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fj12ryder

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Posted: 09/29/20 02:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2edgesword wrote:

I keep it at 60mph. When I'm camping there is no need to be in a hurry.
I can certainly see your point, but I'd rather get to where I'm going and sit down and relax, rather than spend that same amount of time still traveling.


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fj12ryder wrote:

2edgesword wrote:

I keep it at 60mph. When I'm camping there is no need to be in a hurry.
I can certainly see your point, but I'd rather get to where I'm going and sit down and relax, rather than spend that same amount of time still traveling.


I've done 800 miles per day on the interstate several times...difference between 60 and 70 is saving almost 2 hours of driving time. Obliviously, a short trip it's not much difference.


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Everyone doesn't have the same vacation/travel time schedule so some can drive at a leisure pace and others will need to push it for various reasons.


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JIMNLIN wrote:

Everyone doesn't have the same vacation/travel time schedule so some can drive at a leisure pace and others will need to push it for various reasons.


Of course there is no "need" to plan a trip that you can't do at a reasonable pace.





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Lynnmor wrote:

JIMNLIN wrote:

Everyone doesn't have the same vacation/travel time schedule so some can drive at a leisure pace and others will need to push it for various reasons.


Of course there is no "need" to plan a trip that you can't do at a reasonable pace.


Sorry but you’re not qualified to make any judgments about what an individual “needs” to do for a trip. Let me guess. You’re retired?


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Bionic Man wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

JIMNLIN wrote:

Everyone doesn't have the same vacation/travel time schedule so some can drive at a leisure pace and others will need to push it for various reasons.


Of course there is no "need" to plan a trip that you can't do at a reasonable pace.


Sorry but you’re not qualified to make any judgments about what an individual “needs” to do for a trip. Let me guess. You’re retired?


I agree, Bionic Man, this whole thread is about individual choices, and comfort zones of various members replying. However it's nice to be rid of the world's best driver, that only caused several accidents each trip, due to having the ROW. The response from most indicate a "reasonable pace" being between 60-70 mph. A confident driver, with appropriate rig, can likely tow 75, even if his time is not limited.

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Lynnmor wrote:

JIMNLIN wrote:

Everyone doesn't have the same vacation/travel time schedule so some can drive at a leisure pace and others will need to push it for various reasons.


Of course there is no "need" to plan a trip that you can't do at a reasonable pace.

LOL....Thats simple not the way it works for all.
My grand daughter and husband lives in Orem UT. She had a last minuet oboe recital schedule change. We had made plans to make the orig recital and spend a couple of weeks with them.
Being retired we could go anytime so we quickly loaded the trailer in 2 hours and hit the road for a 1240 mile run pulling a 11200 lb trailer with the Dodge/Cummins. At times on I-80 we were running 75-77 mph.
We made the rv park...unhooked...and rode with the grand daughter to her recital.
Lots of reasons a trip can't be planned and requires run the speed limit is the only solution.

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agree with above..

We are BOTH still working and only have a limited amount of vacation time.. We decide where we want to go, How long we CAN stay.. and then decide if we can make it happen, or are willing to make it happen..

Those vacations usually happen in the summer as my wife works with the school district and needs to wait till school ends in mid June.

it's pretty normal to drive 1200 miles, spend 5-6 days and drive home... depending on the circumstances.. Those trips, I'm guilty of hammering a bit more than usual.


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We used to do all those things when working, drive night and day to get there at high speeds, play like crazy and drive like a maniac to get home in time to go to work so we could rest from our vacation. Thank god those days are over! Now if we do 200 miles in a day that is a long day and we can actually see the scenery as we go by. 62-64 MPH is our magic number unless the speed limit is lower but in case of the 80 MPH speed limits we'll be in the right lane at 62-64.


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