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Old 06-04-2015, 10:58 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Years back we often did all nighters and a 15 hour+ day now and again was not unheard of. Getting too hard to do that now. 12 hours is my limit, though we'll be doing a straight shot from Milwaukee to Gatlinburg in Sept, so we'll see how that goes.

My dad was an over the road trucker when I was a kid. When we started taking long trips he told me to plan 2 hours for every 100 miles. That seems to work out well as a basis for planning. That said our Gatlinburg trip will put us over 13 hours. You just have to decide what you can tolerate. It's not a race, do what works best for you.
That's my "rule of thumb" as well (2hr/100mi). I've done 12 hr drives a couple of times and will try to avoid at all costs. Last time we did it I felt like I'd been beaten with a bat. 8 is about enough for me maybe a little more but not much.


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Old 06-04-2015, 01:17 PM   #12
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A word of advice about trailer village in the south rim of Grand Canyon. They are run by a concession outfit. Not by the park service. You have paid with credit card I assume. When you go there, make sure that you pay only with a credit card and not cash!! We were there in February an stayed several days. When I went to settle up for our stay, I asked if I could pay cash instead of putting it on my credit card. The response was that I could pay cash and the credit card was just to guarantee for the first day. I paid in cash. Two days later two separate charges showed up on my credit card for our stay. I called repeatedly and was told it would be straitened out. It never was credited to my card. Bottom line is, don't trust them. They are some new outfit out of New Jersey I think. They were clearly over there heads with check ins. While I was checking in two different families came in to say that someone else were in there assigned spot. They were complaining about a new computer that was causing the problem. Watch them close!!!

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Old 06-04-2015, 05:41 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the replies.

Sounds like the turnpike north of Ok city is the way to go
Will watch the credit card bill
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:58 PM   #14
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While coming thru ARIZONA ON 40, TRY THE PAINTED DESERT, meter crater and pertified(sp) forest. All are a short drive from 40, have good roads, info building, etc. Meter crater exit has a very nice rv park, gas sta, quick stops. Like others have said, there are about four casinos btw albq and flag. Cheap, full hook ups, and most will provide a free shuttle to casino.
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:32 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by liv2hnt View Post
When you come into OKC on I44 take the Kilpatrick Turnpike around the northern side of OKC. It will take you around OKC and all of the congestion then drop you right on I40. Perfect road for pulling a camper.

That's good advice cuz I've gone the South route around OKC (stayed at Twin Fountains RV Park) and the road condition is really, really bad!

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Old 06-06-2015, 07:06 AM   #16
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Will need to check some of those spots out on the way home since that will be a slower trip

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