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Old 01-05-2018, 07:05 PM   #1
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Time behind the wheel

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?
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Old 01-05-2018, 07:07 PM   #2
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Like 300, but usually do 500-550 if I have a long distance destination.
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Old 01-05-2018, 07:11 PM   #3
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excellent question

when "on holidays" and stressed for time 10 - 12hrs/ day - horrible.

Last trip east - "on holiday" take our time ... 8 hrs a / day .... not OK


This trip 2018 .... MAX 6 HRS / day ..... we will see,
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Old 01-05-2018, 07:29 PM   #4
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absent an urgent need roughly 4-hrs of actual driving, 200-250 miles.
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Old 01-05-2018, 07:30 PM   #5
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If the wife is with me we will be traveling with dogs and don't make good time due to rest stops etc. Will travel ~3-400 miles.

If I am by myself with firm destination I've done as much as 14 hrs ~900 miles in a day. I limit liquid intake and don't stop except for fuel. I've done this in the RV and in a vehicle.
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Old 01-05-2018, 09:04 PM   #6
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About 4 hours, around 200 miles and off the road before it is dark and on the road after 9 so people can get to work without me slowing them down. Very rarely will we go more than 3 or later than 5. Proper planning prevents poor parking. My 5 P's.
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I'm a 4 hour guy unless I can stop sooner. My home to Pismo Beach.





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I try to keep it at 4.5 to 5 hrs/day. Start about 9am, stop by 4pm.
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Old 01-06-2018, 04:30 AM   #9
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Between 4 to 5 hours a day.
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I like 400-450 mi. stop and be settled before dark.
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I've driven 11 hours in one day on occasion, but I prefer (when time permits) to do what we did coming home from Florida a couple of years ago. First day of our return trip we made 100 miles in about 6 hours...stopping here and there and everywhere.

The next day, we made about 200 miles in 6 hours - again, taking life slow and easy and enjoying the scenery and sights and neat places along the way.

Third day we kicked it into gear and did about 300 miles.

This was our first cross-country trip after retirement, so we kept pinching ourselves to see if this was real...no timeline, no schedule to keep, nobody to answer to.

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Although I occasionally will go 400 miles. I try to plan around 300 miles which is about six hours and I'm usually tired by then but not too tired.
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For our 3-5 night long weekend trips, I try to keep it to 150 miles per leg or 3 hours (often only 70-80 miles). That's leaving at 4-5pm after work.

For a week normally 300 miles per leg or 6 hours is ok for me (staying in same place).

We have a 1100 mile trip planned for this year, we will drive 300 miles and stay 3 nights and then move on another 175 miles for another 3 nights. Coming back we will stop some where scenic overnight.
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Unless we "need" to be somewhere and then up to 10 hours (450 miles of so) and this includes fuel and rest stops
Other wise we go by the 2.5/3/3 rule...This is 250 miles (max)/into camp by 3PM/ and stay for a minimum of 3 days.
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