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Old 10-06-2014, 11:09 AM   #1
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Farthest you've towed?

I am just curious to see some of the distances folks have towed a camper. So tell me please what is the farthest you have gone? What were you driving and what were you towing?

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Old 10-06-2014, 11:26 AM   #2
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It's not clear the timeframe you're asking about so I'll assume day - longest single day we've gone is about 425 miles with the combination listed in my signature. We've found that the 400 range works best for us and that we're comfortable with that distance for several consecutive days.

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Old 10-06-2014, 11:32 AM   #3
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The longest trip we've taken was just shy of 6k total miles, from Milwaukee, WI to Vegas, then Monterrey, CA, then West Yellowstone, MT and back home, 15 days total. The longest days I've towed was 15 hours and about 800 miles. This 6k mile trip was with a '95 GMC Suburban. Later we towed to West Yellowstone, MT with a Chevy Trailblazer, also included a 15 hour day in each direction. On both trips we were towing an '03 Jayco Kiwi 17a.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:34 AM   #4
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My wife and I towed from NJ to Moab, UT and back (2100 miles each way). Not all in one shot, mind you. We made numerous stops in Colorado to mountain bike.

On the first day, we drive the most. We stared at 2am and all the next day (trading off driving and stopping to rest). That brought us from NJ to Effingham, IL (830 miles). That is a long day.

After that, we drove to the middle of Kansas then to Colorado Springs, CO to begin our vacation. Whew.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:41 AM   #5
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Years ago we pulled a 30 foot TT with a 3/4 ton van from Raleigh NC to Ithaca NY only stopping for fuel. If I remember right it was slightly over 12 hours for us. We don't think like that anymore. I like to drive about 5-6 hours and we plan as such.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:47 AM   #6
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1977, Dodge Van, 318 3spd pulling a 20ft TT. Cincinnati to Fredricksburg TX, to El Paso, to San Diego and back to Cincinnati. Don't remember the mileage, but the wife doesn't tow.
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:18 PM   #7
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Charleston WV to Disneys fort wilderness campgrond Orlando FL 810 miles one way. drove straight thru coming home stopping only for food and fuel. 15 hours pulling our 2014 32BHDS with a 2005 Ram CCLB cummins. That was a LONG day of towing.

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Old 10-06-2014, 12:35 PM   #8
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West Glacier MT to Minot ND, across hwy 2. Not a thing to see or do, fuel stops are every 150 miles. That days trip was about 660 miles. Got stopped a few times for road construction while waiting for pilot cars. Some areas I think we followed a pilot car for 20 miles. So you can imagine the wait. Never did over 60 mph. Only stopped for food and fuel. I think that was just over a16 hour drive. Over all that trip was about 4500 miles, in 19 days.
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:45 PM   #9
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Our longest trip was 2285 mi, Missouri City TX to Ft. Wilderness FL (Round trip). My longest single day drive was Missouri City to West Memphis (AL) when we spent 12 hrs on the road.

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Longest tow, 4300 miles. Chicago to Ft Myers, FL., back up FL. up along the FL. Pan Handle, to Bay City MS. ( beautiful area along the miles of beaches there, lots of nice camp sites ) Memphis, Tn. , thru AK to MO. Ozarks, Southern , IL. to Chicago.
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