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Old 09-17-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
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How many miles

What are the average miles travled each day on your trip. Do you plan your stops or wing it.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:24 PM   #2
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we average about 200 miles/day of travel. we almost never have stop over reservations but may call from the road an hour before arrival.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:31 PM   #3
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250 is a good number for us as a max, but I have gone further.

I usually try to call the day before to make arrangements. We have also just called an hour or so before.

We always make reservations over holiday weekends.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:46 PM   #4
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Lets see, we traveled 11,671 miles this summer in 5 mo. Roughly 30 days/ mo. we averaged 77.8 miles/ day. Some days we didn't make it that far. We mostly wing it.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:47 PM   #5
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Our days of 12 - 14 hours behind the wheel are, well, behind us. We're just not in that much of a hurry anymore. Time was when we had only a couple weeks a year for our RV adventures. We wanted to get there, we had to get back. Over the years we built up to 5 or 6 years vacation time each year and it allowed us to slow down and smell the roses, so to speak.

Our days are usually measured in hours now, not mileage. Obviously freeway miles rack up much faster than those on the roads much less travelled. 4 to 6 hours is what we prefer, may strech it to 8 if there is any time pressure (my wife is still constrained by the bonds of gainful employment). It gives us time to unwind each evening, and eliminates the perceived need to rush to get back on the road in the morning.

I look forward to the day when we're both retired, giving us the flexibility to spend more time on the journey and even less time obsessing on the destination.
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If we are on a long no layover trip we average 400-500 miles a day, we stop at rest areas and truck stops. If we are just driving around the US it doesn't matter.
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About 4-6 hrs or 200-250 miles.
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:08 PM   #8
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Anything over 300 miles is a big day for us. Only make reservations when going to a popular destination.
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We drive until we get antsy to get out of the coach. We then look ahead for a campground, call ahead for a site, and park for the evening. Most days we end up at 300-350 miles.
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We go about 250-300 per move. Some days more, some days less. We try to plan ahead and are members of C2C and PA.
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How many miles

Thanks, I feel better seeing the short travel miles each day. When we started motor coach travling we would do 1,400 miles in two days. We traveled from Florida to Boston to visit family. Way to much each day, 300 miles a day sounds good to me.

I need to have a plan on were we will stay each night. Feel better knowing I have a site to land and I enjoy the day better knowing that.
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What a great question. It is good to have that kind of information. Since we tend to think more in terms of time as opposed to miles I'm also glad to see the answers that mention that too.
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:40 PM   #13
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We do 200 to 300 per day.

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Old 09-17-2010, 11:15 PM   #14
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The subject seems to be measured almost exclusively in miles and hours.

Well, some miles are more difficult than others (mountain roads as opposed to straight flat Interstate) and some hours are longer than others... (heavy traffic as opposed to light traffic). ...Or driving all day when one has had a sleepless night before.

More important than setting some goal of how many miles or how many hours per day you will accomplish on any given day is: Setting a standard operating procedure that you will always be willing to ADJUST your driving distance and time according to your current situation.

Giving yourself this latitude, the chances are you will enjoy a longer cumulative accident free RVing life ...and thus a higher number of cumulative miles and hours enjoying the ride.
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