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memtb

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Posted: 04/13/21 08:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Though technically, more like 8 travel days......as a truck electrical issue kept us at only 100 miles (+/-) for one day. This was towing a 40 ft., 20K 5th wheel! The entire outing was 13 days, with the off-days (rest days)....traveling solo, while visiting relatives and attending baseball games!

A while back, there was a topic about stopping rv’ing @70 years of age. At closing in on 70, I don’t think it’s time to stop....but, a marathon trip like in the title .....isn’t as easy as it once was.

I’m not going into details, but, this was a lot more miles than we were supposed to travel.....and certainly in a shorter time frame. I’ll save the details for a chapter in my book “Life’s Challenges”! [emoticon] memtb


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Posted: 04/13/21 09:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's an aggressive schedule! Glad though that you are not ready to stop nor feel like it. At soon to be 65, I've still got traveling on my mind!


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Posted: 04/13/21 09:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hopefully, you enjoy driving. Short of an emergency, that sounds miserable.

To a degree I enjoy driving but... We assume a 50mph average (with hook up, gas stops etc.), so 101hr in 9 days, would be an average of over 11hr per day with only 4 down days.


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Posted: 04/13/21 09:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I do enjoy driving.....but, this was a little too much pleasure! [emoticon] There were some unforeseen changes that changed our 2 to 3 week visit with 3500 travel miles into 5 days visiting and 9 days travel totaling 5050. The joys of life’s little detours! [emoticon] memtb

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Posted: 04/13/21 09:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

560 miles a day average for nine days isn't fun IMO.


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back in our pre-RV days we once lingered too long on a vacation in the PNW. in order to get back to our jobs in time near Chicago we had to drive all night. we started out from Sacramento CA at 0600 their time and drobe straight thru to Des Moines IA...36-driving hours later. up early the next morning for another 5-hr drive home and work the next day, all in our 1975 Mustang. we swapped drivers every two hours until we hit SLC at midnight. we then did 4-hr shifts so we could kinda sorta get some sleep.


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A while back, there was a topic about stopping rv’ing @70 years of age. At closing in on 70, I don’t think it’s time to stop....but, a marathon trip like in the title .....isn’t as easy as it once was.


Ah Phooey, I'm 72 and just getting started. We did a trail yesterday with a 800 ft climb in a mile. Nothing to brag about but we are just getting our hiking legs back, There is a YT channel on old mine exploration and one of the two guys doing it is 85. And he is climbing up and down 300 foot shafts.
Some folks do have debilitating health problems, but so do some 25 year olds. God has seen fit to let us be active.

How do you even drive 5000 miles in the US without going up into Canada? The most we every did was 1900 miles in 4 1/2 days. North Florida to Yosemite. Had reservations to keep.


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Posted: 04/13/21 10:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

memtb wrote:

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A while back, there was a topic about stopping rv’ing @70 years of age. At closing in on 70, I don’t think it’s time to stop....but, a marathon trip like in the title .....isn’t as easy as it once was.

...
That thread was just to stir the pot, it was put up by a known troll, and it was just to get people aggravated. Which it did.


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Posted: 04/13/21 10:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nothing like stopping to smell the roses

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I won't tell you about one extreme entry in our log, but I now travel with more relaxing exposure and firmly believe:

Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.
Charles Kuralt

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