In my new issues of MotorHome magazine, there was an article about how far seasoned RVers drive each day. It was written by Joe and Vicki Keiva. I didn't read it yet but I bet they agree with me; you know that I am always right. . . Anyway, how far do any of you out there who are RVers drive a day?
When I am traveling, I prefer to drive for only 250 to 300 miles or five to six hours a day, which ever comes first. Of course I have been known to do a lot less or a lot more, but staying under 300 miles a day and stopping for lunch and doggie brakes along the way makes for a more relaxing drive.
Do you make reservations? Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. I usually wait until around the middle of my expected drive when I stop for a break to call for reservations. The problem with making reservations is that you have to stay at the expected destination or lose the deposit, which is usually a one night fee. The good side of making a reservation is that you don't have to worry about where you are going to stop, even if you will arrive late. Just don't make the reservation too early, wait until you have a completed at least half your driving for the day to get a better feel of where you will want to end up at the end of that day. When I stop for the night, I usually only hook up to the electric. So electric is all I need. If I can't get electric, I would then worry that the sound of the generator would disturb other people trying to get some sleep. I use an oxygen generator at night and have done so for many years, therefore I depend on it now. If I am someplace where the generator noise will not bother anyone, I would run it. The generator is diesel and is not the quietest one I have ever had, but it sure does a good job. Let me hear how far you all like to drive in a day. When I was young I would drive up to 1300 miles without stopping. Did that many times, but not any more. Yes, I am getting old. Now, you all have a great day today, you hear? It is another beautiful one here in East Texas.