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Old 05-28-2009, 12:13 PM   #29
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This is kind of funny if you read all the way through.

Some of us are driving like maniacs to get to Colorado from NJ or TX (which includes us), while Gene is driving like a maniac to get OUT of Colorado!

Maybe we should just swap homes?
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:16 PM   #30
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My personal best (or worst) was 755 miles. Now days, around four hours, I'm thinking "whoa Nelly"
We did stay at one cool campsite, pulled out in the morning, looked at each other, turned around and
spent a few more days there
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:58 PM   #31
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In our pre-Interstate days, we have driven like a bat out of h--- to get someplace and then enjoy the destination---like 12 or 15 hours straight, central Illinois to Camden, Maine in 2 days, etc., etc. It is all very much about personal choice, preferences, and current restrictions on your ability to be away from home/a job. We are ever-so-grateful to have the ability to choose when, where and how fast to go at this point in our lives.
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:09 PM   #32
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Gene is driving like a maniac to get OUT of Colorado!

Maybe we should just swap homes?
If we could compress the area around Colorado—maybe do something with the tectonic plates so Kansas (bye, bye 2air, sorry) and Nebraska could slip underneath, and then Missouri, Illinois (there goes Silvertwinkie) and Indiana, I could be at Jackson Center in a day, easy. The difference for us is we get to live in Colorado and only have to be in Texas for a day or two.

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Old 05-29-2009, 01:38 AM   #33
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Let your itinerary & stamina decide your driving times. We loligag if we have no place to go & all day to get there. The few times we needed to make a mile the long haul trucker (our previous occupations) kicks in. It's a lot easier in a MH. We can park & walk back to eat or sleep. Darkness isn't a factor for our arrival. Hoses & power cords can wait till morn'. Please listen to Crusty & rest when you need it. Keep it safe for everyone. No one wants a dead hero.

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Old 05-29-2009, 01:44 AM   #34
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Hi, whatever it takes to get there. In my last trip, which ended today I drove from 200 to 500 miles per day. Only difference now, versus my younger years, is now that we are retired, we can stay in places two or three days each. We used to move every day. Even though we may stay in a campground for three days, I still drive all over the place to do and see what we want to. [less trailer] On trips and while towing, I do all the driving.
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:12 AM   #35
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When I go, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather: not screaming in terror like the passengers in his car.

Oh, dear. I just spat masticated peanuts all over the screen!
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What AS are you looking for? When do you want it? We might be selling our 2001 30' Excella Classic.
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I like to keep it down below 400 miles a day. That's about 8 hours on the road. When pushed, we have done 700 miles in a day. That really is no fun. 250 miles or less a day is a very comfortable pace, I just don't have enough time off to do that very often.
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