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Old 06-12-2018, 02:14 PM   #1
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3500 Mile road trip in 12 days

So in a few weeks we'll be headed out on our 3500 mile road trip. Wifey and the 3 kids (9, 11 & 15) pulling the 5th wheel.

We've got sites booked all along the way and are excited to make this journey because we all know its the journey and not the destination!

If you'd like, hit me with advice, things you wished you'd taken into consideration, suggested check list of pre trip/post trip inspections (other than kick the tires & check lights) etc...

We'll be able to travel w/out much water however my concern is limiting the family and the amount of stuff we haul. I like to be as light as possible!

Our trip will be 7 different stops from 1 night to 4 per state. We've only had the camper on one weekend trip away from home and are planning one more before we head west!
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:48 PM   #2
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My wife makes fun of me because I have a spreadsheet for the trip, all driving days, miles, MPG, drive time, etc...I just made another reviewing the capacity of equipment, weight wise, and my estimation...Here we go for your reading pleasure.

Truck, 7,313
Payload, 2,662
Max 5th, 14,400
Trailer Dry, 8,585
Payload, 1,545
Gross Combined Limit - 25,300

Truck w/ people and "stuff" - 8,613
Trailer w/ load - 9,702
Combined weight 18,315

I want to get on a scale and see how close I am! If I'm missing something here please let me know!
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:51 PM   #3
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We just finished 2000 miles with the grandkids (7&5) and a dog. Truck bed was loaded with 5 bikes (I brought two ��), water sports equipment and fishing gear.

The key for us was to try and reach camp by 2-3 pm so that the kids would have time to burn up all that stored energy. Two of the campgrounds didn’t have a swimming pool but biking and fishing occupied time for the kids.

We also faired well with the weather. The grandkids and dog travel well and it was a good two weeks on the road.
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:52 PM   #4
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Only 7 stops in 3500 miles?
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:52 PM   #5
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Just like a battle plan. Not much good after the first shot is fired! LOL
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Old 06-12-2018, 03:12 PM   #6
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Only 7 stops in 3500 miles?

Travel days we're avg 475 miles, all interstate. Too much?
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Just like a battle plan. Not much good after the first shot is fired! LOL
Love it! I figure if we don't make a planned stop the sites are cheap compared to sanity!
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Any suggestions on RV road trip apps?
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Old 06-12-2018, 03:29 PM   #9
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Not too many miles for me each day, but my wife likes only 300. You will know soon if the wife or kids begin to complain.
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Is it a 3500mi loop? Going somewhere and not coming back? How long are you taking to do it?

When we go to the SW for the winter we do 2500mi in about 4 days. For me it's the destination not the journey. I never really plan anything, just get in and drive. If we forgot something then I just have to buy it again.
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