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ssthrd

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Posted: 03/06/21 10:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We usually get up in the morning and leave when we are ready. Usually anywhere from 9 to 10 AM. I like to drive until 3 or so, and try to be on the other side of any populated area so we don't have to deal with a rush hour in the morning.


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Posted: 03/07/21 04:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"The other side of a populated area to avoid the AM rush hour"
How true that is and has been a rule for several years since retirement. We got burned in Nashville headed west one day, never again. Thanks for reminding me.


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We both still work so it’s usually as long as it takes. This past Christmas we drove 14 hrs straight to take our son in law home to Austin, he drove 1/2 the time. I try to keep it at 6 hrs or less most of the time though.

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As long as it takes. 8 or 10 hours is pretty common, 12 hours several times, have been a few at 24 hrs plus. It’s really up to you and yours, how long do you want to drive.

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I generally start at about 8 or 9 and quit early afternoon, 3 ish, so I can beat the traffic and relax. If I want to get someplace quickly I would fly.
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Leaving in the morning. First stop is around 650--700mi. I am 80 years old so those long 1000+ rides are done.

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5-6 hours or around 300 miles. Depends if we are near a city. Try to avoid stopping near cities.

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150 is our ideal.

We'll go as little as 50.
Not a big deal to do 250 but that's generally the cap.

Last month did 400 getting out of the mess in texas but that was because, electricity, water, gas & propane were problematic if we didn't get further.

We aren't on a schedule. If you are working with limited vacation time, it may make sense to push further but even then...a 400mile day is a long day driving an RV...a day at the beginning or end is OK to get to a destination but for a week or two trip, I wouldn't want much more. You often hear people doing cross country trips where it would work out to 250-300miles per day (every day)...that's just miserable.


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Now that I am retired and older, I try to keep it to 3 hours a day. But, sometimes when necessary it has been 6 hours when we have trouble finding a evenings stay or in the middle of nowhere.

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I stop at 230 miles or 2:30 p.m. whichever comes first.


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