 07:10 AM   #15
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250 miles or 5 hours, whichever comes first.
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:46 AM   #16
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Depends upon road conditions, weather, type of road. Normally 4 - 5 hours. This last Christmas I did 8hr 45 min to get home due to total 110v failure and furnace failure. It was not fun. Took me two days to recover.
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:36 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Dougjpr View Post
I realize there will probably be a lot of range on this but here goes.

How long, or how far would you drive in the average day on the road?
No wrong answer - do what works for you - Need to know the Mission - "A" to "B" or are we enjoying the drive with close destinations?

I've drive as far as 900 miles + in a day (but that was a long time ago) and I've gone as far as 6 miles in a week - so sort of depends on what we are trying to do.

If I'm in the area we tend to stay in a spot and drive to all the locations within the 100+- miles and then drive a couple hundred miles and do it again.

Like I said No Wrong Answers,

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Old 01-06-2018, 10:41 AM   #18
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On average, around 250-300 miles per day. On occasion, 400-430 depending on campground locations, etc.
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:49 AM   #19
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I am planning a 1500 mile one-way trip. Looking to stay under 350 mile per leg.
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Old 01-06-2018, 11:32 AM   #20
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As already said, whatever fits your mission.

A few (?) years ago I could go 24+ hours (1500 miles?) if I needed to, and sometimes did. Now, driving after dark bothers me so about the time it gets dark is when I stop. We generally don't get up very early either, so about 10 hours on the road. I run about 70 mph, so I figure an average of about 50 mph with a few breaks and a fuel stop thrown in, so around 500 miles. To be honest, I've never paid much attention to the miles. Unless there is a need to travel to a certain point, we've always just gotten up when we wake up and gone until we get tired or just decided to stop, except now we stop at about dark. When traveling from point A to point B we usually stay in rest areas, truck stops, store parking lots, etc., which provides the freedom to be able to do that. There are no reservation times to adhere to. That has worked for us for the last 35-40 years. it is also more economical and, IMHO, significantly faster.

If we need fuel in the evening we overnight where we get the fuel. If we need groceries we stop at a Walmart, or similar, that evening and stay there. Otherwise it's whatever is along the way.

Best of luck with however you manage it.

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I am retired. do not have to be anywhere in a hurry. Campgrounds can sometime dictated a longer drive but 4-5 hours is all I will do. After lots of traveling we have found planning 50 miles an hour is what we average. I do tow somewhere between 62 and 65 miles an hour.
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:35 PM   #23
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10 to 16 hours daily, depending on situation. I average 50 miles per hour at the end of the day, so from 500 to 800 daily.
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We started full timing 5 years ago and a 700 mile day was not uncommon. Now after 5 years we found that a 200 mile run seems to be about right for us. I'm sure if we had a good reason, we could still run a 700 mile day.
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I did 800 one day but really like to stay below 500.
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Retired and figure RVing is for enjoyment and not a race.
Happy hour usually starts at 4:00 and we like to be on and settled at least my then.
If we make an exception we usually add an extra night stay.

We did the long days and miles while working and on a fixed schedule but glad that's history.

May not be for everyone but it works for us.
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Old 01-06-2018, 06:07 PM   #27
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It really depends on how far we have to go. 6 hours is comfortable but 9 or 10 is doable if need be.
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Back in the day I did a 2000 mile trip in two days but never again. With the MH we do 6 hours driving time or 300 mi per day max when traveling. Any more than that and DW is not a happy camper. We all know what that is like.
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