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Old 03-07-2014, 09:22 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by msturtz View Post
We have made some very long trips in a single day. We left west Yellowstone at 9 am mountain time and arrived in auburn wa at 11:30 pm the same day! That was about 800 miles pulling a 35' trailer. All of us stuffed into our truck! We only stopped for fuel and ate take out. The longest we ever did was 1200 miles in a single day! This was on mountain back roads and passes. I was exhausted by the time we got done.
The mistake I made with the 1200 mile "day trip" was that we left our TT at a campsite not realizing how far away it was.

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Old 03-07-2014, 09:53 PM   #22
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4-5 hundred miles is enough for me. There's an awful lot to see, I'd hate too miss it.

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Old 03-08-2014, 08:32 AM   #23
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We limit are travel time to 500 miles a day or 10 hrs and that is the maximum. We feel more energized when we arrive at our destination if we take our time getting there.
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:35 AM   #24
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All depends on the motivation. Personally have found that in retirement we don't push. Plan out our trip at home and generally do max of 400 miles in a push and usually around 350 max. Traveling with dogs and wife so stops are necessary. Now tend to eat in rather than grabbing a bag of burgers. The extra 30 minutes gives the brain and eyes a rest and we can walk the dogs and loosen up a bit before getting back on the road. Tend to stop around sundown and since we do Wally W parking lots for overnites there is no set up. Lots are lighted if we run a little longer and arrive after dark. IMHO 1400 is over the top for a 2 day drive. Have done if when younger, but found that sleep [and family arguments] usually consumed day 3 and sometimes day 4. If vacation time is limited, then I would stay closer to home. 3 days out and 3 days home only allows 8 days on site with a 2 week vacation. Not my idea of a relaxing vacation.
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:47 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by mikmurphy View Post
snip.... I think if you budgeted 3 days, it would be a) safer, b) easier on the driver, and c) less stressful for everyone.....snip

Especially considering all the unknowns that go along with RV travel (weather, traffic, etc.).


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Old 03-13-2014, 03:28 AM   #26
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Nope, I wouldn't do it either. Not because I couldn't, but because that is just too much time behind the wheel. I just wouldn't take the risk to myself or my family. In addition, there is no time to stop and see anything along the way. If I had to go that distance in that short of time, I would fly or take the train - no need for the RV. JMHO

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