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Old 03-20-2016, 02:20 PM   #21
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I presently use one of those in my truck when towing, really makes a big difference on those cross country races to Osoyoos.
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Old 03-20-2016, 02:21 PM   #22
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Wonder if any of them really work?
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Old 03-20-2016, 02:39 PM   #23
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Mine seems to help with leg cramps.
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Old 03-20-2016, 03:28 PM   #24
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I presently use one of those in my truck when towing, really makes a big difference on those cross country races to Osoyoos.
Was it one of the ones mentioned in the review I posted? Which one? Thanks.
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Old 03-20-2016, 04:11 PM   #25
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Was it one of the ones mentioned in the review I posted? Which one? Thanks.
The first one.....
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Old 03-20-2016, 05:27 PM   #26
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When I was working we would drive many hundreds of miles per day to get some place so we could be there for the weekend and then more hundreds of miles a day to get back for work. The longest was a shade over 700 miles in one day with our Casita trailing along behind because, well, had to go to work the next day.
No more.
We received some good advice from some folks we know who have been full timing now for a few years. They call it the 2-2-2 rule and now that we are retired (and full timing in our Escape 21) we are finally beginning to adapt to it, and like it ...
2-2-2
200 miles per day
Off the road by 2pm
Stay for 2 nights (so you can actually find out something about where you are, and rest up for the next drive ... )
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:02 PM   #27
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Easy driving days are about two to fours driving time. Tougher driving days can be eight to twelve hours driving. I have done even longer drives (up to about 17 hrs), but that is getting into hazardous territory, both for myself and others.
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:08 PM   #28
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With us, it depends where we are going. When we picked up our Escape, we drove from just north of Tampa to just past St. Louis the first day, to just south of Ft. Collins on day two, to Twin Falls, ID on day three, and to Ferndale, WA on the fourth day. I have also towed hundreds of miles in a day, or under a hundred in a day. The deciding factor is the sun. I like to be where we are spending the night before the sun sets, even if we do not reach our intended destination. As far as the rule of 2s goes, I doubt I would ever buy into it as we do not full time, and there are some places, primarily in the middle of the continent, that I have no desire to spend 2 days exploring, or even 1 for that matter. The prairee really does not stimulate my sense of adventure. Perhaps if we were full timing, it might be different.
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:23 PM   #29
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2-2-2
200 miles per day
Off the road by 2pm
Stay for 2 nights (so you can actually find out something about where you are, and rest up for the next drive ... )
My wife would love the 2-2-2 plan. Mine's more 2-2. At 2 o'clock I say "we can make another 200 miles by supper time."

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Old 03-20-2016, 08:38 PM   #30
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The prairee really does not stimulate my sense of adventure.
Same here, until I attended a Scamp Rally in Minden, Ne in 2012, stayed at a cg adjacent to Pioneer Village
What a place, I was only able to see 3 of the more than dozen warehouses that contain everything and anything. Every Ford made thru 1970, over 4,000 rifles, an entire train station. My point being, I have to return here and see the rest of the story.
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