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Old 10-23-2017, 01:33 PM   #1
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How far do you tow in a day?

How far do you usually tow your TT in a given day during a trip.

I have a tripped plan to the Big Ben area (Texas) that is 611 miles (one way) and was wondering if I should make the trip in a day or split it up. I'm pulling a Jayco Whitehawk 31RLTS (~37') 8500lb with a 2017 F250 diesel.

This will be my first long tow so I'm wondering what the experienced drivers do.
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:03 PM   #2
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I would say drive as far as your comfortable.

When we went to Yellowstone Park a couple years back, I drove from Kansas City to North Platte, NE (about 400 miles) the first day. Then drove about 550 the next day to Cody, WY. We stayed in Cody for two nights before moving over the West Yellowstone, MT.

On the return trip, we took a different route through Colorado and made two stops.

We didn't let any grass grow under our feet, but if we saw something along the way (like an antique shop going out of business in Broadwater, NE) we stopped take a look.
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:08 PM   #3
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We generally stay in the 400 mile range as that seems to be what works best for DW and the fur babies. We've done 600+ a couple of times, and I don't mind it, but it takes it's toll on the rest of the family.

We also tend to leave very early in the morning so that we're in early afternoon and have ample opportunity to relax and get the "kids" some exercise.
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I have pretty serious back, neck and hip injuries form a previous line of duty injury. I find that 300 - 350 miles is my limit in one day. Used to be able to travel much further...
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Longest when I used to tow the TT was about 400 miles or so, in a single day. Could have gone farther, but the next logical stop was at 800 or so, and we just decided to take it easier and break it up. But in the MH, we have done 790 or so in a single day, with a few stops along the way.
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:32 PM   #6
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The most I've towed our previously owned Hybrid TT in a single day was about 620 miles, New Orleans to home. Our Xterra towed very well so it wasn't a hard tow. Our previous tow vehicle, a Chevy Astro, required more attention when towing and I didn't tow much more than 400 miles at a time.

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Old 10-23-2017, 02:34 PM   #7
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I thoroughly enjoy the open road.....
When I feel like it, I stop......when I don't.....I won't
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:37 PM   #8
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over 800 miles per day... depending on how pumped up possibly more.. when tired just pull over take a nap an back at it..
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How far do you tow in a day?

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How far do you normally tow your TT in a given day during a trip.

I have a tripped plan to the Big Ben area (Texas) that is 611 miles (one way) and was wondering if I should make the trip in a day or split it up. I'm pulling a Jayco Whitehawk 31RLTS (~37') 8500lb with a 2017 F250 diesel.

This will be my first long tow so I'm wondering what the experienced drivers do.
Right back atcha. How far do YOU usually tow or have you towed?

This is your first long tow, so I'd suggest you split it up unless you've already towed in the 450+ range.

A couple of other considerations: Age and sunset/sunrise. As we've gotten older, longer days towing are harder on us. Also for us, trying to make time when driving into the sun is no fun. Driving west we stop early to avoid that, and, of course, going east we start a bit later than usual.
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About 300 miles a day, accounting for stops for us or the pooch. For us, it's the journey, not the destination.
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