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Old 07-07-2015, 01:35 PM   #31
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I have and use WAZE (a free app) and agree it is good with useful features for "real time" travel, but it doesn't satisfy my ask for a comprehensive trip "planner" where I can apply an average tow speed of 55mph to calculate the travel time (as opposed to tools that "assume" 65 mph).
There's actually an old fashioned trick to it that doesn't require an app. My dad was an over the road trucker when I was a kid. When started traveling distances with the trailer he told me just plan 2 hours for every 100 miles of travel. That puzzled me because my mind was telling about speed limits. The reality is that including stops, most people travel just about that, 2 hours for every 100 miles. This formula always works for well for us.

Mileage / 100 * 2
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Old 07-07-2015, 02:22 PM   #32
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There's actually an old fashioned trick to it that doesn't require an app. My dad was an over the road trucker when I was a kid. When started traveling distances with the trailer he told me just plan 2 hours for every 100 miles of travel. That puzzled me because my mind was telling about speed limits. The reality is that including stops, most people travel just about that, 2 hours for every 100 miles. This formula always works for well for us. Mileage / 100 * 2
Perfect.
You know these computer wonks now-a-days, they're all trying to create the next "must have" app ... seems to me the RV/camping needs would be low-hanging fruit!
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If I know the mileage it always averages 50 mph on a trip.
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There is also a simple mobile version of the site - no app needed. If you navigate to the site on your small device you will see it. If you want to return to the full view scroll down the the bottom of the page and look for the link.
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