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Old 05-01-2016, 11:56 AM   #29
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I just checked our routes for this upcoming summer. We are doing some sightseeing before some volunteer work in the Black Hills and moving every day or so before we get there. Our longest day is 379 with an average day of just about 325 and our shortest day is 61 miles. Seems to fit with our last two years as well. Except of course our trip home last year using the 2-2-2 rule. It was not across Texas but was across Kansas and Iowa, almost as interesting as Texas.
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:08 PM   #30
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I have really enjoyed reading this thread. First lesson learned for me is to not drive as long every day. Last year on a trip from central NY to Idaho and back (2100 miles interstate driving each way) I averaged 500+ to 625 miles per day. That said, the trip required getting there and back quickly. Tried to drive no faster than 65, and probably was between 60-65 most of the time. Heading up through Canada to the Soo and across the UP of MI in the fall. Planning for no more than 350/day. I've learned my lesson. Happy camping.
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:57 PM   #31
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Thank you all for the advice and experience.

We are early risers, and do like to stop every 2 hours.

It is good to hear that we are not grossly miscalculating what we can do on that 1 day. We have full hookups when departing and on arrival, with reservations made. And the next day we can take it much slower. And we have driven (but not towed) this route previously so are somewhat aware of the lay of the land and typical traffic levels.

I look forward to the day when more leisure time allows for getting there being a larger part of the fun.
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Old 05-01-2016, 02:29 PM   #32
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We are in the mid 70's with some health issues and we love the 200-2 rule (200 miles and 2 nights. We have the time and 5000 miles in a month works nice.
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Old 05-01-2016, 03:31 PM   #33
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I have three rules I try hard not to break when towing -- Maximum speed = 60 mph; maximum distance = approximately 300 miles per day; and get off the road and into the campground by 3:00/4:00 pm. I find this reduces stress on the road and allows time to setup and have dinner before or just after dark, depending on time of year.
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Old 05-01-2016, 03:42 PM   #34
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I find we get best average fuel milage at around 65-68 miles per hour, 12-13.5 mpg. Based on that, we average roughly 50 actual mph. 400-500 miles is my max, and our average trip is 1000 miles or less.
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Old 05-01-2016, 04:06 PM   #35
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200 to 300 miles is a good rule of thumb for long days with an extra day of rest every couple days.

I don't see much discussion about the shortest days. We often travel to see a lot rather than get there. We have moved as little as 45 miles and decided to stop for the night.

Since we live in central Texas, if we are traveling a long distance, we may go closer to 300 miles the first day since we can see the local things on short jaunts. Then slow down after we get out of the'neighborhood'.
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:23 AM   #36
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If I may steer this thread to the edge of its topic and get the advice/recommendations of the experience from the group.

Let's say you are traveling this summer, and your itinerary requires 1 long day of driving. How often would you switch drivers, and when? And what would your realistic expected drive speed/time be for this day?

It will be interstate for the first ⅔ of the day.
It is hard to say, because driving habits are so different. Some people can drive all day and feel no need to switch. Certainly, switching helps keep you alert and has less road fatigue.

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First part of the day is the mindless I-80 --mid Nebraska to Cheyenne. It will be plains driving and no major metropolitan areas. 300 miles.
Nebraska has a lot of nice rest areas along I-80. It can also have some incredible thunderstorms, which can make the drive less than mindless. Unless you happen to want a sit-down restaurant type of lunch, you might do what we do, and make lunch in your AS at a rest area. No worries about space for parking the rig. Making our own lunch is especially helpful for special diets.

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We plan on leaving at daylight, and hitting Cheyenne by early lunch.

Then lunch break in Cheyenne. Off the road for an hour.

Then the next leg of the day is Interstate for some more of the way, but some mountain passes, and then the last part of the day will be hi way driving, not intestate, but no mountains and not much traffic, to the place we will stay the night. Total 350 miles after lunch.

No kids, no pets.

For planning purposes, is an average speed of 55 realistic? And any other pieces of advice/insight?
Probably. You can decide the speed at which you get the best mileage, what your AS tires are rated for (probably 60 mph,) and the strength of your respective bladders.

Where is your destination?
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:00 AM   #37
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Bladder is never an issue. Rest stop is wherever you can park and walk back about 20 feet to the AS door.

Also a easy nap, food and other refreshments, etc. We carry our dogs along, have to walk them every few hours, etc. Lots of breaks. We try to plan no more than 250-350 miles per day.


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Old 05-02-2016, 01:03 AM   #38
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Our son an engineering student was working with a professor that was doing research on driver fatigue two summers ago for the department of transportation.
He said that they were finding the best way to stay safe when driving while tired is to stop and take a shot break. Get out of your car and walk around, if needed a short nap of 15 to 20 minutes.
He said that a drivers reaction times improve with breaks from driving every couple of hours.
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:39 AM   #39
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I just drive what seems right and stop when I get tired. A supermarket or a Lowe's parking lot makes for a good temporary home.

Sometimes I drive a lot of miles, sometimes not a lot. The thing about having our home with us is that we can do whatever we want.

Last Wednesday we left Little Rock at 5 PM, drove til about 10:30, slept in a Family Dollar parking lot somewhere in rural Oklahoma. We left at about 8:00 AM on Thursday and stopped in Brownfield, Texas at about 5:00 PM, left at 7:00 AM and drove into Las Cruces, NM at about 2:30 PM on Friday...

I have no idea how many miles that this "no interstate" trip was, I have no idea of my miles per day or my average speed.

I like it that way. I have done a lot of traveling with hard schedules, but I like it this way better.


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I just drive what seems right and stop when I get tired. A supermarket or a Lowe's parking lot makes for a good temporary home.

Sometimes I drive a lot of miles, sometimes not a lot. The thing about having our home with us is that we can do whatever we want.

Last Wednesday we left Little Rock at 5 PM, drove til about 10:30, slept in a Family Dollar parking lot somewhere in rural Oklahoma. We left at about 8:00 AM on Thursday and stopped in Brownfield, Texas at about 5:00 PM, left at 7:00 AM and drove into Las Cruces, NM at about 2:30 PM on Friday...

I have no idea how many miles that this "no interstate" trip was, I have no idea of my miles per day or my average speed.

I like it that way. I have done a lot of traveling with hard schedules, but I like it this way better.


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Old 05-02-2016, 07:02 AM   #41
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I had to take the 2007 Mercedes to CanAm before picking up the first Airstream in October of 2012, the 2013 25FB International Serenity. I was gone for seven elapsed days with one full day at CanAm in the middle to modify the factory hitch and modified the Hensley stinger. I drove from Phoenix to London Ontario (taking time for the factory tour on day 3 before getting there) and returned to Phoenix via Santa Fe to check on the house. Three driving days each way and a total driven distance of 4,400 miles. That works out to an average of about 733 miles each day.

Two days after I returned, I drove to Los Angles to pick up the trailer, which was a one day trip each way.
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Time off out of 24-hrs is another way to look at it. A day of more than 500-miles takes away too much from rest, meals and just stuff in general. Something is being overlooked, ignored or compromised.
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