Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Navigation, Routes & Roads
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-19-2021, 05:26 AM   #1
Senior Member
Fiesta48's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,310
Trip Advice from long time site seer.

I've been traveling for 45 years. In cars, motorcycles and several RVs.
The biggest mistake I've done was planning too many attractions in one trip. Especially out west, many take all day to get there, then your too tired to enjoy it or too late to see it all.
Driving hundreds of miles in a day takes much of the fun out of vacationing.
Break up the country or area into smaller sections. Plan down days to relax.
If at the end of your trip when your glad to be home to relax YOU'VE DONE TOO MUCH on vacation.
Others chime in.
Full Timers.
2015 Fleetwood Discovery 40E on a Freightliner XCS chassis with a Cummins ISL9 pulling 1 and/or 2 motorcycles, '07 Honda Accord OR a 17' Runabout Boat.
Fiesta48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-19-2021, 05:37 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Noblesville, IN
Posts: 305
I can't wait until I'm at the stage in life where I can follow your good advice.

However, for now, if we (me, wife, 2 quickly growing daughters) are going to experience some of the amazing things in this country from our Indiana home, it's going to involve long travel days, scratching the surface of most places we visit, and being glad to be home so we can relax and get ready to go back to work the next day.

We've been blessed with being able to fit in a 2-week trip each summer for the last few years. Those trips have averaged about 3,500 miles (and even more memories).

My motto: better to have seen and gotten a burning desire to explore more fully when time allows, than to have never seen at all!

My other motto: kids grow up fast - enjoy your time with them and create experiences that you can all treasure for a lifetime.

My last motto (LOL): We're almost there kids - just 100 more miles (usually said after we've already traveled 350-400 miles that day).

purduepete97 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2021, 03:38 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 13,603
I think ways of travel depends on where you're at in your stage of life.

Younger with families.... have limits of vacations/school time. At that time we did cram a lot into 2 weeks time and never regretted it. The kids have now forgotten about the long drives but they still remember our destinations.

Older when kids were on their own.... more leisurely travel and longer stays. Our work vacations were longer, also.

Retired.... drive short days and stay longer but still concerned about leaving the house for so long.

Full-timing .... the very best. If we want to move 50 miles. We do it. If we want to stay a couple months.. We do it. Absolutely no time constraints.
Full-timed for 16 Years . . .
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2021, 07:22 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 610
We like the hub and spoke for site seeing.

We find a fairly well situated campground and use that for our base. We typically set a limit of 50 miles for our daily travels. That doesn't stop us from over scheduling, but we are willing to drop a stop or try to reschedule it for another time.
Big enough, DH, me and the greys!
2016 Thor ACE, 30.1.
2014 CRV
Charming is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trip 1 Trip 2 Trip 3 Trip 4 Gauges 999.9 TurboZinke Monaco Owner's Forum 5 09-12-2019 04:10 PM
Long Time Campers, New To This Site fantomII New Member Check-In 5 02-04-2018 10:01 PM
Long time RV'er, new to site...... Xact1 New Member Check-In 8 07-27-2013 01:05 PM
Long time lurker, Long time camper... Mtnbiker1096 New Member Check-In 1 11-05-2011 02:00 PM
Long time RVer but new to this site onemountainman New Member Check-In 4 01-16-2006 08:21 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.