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Old 07-30-2016, 08:13 AM   #43
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As a retired transport driver I stop and check my tires and trailer brakes often, its always better to know if a tire or a brake is running hot rather then when it blows or locks up. I have never had a blowout on my AS yet but I change the tires on it about every 5 years and I always carry a spare .
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:17 AM   #44
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I can do 500 miles solo if I need to. Have to next week. Got three days to drive from Missouti to Glacier National Park but this trip the wife will be with me although she doesn't drive when towing. I guess she'll just slap me if I start to doze.

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Old 07-30-2016, 08:36 AM   #45
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Rules? I think we have a new rule every day, depending where we want to be.
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:15 AM   #46
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It is for easy stop? or less stressful? or scenery?

Just bought my first trailer and haven't started first trip yet. So I am curious what easy road to take for a towing beginner.

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We enjoy the adventure of state highways, the path less traveled, and all that. Since we often go to the same final destinations, the Interstates get pretty boring sometimes.

Sometimes, the state highways can be in excellent shape--other times, not so much. It's great to have local knowledge, and since we now traavek from people to people on our longest trips,,that's readily available.
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:25 AM   #47
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We enjoy the adventure of state highways, the path less traveled, and all that. Since we often go to the same final destinations, the Interstates get pretty boring sometimes.

Sometimes, the state highways can be in excellent shape--other times, not so much. It's great to have local knowledge, and since we now traavek from people to people on our longest trips,,that's readily available.
For a beginner, Interstates are great. Easy access to anything you need, easy to navigate.

Highly recommend purchasing the book "The Next Exit." (They update and we buy new every season.) They list everything at each exit of EVERY US interstate, and put in red anything that is RV friendly. They also indicate on which side of the road each facility resides. When we are on interstates, we'll now often not plan our stops until we're in cruise mode. You can figure out exactly where/when you want to stop for breakfast or lunch (we prefer picnic stops to rest areas as we all have our own bathrooms!) and they tend to be less crowded. Check your gas gauge (our family decision is never below 1/4 tank) and look at your distance/time options, favorite brand of gas station and which one is on the near side of the highway. Just makes it SO easy!

Have fun!
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:43 AM   #48
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I am still working and my adventuring has been limited thus far but about 6-7 hours is the most I like to drive. Past that and I start wanting to stop! Going to the Can Opener was a 9 hour drive for me and that was LONG 540 miles.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:48 AM   #49
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We drove to the Lewisburg, WV rally from Seattle --- approx 2800 miles in 5 days. Played around in the upper midwest since then. We just got back from the Kalispell, MT rally --- approx 550 miles in 11 hours.

