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Old 07-16-2016, 07:11 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Aero_Dave View Post
Knocked-out another 500 miles today in 10 hours. That included 1 stop for 45 minutes for breakfast and another 30 minutes for lunch. Now chillin at another KoA in Indiana. Next stop (tomorrow), Cape Fair Missouri :-)

You are turning is some great lap times, Dave! A commendable pace! On a trip like that, I'd "plan" on 400 to 450 miles per day, and then take anything over that as a bonus!

Enjoy the vaca with the kids!

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Old 07-19-2016, 09:41 AM   #32
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Just completed similar trip. Left SE PA @ 3am Saturday drove 675 miles to the Indianapolis KOA. Then just over 500 to Topeka KS.. Then 500 more to Denver yesterday. Arrived around 4 each day. Sitting enjoying some views over the lake in Cherry Creek SP . Interesting State Park as it is surrounded by Aurora, a very busy city but serene in the Park. Spacious sites surrounded by woods and all kinds of animals.

I am glad to be off the Interstate

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Old 07-19-2016, 10:43 AM   #33
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We just got back from a 4500 mile trip to / from Indiana. 500 miles a day with "set up and tear-down" daily got to be old real quick. We are retired so we slowed the pace to 250 miles a day. MUCH BETTER! Got to smell the roses you know.
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:21 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by Jagiven View Post
650 miles is a long day. I have done it, took about 16 hours with fuel stops, food, road construction, etc.

Personally I would wing it. If you are tired you can stop a few miles short, or energized go a few extra miles.

An alternative driving option; A few years ago, the DW had a trip planned for us, to leave early morning for 550 miles. I convinced her that the HTT was already going to be packed, let’s leave after rush hour the night before, and put a few miles (170) on the rig that night to make the next day a bit easier. Traffic was light, we were energized, it was cool (for being near the 4th of July). We actually went about 270 miles instead. When we decided to keep pushing ahead, the DW was on her phone looking at options ahead for the next 150 miles. We pulled into a State Park at dusk. Slept in an hour the next morning and got on the road again, fully refreshed, and way ahead of schedule.

Run with a few gallons of water in the FW tank, this way if you need an unexpected nap keep a Walmart, Cabella as an option in the back pocket. By the way I have been told the Cabella’s in Mitchell SD, has power points in the curbs for RVers, per a good friend of mine, I have not personal verified. He said it was the best treatment from a business he has ever experienced, he said a Cabella’s employee came out to his TT, told him about the power, gave them discount coupons for the store and their restaurant, and other local businesses.

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Old 07-19-2016, 06:17 PM   #35
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We plan ahead and make a reservation. Use KOA cause it's just the one night and we like a cold bedroom.

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