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 03-10-2008, 08:23 PM   #1
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How many miles do you tow your A/S in a day?

When you are taking a trip with your trailer (or MH if that's the case), how many wiles will you travel in a day before you stop for the night?
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:33 PM   #2
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We go up to 500 miles in a day, depending on where we are going, when we start, and what time we want to get there.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:41 PM   #3
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When I travel...

When I travel I gotta cover some serious ground. I have schoolage kids, so if I want to venture far away and see new things, I generally have to make tracks when I get time off.

All of that said, I hit 900-1100 mile days generally on a week trip at least on one leg of the trip. Suburban with DVD player keeps all four girls entertained and my Safari 30 tows like a dream. Only have to stop to eat/gas/restroom.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:50 PM   #4
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When I travel I gotta cover some serious ground. I have schoolage kids, so if I want to venture far away and see new things, I generally have to make tracks when I get time off.

All of that said, I hit 900-1100 mile days generally on a week trip at least on one leg of the trip. Suburban with DVD player keeps all four girls entertained and my Safari 30 tows like a dream. Only have to stop to eat/gas/restroom.
When we're on the road we do a tag team thing and switch off every 2 hours - tired or not. We can put in between 800 and 1000 pretty effortlessly.

I'm not sure we'll be doing that with the trailer though. I guess we'll have to wait and see. We don't expect to get the trainer before May and our first few trips will be close by.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:09 PM   #5
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How many miles do you tow your A/S in a day?

Ideally, I like to travel no more than 300 miles per day. Growing up, our family vacations were of the type "if you hadn't covered 500+ miles per day you had been wasting time" -- I promised myself that I would avoid that ideal and actually enjoy my travels at a leisurely rate. My typical travel day begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends around 5:30 p.m. -- the cruise on my tow vehicle is usually set at 55 MPH, and I try for at least two or three rest stops/souvenir shopping stops each travel day. This summer, my rate of travel may even be a bit slower as I plan to enjoy as much of the top-down weather as possible with my Eldorado convertible tow car.

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Old 03-10-2008, 09:19 PM   #6
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I like that 300 mile max. That's not something we can always do with our vacation time off. Hopefully after retirement we can take the time to do some of the side trips that we normally blow right on by.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:28 PM   #7
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Kevin & Dave - I think that's where we're headed once we take delivery on our Safari. We're going to making the journey to the destination part of the vacation. We're thinking around 250 to 300 miles per day.
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I go by hours and not miles. We like to keep it at 5-6 hours driving but have stretched to 9 when going down to Mexico or Vegas. I guess we like to think we are relaxing on vacation and that is hard to do putting in monster hours behind the wheel and pulling in after dark.
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300 feels like a good day ("300 miles or 3 o'clock"), but 600 is a max I don't plan to exceed . . . and if I did, I would do some very careful trip planning. Past 600 miles in any vehicle is asking for trouble in a days drive. One needs to be out of the vehicle at least 15-minutes every two hours, and about an hour every 4-5 hours. Plug that into available daylight hours and a safe towing speed.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:04 PM   #10
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Hours not miles

I agree with "ELOLSON", hours not miles. I like to travel from 2 to 6 hours a day. That way I am not "too pooped to pop" when I get where I am going.

ARE WE THERE YET ???

I also use the "old" truckers rule. GET OUT OF THAT RIG EVERY TWO HOURS OR MORE OFTEN>
Even if you just walk around the AS and kick the tires. Check all the attachments, air pressure etc etc etc.... you will be safer in the long run.

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It has been as low as 200 or as much as 700. that 4 to 14 hours. Depends on the type of trip and the weather.
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We generally go til we get there. Assuming there is 800 mi. or less.
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Since I do the driving, I try to spend no more than 5-6 hours of driving time, which leaves about 1.5 hours devoted to resting and meals. At 60 mph, that puts me in the 300-350 mile range. The beauty of pulling your own "home" is that you don't HAVE to make it to the next big town/city if there is an otherwise available and safe place to "drop anchor".

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Our record is 1000 miles from St. Louis to Colorado in 15 hours through the night, and it left us drained and irritable for a day or so afterwards. We once drove back from Florida to St. Louis in an ice storm, and it didn't end well, either, because parking a trailer at 1 AM in an ice storm isn't a good idea.

We find 300-400 miles to be easy and 600 or so to be on that edge of making us cranky, and we're cranky enough when we're working - we don't want to be that way on vacation, too.
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