I'd rather drive long hours, get there, & then have multiple days off than drive a few hours over more days.
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:00 AM   #50
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We have driven anywhere from 38 miles/1 hour to the closest campground up to 543 miles/9 hours coming home from Jackson Center in one day.
Most trips seem to be under 2 hours from home, but there are some longer trips.
Sometimes you do what you gotta do because we still work and we need to get where we are going and then get on back.
I will be glad when we retire and the limitation is gone.
Greenwood, MS to North Abutment Campground, Grenada, MS 38 miles/< 1 hr
Greenwood, MS to Yazoo City Church of Christ, Yazoo City, MS 53 miles/< 1 hr
Greenwood, MS to George Payne Cossar State Park, Oakland, MS 57 miles > 1 hr
Greenwood, MS to Choctaw Lake, Ackerman, MS 73 miles/< 2 hrs
Southaven, MS to Coffeville Church of Christ, Coffeeville, MS 83 miles/>1 hr
Greenwood, MS to Lake Tiak O'Khata, Louisville, MS 86 miles/< 2 hrs
Louisville, MS to George Payne Cossar State Park, Oakland, MS 107 miles/< 2 hrs
Greenwood, MS to Rivertown Campground, Vicksburg, MS 111 miles/> 2 hrs
Greenwood, MS to Roosevelt State Park, Morton, MS 112 miles/> 2 hrs
Greenwood, MS to EZ Daze Rv Park, Southaven, MS 116 miles/> 2 hrs
Greenwood, MS to Dewayne Hays, Columbus, MS 117 miles/> 2 hrs
Greenwood, MS to Trace State Park, Pontotoc, MS 120 miles/> 2 hrs
Greenwood, MS to Poverty Point Campground, Delhi, LA 126 miles/< 3 hrs
Greenwood, MS to Bonita Lakes RV Park, Meridian, MS 143 miles/< 3 hrs
Iuka, MS to North Abutment campground, Genada, MS 161 miles/< 3 hrs
Greenwood, MS to Crane RV, Little Rock, AR 202 miles/<4 hrs
Greenwood, MS to Duncan Bridge RV Resort, Arley, AL 210 miles/< 4 hrs
Greenwood, MS to Diana Singing, Diana, TN 260 miles/< 5 hrs
Greenwood, MS to Majestic Oaks RV Resort, Biloxi, MS 261 miles/< 5 hrs
Delhi, LA to Salmon Lake Park, Grapeland, TX 290 miles/< 5 hrs
Greenwood, MS to Toledo Bend Church of Christ, Many, LA 300 miles/< 6 hrs
Greenwood, MS to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 404 miles/< 7 hrs
Greenwood, MS to Salmon Lake RV Park, Grapeland, TX 414 miles/< 7 hrs
Diana, TN to Airstream service center, Jackson Center, OH 453 miles/< 7 hours
Jackson Center, OH to J. P. Coleman State Park, Iuka, MS 543 miles/< 9 hrs
Add time for fuel stops for trips over 200 miles and every 200 miles.
Add time for lunch for trips over 6 hours.
I can drive much longer, but the DW and can't stand to sit still/be on the passenger side for very long and traveling companions are older and want to break the trips up into sections, which is hard for us because we work.
Sometimes, retired people will go ahead a day earlier and catch up with us the next day on our way through or fall out and stay a day later as we travel on home to work the next day.
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:05 AM   #51
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I find it easier to drive long distances when going to our destination. Coming home the distances seem longer. Probably due to depression

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Old 08-01-2016, 09:15 AM   #52
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Rules, there are no rules except to not stop next to a railroad track, highway, or loud factory. We once stopped at a little park and after we set up we realized an overpass was directly behind us, there was a train track just the other side of a parking lot and the parking lot held a pack of snorting diesels servicing a refrigeration plant. We were really tired and the AC ran all night to drown out the noise. Lesson learned. Look before you setup. One night unless it's really nice. And quiet is as important as a nice view. Oh, the parks that have both. So, I guess there are rules, and we keep making new ones. But they are our rules. Pat
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:28 AM   #53
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I could go further when I was younger.
Maybe I was simply more stubborn or hard headed or had less money or less vacation time...
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When DEF fluid needs replacement ...

Time to take a break.
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Old 08-06-2016, 04:51 AM   #55
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I could go further when I was younger.
Maybe I was simply more stubborn or hard headed or had less money or less vacation time...
I'm in the 500-600 a day grouping. But part of that is I'm on the less vacation time and location. Living in central Texas, it's quite a haul to get out of Texas. In a couple of weeks we're taking the AS to Lubbock to help our daughter get settled into Texas Tech. That's a 400 mile trek from home and there's not a whole lot of stopping options once you get outside Abilene. So we'll do that in a single day. When we went to Yellowstone earlier this year it was a three day drive there and three day drive home, so in reality it was of our vacation time spent just driving to our destination.

When I ride my motorcycle across country if I'm solo, I'll do 500-600 mile days on average (but have done 800-900 when needed). The thing is, that's solo. It's a different story when you're with somebody else, either on two or four wheels.

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Wow I am moving from California to Florida in October and plan to to drive 550-650 a day on i-10 all the way. This should be a breeze, I rode my Harley that and then some when I went on road trips
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