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Old 06-08-2015, 09:15 PM   #1
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so what is the standard time people drive pulling a red wood 6 hours 8 hours and at what speed on the highway
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:00 PM   #2
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I've done 6, 8 might be tough. To me it really depends on the type road - interstates are easy, the 2 laners can be stressful.

As far as speed, I go with traffic up to 75, again depending on the road and region.
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:02 PM   #3
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I typically drive 5 mph less than the posted speed limit and average 6 hours a day.
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:11 PM   #4
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On driving days, we pull out between 8 and 9, drive for 2 to 3 hrs, stop at a convenient rest stop, put out the slides (if possible), and have a leisurely lunch, and drive to the next stop. Hopefully between 3 and 4, so we can get set up to have a cold beverage before supper. I try and limit distance to <300 miles or so and fill the truck after dropping the coach at the campground, to be ready to go next morning.
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:25 PM   #5
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We are both retired, so we try not to get in a rush. Before retirement we use to hurry getting to our destination, and stayed to the point where is was hurry to back home. Now we limited our days to a max of 300 miles. We drive between 60 and 70 mph based on the road and traffic conditions. Like Jim and Mary, we get set up at the campground and fill the truck so we are ready for the following day. We absolutely love our Redwood 36FL and full-time RV'ing. We feel very blessed!
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:41 PM   #6
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Ditto to Jim and Mary when we do travel. No pleasure in getting there in a fight and all stressed out. Life is too short, and it's about the JOURNEY! If I was a good story teller I would share the story of us heading out, and he thought she did it and she thought he did it (filled up he truck). So there we are, careening down the busy interstate AT RUSH HOUR with our giant, heavy trailer dragging each oz of gas out of our tank, which was past "E". It was just like Lucy and Desi in the Long Long Trailer going up that mountain pass. We didn't blink, we didn't talk we just swallowed a lot. Finally, couldn't take it any more, swung off on an exit and found ourselves in one of those very upscale burb areas with the heavily landscaped parkways and BIG TREES overhanging the road... TONS of traffic. Somehow we shoe horned ourselves into a gas station, with me standing in the road stopping traffic and trying to make sure we didn't hit anything on all sides :-0 GOOD LORD. We don't forget to gas up any more. NEVER AGAIN.
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Our Max would be 8 hours a day. Speeds 65-70 MPH on interstates and much slower on the Narrow roads.
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We try to leave about 9 am or so and also stop after about 2 hours for a break and to stretch the legs. Try to limit a normal day to about 325/350 miles but have done 550 a few times. As for speed I like to stay at about 65 mph on the interstates.
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Hello All
so what is the standard time people drive pulling a red wood 6 hours 8 hours and at what speed on the highway
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We've just started our journey and the few days that we have done have already been longer than expected. Now, we are trying to avoid big cities and toll roads. (Guess what? We hit both of those!)

We planned the trip thru Good Sams, and also entered it into GPS on truck. THEN added it to AAA app on phone. Found out the hard way that all the planning in the world doesn't help when you come across a road that has been closed down due to flooding. Had to let the GPS re-direct us for I have NO idea how many miles to get us back on track.

What should have been a 6 hour day of driving per all the directions, turned into an 7.5 hour day. Figure in unforeseen circumstances.
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I look forward to the day when we are retired and no longer have a tight schedule to follow while traveling. Until then we will normally drive at least 8 hours, sometimes longer if needed. I drive around 65-70 on the interstate, slower if conditions are concerning.

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