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Old 09-13-2010, 08:01 AM   #43
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A stupidly long day

Solo, from Dripping Springs, Texas to Roosevelt State Park, east of Jackson, MS, a total of 644 miles pulling a Classic 25. Gotta admit, I was numb by then.

I arrived in Middletown, PA mid-afternoon the 3rd day.

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Old 09-13-2010, 03:28 PM   #44
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Since I originally posted...

The longest was that trip to the Keys.

1,000 miles in one day.

Wasn't too bad.

I'd do it again.



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Old 09-13-2010, 03:56 PM   #45
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My 700-plus per day mileage stints were done basically at the end of entended (4 to 5 weeks) vacations at the end of the summer. My daughter and I plan our summer vacations to start at the beginning of August so she can participate in local camps and activities.

We always seem to stay longer than intended because we get diverted by unplanned activities. For instance this summer as we were heading to New Orleans we had refrigerator trouble. We detoured to Nashville for repairs and ended up staying a few days to tour the city, visit the Country Western Hall of Fame, and as a bonus there was a Chihuly exhibit at Cheekwood Gardens. This consumed three extra days that we didn't plan. When we got to New Mexico I hought we would need a single day at Carlsbad Caverns. We ended up doing two ranger guided tours in addition to the self guided tours and stayed there an extra two days.

So, we putz around and when it's time to reten home we really have to concentrate on driving to get home in time for the start of school. This year we were a bit late (for the start of school) as my brother convinced us to stay with him an extra couple of days so we could enjoy the Meeteetse, Wy Labor Day festivities.

I currently do all the driving since my daughter is only 12 years old. It's a rough three days, but if I get fatigued we stop for the day so that I can rest. We get up early and don't do any sight-seeing on the way home and we just stop to use the restroom, eat, and get fuel.
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:44 PM   #46
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1280 miles from Miami, FL ( Orange Bowl Rally ) to White Lake, MI. 23 hours.
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:12 PM   #47
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Farthest in one day:

Driving a car:
800 miles (either from Winston-Salem, NC to Schaumburg, IL or from Winston-Salem, NC to Fort Lauderdale, FL).

Towing any trailer:
2839 miles in 4.5 days (or roughly 600 miles a day) from Chapel Hill, NC to Vancouver WA.

Towing the Airstream:
446 miles from Vancouver, WA to Jedediah Smith State Park in CA.

I'd prefer to drive less than 300 miles in a day.
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:36 PM   #48
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For quite a few years we have been accustomed to driving on the first day of an annual snowbird trip to Arizona and points west, from our home (near Toronto) to W. Memphis, I think this is just about 1000 miles.

We did this just to get a jump on things and make the next couple of days driving easier, to get into an area where we could be reasonably sure of decent driving conditions, and also because there is a Flying J there and it is generally warn enough to sleep in the trailer with the heater only kicking on now and then!

I do find I'm slowing down a bit in the last couple of years though, and finally realizing I'm retired and there's no rush! If its too cold or the weather's bad wherever we are on the first night we'll just stop at a motel if we need to!

(Also just bought an EU2000i so we can run the heat as long as we need if it is colder wherever we stop on our first night away!)


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Old 09-13-2010, 07:48 PM   #49
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720 miles, Green Valley, Az. to Amarillo, Tx... Never again, these days I try to keep it around 300 miles a day max, to old for that crazy stuff anymore...
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:27 PM   #50
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Maiden Voyage - Bentonville, AR to West, Tx. 486 miles and 10 hours with three kids and a dog. Made the return trip four days later with a new hitch and knocked 1 hour off the trip.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:56 PM   #51
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Deadwood, SD to Hamilton, Texas. Stops for diesel, truck stop food & potty breaks only. Didn't check the driving time nor the miles covered. If I had, I imagine we would have taken an overnight break somewhere. Truth to tell, I was just so excited to be bringing my new-to-me '54 Cruiser home to Texas AND I had my best buddy along with me to play the navigator & conversation master. The weather was great & traffic was light. Just great conditions to keep on keepin' on.

In hindsight - never again. But then, who was it that said "Never say never"? Hauling butt to be the 1st to "get there" and close a deal on that absolutely perfect 30 year barn stored 13 panel vintage . . . . . never say never.
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:36 PM   #52
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Our longest one day distance / time was also our first day ever (and my 2nd time pulling the A/S) Santa Fe to Barstow - 735 miles, 14hrs, 108 degrees at 9pm in Needles and 5 very cranky passengers (me, wife, 3 large dogs). After that, 6hrs is max., prefer 4-5.

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