View Poll Results: When taking a long trip in your A/S, how many miles/day will you go until you stop?
Up to 200 miles per day 1 1.15%
Between 200 and 400 49 56.32%
Between 400 and 600 32 36.78%
more than 600 3 3.45%
Heck, we just drive straight through 'til we get there! 2 2.30%
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:01 AM   #15
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Looks like I'm the serious minority (up to 200 miles per day). But part of that has to do with geography: We live in the southwest and don't leave the southwest for vacations.

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Old 03-11-2008, 09:37 AM   #16
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Looks like I'm the serious minority (up to 200 miles per day). But part of that has to do with geography: We live in the southwest and don't leave the southwest for vacations.

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Lynn - That's really true. There are so many good campgrounds in NM, AZ and southern UT ans CO that there is no reason to go anywhere else... and that's just campgrounds. There are hundreds of good spots to boondock too!

We don't plan to go too far out of the southwest once the AS arrives. We have one trip in mind to spend a summer in Upstate NY and another to the Pacific Northwest but other than that we expect to stay within a 250 mile radius of the 4 Corners.
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It depends on whether I am by myself or have Mr.InsideOut as a co-pilot.

When by myself, I only drive 250-300 miles or 6 to 6-1/2 hours...when we both share the driving and we wanna "get there", we switch off every 2 to 2-1/2 hours and will go 500+ miles. We've been known to do as many as 700 in a day (a very long day!) but don't make a habit of that. It's not fun...but sometimes work & commitments dictate.

For the most part we stay within 2-300 miles, close to home - so much to do & see here...International rallies and visits to family are the exception. On the long trips we just stop somewhere when we are done and don't make too much of a destination of the stop. I look forward to the days of leisurely, footloose & fancy free exploring - not having to be constrained as much by a schedule.

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Old 03-11-2008, 11:46 AM   #18
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... I look forward to the days of leisurely, footloose & fancy free exploring - not having to be constrained as much by a schedule.
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Hear, hear!!!!

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Old 03-11-2008, 12:04 PM   #19
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Last month I delivered an A/S to Missouri. We drove about 700 miles per day - Looonng days, and not our normal mode of travel.
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When I was driving 10-14 hours was no problem. I love being behind the wheel and seeing the sights. Stop to gas up and potty down and back on the road and one leisurely stop for a meal about at the halfway mark to where we were intending to go.

Now that Donna is at the wheel and I'm riding shotgun it seems like 6 to 7 hours is about her maximum with stops for gas, potty down, food, more food, pops, views (so now I know why they have pull outs - so you can stop and see the sights). Thus our range is much smaller for now. I think with the new stereo and some good tunes this summer she'll be able to extend that a bit but I'm not pushing - it's too darned hard to remove duct tape from the mustache.

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Hummm. Somebody explain to me how Maria and I can spend 5 or 6 hours "on the road" and make only a couple hundred miles. (Maybe it has something to do with the very frequent stops?)

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The longest with the Airstream in tow was from Atlanta to Jackson Center, OH in one day and back the next. That was a little over 500 miles each and that took about 10 hours on each day.

Other than that, Atlanta to Orlando is our longest standard trip and that is about 425 miles and without the Airstream it takes about 6-1/2 hours and with the Airstream it takes about 8 hours. Same route; you just can't make as good of time when your rig is 50 feet long as you can when it's just 19.

That's really my limit...any further and I get to be a little Grumpy and I usually start the trip a little Dopey!
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That's really my limit...any further and I get to be a little Grumpy and I usually start the trip a little Dopey!
If I try to work or drive while I am having one of my allergy issues, I get Sneezy, and the medication I take makes me both Dopey and Goofy...
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BR (before retirement) the clock and the calendar were the driving forces. Two 12 hour days put us at the destination and two 12 hour days brought us home in time to go back to work. Put on the blinders and go. For some reason that was called a vacation.

Now that I am beginning to remember what I was doing before work so rudely interrupted my life I sometimes don't even get to where I am going. And other times I don't know where I am going, so either way I end up where I want to be. By taking every side road that looks interesting I, at times, find myself farther from my destination than when I started that morning. Besides, the destination is just the excuse for the trip, not the driving force. If I don't make it there, I have just saved up the excuse for the next time.
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I like to arrive in time to set up and pour cocktails at leisure. Preferred arrival time is 4pm.

And we're not especially early departers....

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We normally preplan our stops (assuming we are headed to a destination location) and we make them fit within 300-400 miles. Dependent upon the state we are traveling in, and our self imposed speed limit of 60-65 mph, that 300-400 mile distance pretty much fills a day. If you consider gas stops, bathroom/rest area stops, food stops, my average mph over the course of a day is really only 50 mph. So you can easily see an 8 hour day gets me in the 400 mile range.

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We too base our trips usually by time rather than miles, but on long hauls miles do count. The longest we have towed in one day was 10.5 hours which was 712 miles. It wasn't too bad; we hit the road at 5:30 AM and arrived at the campground in time to set up for diner and a glass of wine. Good thing was we were staying put for a few days. Our usual tow to unit rallies is about four hours one way on average. Any tow is a great one as long as our AS is behind us.
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BR (before retirement) the clock and the calendar were the driving forces. Two 12 hour days put us at the destination and two 12 hour days brought us home in time to go back to work. Put on the blinders and go. For some reason that was called a vacation.

Now that I am beginning to remember what I was doing before work so rudely interrupted my life I sometimes don't even get to where I am going. And other times I don't know where I am going, so either way I end up where I want to be. By taking every side road that looks interesting I, at times, find myself farther from my destination than when I started that morning. Besides, the destination is just the excuse for the trip, not the driving force. If I don't make it there, I have just saved up the excuse for the next time.
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Excellent point

I'm happy as long as I know where I am when I get there
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