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You will more than likely run into lots of high winds out west, which can really tire you out. And they always seem to be blowing at right angles to your direction, or head on --- never from the rear!

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Wife and I have made the trip cross country 4 times, We average 800 miles day one. 700 miles day two and 600 day three. Always stay at a Flying J or rest area. We average 50 miles per hour with stops. Talking books really help pass the time.
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My calculator is 50 mph x the amount of road hours. That compensates for all the stops. Any more than 50 mph and we are pushing it, driving hard. When we were younger with kids, we used to drive 24/7 until we got to our destinations, and our return trips. But we now do that only on our final day home with a long nap planned on the road. There will be a time when we won't do it at all. As we get older, it gets harder. We are 55 this year.


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300 miles or about 5 hours is my limit. When I go on vacation it is to relax and enjoy it. Driving 12 hours per day does not fit into that equation.


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fla-gypsy wrote:

300 miles or about 5 hours is my limit. When I go on vacation it is to relax and enjoy it. Driving 12 hours per day does not fit into that equation.


Folks are just different.

To take three days to cross MO, KS and NE would tense me up.

It still took us 32 hours counting sleeping 6 hours at a WM to get to Badlands to our first cross country stop.

With teenagers they pushed me to keep going hour after hour because they could sleep and wake up where they wanted to be the next morning. Teenagers like to stay on the move from my experience and get bored just hanging out in a CG.

When they woke up at the rest stop over looking Bear Lake in UT they were impressed that we were at the same level of the cloud over the lake then it was off horse back riding for them while I rested.

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We're planning a trip from central Maine to Orlando in April-
Our road trip is planned as follows:
Leave Thursday 4PM- drive overnight to get past the NY, NJ, traffic before morning rush hour. We're planning on driving until mid afternoon and staying overnight VA/NC border. I'll hook up electric but probably not water (i'll fill use on board tank).
Day 2 500 miles to the Florida border.
Day 3 250 miles to Orlando

I'll let you know the results----
we're traveling with 3 (9,10,16) but I figure they will sleep on the couch and table overnight and during the day they have tv, dvd's games, and ipods.

I remember doing the same trip with my parents when I was around 13 with a van and TT so I know it can be done


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It can be done but I would not enjoy it. We have gone from Atlanta to N.of Detroit in 1 day when a SIL got killed in a motorcycle accident. We also went from Philadelphia to the same in 1 day when our daughter said she had a car accident, broke her elbow and a tornado had taken all of the siding off the house. Fortunately we didn't have to drive a second day. You are also bypassing one of the great sights in the Black Hills. There is so much to see and do there and it is 1 1/2 days closer. Now days we use the 10-3 travel time. My MH is now 10 years old and I have not needed the headlights yet, except in rain.


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I used to do some long distance motorcycling and the general rule for planning a normal motorcycle trip was plan your first day to be the longest, but usually by day 3 or 4 cut that mileage in half. Obviously its a little different in a car or rv, but your mileage will drop as the trip goes on. Having said that, I have done 600 miles in a day with 2 young kids. they do travel better in a motorhome than a car, esp if there is another adult along to help out. But I agree I wouldnt want to do more than 2 days like that without a rest break. We are going to Disney in March, 1200 miles each way and are planning 2 days out and 3 back.

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too many hours and too many days = Sciatic Nerve problems


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First day out is always the best day, We get an early start about 4am and run day getting off the road about 4pm only making quick stops for gas eat a stretch our legs. How far you get depends on how often and how long you stop. We are in a MH so we only stop when I need to get out of the seat and lunch is ready when we stop for lunch so it's quick.


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