Few weeks back I asked how many miles I could travel or expect to travel in a day towing my trailer. I now have my answer! " It depends"! Today we left Greenwich New York at Noon today ( late start ) and made it to Jonestown Penn by 630. Did I mention it rained all day. After arriving at a KOA and getting set up all jacks down, slides etc, we noticed the site was missing a functioning electrical box. No I did not check it before setting up! This forced us to find a second site, requiring full tear down and rehitching! This time after setting up, all slides deployed, auto leveling cycle complete, I learned the sewer hookup was "exactly five feet" shorter than was needed to make a connection, even after adding the extra five foot extension I bought. Did I mention the rain? Our black tank was very full, from several days of dry camping, so the connection was mandatory. This was the second tear down in less than a half hour. By now the rain had increased in volume and intensity. In addition several residents of the KOA had brought chairs and sat under the awning of the adjacent (permanent trailer)! Laughter and muffled comments erupted every so often. The laughter intensified when I realized the sewer connection was nearly a "foot higher off the ground, requiring me to perform the "Sewer Hose" dance, lifting the sewer line every few feet so it would drain. Me by this time was well past drowned rat status! The fitting for the sewer of course, was the "open tube design" requiring rocks to hold the connection in place. A brief search for suitable rocks all over the park with several suggestions coming the peanut gallery! Finally after nearly an hour of messing around and apparently entertaining the troops, I stood in the dark soaking wet, facing my audience and I took two large vaudeville style bows! I then stated in my best "carnival barker" voice, "our next show begins at 8:30 am"! The residents stood up and cheered and applauded! So how many miles in a day? As many as I can drive and still leave enough time for unexpected problems and still am able to laugh at myself! 400 miles max! Lol
Sir, I applaud your sense of humor, and can laugh at yourself, nothing else u can do, as far as how much driving per day, ONLY u can answer that question, no one on here knows your physical/mental ability, vehicle cond, road cond, etc.
2000 Ford F250,4x4 diesel short box,Firestone airbags
2004 Terry Quantum 36ft fiver,4 slides
That's one reason for us driving 5 hrs/250 miles (more or less) daily. DW is not a fan of early mornings, so....and we prefer to set up by 4 PM or so. Gives us enough time to check out the local area - all hopefully, without stress.
You have a healthy amount of humor. Do not lose it. Makes the whole trip much more enjoyable. At least you didn't have the problem Robin had in RV the movie.
Considering having to stop to get gas 2 or 3 times and lunch, 380 - 425 is pretty good for me. It lets me get up drink a cup of joe, walk the dog, and take a shower, and hit the road. Depending on city snarls along the way, I hit the campground around 4 - 6 that afternoon.
I learned to always recheck my plans for the next days stop every day this time. I changed CG's 3 times because of better reviews, or in general butler state resort park's case it just sounded great, and it was the best state park I have been in for a long time, or in the one case the rv park turned out to be a patch of weeds next to the super 8 motel and I just couldnt convince myself that paying to stay there was justifiable.
I moved from my home base to my summer host campground this past Wednesday. I did get an early start, 7:30am'ish, and drove about 100 miles. I was about to catch up to a big thunderstorm that was crossing my path and I was hungry, so into Flying J and a bite of breakfast at Dennys. I killed an hour there watching radar and then headed on south on the back side of the storm on dry and clean roads. I arrived at my campground at 2:00pm and was set up and sitting under my awning by 4:00pm. Total miles for the day was only 255, but it was a very nice day with virtually no stress. Could I have gone further, sure, but didn't need to.