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ktmrfs

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I always wonder about what I read on threads like this; Somebody drives a desk every day, then starts vacation thinks it's safe to drive 600+ miles
A professional starts getting ready to go. 14 hours later, he's done. It is against the law for him to drive. And out of that 14, only 11 can be driving.


well, DW can also drive and does share driving time if needed.

That said, 600 miles towing is longer than we have ever done. But we quite often do a 800 mile trip in one day, sharing driving. But that trip non towing is not as tiring as a 400 mile towing trip.


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Back in February we did 535 miles in one day but I don't recommend it. The 2nd day we did 407 miles before we finished up doing 228 miles on the 3rd day. We are both 72.
We've done the route many times and knew where we were going and what to expect when we got there.
Normally though we break the trip up like: 228 the first day, 258 the 2nd day, 394 the 3rd day and finally the last day is 276 miles.

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What is strange is who starts a thread like this?
Are you trying to pattern your habits from others? Are you looking for reassurance that what you’re doing is “ok?”
Have you never in your (presumably) many years of driving, taken a road trip and don’t know remotely what to expect?

In the world of subjectivity, this one is right up there with “what oil should I use?”


And with that, the answer is “depends.” Anywhere from 100 to 1000 miles a day, just depends.


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Somewhere between 1 and 11 hours ... depending on our final destination and the time available.

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ktmrfs wrote:

JRscooby wrote:

I always wonder about what I read on threads like this; Somebody drives a desk every day, then starts vacation thinks it's safe to drive 600+ miles
A professional starts getting ready to go. 14 hours later, he's done. It is against the law for him to drive. And out of that 14, only 11 can be driving.


well, DW can also drive and does share driving time if needed.

That said, 600 miles towing is longer than we have ever done. But we quite often do a 800 mile trip in one day, sharing driving. But that trip non towing is not as tiring as a 400 mile towing trip.


I understand the safety rules that professionals live by do not apply to RVers. But if a pro is in the truck, will take over the driving she must swear that she spent 10 hours in the sleeper while you are driving.

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You know Scooby I don't give a rats a$$ what a "professional" driver does. I know how many miles I have driven, how many accidents I have had, how many tickets I have had, and how many times I have ducked the professionals in my life....I think I am good to go.

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Why not keep it civil?

My wife and I leave southwestern Wisconsin at 3:00am (central time) and drive to the Badlands on our first day. That is a 650 mile day. We get to the campground at 3:00pm (mtn time) We stop every 3 hours to walk around for 10 minutes. We do it because we want to get to the Badlands on our first day. On the way home, we travel shorter days. While we are on the road, most days are 300 miles.


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“You know Scooby I don't give a rats a$$ what a "professional" driver does.”

How does contribute to the conversation? No need to be nasty.


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We have two distance records. One about 25 miles and one 700+. Now that we have time, 200 or until we get tired is about it.

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I can see from the reply’s that many here won’t have a problem adapting to RVing with an EV 1/2 ton towing a suitable trailer. Many seem laid back with their travels. And those only travelling a few hundred kilometers a day wouldn’t even have to stop to charge. Very occasionally we dead head 500 or 600 kilometers or maybe a little more. But most of the time we are just touring and enjoying the various parks and attractions. We would love to take a month and take the ocean side route from Vancouver to San Diego again. Maybe in a couple or three years.

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