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Old 06-05-2017, 01:30 PM   #21
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I agree with you about staying at a campground for at least 2 days. Otherwise I might as well have stopped at a truck stop or Wally World. When driving i do like to go for about 11 or 12 hours. Stopping for fuel and eats. Those 2 or 3 hour driving days that people talk about just don't cut it for me.
I agree ~~ why pack up to drive only 2 - 3 hours? I'm older now (69) so prefer driving 8 - 10 hours unless destination is within 12. Usually stop every 2 - 3 hours for fuel, eat, walk the dog, etc so surely not overtired in 10 hours. If snow ~ that can make a difference.
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:58 AM   #22
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IO will have a couple 2 and 3 hour trips. We went from Ashland New Hampshire to Portland Maine then short trip to Boston. Then we will have a long drive to Philadelphia Pa. Spending at least 3 full days because we may never make it back and want to experience as much as we can.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:26 AM   #23
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We have found on a long road trip that six hours is perfect. This means you are not in a rush to leave in the morning and you arrive in time to set up camp and make dinner.

When we drive to Florida the trailer is winterized so we do two twelve hour days, stay at Walmarts, eat out for dinner and arrive in Florida at our park around mid day.
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:08 AM   #24
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Been gone for 30 days of my 75 day 26 state journey. So far we ha been to IN, IL, WI, SD, WY, MT, ID, WA and are now in OR. Tomorrow we head to Travis AFB, CA. So far, so good. No issues, no complaints. A couple of observations...other RVers drive too fast (65+mph) and most tow vehicles I've noticed are Fords.




Every Montana I have seen travelling the opposite direction I have waved. Y'all seen me ?
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Old 07-13-2017, 05:08 AM   #25
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We have traveled extensively in the U.S. and Canada since 2008. This is the first Montana we have owned (bought it three months ago), but the Montana is the fifth wheel we see most often. There sure is a lot of them out there!
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Old 07-15-2017, 07:34 AM   #26
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Out trip is almost over. been on the road for 3 months. we have seen a lot of things. America is beautiful for sure. We have driven 13,000 miles so far and another 800 to go. Northern Utah is beautiful. Just like the Grand Canyon. Fuel was cheapest in Missouri. looking forward to getting home. Next year we will leave for 3 more months later in the year to catch the fall colors.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:20 AM   #27
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We have made several long 10,000 plus miles trips. Arizona to Maine though Canada to Georgia have not got to Florida yet. We are in Oragon now but are looking forward to getting back home. Have a long trip to the east coast planned for next year. I budget for the trips and use the following formula.
Average $45.00 a night for RV Parks. Some are higher some lower but this works for us.
Fuel, I use 8 miles per gallon times $3.25 per gallon as an average. Now I get much better than 8 miles per gallon but if it gets windy I may not. $3.25 high yes but that gives us plenty of extra money just in case. Plus the extra helps with oil changes. One never knows what the fuel market will do.
Food well we would have to eat no matter where we were so that is a push.
That's our system.
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