How far have you towed your camper for a trip?

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  1. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    1300 mile averaging 50 mph would take 26 hours. Without playing around that can easily be done in 2 days. Leaving early Friday night will get you there Saturday night or Sunday morning if you poke around getting there. No matter what you still have Monday thru Friday to play in Co. with the rest of the weekend to get home.
     
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    Im a driver, this year we’re staying close to home because my wife switched jobs and doesn’t have any PTO but within the next couple years I’m planning central Iowa to western Pennsylvania so that will be about 800 miles and I’d drive it straight through. If I can do 700 miles of interstate and another probably 75-90 on black tops in a Jeep TJ without carpet in one shot I can 800 in my cushy Suburban no problem, google claims 12 hours so realistically it’d only be 11 1/2 of drive time, I figure with gas and food stops it’d be about 13-14 on the road. I’ve done way longer than that not towing, longest so far is 1800 one way, 1400ish was straight through.
     
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  3. Jeep Guy

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    I agree with you. If I take the camper that far, we would take at least a week and a half. I set the cruise at 65 when towing the camper so it would take longer to make the drive. Hopefully one of these days I will get to do it. With luck, I may even get to retire one day and do more traveling.
     
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    We did Nashville, TN to Custer state park in SD. 1270 miles one way. We left Thursday night and got there on Saturday. Coming home we left on Thursday morning and got home Friday afternoon. We are doing it again this year except we are leaving on on Friday morning and getting there on Saturday. The drive is not fun, but do-able and worth it.
     
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    We drove over 1,200 miles from Bend Oregon to Colorado Springs in three days. Beautiful country but waaaaaaaay to long to pull a pup. We've done 650 miles one way to Yellowstone and that is far enough for me : )

    I'm convinced it comes down to the comfort of your tow vehicle and how many times you have to set up for quick overnights that makes or breaks a long haul trip.
     
  6. alabasterjar

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    Where did you camp when in the DC area? DW and I have considered a DC trip with the kids in the next couple years. Did you drive into DC or take public transit in?
     
  7. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    Take it from someone who lives here, take public transit. Getting anywhere in DC on a weekday is a nightmare. If you get in, you would struggle finding parking. Even weekends are a huge hassel driving.
     
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  8. Haybale

    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    6,300 miles, 5,800 towing, in a 1997 Saturn SL2 with well over 200k miles, and a 1973 Montgomery Ward pop up in 23 days!!! It was a great trip for my son and I. And most tanks were in the 28 to 32mpg besides!!

    This was in WY, free camping!!!
     

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  9. GreyFox

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    Towed our 2000 Fleetwood Santa Fe 8500 km over the course of just under 4 weeks, from here in Ontario out to Yellowstone, The Badlands, down to RMNP, a countless places in between. Great trip! [:D]
     
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    I try to keep most camping to a 350 mile range. Every few years we take the grandkids on a long trip. 3200 miles to Yellowstone & back, 2700 miles to Vegas and back and 2300 miles to Mt. Rushmore and back. Always with the camper.
     
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    I did not keep track on my 5 day trip from Talledega, AL to Santa Clarita, CA but it took me 5 days. 2083 miles divided by 5 days is 416.6 miles/day.
     
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    Multiple time , we towed from the Poconos in PA to Yellowstone National Park. Roughly 2100 miles each way.
     
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    In 2017 we went from Atlanta to the Grand Canyon and Colorado. Round trip was just shy of 4000 miles.

    This past summer we went as far north as Quebec City. Round trip was about 3700 miles.

    This coming summer we are staying "local" meaning North Carolina and Virginia. I haven't added it up but I doubt it will break the 2000 mile mark.

    Long hauls are the best.
     
  14. theseus

    theseus Centerville, OH

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    A couple of years ago, my family did D.C.. We camped at Greenbelt, which is about a mile away from a metro station. We bought a weeks pass on the Metro and it was great. Greenbelt is a NPS campground and has no hookups. It did have a bathroom.
     
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    tenttrailer Art & Joyce - Columbus, O

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    I camped at Green Belt NP many years ago for 3-4 days. I think it was around 1995. Love the metro to get to the Mall. It was about a mile away, good parking at it. Is it still pit toilets, hand pump water and no showers.

    We do a 2-4K mile trip every year. Longest trip about 8K miles. This year we will do a 5k to north east and into Canada and 3.5 k mile trip to FL.
     
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    theseus Centerville, OH

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    They had running water and standard bathrooms. No pit toilets, at least in our area
     
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    28F1E6C0-A2E6-474A-8447-F513B40DD6BF.jpeg 1200 miles one year with a 1 year old. It was with a 5.3 V8 trailblazer and Flagstaff Classic 625D pup.
    Summer 2009 bay front in Stella, NC
    This will be tenth year of canvas (Flagstaff 625d pup, Starcraft travel star sport 21RBH, and Jayco Jay Series 1207 Boondocker).
     
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    Never towed before, but we took a tent camping trip with three adults and four kids 8 and under from Kansas City to the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Black Hills and back. We are planning a trip with our new to us pup from St. Louis to Corvallis, OR and back.
     
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    That 1200 mile trip with a short wheel base trailblazer, baby gear, 100 pound black lab, and full rear of Tb loaded down for two week trip. Burned a bunch of fuel and had to be so careful. PA to NC/SC southern coastal region. On route 95. One sneeze, shake of wheel, or glance at phone would cause the 20 foot pup to sway.
     
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    We left Maine in early September 2018 and headed west. Drove 10,000 miles, probably 8000 towing our Aliner.
     

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