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Old 11-12-2015, 10:28 AM   #29
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Yes Alf the 401 through Toronto never a pleasant trip!

A trip we do regularly we can average 60 mph for 733 miles from home to our daughter's in KS. Only because we are on I29 for 98% of the trip and ND is 75 limit and SD is 80. Of course that's without trailer with it don't go over 65.

When using internet mapping times usually have to add 25% or more especially if trying to avoid interstates.

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Old 11-12-2015, 06:40 PM   #30
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Hi: All... Last trip westbound across Ontario from Ottawa took us 2& 1/2 hours extra to get thru Toronto. Has a bad effect on your MPG's too!!!
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
LOL pretty well the same here on the West Coast Alf. When traveling for example from Vancouver to an Oregon trailer meet you always need to time it so as to avoid rush hours through Seattle and Portland..... hitting either during rush hour can easliy add an extra hour and a half or more to the trip.

I know some of the GPS have a features for those who pull trailers - they allow you to set it to your set max speed & uses that for calculating your arrival time rather than using the speed limit.

Currently I just add about 25% to what ever my current GPS says it will take me when towing and I add another hour on for every 4 hours of driving to allow time for gas stops and a quick meal/coffee stop.
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Old 11-14-2015, 08:41 AM   #31
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We're fulltimers. We aim at 4 hours max on a travel day. We try to drive between rush hours.
Most of the interstates are in deplorable condition. We have started using secondary roads and love that. Less wear and tear on us and equipment. And you really get to see the area. Doesn't add much time to the trip. Sometimes even quicker!
Ranch Roads and Farm to Market roads are often in much better shape than the interstates - and not so many semi's.
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Eileen,

We fully agree with you, particularly in Florida. In Florida we only stay on the Interstate until the Florida border Visitor's center where we get a drink of orange juice, Ginny considers it an inoculation against winter.

Within Florida we often avoid the two digit FL state highways preferring the three digit FL routes. Generally they only have local traffic, are in great condition and often almost totally without lights, at least on roads around us here.

Our top driving time is typically four hours or less (150 miles).
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