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Amen! It seems that some people are just plain ornery and snap at nice folks, just like a junkyard dog.


Pot meet kettle.


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JRscooby wrote:

...Well I have made the argument for decades as a adult I should be able to decide for myself when I was tired...
Well The OP and the rest of the people on this post also have the ability to decide for themselves when they are tired and how many drivers they have - regardless of your diatribe karen

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ronharmless wrote:

JRscooby wrote:

...Well I have made the argument for decades as a adult I should be able to decide for myself when I was tired...
Well The OP and the rest of the people on this post also have the ability to decide for themselves when they are tired and how many drivers they have - regardless of your diatribe karen


I don't think I have told anybody how many hours they should drive. I have told what the legal limits are for a pro. And I freely admit that when I was young I often ran way beyond the legal limits. (and a couple of times the last year I worked I would stretch the daily limit) But a few times running close to the daily limit a few days in a row, I would find myself making quick lane changes, or even sliding trailer tires. When this happened, total up the hours. Add in the day log book says no work, but really spent the day on a dozer, and wow, I'm over on hours. Happened often enough that I know that it is much safer for me to spend a extra day traveling.
But then again, I have put down enough millions of miles without killing anybody I don't want to start now

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Timmo! wrote:



Amen! It seems that some people are just plain ornery and snap at nice folks, just like a junkyard dog.


Pot meet kettle.


Troll alert!

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Timmo! wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

Timmo! wrote:



Amen! It seems that some people are just plain ornery and snap at nice folks, just like a junkyard dog.


Pot meet kettle.


Troll alert!


Lol, is a junkyard dog, and a Gt dg, one and the same?

Yup, pot calling the kettle black! [emoticon]

A "troll" is not always a bad person, but just stirs the pot!

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MFL wrote:

Timmo! wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

Timmo! wrote:



Amen! It seems that some people are just plain ornery and snap at nice folks, just like a junkyard dog.


Pot meet kettle.


Troll alert!


Lol, is a junkyard dog, and a Gt dg, one and the same?

Yup, pot calling the kettle black! [emoticon]

A "troll" is not always a bad person, but just stirs the pot!

Jerry


Jerry, let me help you---it has nothing about being good or bad. It is all about being a fool that likes to attack others--for their pure amusement. It is about someone that makes false claims so they can find support to their faulty narrative...then, accuse others of doing exactly what they just did.

Definition of troll:

A person who intentionally antagonizes others online by posting inflammatory, irrelevant, or offensive comments or other disruptive content.

If someone makes a claim, then is unable to support it with facts or examples, then I say that person is "all hat, no cowboy".

In this instance Grit made several claims in other threads, and is unable to provide facts or examples in his support. So, when Grit was unable to back up his words with facts, and follows me to other threads (including this one) and makes a direct attack. I say we have a troll among us.

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ksbowman wrote:

When we go on long trips like Florida I try to do 10 hour days. Usually that is 2 ten hour days and then the last is about 7-8 hours. I have done a marathon of 16 1/2 hours once but, swear that won't happen again.



Hahaha. I hear ya! I made a 13 hour drive from Orlando to Baton Rouge when I was 19 years old. I slept for 13 hours when I got there. Learned that nasty lesson early! A 67 VW micro bus is reallllyy slow!
I wanted to get home BAD!!! Lol

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Most I've towed is 714 miles from New Orleans to Louisville. We had planned two shorter days but just decided to do it in one and have a extra day to relax before a dog show we were attending.


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akcorr wrote:

Just wondering how long you all drive in a day? My wife and I leaning towards a hard fast rule of 8 hours a day at the most.


akcorr Welcome to the forum!

I'm 58, 20 years ago 8+ hrs and 400 miles was very doable. Now I try to keep my mileage at 200 to 300 miles or about 6hrs travels as I tire more easily

You will find traffic getting out and getting back to New England sometimes difficult and time consuming. One unexpected accident or construction/road repair can translate to many hrs of gridlock. Over the years I have come to find leaving weekends or after morning rush hour works the best but... traffic will still be heavy just relatively less.

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IMHO a lot depends on the vehicles comfort and capability, the drivers experience/confidence. Is the drive a white knuckle thing or a relaxed and enjoyable drive. A very capable vehicle vs a underpowered over loaded vehicle is night and day difference for pleasurable travel. Longest single day travel pulling about 750 mi longest no pulling just over 1200 and 19 hrs. That 1200 mi run I was 65 and traveling alone. I'm now 77





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