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ppine

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Posted: 07/07/20 09:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Smart move.

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Posted: 07/07/20 10:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

300 for us is good, 400 is long, 500 is about max. Either way I like to leave early enough to be in camp for dinner. Breakfast and lunch on the road is fine.


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Towing a 24' toy hauler with a old truck the most we ever did was 714 miles in one day. It was horrible but got us a extra day at the destination. 500 miles is really about all I would want to do and that is still a long day with minimal stopping time for fuel and food.

Ideal would be 300-400 miles per day.


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Twenty plus years ago, we thought nothing of pulling a 36ft 5er as a "weekend warrior" I think is the term often used, starting at 3pm when the kids got out of school and stopping in a rest area at around 2am/3am in the morning then doing another 8 hours the next day starting around 8am, to get most of the time at our destination.

Fast forward to today and hubby being 63 years of age, we sometimes feel driving an hour is far enough LOL. You have received awesome advice in the fore mentioned posts. YOU will find YOUR groove, just on your first couple of trips out don't book anything if you can, albeit have a plan for where you can stop after 3 hours, 5 hours, 8 hours maybe. Take it all in stride, the journey is half the fun, not just the destination.

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look into flying real cheap fares, and planes are cleaner than they,ve been in 50yrs.

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Almost every time we head from Wisconsin to go west, our first stop is the Badlands. That is a 650 miles first day. We have seen pretty much everything in this area a couple of dozen times so we just blow through. From there on, we get where we get. On the way home we will frequently knock off another 650 mile day.
We both normally get up at sunrise anyway so we just pack everything in the TT the night before and roll as soon as the coffee is brewed. We stop for 10 minute "walk-abouts" every couple of hours and every 4 hours we top off the gas and do bathroom stops.
I keep trying to slow down but it is difficult for me for some reason. I always want to see what is around the next corner.


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Posted: 07/08/20 05:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FULLTIMEWANABE wrote:

Twenty plus years ago, we thought nothing of pulling a 36ft 5er as a "weekend warrior" I think is the term often used, starting at 3pm when the kids got out of school and stopping in a rest area at around 2am/3am in the morning then doing another 8 hours the next day starting around 8am, to get most of the time at our destination.

Fast forward to today and hubby being 63 years of age, we sometimes feel driving an hour is far enough LOL. You have received awesome advice in the fore mentioned posts. YOU will find YOUR groove, just on your first couple of trips out don't book anything if you can, albeit have a plan for where you can stop after 3 hours, 5 hours, 8 hours maybe. Take it all in stride, the journey is half the fun, not just the destination.

Happy & Safe Travels.


Yeah, we shoot for 100-150miles on a travel day and yes we've had 1hr drive days.

We have done longer but it's something try to avoid.

Have you already made the rental? If not, I would seriously consider renting closer to your destination and flying there.


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Posted: 07/08/20 05:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

valhalla makes a good point... why not fly to New Hampshire, then drive a rental RV around? That might give you an extra day or two in New Hampshire?

Just the daily cost of the rental may compare close to plane tickets. And that way you are not spending time in the rental just driving, but actually camping and sight seeing for a longer time when you get there.

We have driven twice from Connecticut to Florida (WDW of course!). A lot of driving, but we own our camper that we used in Fort Wilderness.

Of course, all this is dependent on the situations with travel restrictions and quarantining....

Just stuff to think about.


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Posted: 07/08/20 06:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Usually make 500 miles for 1st day out and 500 miles last day on way home.

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Posted: 07/08/20 06:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

for us.. 500-600 is a normal day.. EXCEPT when we leave for home from FL... we stretch the vaca as long as we can and leave as late as we can.. That 1st day's drive home is usually about 800 miles.. We go from Disney to Doswell VA the first day..

It will ALL DEPEND on your tolerance to driving and dealing with traffic.


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