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dedmiston

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Posted: 04/13/21 11:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My record was Dillon, MT to Los Angeles in one day: 1,040 miles.

I don't plan to ever break that record.


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I'll be taking a 5300 mile trip this year, but it will be a 31-day trip. On the "big" driving days, we're limiting ourselves to no more than about 400 miles. We have a couple of those planned. Most days are 300 to 350 miles. I've found that I can reliably figure on an average of 50MPH, counting all stops and traffic issues. So, a 6-hour to 7-hour day is a chore, but not usually too much of a challenge. Then of course there are the vast majority of days where we either stay put or just tour around the area we're exploring.

Everyone is different, aren't they?

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Speedy trips allow you to see lots of paving. We usually limit ourselves to about 200-250 casual miles a day. When we stop, we explore the area around us, and experience the whole USA, not just destination locations. Works for us [emoticon] and we find some real treasures occasionally ... out of the way places. Sometimes small towns have nice local spots of interest, or town square entertainment we don't expect. 'Surprise us', we say, and pull off the highway ... we travel back roads, no Interstates.

We understand that works well for us 'retired folks', not so easy for those who depend of off-time and vacations. Someday, folks [emoticon] You'll get here too. Sometimes we smell the roses, sometimes we smell the cattle. Sometimes, it's hard to tell the difference.


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This was “supposed” to be a rush trip for an extended stay....then rush back home! Not so much a “scenic drive”....that part was definitely successful. The additional miles were added as several unplanned changes were made.

My record, though not towing a 5th wheel was about 1450 miles ( Baton Rouge to Cheyenne, Wy. ) in 24 hours. But, I was inspired, much younger and in an automobile! [emoticon] memtb


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Posted: 04/13/21 01:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

navigator2346 wrote:

Nothing like stopping to smell the roses


Waiting for 3 days of snow here.....may be a while before the roses bloom! [emoticon] memtb

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memtb wrote:

My record, though not towing a 5th wheel was about 1450 miles ( Baton Rouge to Cheyenne, Wy. ) in 24 hours. But, I was inspired, much younger and in an automobile! [emoticon] memtb


Leapin' lizards. [emoticon]

That's one heck of a day.

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dedmiston wrote:

memtb wrote:

My record, though not towing a 5th wheel was about 1450 miles ( Baton Rouge to Cheyenne, Wy. ) in 24 hours. But, I was inspired, much younger and in an automobile! [emoticon] memtb


Leapin' lizards. [emoticon]

That's one heck of a day.


Chasing No Doze with Dr. Pepper.....and had to get to work (the inspiration)! [emoticon] memtb

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My record, though not towing a 5th wheel was about 1450 miles ( Baton Rouge to Cheyenne, Wy. ) in 24 hours. But, I was inspired, much younger and in an automobile! [emoticon] memtb


You've got me beat... in 2009 I drove 1260 miles from Gunnison, Colorado to Milwaukee in 22 hours in a Dodge Caravan. We got to Denver much quicker than I expected, so I changed plans.
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Posted: 04/13/21 02:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dedmiston wrote:

memtb wrote:

My record, though not towing a 5th wheel was about 1450 miles ( Baton Rouge to Cheyenne, Wy. ) in 24 hours. But, I was inspired, much younger and in an automobile! [emoticon] memtb


Leapin' lizards. [emoticon]

That's one heck of a day.


He did say NOT TOWING, which can easily bump up range by 25-30% as you can run faster and stop for gas less...plus it's less tiring not towing. Did similar back in highschool for spring break Michigan to Daytona Beach in one shot.

We just finished an 8900 mile trip, Only took around 7-8 months. We did do a 420 mile day but that was to get clear of the fiasco during the Texas power outage.


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Oh my. I am 80. Just drove 700+ Non stop in the DP towing a toad. Not my longest in my life by a long shot but longest since turning 80. Back before Interstates my cousin and I drove from Chicopee Mass to Redlands CA in 48hrs in a1954 Ford. Don’t remember any 4 lanes.

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