View Poll Results: The distance driven for majority of your trips is:
Within 2 to three hours away. 8 14.81%
More than three hours away but the destinations are reachable within a day. 18 33.33%
The majority of my destinations are more than one days drive away. 28 51.85%
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:07 AM   #1
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Whats the distance driven for majority of your trips?

Within 2 to three hours away.
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More than three hours away but the destinations are reachable within a day.
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The majority of my destinations are more than one days drive away.
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:06 AM   #2
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We do alot of camping within a few hours drive of our home. But we also do alot that is quite a distance away. This year so far we have 2 trips that will probably be at least 10 days another that will be 2 weeks and another that will be 6 to 8 weeks.
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Old 03-29-2008, 02:30 AM   #3
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What's a destionation? Most of the time we end up at least 24-48 hours away, but we rarely have a destination in mind when we leave the house.

On one trip we went to visit my mom for the weekend, about 180 miles away and wound up in California several days later.....
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:52 AM   #4
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We try to never drive more than eight hours in a day .
But our trips last many many days.
sometimes months.
Depends on the weather.
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:02 AM   #5
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I use the "B" for "traveling" much more than "camping".
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Haven't really done any full trips yet, just stuff to get the feel of the van, but plan to do more than 3-4 hours per day. We're in the Niagara region and plan to do the northeast US and eastern Canada first, then west to who knows where. So I'd guess more than 4 hours per.
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We make two or three trips every year between Minneapolis and Indianapolis of a distance of 650 miles. We used to always drive it non-stop 11 hours. Now that we have the B we have slowed down and usually camp overnight coming and going. We did the same with Midland, MI in the past a 13 hour trip the short way through Chicago. Now we do the overnights and always go through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The B you might say allows you to stop and smell the flowers.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:56 AM   #9
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The majority of our trips have been either 2-3 hours to the Adirondacks or 4-5 hours to Philadelphia to visit my family. We have driven cross country to California from NY and we are driving to Mesa, Arizona in February. We (DW and I) drove from NY to Monterey, Ca. in four days last fall.
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Default Re: Distance driven for majority of your trips

Most of the time we go for a week or more, sometimes when it is cooler weather, we go for just a weekend. No matter how long we go away for, we always enjoy the "view".
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:34 AM   #11
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In a little over a year we've taken a 6200 mile trip, a 3700 mile trip, a 2700 mile trip and a couple of 600 mile trips - so, to answer the Poll's question, I'd say:

"The majority of my destinations are more than one days drive away"

by 3 to 2
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:18 PM   #12
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Most have been a few hours with one about 8 hours. Due to work We never could get away. Hopefully we could do cross country someday.
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:42 PM   #13
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We have been rv'en for over 25 years and now we use the rule of (3). 300 miles or 3pm which ever comes first, we shut it down and have a very quite evening. Up dat day's activities on computer and download pix. (may even have a cocktail if mood is right)
Now that we are getting older we may modify the rule of (3) , 200 miles or 3pm. Just start later in the morning. When your my age if you need to be some place just start a few day's sooner.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:56 PM   #14
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I have seen most everything local so my trips must take me farther out. Eventually I plan one some very long ones like traveling the country but I think I will have to wait for retirement for that. Work just keeps getting in the way but without it there would be lack of money.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:47 PM   #15
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We have been rv'en for over 25 years and now we use the rule of (3). 300 miles or 3pm which ever comes first, we shut it down and have a very quite evening. Up dat day's activities on computer and download pix. (may even have a cocktail if mood is right)
Now that we are getting older we may modify the rule of (3) , 200 miles or 3pm. Just start later in the morning. When your my age if you need to be some place just start a few day's sooner.
I think the "Rule of 3" is a good idea. I've just finished my first season of "B-ing" and learned that trying to do too much ruins the fun of it. As a consequence of misadventure I once drove for over 13 hours, and promise not to do that again! If you start early and have fun fooling around on the way, it's good to ahve time to set up and relax in the afternoon, say around 3!
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